Infant Toddler and Preschool Assistant Teachers (Full-Time with Benefits)

Do you love children and are a team player/cause-driven leader ready to spread the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility?
Job Description

We would love for you to join our Y family located at the Boroughs Family Branch in Westborough!

We are looking for talented individuals to join our team of dedicated, energetic, creative and caring Early Childhood Professionals.

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Lead Teacher, assists the classroom teacher in setting up and implementing daily curriculum which promotes social, cultural, educational, physical and emotional growth. Performs housekeeping chores as necessary. Provides a quality experience to children that focuses on the YMCA values.

Schedule: 40 hours weekly position. Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:30pm.

Pay: $15.00/hour Full-time with full benefit package to include, generous PTO, access to facilities, Medical, Dental, Disability, Life, Vision, & Pet Insurance, and ability to participate 403B Retirement Savings Plan. Also, once fully vested, the YMCA will pay into a retirement account for you!

If this sounds like something you are qualified to do and want to apply, please submit your resume/cover letter today to our HR Department at [email protected]

The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

The YMCA of Central Massachusetts provides an environment that reflects, respects, and celebrates our differences and the richness of diversity, resulting in strengthening the foundation of community through our pillars of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

  1. Meets educational and experience qualifications established by DEEC, NAEYC, and QRIS.
  2. At least 18 years of age.
  3. Must obtain, and keep current, certification in CPR, First Aid and Child Abuse Prevention.
  4. Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred
Essential Functions
  1. Has knowledge of and maintains NAEYC and DEEC standards.
  2. Assists classroom teacher in implementing daily lesson/activity plans to support a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  3. Greets parents and children and interacts with the children. Is aware of children’s safety at all times.
  4. Makes and records observations of children.
  5. Maintains classroom and equipment.
  6. Change and feed children.
  7. Supervise outdoor play, handwashing, toileting.
  8. Is flexible to schedule changes.
  9. Attends and participates in family nights, staff meetings, staff training, and YMCA special events.
  10. Additional duties as required and assigned by a supervisor to support the overall mission of the YMCA and to ensure the success of the Child Care Department.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.  Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness
to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.