Teacher Assistant (Opened 8/9/2022)

YMCA of Boca Raton
6631 Palmetto Circle S., Boca Raton, 33433

Qualifications

  • The Preschool Teacher’s Aide must demonstrate a commitment to the mission and goals of the YMCA and must demonstrate an ability to work effectively with people and be a team member
    • A 45-hour state required course is required to begin within three months of employment and completed within the first year. 24 in-service hours of continuing education courses will be required each year thereafter
    • Efficient planning and organizational skills
    • The ability to communicate effectively with parents, children, staff and director
    • The ability to assist a lead teacher in carrying out the lesson objectives each day
    • The ability to interact with children in a positive manner

Employment Details

Under the direction of the Child Development Director and in accordance with the general policies, goals and standards established by the YMCA, the Preschool Teacher’s Assistant is responsible for assisting the lead teacher in carrying out lessons, providing a nurturing, well-supervised and safe environment for preschool children.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Notify the Child Development Director in the event of absence
• Attend organized staff meetings (approximately every six weeks)
• Assist lead teacher in preparing for lessons (set up centers accordingly, assist in the implementation of lessons or projects)
• Set up snacks
• Help maintain cleanliness and order in the classroom
• Participate in cleaning the bathroom sinks and toilet seats on rotating schedule
• Interact with the children while on the playground
• The candidate must be willing to participate in the promotion of annual and campaign fundraiser events.
• Take the necessary training in Teaching Strategies Gold to assist with assessment and documentation of developmental objectives.
• Any other duties as deemed necessary by the Child Development Director

Contact Information

Patricia Costopoulos

pcostopoulos@ymcaspbc.org

561-237-0967

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