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21 Apr 2022

Part-Time Early Learning Assistant Teacher

YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties – Posted by ymcapkc University Place, Washington, United States

Job Description

Why Work for the Y?

The Y is a leading non-profit committed to strengthening our community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose, and each other. Working locally, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in, and across our communities. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations, we ensure that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships, and resources necessary to learn, grow, and thrive.

Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause, and Join our Team!

As the Early Learning Assistant Teacher, you will support the lead teacher at the YMCA Early Learning Center (ELC) year-round to serve our community with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop interests and talents with a focus on safety, health, social growth, and academic enhancement so that children have fun, grow and thrive in our care.  You will help in providing balanced recreation, education, and character development through enriched activities full of fun and friendship.

If hired for this position you will be responsible to plan, organize, and implement services of the child care program at the Early Learning Center.  You will maintain positive communication with parents, children, schools, and other staff; practice risk management, and develop positive community relations.

Are you a good fit?

  • You are at least 18 years old and have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • You have at least one year of experience working in an Early Learning setting.
  • You enjoy working with children and diverse populations.
  • You are able to lead a large group using behavior management skills.
  • You have or commit to obtaining CPR, Basic First Aid, Food Handlers, TB test, Child Care Basic STARS, proof of MMR vaccine, and Merit account.
  • You have reliable transportation and the ability to support all sites across Pierce and Kitsap Counties, as needed.
  • You want to have fun and inspire creativity at work!
  • You’re able and willing to complete Child Abuse Prevention training on the first day and other online or in-person training as required.

Starting Wage: $15.50+ per hour, depending on qualifications/experience

Hours:  Part-Time – Up to 25 hours per week

Benefits: Part-Time employees receive a personal YMCA membership, paid sick leave, flexible scheduling, YMCA program and merchandise discounts (up to 50%), training and professional education, an employee referral bonus program, and the opportunity to participate in a retirement savings plan and more!

Location: YMCA Early Learning Center, Puyallup, WA



Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, individuals that work in an educational setting must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is received and approved. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. If you need to request a medical or religious exemption please contact

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: Child Care, Lead, Teacher, and youth. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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