YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Preschool Assistant Teachers

Reference ID : 85164
Location : Savannah, GA
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Part Time



The Pre-School Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting the Pre-School Lead Teacher in providing development, curriculum implementation & supervision in the classroom. In addition, every position in the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, Inc is responsible for upholding the Judeo-Christian principles that are central to our mission by modeling behaviors that exemplify the four pillars of character - caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.



  1. Caring as primary provider for a group of children.
  2. Ensuring the care, safety, and well being of all children in the group.
  3. Assist in the planning and implementation of programs geared to preschool children; including daily theme oriented lesson plans.
  4. Setting up the physical environment to meet the needs of preschool children.
  5. Demonstrating, verbally and by role modeling, a sound knowledge of good teaching practices.
  6. Participating in staff meetings and ongoing training as deemed necessary
  7. Providing information to parents regarding their children and discussing general child development issues.
  8. Preventing incidents of child abuse, identifying incidents of abuse, and reacting properly when they occur.
  9. Assist in the overall retention and satisfaction of YMCA members through appropriate customer service.
  10. Assist in the annual Priceless Gifts fundraising program for the YMCA.
  11. Maintain a positive and cheerful attitude with staff, parents and children.



  1. CPR and First Aid required within 30 days of employment
  2. Fire Safety and DHR Core Child Care classes required within 60 days of employment.
  3. Must be able to pass a criminal background check and obtain authorization to work with children under the Georgia Department of Labor and YMCA guidelines

Nice To Haves

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Organizational skills
  2. Leadership skills
  3. Effective communication skills
  4. Knowledge of social, emotional cognitive and developmental needs for young children
  5. Working knowledge of State Child Care programming requirements for licensing
  6. Ability to foster positive staff, parent and child relations
  7. Must be able to pass a criminal background check and obtain authorization to work with children under the Georgia Department of Labor and YMCA guidelines


The YMCA offers a free YMCA membership to staff and dependent care to enroll your dependents in our programs, 50% off and up to 100%! Part time, flexible hours, a 403 B account and more!

Salary : $13.50 to $14.85/Hr
Minimum Education : None
Job Type : Part Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Savannah, GA

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