Childcare Assistant Teacher

Octorara YMCA, 104 Highland Rd Ste 1, Atglen, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #3335
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

We are a diverse community joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.

With more than 60,000 members across Chester County, our programs and facilities are always based on the unique needs and interests of the communities we serve. In addition, our volunteers, staff, members and donors are all united by a deep commitment to continually strengthen Chester County.

Job Title: Preschool Assistant Teacher

Branch:  Octorara 

Pay Class: Part Time 

Shifts/Availability: Monday-Friday

Rate: $16.00 to 19.00 


About the YMCA of Greater Brandywine: The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of eight YMCAs serving Chester County, is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing the potential of every child, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility through life-changing programs for all.   

Position Purpose: The CELC Assistant Teacher supports the work of the YMCA, a leading nonprofit charitable organization committed to strengthening community through Youth Development Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. The CELC Assistant Teacher creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes all children and families while promoting and maintaining a strong educational program in accordance with the YMCA and licensing and quality requirements.  



  • Maintain supervision of all students. 
  • Provide a safe, clean, and risk-free environment. 
  • Engage with the children to encourage their development and involvement in activities. 
  • Maintain maintenance records, including, but not limited to: accident and incident reports, sign in/out sheets, attendance records. 
  • Greet parents and children daily and report or direct parental concerns to the lead teacher or director. 
  • Use positive guidance to support children. 
  • Follow DHS procedures and help others do as well. 
  • Provide care for the needs of children. 
  • Ensures compliance with all YGBW policies and standard operating procedures. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 




  • Must have a high school diploma or GED and 2,500 hours of service (2 years) of childcare experience preferred 
  • 30 credit hours of early childhood, elementary or related human services field education 
  • 15 college credit hours and one-year experience related to the care 
  • 2,500 hours of service 
  • Current CDA certificate 
  • Must keep an up-to-date DHS file 
  • Obtain and maintain all new hire certifications and trainings within 90 days of hire 



  • Making a difference in a person’s life every day   
  • Fun, fast-paced work environment    
  • Working for a diverse and inclusive community-based non-profit   
  • Opportunities for training and advancement  
  • Free Family Membership (all family members must live in the same household) 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Referral bonuses 


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - The YMCA of the Greater Brandywine considers candidates for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable federal, state & local laws.

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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