POSITION:                           Childcare Training Instructor

REPORTS TO:                     Director of Programs

LOCATION:                         123 William Street 5th Floor New York, NY 10038

POSITION TYPE:               Full-time, temporary (4 months) with the potential to turn permanent

WORK SCHEDULE:          Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm

SALARY:                              Dependent upon Experience

ORGANIZATION: ICD is a not-for-profit workforce development organization based in New York City. Our mission is to help people transform their lives through career development and employment. We have been a leader in the field of vocational rehabilitation since our founding in 1917.  We provide vocational evaluation, career planning services, job skills training programs, internships, and job placement services to adults, youth, veterans, entry level employees, and career changers.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: ICD is seeking a NYSED-BPSS qualified Child Care Instructor to teach adults with disabilities the skills needed for entry-level employment in the Childcare Worker field.  Instruction will be provided in Physical Development and Learning; Social and Emotional Developmental Support; Health, Nutrition and Safety; Challenging Behaviors; Family Relationships; and Child Development Associate Credentialing Requirements. 


  • Prepare and implement lesson plans, performance goals and outcome measures based on approved curriculum

  • Record and maintain attendance records, monitor and evaluate client progress in training program on a continuous basis and communicate with ICD Vocational Counselors

  • Prepare monthly Student progress reports by specified due dates

  • Maintain inventory of training equipment/supplies and requests for replacement/restock as needed

  • Participate in staff meetings, case reviews and case conferences as needed

  • Perform related duties as required


  • Organizational and time management skills for effective lesson plan development and implementation

  • Maintaining a positive student/teacher relationship

  • Utilization of appropriate and flexible teaching techniques to address diversity in student learning styles

  • Collaboration with other ICD team members in an effort to assist ICD students with meeting the requirements of the training program and securing employment

  • Professional, motivational and teamwork oriented environment

QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or equivalent and two years of full-time experience working in a licensed/registered child care center, as a preschool teacher, or 2 years’ experience working as a teacher in an educational setting or training individuals in a vocational rehabilitation or workforce development setting. Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, or Vocational Rehabilitation preferred but not required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES: Once hired the individual would require a Private School Teacher License from the New York State Education Department with assistance provided by ICD. 

Please email resume and cover letter to kwashburn@icdnyc.org with a subject of Childcare Training Instructor Position.


ICD complies with all applicable federal, state, and city employment laws

AuthorBrigid Maher