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Child Care Aide - Early Learning & Care at Greater Philadelphia YMCA

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time
Location: Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Job Description:


Hiring Immediately!!  Flexible Schedule and Fun Environment!!

Do you want to make a positive impact on children, their families and your local community?  If so, then you need to join the Greater Philadelphia YMCA team!  We are looking for Child Care Aides who have a passion to help inspire children to be lifelong learners.


Position Purpose:


The Child Care Aide is expected to maintain supervision of children in direct care at all times.  Ensure a safe environment.  Assist and engage in the implementation of daily age/developmentally appropriate activities and engagement in positive staff/child/member interactions.


What You Will Do:

  1. The Child Care Aide will accompany and support the Assistant Group Supervisor or Group Supervisor with planning, preparation and implementation of daily program activities.

  2. Supervise by being able to identify, SEE, HEAR, DIRECT and ASSIST to ensure the safety of each child in your direct care group at all times.

  3. Adhere to small group/ratio established by the State Licensing Body. Accurately maintain attendance of the children in your care.

  4. Communicate effectively and timely with parents/guardians regarding children's program experience, progress (written as well as verbal). Maintain confidentiality, use sensitivity, and patience at all times.

  5. Provide quality Adult/Child interactions through engagement, positive and encouraging feedback, and asking open-ended questions. Maintain age appropriate verbal interaction guidelines at all times; exercising patience.

  6. Ensure that centers are maintained with quality learning materials, organized accordingly in labeled containers associated with appropriate Learning Center.

  7. Attend and renew as needed all necessary trainings as reflected in your training plan in coherence with YMCA Policies, State Licensing Body regulations, and Quality Rating System standards, including but not limited to 6 hours of childcare related trainings annually.

  8. Direct and maintain control of environments that build children’s self-esteem. Utilize positive reinforcement techniques for redirection as a form of behavior management.

  9. Accurately maintain daily attendance records, emergency contact binders, and allergy reports.

  10. Maintain compliant paperwork (timesheets, parent/guardian communication, incident reports, weekly reports, child observation reports).  


  • High School degree or equivalent required

  • Or enrolled in a minimum of 2 years of child development coursework approved by DHS.


Some Benefits and Perks of Working at the Y:

Flexible work schedule, a free YMCA membership, participation in the Y Retirement Fund, discounted Y programming, health and wellness benefits, and opportunities for continuing education and professional training and development.

About the Greater Philadelphia YMCA:

Every team member at the Greater Philadelphia YMCA is guided by our principle of Connecting People To Healthier Lives. That connection with members and to each other is seen and felt across every department. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to make a profound difference in a cause-driven organization, where social responsibility permeates the culture. As one of the largest YMCAs in the country, serving over 240,000 members and participants in 6 counties with 2,500 employees, we have the size and scope to make real and positive change in the communities we serve.

You can find us in the Greater Philadelphia Area with over 80 locations!

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At the YMCA we value CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY in personal character and behavior and believe that they are essential to attaining our mission





Salary: $13.00

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