Job: Childcare Assistant Teacher

Job Title: Childcare Assistant Teachers

Reports to: Childcare Director

Status: Part Time (flexible – up to 29 hours per week)

Compensation: $10.50 per hour

Schedule: Various shifts available Monday-Friday between 7:00am-6:00pm


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Childcare Assistant Teacher will be responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher with giving care and providing a safe, nurturing environment for children in our childcare programs in accordance with the YMCA mission and core values.



  • Treat all children with love, respect and dignity
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and appropriate physical environment, ensuring the safety of all children at all times and compliance with all State of Michigan Licensing requirements
  • Assist the lead teacher with implementing daily lesson/activity plans
  • Complete incident and accident reports as necessary
  • Know appropriate emergency and safety procedures
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required
  • Be familiar with procedures of reporting suspected child abuse to Child Protective Services
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with children, families, teachers, and all staff
  • Exemplify the YMCA core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty
  • Help with other tasks as assigned by supervisor
  • Serve as a representative and role model for the YMCA maintaining a professional demeanor


  • A love for children and a strong desire to make a difference every day
  • Must qualify under State of Michigan licensing to work in a childcare setting including obtaining 24 hours of training each licensing year
  • Prior experience working with children required
  • Training in early childhood development is preferred
  • Fingerprinting, Background check, and TB Test required
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications preferred


Email cover letter and resume to Rachael England:

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