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About the Role:

Greater Hartford YMCA-Teacher's Aide - Before & After School

Part Time

Hartford, CT, USA

Under the general direction of the Head Teacher, the Teacher’s Aide works for the YMCA of Greater Hartford and is responsible for on-site activity leadership, working directly with children. Must enjoy working with children, be a team player, be dependable and possess knowledge of positive behavior management techniques. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. Ages 16+ encouraged to apply.


  • Assist Teacher in the preparation and delivery of daily activities by completing assigned tasks.

  • Serve our diverse communities equitably and act with an inclusive, anti-racist lens at all times; promote a brave, respectful culture at the Y.

  • Actively participate with children in all activities and during play times, ensuring premier quality and innovation.

  • Be responsible for clean-up and maintenance of toys and materials after each activity.

  • Communicate immediately any problems or concerns with the program, staff, children or parents to immediate Supervisor.

  • Maintain confidentiality of information provided by parents, staff and administration.

  • Report immediately to supervisor any evidence of child abuse including physical, mental, emotional and/or neglect.

  • Attend the minimum number of training hours per year as required by State law and/or accrediting agencies, as approved by supervisor.

  • Consistently provide friendly, courteous assistance, exceeding customers’ expectations every day, which includes building and maintaining healthy
    professional relationships with parents, children, host agencies, and staff.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

  • Provides a quality experience for everyone, including but not limited to Health Seekers, Members, Participants, Internal Customers, Fellow Staff
    Members and others.

  • Treats everyone with courtesy, respect, and consideration; displays integrity; listens actively and genuinely; communicates in a clear and pleasant manner; embraces differences among people; demonstrates an active willingness to learn and grow; accepts constructive criticism; works as a team member.

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