• Teacher Aide-SCOOP

    Job Location US-MA-Springfield
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/7/2018 11:46 AM)
    Hiring Manager
    Abby Sanchez
    USD $14.78/Hr.
    USD $14.78/Hr.
    End Date
  • Overview

    For 165 years, the YMCA of Greater Springfield has provided youth development, fostered healthy living, and promoted social responsibility in the 14 cities and towns that it serves. We take pride in being one of the largest non-school educators in the state, one of the top 120 YMCAs in the U.S., and the second oldest Y in the country.


    We are currently looking for a Teacher Aide (SCOOP) to join our team. Whether you are interested in joining a leading non-profit or looking  to advance your Y career, this is your opportunity to help make our community better together. The Y. ™ For a better us. ™



    Please note that any and all offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a background check, reference check, and new hire packet. In roles where driving is required as an essential function, a driver history check must also be successfully completed.

    Essential Functions

    This person will play an important part in the work that we do each day. In addition to all other duties as assigned, this role will

    • Teaching, role modeling and functioning of the classroom.
    • Must continuously stoop, crawl, kneel, and bend in order to speak to children at the child’s eye level; to play with children indoors and outdoors, and to pick up toys from the floor.
    • Continuously maintain visual and auditory supervision of children at all times to ensure their safety in the classroom, playground and field trips. 
    • Meet with parents at parent conferences four (4) times a year or more often and establish positive and productive relationships with families.
    • Communicate any questions, problems, or concerns to supervisor.
    • Other duties and responsibilities assigned by management.
    • Maintain ongoing communication with SCOOP partners, including SPS, and support staff.
    • Develop a relationship and maintain communication with community organizations and other external individuals and organizations of influence for the Agency.
    • Maintain strong relationships with each child assuring supports are in place as they become increasingly competent and independent.
    • Attend training and professional development opportunities.
    • Planning and implementation of a safe, healthy and developmentally appropriate curriculum in accordance with State Core Competencies, Early Learning Framework, Big Day Curriculum.
    • Public relations with the community by bringing the community into the classroom.
    • Establish positive and productive relationships with families.
    • Maintain adequate supplies and equipment for the classroom.
    • Encourage parents to take part in all appropriate aspects of the program.
    • Attend regular agency staff meetings and Professional Learning Community meetings with SCOOP partners.
    • Monitor ongoing progress of children through observation, portfolios and assessments using Teaching Strategies GOLD.
    • In the Lead Teachers absence, responsible for guidance and direction of teaching techniques and behavior management techniques of other classroom teaching staff, as well as guidance of other auxiliary personal assigned to the classroom (volunteers, interns, foster grandparents, student teachers etc.). 
    • Guidance and involvement in center activities as needed.
    • Monitor the classroom to maintain a safe and healthy environment.
    • To work as a member of a team with others in the classroom and the program.
    • Maintenance of children’s records.
    • Participate in classroom team meetings.
    • Responsible for completing all reports and forms.
    • Maintain both daily written and verbal communication with parents/guardians as applicable.
    • Monitor attendance and documentation
    • Input all QRIS PQR data into system regularly.
    • Newsletters and parent notices as well as plan and attend parent meetings.
    • This list of responsibilities is not meant to be all-inclusive and may be adjusted to meet the operational needs of the agency and the SCOOP program.


    The requirements and preferences (where indicated) for this role are listed below. Please review them carefully to ensure that you apply for the role that best matches your qualifications. Additional years of professional experience or a Rank of E-5 or better may be used in lieu of education requirements where permitted.

    • Must minimally meet Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Regulation 7.09(c) for Teacher Certification.
    • Must be working toward completion of an Associates Degree minimally or Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education showing consistent progress towards completions by the timetable set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.
    • Must have, or be willing to earn within 3 months of employment, and maintain First Aid and CPR certifications.
    • Comply with health requirements for staff according to EEC regulation 7.09(11) and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.

    Leadership Compentcies

    While each of our leadership competencies plays a role in the success of our staff members, for this role we will be paying special attention to the areas of:

    • Values
    • Community
    • Volunteerism
    • Philanthropy
    • Inclusion
    • Relationships
    • Influence
    • Communication
    • Developing Others
    • Decision Making
    • Innovation
    • Project Management
    • Finance
    • Quality Results
    • Self Development
    • Change Capacity
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Functional Expertise

    Work Environment and Physical Requirements

    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We are proud to be a champion of diversity and an equal employment opportunity / affirmative action employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly required to:
      • Sit, stand, or reach for extended periods of time;
      • Move around the work environment independently;
      • Communicate via computer, multi-line phone, and smartphone; and,
      • Push, pull, or lift up to 25 pounds for short periods of time.
    • The noise level in the work place is usually moderate, but may vary based on a number of external factors.


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