Early Childhood Center Teacher’s Aid

Job Title: Early Childhood Teacher’s Aide 

Reports to: Early Childhood Site Coordinator

Classification: Non-exempt, union qualifying

Starting Wage: $13.15

Benefits: Sick, vacation and holiday pay, health and dental insurance offerings, retirement after two years, training, flexibility, meaningful work.

General Job Description:

To assist the classroom lead teacher in providing a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where children’s self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected. To provide age-appropriate educational and/or enrichment activities to infants, toddlers or preschoolers that promote individual development.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete a background check required by licensing
  • Be able to hear the conversational voice with or without a hearing aid, the ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances, the ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds, and the ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet with or without corrective devices to accomplish the job, including evacuation of the building during emergencies.
  • Ability to handle crises, problem solve, make judgments or decisions appropriately and quickly as needed to ensure the well-being and safety of clients, staff, and facility.
  • Provide documentation of current CPR and First Aid certification within 90 days of employment and keep certification current thereafter. 
  • An essential understanding of and commitment to the fundamental principles of the YWCA mission. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with Lead Teachers to ensure that the center fosters an environment that is inviting and nurturing for every child.
  • Assists teachers with activities which support cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development in young children.
  • Assist with daily routines such as bathroom breaks, changing diapers, dressing children, naps, mealtimes, and transitions.
  • Implement and supervise daily lesson plans and activities planned by Lead Teachers.
  • Assists, as necessary, with family conferences on a regular basis.
  • To create and offer a program that meets the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social needs of both the individual and the group.
  • To gear the program to the needs of the individual child/family, with concern for their interest, special needs and talents, and individual style and pace of learning.
  • To interact with the children and to encourage their involvement in activities.
  • To maintain an environment that is safe, orderly, and clean, including daily & weekly cleaning checklists.
  • To treat each child with dignity and respect.
  • To know how many children are in your group, where they are at all times and never leave a child unattended.
  • To establish and maintain good communications with parents on a daily informal basis.
  • To model appropriate positive behavior guidance techniques and develop a cooperating and supportive attitude within the room.
  • To see that program goals are implemented.
  • To plan and supervise class outings/field trips when age appropriate.
  • To work with other staff to create a room arrangement that is inviting, interesting, and stimulating.
  • To assist in record keeping for the classroom.
  • Abide by current YWCA safety regulations as defined by OSHA, Fire Department and other regulatory agencies.
  • To participate in recommended training programs, conferences, courses, and other aspects of professional growth.
  • To promote the YWCA philosophy and mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Employment and daily staffing is subject to enrollment.

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