Job Code: CC

School-Age Child Care Lead Teacher

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

Job Type: Part-Time


Under the direction of the Site Director and/or Assistant Director, the Lead Teacher is responsible for carrying out the day to day classroom at the specified program.  She/he will be responsible for planning, leading program activities, assessment, snack and meal service, and communicating effectively with the children, their parents, YMCA personnel, and the center guest when needed. She/he will work cooperatively with the center director to provide day to day guidance to the Teacher Assistants. Must be available to work the hours of 2 to 7 pm on weekdays.



  • An understanding and knowledge of children, their behavior and development.
  • Specific knowledge in developmentally appropriate practices for the age group.
  • Must have or enroll in CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention, and Prevention of Infectious Diseases.
  • Warm and friendly personality and the desire to work directly with young children.
  • Must have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or CDA.
  • Meet ODJFS licensing qualifications in training and background check.


  • Maintain safe and secure environment for children, being aware of child activities at all times.
  • Work as a team member with other staff.
  • Prepares lesson plans and maintains a learning environment with developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Provides for the care of the physical and emotional needs of the child using positive reinforcement
  • Fostering independence, and acting as a role model for the child.
  • Communicate effectively with children, their parents, other YMCA staff, and center guests.
  • Report any concerns to your supervisor.
  • Respond to emergencies according to YMCA procedures.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding

Please apply by June 30, 2018. 

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