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CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Got a passion for helping children grow and learn in a positive encouraging environment you love to share? The Y is always looking for qualified, enthusiastic Lead Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Kitchen Aids to lead our programs. To apply to any of the following positions, please submit resumes to Kathy via email or stop by the downtown branch to complete an application.

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The Y provides equal opportunity in employment to all staff members and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, age or other legally protected status. Equal employment opportunity applies to all facets of employment, pre-employment and the terms and conditions of employment, as well as discharge from employment.

The Y operates in accordance with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action laws, directives and regulations of federal, state and local governing bodies or Agencies. 

Summer Camp & Child Care Float

The Lawrence County YMCA is currently hiring for a Summer Camp & Child Care Float in our Child Development Center. This is a temporary summer position that will be responsible for assisting with the planning, development, and implementation of all group activities as needed within our Summer Camp Program (Y-Zone Location) and our Child Care Department (Downtown Location). Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Lead Summer Camp Counselor OR Lead Teacher in caring for a group of infant/toddler/preschool/elementary age children
  • Assist the Lead Summer Camp Counselor OR Lead Teacher in providing a quality curriculum in the Summer Camp or the Child Care Center that takes into consideration the needs of each child and the goals and objectives of the Department of Public Welfare of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Lawrence County YMCA.
  • Responsible for the care, safety, and well-being of the children in the program at all times.
  • Effectively assist with carrying out the weekly activities planned by the Lead Summer Camp Counselor or Lead Teacher.
  • Document attendance, medication log, and accident reports for each child in compliance with state licensing requirements.
  • Maintain effective written and verbal communication with parents throughout the year.
  • Attend staff meetings and in-service training programs to meet additional education requirements established by the PA Department of Public Welfare
  • Attend parent or parent-child events related to the program
  • Responsible for the appearance of the group and maintaining the quality of supplies, equipment, and materials for the classroom.
  • Responsible for serving lunch and snack to the group
  • Demonstrate verbally and by role model to a sound knowledge of good teaching practices and of child growth and development.
  • Continue professional development through community involvement, reading, and further education
  • Must be available between the hours of 8AM-6PM Monday-Friday
  • All other tasks as assigned by designate.

Qualifications:

  • A High School Diploma or G.E.D. with a minimum of 15 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or a human services field and 1 year work experience related to the care and development of children or a high school diploma or G.E.D. with 2 years of work experience related to the care and development of children
  • Must have child abuse, criminal record and FBI Fingerprint clearances
  • Must have a physical every two years and a negative TB test upon hiring
  • General knowledge of nutrition and health & must be certified in Pediatric First Aid, CPR/AED
School Age Teacher

The Lawrence County YMCA is currently hiring for a School Age Teacher in our Child Development Center. The School Age Teacher is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of all group activities. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Care for a group of school age children as their primary caregiver
  • Plan, supervise, and implement the program in accordance with the goals and policies of the Department of Public Welfare and the YMCA
  • Responsible for the care, safety, and well-being of the children in the program at all times
  • Supervise all assistant group supervisors and aides in the classroom
  • Effectively develop and carry out weekly activities that fit the children’s needs and interests.
  • Effectively assist children enrolled in the program with their online learning activities daily.
  • Document attendance, medication log, and accident reports for each child in compliance with state licensing requirements
  • Maintain effective written and verbal communication with parents throughout the year.
  • Attend staff meetings and in-service training programs to meet additional education requirements established by the PA Department of Public Welfare
  • Attend parent or parent-child events related to the program
  • Responsible for the appearance of the group and maintaining the quality of supplies, equipment, and materials for the classroom.
  • Responsible for serving lunch and snack to the group
  • Demonstrate verbally and by role model to a sound knowledge of good teaching practices and of child growth and development.
  • Continue professional development through community involvement, reading, and further education
  • All other tasks as assigned by designate.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field or completion of an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university with a bachelors degree and a teaching certificate in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field or completion of an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree or its equivalent in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field and two (2) years work experience related to the care and development of children.
  • Must have child abuse, criminal record and FBI Fingerprint clearances
  • Must have a physical every two years and a negative TB test upon hiring.
  • General knowledge of nutrition and health & must be certified in Pediatric First Aid, CPR/AED
School Age Assistant

