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Assistant Teacher

YMCA of Long Island
Date Posted: 08/29/2022
Salary / Wage: 15-20
Location: Farmingdale , New York
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  • Assist the Lead Teacher in maintaining healthy and safe classroom environment of children.
  • Assist the Lead Teacher in maintaining the organization/appearance and décor of the assigned classroom (bulletin boards, displays, storage areas, general cleanliness, etc.).
  • Assist the Lead Teacher in implementing an age appropriate curriculum.
  • Work with the different age groups and classes upon request.
  • Participate in YMCA sponsored special events.
  • Participate in staff meetings, trainings and workshops to enhance professional growth. 
  • Provide consistent interaction, encouragement, nurturance for all children on all levels (floors, sitting at tables, etc.)
  • Model relationship-building skills in all interactions. Assist in responding to all parent inquiries and concerns in timely manner.
  • Attend trainings and meetings in absence of Lead Teacher, and at other times, as requested or appropriate. 
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested and necessary.
  • Adhere to all Department of Health and YMCA of Long Island standards, expectations and regulations.
  • Maintain hygiene habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.


  • High School Diploma required; 6 or more college credits and NYS Teaching Assistant certificate  preferred.
  • One to two years related experience in a group setting with preschool children.
  • Maintain training requirements as required by the NYS Office of Licensing.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Experience in assisting with curriculum implementation and being a contributing team member is essential.
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certifications.
  • Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date.

Application Instructions:

For consideration, please email Shannon Cussen, Executive Director of Youth Development at

Additional Information:

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