Overwhelmingly, people who decide they want to be a part of the Y in Central Maryland tell us they do so because it reflects their values and a conscious decision they’ve made about how they choose to live their lives. The happiest and most fulfilled Y associates are those who are motivated to help others and who want to be a part of something larger than themselves.
If this speaks to your heart, then we invite you to join our team. Be a part of a charitable, mission-driven organization that works for individual and community well-being for all, for a better us.
How this role contributes to the Y’s mission:
As a Y Head Start Teacher Assistant, you will work collaboratively with classroom teachers, center administration, family advocates and family members to implement curriculum to achieve outcomes for children of all abilities as well as ensure successful operation of the program. You will be a resource to multiple classrooms in order to ensure safety, supervision, and regulatory compliance. You’ll be responsible for ensuring the health, welfare, and safety of the children in the program. You will contribute to the creation of an environment which fosters the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative development of each child in your care. As a Y Head Start Teacher Assistant, you’ll contribute to the Y and to the broader community we serve by working with our littlest participants who are economically disadvantaged and help them prepare for success in school and life.
This work is right for you if you have:
• An interest in the well-being and education of young children, enthusiasm, patience, good humor, good judgment and a good spirit • Some prior early childhood experience • The ability to clearly communicate and effectively listen to children, parents/guardians, members, and other Y associates • Your 90 hour child care certification, preferably with 45 Hours Infant and Toddler, and 9 hour communication.
Thank you for considering working for the Y in Central Maryland. If being a part of our cause feels right for you, we hope you will join us. The Y provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.
Additional Salary Information: Hourly
About Y in Central Maryland
The Y in Central Maryland is a charitable organization dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.