Family YMCA of Greater Augusta
  • 07-Jul-2017 to 05-Sep-2017 (MST)
  • CDC
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Full Time

For the 2017-2018 school year.


General Statement of Duties: Implement curriculum; interact and nurture children in your care, supervising their activities to ensure a safe environment. Follow the instructions of Director/Assistant Director.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires full range of body motion, including manual and finger dexterity; eye-hand coordination necessary to perform record management; ability to lift 50 pounds on a routine basis; and ability to escort children into or out of the building during an emergency situation. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range and ability to verbally communicate.

Typical Working Conditions: Under the direction of the Lead Teacher work is performed in a child care setting with indoor and outdoor activities.

Job Segments:

  • Ensure that staff: child ratio is within limits at all times and reduces staff in classroom as children numbers decrease each day
  • Assists with implementation of daily curriculum and student activities
  • Assists with implementation and supervision of special activities as scheduled
  • Assists with center housekeeping/maintenance (i.e., bathroom, kitchen, cafeteria, activity area, playground, cabinet, etc.) and ensures cleanliness each day of classroom, bathrooms, and playground areas used.
  • Advises Center Director/Assistant Director of all child/parent/staff problems immediately and documents as required
  • Maintain open communication with children, families, center administration, and Center management team
  • Attend center and association staff meetings as directed by center management
  • Attend training as directed by center management
  • Certified and current at all times in CPR, First Aid, and Fire Safety
  • Successfully complete 12+ hours DHR training annually
  • Successfully complete YMCA Child Care Curriculum training as offered
  • Actively participate in Annual Campaign and United Way Campaign
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Center Director / Metro Child Care Director

Performance / Employment Requirements: Clean Criminal Background Check (CRC); obtain 12+ hours DHR approved child care training annually; certified in CPR, First Aid, and Fire Safety; high energy and self motivation; ability to handle multiple tasks and follow directions; proficient in supervision of children; effective time management skills and problem solving; be a team player; and excellent communication skills. An assistant teacher must be 21 years of age or older. EXCEPTION: Assistant teachers who have a valid AA credential or higher teacher credential do not have to meet the minimum 21 years of age requirement. The teacher must, however, meet the age requirement for the facility's licensing agencies.

Education/Experience: Any ONE of the following credentials/degrees listed below will meet the credential requirement for a Pre-K assistant teacher:

  • Valid Paraprofessional Certificate (Issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission)
  • Valid Child Development Associate (CDA )credential (issued by the Council for Professional Recognition)
  • TCC (Technical Certificate of Credit) in Early Childhood Education
  • TCD (Technical College Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • AA, AS, AAS, AAT (Associate Degree)
  • BA, BS (Bachelor Degree)
  • Georgia PSC Certified Teacher
  • MA, MS (Master's Degree)
  • Specialist Degree or PhD

Personal Qualities: Ability to communicate effectively; strong organizational skills; willingness to learn and grow; self-starter, focused; has leadership qualities; and willing to accept change as an opportunity for growth.

Status: Full-Time Non-Exempt

Location: Child Development Center

Pay Rate: $7.25 / Hourly



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