The Lawrence County YMCA is currently hiring for a School Age Assistant in our Child Development Center. The School Age Assistant is responsible for assisting with the planning, development, and implementation of all group activities. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Lead Teacher in caring for a group of school age children
  • Assist the Lead Teacher in providing a quality curriculum in the School Age Program that takes into consideration the needs of each child and the goals and objectives of the Department of Public Welfare of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Lawrence County YMCA.
  • Responsible for the care, safety, and well-being of the children in the program at all times.
  • Effectively assist with carrying out the weekly activities planned by the Lead Teacher.
  • Assist the children with their online learning activities daily.
  • Document attendance, medication log, and accident reports for each child in compliance with state licensing requirements.
  • Maintain effective written and verbal communication with parents throughout the year.
  • Attend staff meetings and in-service training programs to meet additional education requirements established by the PA Department of Public Welfare
  • Attend parent or parent-child events related to the program
  • Responsible for the appearance of the group and maintaining the quality of supplies, equipment, and materials for the classroom.
  • Responsible for serving lunch and snack to the group
  • Demonstrate verbally and by role model to a sound knowledge of good teaching practices and of child growth and development.
  • Continue professional development through community involvement, reading, and further education
  • All other tasks as assigned by designate.

Qualifications:

  • A High School Diploma or G.E.D. with a minimum of 15 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or a human services field and 1 year work experience related to the care and development of children or a high school diploma or G.E.D. with 2 years of work experience related to the care and development of children
  • Must have child abuse, criminal record and FBI Fingerprint clearances
  • Must have a physical every two years and a negative TB test upon hiring
  • General knowledge of nutrition and health & must be certified in Pediatric First Aid, CPR/AED
Child Care Assistant/Float

The Lawrence County YMCA is currently hiring for a Child Care Assistant/Float in our Child Development Center. The Child Care Assistant is responsible for assisting with the planning, development, and implementation of all group activities. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Lead Teacher in caring for a group of infant/toddler/preschool children
  • Assist the Lead Teacher in providing a quality curriculum in the Child Care Center that takes into consideration the needs of each child and the goals and objectives of the Department of Public Welfare of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Lawrence County YMCA.
  • Responsible for the care, safety, and well-being of the children in the program at all times.
  • Effectively assist with carrying out the weekly activities planned by the Lead Teacher.
  • Document attendance, medication log, and accident reports for each child in compliance with state licensing requirements.
  • Maintain effective written and verbal communication with parents throughout the year.
  • Attend staff meetings and in-service training programs to meet additional education requirements established by the PA Department of Public Welfare
  • Attend parent or parent-child events related to the program
  • Responsible for the appearance of the group and maintaining the quality of supplies, equipment, and materials for the classroom.
  • Responsible for serving lunch and snack to the group
  • Demonstrate verbally and by role model to a sound knowledge of good teaching practices and of child growth and development.
  • Continue professional development through community involvement, reading, and further education
  • Must be available between the hours of 10AM-6PM Monday-Friday
  • All other tasks as assigned by designate.

Qualifications:

  • A High School Diploma or G.E.D. with a minimum of 15 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or a human services field and 1 year work experience related to the care and development of children or a high school diploma or G.E.D. with 2 years of work experience related to the care and development of children
  • Must have child abuse, criminal record and FBI Fingerprint clearances
  • Must have a physical every two years and a negative TB test upon hiring
  • General knowledge of nutrition and health & must be certified in Pediatric First Aid, CPR/AED
Lead Teacher

The Lawrence County YMCA is currently hiring for an Lead Teacher in our Child Development Center. The Infant/Toddler Teacher is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of all group activities. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Care for a small group of infants or toddlers as their primary caregiver
Plan, supervise, and implement the program in accordance with the goals and policies of the Department of Public Welfare and the YMCA
Responsible for the care, safety, and well-being of the children in the program at all times
Supervise all assistant group supervisors and aides in the classroom
Effectively develop and carry out weekly activities that fit the children’s needs and interests.
Document attendance, medication log, and accident reports for each child in compliance with state licensing requirements
Maintain effective written and verbal communication with parents throughout the year.
Attend staff meetings and in-service training programs to meet additional education requirements established by the PA Department of Public Welfare
Attend parent or parent-child events related to the program
Responsible for the appearance of the group and maintaining the quality of supplies, equipment, and materials for the classroom.
Responsible for serving lunch and snack to the group
Demonstrate verbally and by role model to a sound knowledge of good teaching practices and of child growth and development.
Continue professional development through community involvement, reading, and further education
All other tasks as assigned by designate.
Qualifications:

Completion of an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field or completion of an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university with a bachelors degree and a teaching certificate in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field or completion of an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree or its equivalent in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field and two (2) years work experience related to the care and development of children.
Must have child abuse, criminal record and FBI Fingerprint clearances
Must have a physical every two years and a negative TB test upon hiring.
General knowledge of nutrition and health & must be certified in Pediatric First Aid, CPR/AED

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