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YMCA of Greater Kansas City Substitute Teacher Assistant in Kansas City, Missouri

The Substitute Teacher Assistant ensures the safety and well-being of each child in the program at all times by providing a safe and healthy environment under the direction of the teacher responsible for the classroom. This position assists in implementing a developmentally appropriate plan for a group of preschool age children or infants and providing quality early childhood experiences while following the policies required at that location.

Our facility is located:

  • Between 71 Hwy/ 49 Hwy, I-70, and 435 Hwy.

  • Just a 15 to 20 minute drive from: Raytown, Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, and Grandview areas.

  • East of the KC Plaza

    • Contribute to the overall YMCA mission of healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.

    • Assist in implementation of lesson plans based on Head Start Performance Standards (if at a Head Start location), Constructivist Curriculum Plan and the Project Approach.

    • Assist in implementation of appropriate behavior management throughout the daily routine.

    • Follow Licensing Procedures and Missouri Accreditation Standards.

    • Maintain professionalism and teamwork with other associates.

    • Follow the lead of full-time classroom associates to insure implementation of curriculum and safe environment.

    • Active involvement with, and supervision of children required at all times.

    • Prepare materials, activities and environment ahead of time, as needed or assigned.

    • Develop and maintain supportive professional relationships with children and their families.

    • Maintain staff-to-child ratios within licensing standards and according to YMCA of Greater Kansas City policies for classroom coverage; assists in insuring adequate staff coverage at all times.

    • Attend and participate in team, site, and agency required meetings, trainings, professional development, and continuing education.

    • Attend required activities, meetings, and trainings scheduled during evening and/or weekends.

    • Maintain confidentiality regarding children and families.

    • Participate in family style meal service. Eat nutritionally prepared meals with the children as a curriculum activity, modeling good nutrition and proper social skills

    • Communicate concerns about a child’s special needs to appropriate manager or specialist.

    • Ensure that site-appropriate health, safety, classroom organization, classroom aesthetic and sanitation guidelines are followed.

    • All associates are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect and must notify appropriate associates of any suspected abuse, unsafe conditions, needed repairs, complaints, accidents or injuries immediately.

    • Communicate important program issues and information to the program director and/or center manager.

    • High School diploma or GED.

    • Commitment and desire to provide premiere child care services at all levels.

    • Sensitivity to individuals representing a variety of family, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.

    • Six months experience in early childhood setting preferred.

    • Three college credit hours in Early Childhood Education strongly preferred at MO Accredited locations.

Req No: 2020-5521

Position Hours: varies

External Company URL: http://www.kansascityymca.org/

Street: 3800 E 51st Street