Before & After School Teacher

Upper Main Line YMCA, 1416 Berwyn Paoli Rd, Berwyn, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #3495
Monday, June 24, 2024

Named a 2024 Top Workplace in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 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: Before and After School Teacher

Branch: Charlestown Elementary School

Pay Class: Full Time/Non-Exempt

Shift/Availability: Monday-Friday-2024-2025 School Year

Rate: $17.00-$21.00

About the YMCA of Greater Brandywine: Named a 2024 Top Workplace by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of nine 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 BASE 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 Lead 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.




  • Develop and implement weekly lesson plans and program goals with the support of director.
  • Interact with all children to encourage their individual development daily
  • Maintain necessary program records.
  • Establish relationships and maintain positive communication with all guardians.
  • 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.
  • Adheres to all program and district professional expectations and compliance
  • Use age-appropriate 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.




  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Special Education, Elementary Education, or the Human Services field OR
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Special Education, Elementary Education, or the Human Services field and one-year experience with children OR
  • Associate degree with a minimum of 2 years’ experience
  • Must keep an up-to-date DHS file
  • Ability to effectively use technology for programmatic needs
  • 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 
  • A comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance along with a 12% employer contribution to the retirement savings plan (after 2 years of service and must be at least 21 years of age)
  • Opportunities for training and advancement
  • Flexible hours, paid time off and holidays
  • Free Family Membership (all members of the family membership 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.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly