Child Care - Assistant Teacher (full-time)

Posted: 11/20/2022

Assistant Teachers are critical to the success of our child care program. You will assist the Lead Teacher in all aspects of the care of the children. This includes implementing curriculum, actively interacting with the children, monitoring activities to ensure safety, nurturing the children through encouragement and gentle redirection, assisting in classroom set-up, clean-up and maintenance. Dependent on age, you will perform, assist or direct children in personal care activities.
You must have experience working with children ages 6 weeks – 6 years. Educational requirements include completion of high school or its equivalent, along with post high school early childhood coursework.
You must enjoy interacting and be comfortable interacting with children ages 6 weeks – 6 years. Other critical competencies include high energy level, patience, creativity, problem-solving skills, enthusiasm, and demonstrated success as a team player. You must exhibit the Y core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring.
Must meet the qualifications for Assistant Teacher under the DCF 251 Licensing Rules for Group Child Care Centers. CPR w/AED and First Aid is a position prerequisite, but you are allowed 60 days post-hire to obtain.
Physical Requirements:
Prior to work, all staff will be required to provide a Physician-signed health examination and complete a fingerprint background check.
$12 - $14 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications. Eligible for monthly bonuses based on hours worked. Includes a fully-paid adult YMCA membership.
Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week.
Full benefit package, including life/medical/dental/disability insurance, retirement contribution, flexible benefits spending account, generous paid-time-off, YMCA family membership, and on-site, reduced-rate child care.
At the Y, we work hard but have fun doing it! The Y is about youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Employees describe working at the Y as family-friendly, supportive, welcoming, fast-paced, and meaningful. The Y is more than just a job; we are a cause to embrace, designed to serve our community. We are conveniently located within blocks of downtown Stevens Point, UW-Stevens Point, and Mid-State Technical College.
A fully completed Stevens Point Area YMCA Employment Application is required, along with a copy of your transcripts. Applications are available at the Member Services desk or online at, JOBS tab.