YMCA of Northern Colorado
  • Preschool Johnstown
  • Johnstown, CO, USA
  • Part Time

The Inspire Preschool at the Johnstown YMCA is looking for creative, enthusiastic early childhood assistant teachers to join our preschool program. The ideal candidate radiates fun but balances that positive energy and playfulness with maturity, thoughtfulness and experience in actively engaging with youth in a safe, healthy manner.

Strong customer service skills and a positive work attitude are a must, as you will be a role model for our preschoolers. Our center provides a supportive work environment where all staff members feel valued and respected. We also provide extensive training and learning opportunities to allow teachers to advance in their early childhood career.

The Teacher Assistant, in conjunction with the teacher and the Preschool Director, is responsible for supporting and implementing the program curriculum to meet the needs of the children and the families in the program. Provides care to children ranging in the ages from 2 1/2-6 years old. Ensures a clean, safe and friendly environment for all participants. Develops positive relationships with children and parents, resulting in the development of friendships, Y advocates and volunteers.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must be AECT Qualified for the State of Colorado
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous experience working with children.
  • Willingness to participate in courses and trainings focused on child development and early childhood education.
  • CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.

We are in need of staff available half days for a minimum of 3 days per week.

This position is part time, year-round up to 28 hours per week. Additional hours may be available during summers. Salary is $14 -$17/hour based on experience and availability plus a 10% salary bonus for staff who are bilingual in Spanish and English.

We offer great benefits, too. Part time staff working more than 15 hours each week are eligible for free individual and discounted family membership as well as 25%-50% off most YMCA of Northern Colorado program fees for themselves and qualifying family members (including personal training, swim lessons, after school programs, day camp programs and more) on a space available basis and plus free preschool for your child while you are working at our Y (age 2.5-6 yrs). Additional benefits include earned sick time and contributions of 10% of your salary to the YMCA Retirement Fund for eligible staff.

To protect our community, all Licensed Child Care Employees will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to hire.

We were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association in 1844. But today, we are The Y, an association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. At the YMCA of Northern Colorado, we are committed to equal opportunity employment regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation.

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