YMCA: Learn, Grow and Thrive with a Career at the Y

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the people's lives in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. In more than 10,000 communities nationwide, our staff members—of all ages and from diverse back­grounds and life experiences—enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and providing support to our neighbors.

 

 

YMCA Wages

A BETTER US STARTS WITH U

If  you  want  more  than  just  a  job  –  if  you’re  looking  to  discover  a  sense  of  purpose  and  opportunities  to  contribute to  the  greater  good  –  then  the  Y  is  the  place  for  you. Apply today for any of these positions we are hiring:

School Age Head Teacher - Before & After School

Before and After School Programs
Hours needed: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Days needed: Monday to Friday

**Bachelor Degree in Early Child Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or 12 credits in Early Childhood Education

Assistant Head Teacher- Before & After School

For Waterbury & Watertown
Hours: 6:30 am - 9:00 am or 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Days: Monday to Friday

School Age Child Care Coordinator- Before & After School

Hours: 40 Hours per week
Days: Monday to Friday

**Must be 21 years old
** Must hold a Bachelor's degree in Education or related field of study and be able to be certified as a Head Teacher by the State of CT

Why work for the YMCA?

The Y is made up of people of all ages, from every walk of life, working side-by-side to strengthen communities. Together, we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity.

Apply to Preschool

Preschool Classroom Aide

Hours: Monday- Friday and work hours will be assigned on start date

** Attending High School or possess a high school diploma.
** Within 90 days of hire, completion of Child Abuse Prevention, Working with Program Volunteers, CPR, First Aid, AED, medication administration, EPI pen and Blood borne Pathogens training
** Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Assistant Preschool Teacher

Hours Monday- Friday and work hours will be assigned on start date

** A minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential reflective of the age group of children they are supporting. Alternatively, assistant teachers/teacher aides can also have qualifications equivalent to a CDA, which is currently 12 college credits in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, and/or early childhood special education
** Minimum age of 21.

Preschool Head Teachers

Hours Monday- Friday and work hours will be assigned on start date

** Preferred: a minimum of a higher education degree (any degree level) in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or early childhood special education. Degreed professionals entering the early childhood education profession from another industry must meet the equivalent minimum qualification, which is currently 60 college credits with 30 college credits in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, and/or early childhood special education.
** Required: Current Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) Appropriate Early Childhood Certification Endorsement, Or A baccalaureate degree (BA) in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or early childhood special education from the OEC Approved College Listing,
** Minimum age of 21.

Be a part of our Team!

No matter what role you take on at the Y, you’ll show up each day with the satisfaction of knowing your contributions are helping to empower young people, improve health and well-being, and inspire action in your community. Working side by side with diverse leaders with different backgrounds, perspectives and strengths, you’ll discover new ways to connect with your community, find your purpose and fuel your passion every day! We work relentlessly to strengthen communities, starting with our staff. To help you reach your full potential, the Y offers coaching and training through a comprehensive leadership development and certification system.

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