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.
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.
Minimum of three college credit hours in Early Childhood Education strongly preferred at MO Accredited locations.
Minimum of twelve college credit hours in Early Childhood Education strongly preferred at NAEYC Accredited locations.
Req No: 2018-3683
Mid: USD $10.05/Hr.
Position Hours: varies as needed
External Company URL: http://www.kansascityymca.org/
Street: 3800 E 51st Street