• Part Time
  • Anywhere
  • 16.00 - 18.00 USD / Hour

Website The Gateway Family YMCA

The Gateway Family YMCA is looking for Child Care Assistants for both our Youth Development Branch in Elizabeth and our Five Points Branch in Union. Child Care Assistants encourage the healthy intellectual and psychological growth of the children in our facilities. You will provide care and supervision while also supporting the development of the whole child.


  • Implement developmentally appropriate practices according to current program curriculum. Design and follow a full schedule of activities and discover suitable teaching material
  • Balance your teaching between logical and social exercises
  • Provide basic care and caregiving activities
  • Use a wide range of developmentally appropriate practices to promote each child’s optimal development and learning through a strengths-based, play-based approach to joyful, engaged learning
  • Assessment of children’s performance to make sure they are on the right learning track
  • Remain in constant communication with parents and update them on the progress of their children
  • Observe children’s interactions and promote the spirit of concord
  • Ability to assess the needs of the individual child and determine areas of strength and where support is needed
  • Collaborate with other colleagues to work successfully in a classroom team
  • Adhere with teaching standards and State Licensing regulations to ensure the safety and well-being of the children


  • Proven experience as a child care / daycare teacher
  • Excellent knowledge of child development and up-to-date education methods
  • Methodical and creative
  • Patience, flexibility and love for children
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Certificate in first aid and CPR
  • CDA or other degree in early childhood education

To apply for this job email your details to abrim@tgfymca.org