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Early Childhood Education Teacher Assistant- YMCA of Northern Utah

Company: Valley of the Sun YMCA
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Early Childhood Education Assistant at the YMCA of Northern Utah maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals, promotes the potential of all youth, and provides a quality experience to both youth and their families.


  • Supervises the children, classroom, and all program activities. Primarily working with students ages 3-5.
  • Follows all procedures and standards as established by the law or the Y; makes ADA accommodations where appropriate; maintains the program site, equipment, and required program records.
  • Nurtures children through purposeful programming; creates activities that are aimed at increasing student's academic, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
  • Creates a positive rapport and shared interest with all youth.
  • Demonstrates reliability, flexibility, organization skills, and the ability to follow directions and tasks that are assigned.
  • Maintains a clean, safe work area, practices good safety habits.
  • Provides and welcomes ongoing dialogue with parents and caregivers about their child's needs and progress; connects families to the Y.
  • Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training. Willing to attend activities and or trainings that fall on Saturdays or days off.
  • Willing to participate in professional development for Early Childhood Education and YMCA Leadership.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    *This is not an exhaustive list of job duties. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned.


    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
    • Must be able to pass a background check with fingerprinting prior to hire or within 10 days of hire.
    • Previous experience working with young children in child care or developmental setting preferred.
    • CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications required within 60 days of hire.
    • State approved Food Handlers permit required within 10 days of hire.
    • Child Abuse Prevention training required during onboarding process.
    • Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate activities.
    • Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.
    • Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
    • Commitment to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
    • Written and verbal Spanish is a plus.

      • 100% off Childcare programming
      • Employee & Employer Retirement Contribution Options
      • Professional Development Assistance
      • Health Benefits including Medical, Dental, and Vision
      • Paid Vacation
      • 12% Funded Employer Retirement Plan (Once Eligible)


        Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

        This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.

Keywords: Valley of the Sun YMCA, Salt Lake City , Early Childhood Education Teacher Assistant- YMCA of Northern Utah, Education / Teaching , Salt Lake City, Utah

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