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17 Feb 2023

Full-Time Assistant Teacher

YMCA of the North – Posted by YMCA of the North Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

Full and Part time positions available.

The YMCA child care program is hiring fun, energetic, individuals that love working with children and families!

Do you like to teach, play games, lead activities or are you creative?  Do you want to make a difference in your community? The early education child care program offers career development, a great mission to get behind, and is a FUN environment.

The YMCA early education child care program is more than a daycare.  We are kid focused early education teachers and professionals.  At the YMCA early education child care program we have a passion for having a positive impact on children and families.

As an early education child care program Assistant Teacher you can get paid to play with the kids.  You will have fun teaching kids a love of learning through activities such as art, movement and music. Teaching a foundation for lifelong learning and social, emotional development. Engage with children and help them discover the fun in playing, learning and making new lifelong friends.

Our goal at the YMCA early education child care program is to provide kids with a safe, fun space at the Y to thrive. If you want to make a positive impact on children the Assistant Teacher role is the adventure for you.

The Assistant Teacher role is a great job for students, recent graduates, retired Teachers or someone in the community who wants to make a difference in the lives of youth and families!

Apply today for the YMCA early education child care program and ask us about your next adventure and join our team of passionate Assistant Teachers!


Meet Minnesota DHS Rule 3 or Wisconsin HFS 46 Teacher qualifications, including yearly in-service requirements.
Minimum 18 years of age.
A commitment to working with children and families in a developmental setting and a sincere desire to have a meaningful effect on their lives.
Work with infants to age 5 in a diverse group setting

What’s your passion?

Activities may include arts and crafts, gym time, games, enrichment activities, reading, nature education, etc.
Come share your passion and make a positive impact on children and families


6:30am-6:00pm shifts vary depending on location need with flexibility when needs change

Benefits include:

YMCA of the North membership
YMCA Program Discounts for your family
Full-time benefits (medical, dental, vision and retirement plans)

1.  Job Summary:

The Child Care Assistant Teacher will support the teaching staff in implementing childcare programs. The incumbent will assist with carrying out the child care mission and values by providing high quality child care services to children and parents that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

2.  Essential Functions:

Assist with the implementation of daily plans and activities.
Assist in supervising children and participate with children in activities.
Maintain program site and equipment.
Communicate with parents on an ongoing basis and assist with parent conferences.
Assist with daily observations and child evaluations.
Provide guidance for children’s behavior.
Maintains CACFP and Minnesota Department of Health Licensing for meals and snacks, if applicable.

3.  Relationships:

The incumbent interacts regularly with children, parents, and staff members. The incumbent will assist in supervising other staff members and program volunteers. This position involves interaction with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

4.  Qualifications:

Meet Minnesota DHS Rule 3 or Wisconsin HFS 46 Assistant Teacher qualifications, including yearly in service requirements.
Minimum age of 18.
Adult and child CPR or CPR/PR, First Aid, and AED Certifications within 30 days of hire date.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
A commitment to working with children in a developmental setting and a sincere desire to have a meaningful effect on their lives.
Able to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

5.  Work Conditions:

Perform all physical aspects of the position, including frequently moving around, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 pounds at a time.
Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.
May provide children with assistance in dealing with issues such as personal hygiene, medical needs, toileting, diapering, lifting, writing, feeding, and getting in or out of transportation.
May be exposed to verbal outbursts, physical actions or bodily fluids as part of the child care environment.

6.  Additional Notes:

This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from branch representatives in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the branch or Association success.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pledge

The Y of the North is committed to the work and everyday practices of eliminating disparities and eradicating of unjust systems to become a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization. YMCA of the North team members and volunteers must exemplify the association’s mission, vision and values of caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility.

The YMCA of the North continues to develop plans and strategies to ensure team members and volunteers reflect the demographics of the communities we serve. We will continually conduct institutional racism and oppression review of our policies, procedures and practices in recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive work environment and culture that promotes equity and respect for the human dignity of all. We value and respect this diversity and choose to be inclusive through our acceptance of all.

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How to Apply

Apply on our website ymcanorth.org/jobs OR send a resume to recruit@ymcamn.org

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.


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