Position title
Preschool Assistant Teacher
Job Location
67 Elm St, Beaver Springs, PA, 17812
Description

Under the general direction of the Child Care Director and supervision of the Lead Teacher, an Assistant Teacher is responsible for the supervision and supportive management of a classroom in accordance with the philosophy, goals and curriculum plan of the Middlecreek Area Community YMCA (MAC Y).

Responsibilities
  1. Actively engaging with children
  2. Use positive language
  3. Modeling appropriate behaviors
  4. Assist with lesson preparations and implementation
    1. Following Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards
    2. Following Creative Curriculum Guidelines
  5. Assist in preparing lesson materials and implementing activities on a daily basis.
  6. Maintain a welcoming, healthy, safe, clean environment that supports physical, emotional and developmental skills.
  7. Teaching and modeling good hygiene skills
  8. Greeting parents and children warmly and enthusiastically
  9. Maintain regular communication with supervisors, Child Care director, and families.
  • Assist with classroom schedule, classroom arrangement and organization
    1. Following ERS (Environment Rating Scales)
  • Identify any learning barriers or concerns and report to Lead Teacher
  • Check work emails DAILY
  • Understand and apply mission statement
  • Attend all staff meetings
  • Complete all necessary trainings (12 hours a year for STARS and mandatory trainings)
  • Attend Open Houses and family events
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all personal information of children, families and staff
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in early childhood education
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed.
Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must have the following qualifications to successfully perform the position:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Two years of child care experience
  • Successful completion of all required trainings, including Mandated Reporter, Health & Safety, STARS 101 & 102, and Fire Safety. Completion of 12 hours of professional development trainings each year.
  • All YMCA staff must have, or be in the process of obtaining, CPR/AED and First Aid certification, and Child Abuse Prevention Training.
  • Understand the GSV Y mission, the purpose of its programs, and be committed to the corporate operating principles.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to work and communicate effectively and collaboratively with other staff members and families; accept supervision and help promote a positive environment
  • Warm nurturing attitude; friendly, inviting, self-motivated, even-tempered and adaptable
  • Maintain good physical health with the ability to perform job duties, lift 50 pounds, move quickly, bend, squat, kneel, sit on floor, reach over head
Job Benefits

YMCA Membership, discount on programs

Employment Type
Part-time
Base Salary
$10 Per hour
Date posted
April 1, 2024
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Contacts

ahoffman@gsvymca.org

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