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Preschool Assistant Teacher – click HERE to apply.

Farmington Family YMCA, 28100 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States of America Req #557
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Under the supervision of the Lead Teacher, Child Card Assistant Teacher will be responsible for supporting the Lead teacher with planning, development and implementation of all classroom activities including theHighscopeCurriculum. The Child Care Assistant Teacher is responsible for ensuring the children’s social, physical, spiritual, and mental development through quality programming. Additionally, the Child Care Assistant Teacher will provide service, and support to families.


1.Plan, and implement the program in accordance with YMCA standards, branch goals, and Michigan law

2.Support planning and implement a consistent child centered program in accordance to the HighScope curriculum and YMCA standards

3.Demonstrates a commitment to the children’s learning and a responsive approach to ongoing professional development and growth

4.Actively participates in all program components including; swim, gym and outdoor play

5.Monitors the safety and supervision of children at all times and implements emergency procedures as necessary

6.Supervises all volunteers and/or students assigned to work in the classroom

7.Models appropriate behavior to staff, volunteers and participants aligned with the YMCA Mission, Vision and Values. Establishes rapport and builds professional relationships with all participants. Represents the YMCA in a professional manner

8.Understands and demonstrates sensitivity to diversity within community

9.Monitors the quality, appearance, maintenance and storage of all supplies and equipment needed for the program

10.Understands each child and their family’s specific needs. Effectively communicates with families through daily conversations and journals, documentations, newsletters, and family-Teacher conferences

11.Understands and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism and imparts this knowledge and belief upon staff, volunteers and participants

12.Attends all staff meetings, in service training and professional development programs as directed

13.Participates in YMCA events as directed

14.Assumes all other duties as assigned



Mission Advancement:Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

Collaboration:Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness:Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth:Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well.


1.Minimum 6 months experience working with young children

2.A capacity to work as part of a large team within a multi-service charitable Association

3.Well-developed interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication skills

4.Working knowledge of computers

5.Documentation of TB test that meets LARA requirements is mandatory before starting work, and thereafter as required by law.

6.National and State Background Clearance including drug screening

7.Completion of MiRegistry within 90 days of employment

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