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Assistant Teacher @ the YMCA of the North Shore – Human Resources and Equal Opportunity

This is an off-campus work study position available at the YMCA of the North Shore. The location will depend on availability. Students must have a financial aid work study award to be selected.

The Assistant Teacher is responsible for the nurturing and development of each child enrolled and assisting with the general supervision and management of the classroom. The Assistant Teacher displays and encourages our core values of caring, responsibility, honesty and respect in the development of curriculum and in all actions of the classroom.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain an environment that supports & encourages the growth & development of children
  • Ensure the care, safety, and well-being of all children in the group
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of curriculum, which provides appropriate and enriching social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive development of children
  • Assist in maintaining accurate attendance records, meal counts, behavior logs, injury logs and incident reports
  • Provide a classroom inclusive to all children and families regardless of life style and beliefs
  • Participate in staff meetings and on-going trainings
  • Take responsibility for the cleanliness of the classroom and its contents by cleaning up after projects and returning materials and playthings to their proper location
  • Monitor the facility, classroom and play areas for health and safety, reporting any maintenance and facility deficiencies to the child care director/lead teacher
  • Support positive verbal communication with parents throughout the year
  • Respect each family's right to confidentiality and require confidentiality from staff members in conveying information about families
  • Demonstrate, verbally and by role-modeling, a sound knowledge of good teaching practices

Minimum Qualifications


  • A federal work study award from Salem State's financial aid office
  • Evidence of physical examination within one year prior to employment and every two years following employment
  • Evidence of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella
  • Must maintain current infant/child CPR and First Aid certification
  • At least 6 months experience working with children and working on EEC teacher certification


  • Must demonstrate appropriate knowledge of children's growth and development and be able to apply this understanding to appropriate activities
  • Review with the Director the Health Care Policy, Parent Handbook, and Child Care Abuse and Neglect prevention policy
  • Must maintain current Infant/Child CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Must comply with the Department of Early Education and Care regulations regarding professional development and training including a minimum of 20 training hours per year, 1/3 in the are of the education of diverse learners
  • Must complete all training/certifications in accordance with the YMCA of the North Shore Training Plan

Environmental Factors:

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs
  • Must be able to react quickly to the unpredictable actions of children

To apply:

  • Email resume and letter of intent to Cyndi Marchand, Director of Education of the North Shore YMCA:
  • On campus contact is Joanna Nandi, Student Employment: or 978-542-6077




Joanna Nandi | 978.542.6077

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