YMCA of Greater Kansas City

  • Substitute Teacher Assistant

    Job Location US-MO-Kansas City
    Req No.
    Location Site
    Park Hill Head Start
    Early Education Child Care
    Minimum Salary
    USD $9.00/Hr.
    Midpoint Salary
    USD $10.36/Hr.
    Position Hours
    varies, as needed
    Location : Location
    US-MO-Kansas City
  • Overview

    The Substitute Teacher Assistant ensures the safety and well-being of each child in the program at all times by providing a safe and healthy environment under the direction of the teacher responsible for the classroom. This position assists in implementing a developmentally appropriate plan for a group of preschool age children or infants and providing quality early childhood experiences while following the policies required at that location.


    Paid Training Provided!


    Our Facility is Located:

    Near Zona Rosa 

    - In the Park Hill School Disctrict Early Childhood Education Building


    • Contribute to the overall YMCA mission of healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. 

    • Assist in implementation of lesson plans based on Head Start Performance Standards (if at a Head Start location), Constructivist Curriculum Plan and the Project Approach.
    • Assist in implementation of appropriate behavior management throughout the daily routine.
    • Follow Licensing Procedures and Missouri Accreditation Standards.
    • Maintain professionalism and teamwork with other associates.
    • Follow the lead of full-time classroom associates to insure implementation of curriculum and safe environment.
    • Active involvement with, and supervision of children required at all times.
    • Prepare materials, activities and environment ahead of time, as needed or assigned.
    • Develop and maintain supportive professional relationships with children and their families.
    • Maintain staff-to-child ratios within licensing standards and according to YMCA of Greater Kansas City policies for classroom coverage; assists in insuring adequate staff coverage at all times.
    • Attend and participate in team, site, and agency required meetings, trainings, professional development, and continuing education.
    • Attend required activities, meetings, and trainings scheduled during evening and/or weekends.
    • Maintain confidentiality regarding children and families.
    • Participate in family style meal service. Eat nutritionally prepared meals with the children as a curriculum activity, modeling good nutrition and proper social skills
    • Communicate concerns about a child’s special needs to appropriate manager or specialist.
    • Ensure that site-appropriate health, safety, classroom organization, classroom aesthetic and sanitation guidelines are followed.
    • All associates are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect and must notify appropriate associates of any suspected abuse, unsafe conditions, needed repairs, complaints, accidents or injuries immediately.
    • Communicate important program issues and information to the program director and/or center manager.


    • High School diploma or GED.
    • Commitment and desire to provide premiere child care services at all levels.
    • Sensitivity to individuals representing a variety of family, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.
    • Six months experience in early childhood setting preferred.
    • CDA preferred.
    • Minimum of three college credit hours in Early Childhood Education strongly preferred at MO Accredited locations.
    • Minimum of twelve college credit hours in Early Childhood Education strongly preferred at NAEYC Accredited locations.


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