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Greater Burlington YMCA

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3430039
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 18, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Greater Burlington YMCA provides a diverse organization of people of all ages joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of youth, healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a Y employee, you’ll be inspired to make a difference each day in a position that matters. With a strong mission and core values, we offer a cause you can participate in.

Join the Y Movement!

Y Early Childhood Programs offer developmentally appropriate activities in nurturing, respectful environments, while meeting the needs of our families. As an accredited organization by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and a 5 Stars rating from the State of Vermont Quality Rating and Improvement Scale, you’ll be a part of a team that values structure, consistency, and development of both children and staff.

The Y Early Childhood Program has been serving the children and families of the UVM Medical Center for over twenty years. Currently, we are hiring a full-time Teacher Assistant or Associate to work in our Infant/Toddler Program located at 405 Main Street in Winooski. Position based on education and experience.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable with children between the ages six weeks to two years of age and support their daily routines through the communication and understanding of the families served. In this role, you may assist in planning developmentally appropriate activities for the infants and toddlers, including same level engagement and on the floor play.

Other responsibilities include:

-Develop and maintain professional and positive relationships with families respecting any differences in family backgrounds or parenting styles.
-Communicate with parents/guardians through daily interaction and communication to promote an understanding of each child's growth and development.
-Maintain observation-based records for children to participate in two family conferences per year.
-Supervise and develop Teacher Associates through team goal-setting, feedback, and participation in an evaluation process.
-Maintain a neat and organized classroom and participate in occasional center cleaning duties.
-Ensure safety at all times in the building by reporting failures and improvements to the Director.
-Ensure that all Vermont Childcare Licensing requirements and regulations are maintained at all times. Maintain a NAEYC classroom portfolio and update documents regularly.

Minimum Requirements:

Must be 18 years of age with a High School Diploma or GED and meet one (1) of the following qualifications:

-A Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder Level One (1) or Two (2) Certificate; or
-A current CDA (Child Development Associate); or
-State Board of Education approved Human Services Program Certificate that emphasizes child development or early childhood education; or
-Completion of the Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals course or the Vermont Afterschool Essentials Certificate; or
-Successful completion of three (3) college credit course in child or human development or school age care and education.


-Demonstrate patience and acceptance.
-Ability to communicate effectively.
-Commit to the Y's core values of Respect, Caring, Honesty and Responsibility.

Your teaching career at the Y includes free ongoing professional development and training, along with free educational resources to assist in fulfilling our mission and adhering to our core values.

Benefits & Perks:

-Free family membership and program discounts on camps, events and classes.
-Paid time off
-Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance with funded Health Reimbursement Account
-Company-sponsored Life Insurance
-Short and Long-Term Disability
-Retirement Savings Plan and Pension Eligibility
-National Training and Professional Development through YMCA of the USA (YUSA).

Send your cover letter and resume to HR@gbymca.org for employment consideration.

The Greater Burlington YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Preschool
    Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Greater Burlington YMCA is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Associate degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Michele O'Day , Director of Human Resources
    • 266 College St
    • Burlington, Vermont 05401

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