Assistant Teacher
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago - Chicago, IL

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Responsibilities & Requirements:

Under the direct supervision of the Child Care Site Director, the Assistant Teacher assists the Teacher to provide a safe, structure, and nurturing learning environment for each enrolled child.

Primary responsibilities: Assist the Teacher to plan and implement developmentally and educationally appropriate experiences for children based upon individual and group needs, within the guidelines of the identified curriculum; assist in the evaluation and reporting on each child's progress through observation recordings, early childhood screenings, and developmental assessments; assist in the maintenance of educational records on each child as required; assist in implementing activities and modeling behavior that is reflective of N.A.E.Y.C. and Head Start performance standards; encourage and support parent development through classroom volunteerism, home centered activities, home visits, parent/teacher conferences, and participation in parent development activities and meetings; observe and respect issues of confidentiality, ethics and best practices of the Early Childhood profession, and mandatory reporting guidelines of the Abuse and Neglect Child Reporting Act; maintain required program records in conformance with YMCA procedures, funding source and program performance standards, and applicable licensing and accreditation standards.

Requirements: AA in Child Development/ ECE, ElDE, EC Special Education; must have 1-3 years experience working in a child care program preferably with children 6 weeks - 5 years old. (this requirement may be fulfilled through a practicum or student teaching); excellent oral and written communication skills; must demonstrate basic reading, writing, and communication skills at a level consistent with entry into college training programs.

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Since 1858, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago has contributed to the lives of girls, boys, women and men of all ages, races, religions and...