Teacher's Aide - Preschool

Overview

Requisition Number:
3134
Date Posted:
3/1/2017
Location:
Indian Valley YMCA
Address:
11 Pinney Street
City:
Ellington
State:
CT
Category:
Child Care
Employment Status:
Part-time

 

 

Under the general direction of the Head Teacher, the Preschool Teacher’s Aide works for the YMCA of Greater Hartford and is responsible for on-site activity leadership, working directly with children. Must enjoy working with children, be a team player, be dependable and possess knowledge of positive behavior management techniques.

Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

Essential Functions:

  1. Assist Teacher in the preparation and delivery of daily activities by completing assigned tasks.
  2. Actively participate with children in all activities and during play times, ensuring premier quality and innovation.
  3. Be responsible for clean-up and maintenance of toys and materials after each activity.
  4. Communicate immediately any problems or concerns with the program, staff, children or parents to the Childcare Director or Supervisor.
  5. Maintain confidentiality of information provided by parents, staff and administration.
  6. Report immediately to supervisor any evidence of child abuse including physical, mental, emotional and/or neglect.
  7. Attend the minimum number of training hours per year as required by State law and/or accrediting agencies, as approved by supervisor.
  8. Consistently provide friendly, courteous assistance, exceeding customers' expectations every day, which includes building and maintaining healthy professional relationships with parents, children, host agencies, and staff.

 

  • Have a minimum of a CDA and currently enrolled in an Associates or Bachelor's degree program in early childhood education, elementary education or a related field.
  • Have 6 months experience or more working with children birth to 5 years.
  • Bring to this position maturity, responsibility, and a sincere interest in working with people.
  • Have very strong interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Possess limited knowledge of various resources for programming ideas and the skills to utilize that information in assisting daily activities.
  • Be creative with lots of energy and can inspire children to learn and grow.
  • Employment is subject to a background check.  

 

 

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V