Hamilton Area YMCA


Y's Owls Preschool Teacher Assistant (Afternoon Shift; up to 24 hours per week)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assists in greeting each child of assigned group.
  2. Assists in the daily planning, preparation and execution of all classroom and outdoor activities.
  3. Assists in welfare, health, and safety of the children in group.
  4. Assists in the supervision of the group in bathroom and during meal times and on scheduled swim days, if applicable.
  5. Assists other staff in maintaining order and cleanliness, especially own work area.
  6. Attends any scheduled staff meetings, parent nights, and open houses.
  7. Disseminates information to parents when asked by Director or Group Teacher.
  8. Manages the teacher’s responsibilities in his/her absence.
  9. Meets with Director for periodic appraisal meetings to discuss job performance and job satisfaction.
  10. Assists with supervision on field trips.
  11. Attends mandatory staff trainings and participates in two YMCA special events as scheduled.
  12. Performs all duties in a safe and efficient manner.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned or as necessary. Remains flexible and adaptable in work schedules and work assignments as defined by departmental and organizational needs.
  14. Represents the Hamilton Area YMCA in a manner that conveys professionalism, confidentiality, courtesy, fairness, personal integrity, and respect for others.


 Education and/or Experience

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be undergoing professional preparation to be a leader of young children
  • Experience working with children 

    Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification required

Apply now or mail applications to:

Hamilton Area YMCA
Attn: Beverly Gessner
1315 Whitehorse/Mercerville Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619

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