Job Code: WP

Assistant Teacher - School-Age

Category: Child Care, Child Development
Location: Wayman Palmer YMCA

Job Type: Part-Time


Under the direction of the Site Director and/or Assistant Director and Lead Teacher, the School Age Aide is responsible for carrying out the day to day tasks assigned by the Lead teacher at the specified site.  She/he will be responsible for helping in leading program activities, assessment, snack preparation, and communicating effectively with the children, their parents, YMCA/JCC personnel, and the center guest when needed and as assigned by the lead teacher.


  1. Follow directions and complete assigned tasks given from Lead Teacher and Site Director.
  2. Follow Ohio’s Common Core Standards and the school age curriculum.
  3. Help to maintain the daily records.
  4. Attend family events.
  5. Understand and help to update a portfolio on each child.
  6. Assist with self assessments, child assessments and environmental assessments.
  7. Follow YMCA/JCC child care policies and procedures, as well as ODJFS licensing standards.
  8. Follow and adhere to TQM policies.
  9. Responsible for helping the Lead teacher to implement the daily lessons and the preparation of materials and supplies.
  10. Help with general housekeeping tasks.
  11. Maintain a professional attitude.
  12. Treat children with dignity and speak to them in a friendly, positive and courteous manner while developing the four YMCA/JCC character values; caring, faith, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  13. Interact with children and encourage them to share experience, feelings, and ideas.
  14. Foster the independence of children, such as; cleaning up toys, hand washing, etc.



  1. An understanding and knowledge of children, their behavior and development.
  2. Specific knowledge in developmentally appropriate practices for the age group.
  3. Must have or enroll in CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention, and Prevention of Infectious Diseases, and online courses in licensing laws, SUTQ, developmentally appropriate practices and child abuse overview.
  4. Warm and friendly personality and the willingness to interact with the children.
  5. Meet ODJFS licensing qualifications in training and background check.


  1. Maintain safe and secure environment for children, being aware of child activities at all times.
  2. Work as a team member with other staff.
  3. Help to maintain a learning environment with developmentally appropriate activities.
  4. Communicate effectively with children, their parents, other YMCA/JCC staff, and center guest.
  5. Report any concerns to your supervisor.
  6. Respond to emergencies according to YMCA/JCC procedures.
  7. Maintain confidentiality regarding personal information on children and staff.
  8. Take direction from Lead Teacher.

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