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Assistant Teacher, The Learning Center (Weekend Shift Differential) Licensed Childcare

Lake Buena Vista


Weekend Assistant Teachers / Teachers at the YMCA Learning Center at Lake Buena Vista and Sherberth

Position Summary

The position is responsible for implementing and supervising all aspects of daily activities for infants to youth. The Assistant Teacher is responsible for working to provide a successful program that will foster children's social, physical, spiritual, and mental growth in a safe and well-organized environment.

Why choose the YMCA Learning Center?

  • All non-exempt Team Members at The YMCA Learning Center locations will receive weekend shift differential pay. That is an additional hourly rate on top of the base hourly rate for all hours worked on Saturday and / or Sunday shifts.
  • Immediate openings for Full-time and Part-time.
  • Weekend only shifts or Combination Week day / Weekend Shifts Available
  • Exclusive for eligible YMCA Learning Center employees: Main Entrance Disney Pass
  • Free/Discounted YMCA membership and other employee perks

Our Culture

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you. We are the Y.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide a safe and healthy environment, both physically and mentally, to ensure the operation of a quality Child Care program.
  • Must have willingness to care for children in all capacities; developmental levels.
  • Must successfully complete the Department of Children & Families 45 hour Introductory Child Care Training in specified time period as outlined in the Florida Administrative Code Childcare Standards.
  • Attend all staff meetings and meet the educational requirements of establishes in-service training.
  • Assist in the planning and implementing of the daily lesson plans that fit the children's needs and interests.
  • Take responsibility for the quality of the supplies, equipment and materials.
  • Report all suspicions of child abuse to proper authorities.
  • Make sure proper procedures are followed for sign-in/out of children on a daily basis.
  • Report all accidents to the Supervisor, and completely fills out proper health log and/or accident/incident form.
  • Direct or assist in the daily maintenance of the childcare area, ensuring safety and cleanliness.
  • Assume equal share of the regular housekeeping chores such as cleaning, preparing for daily activities and cleaning up after projects.
  • Ensure YMCA Core Values in all activities.
  • Establish a relationship with each child and know his or her present level of understanding; consider the needs of all the children and treat each child with respect and dignity.
  • Work toward positive parent/staff relations.
  • Participates in enrollment retention, special events and fundraising.
  • Completes all paperwork clearly and concisely.
  • Remains up to date on emergency procedures and family center policies.
  • Promote and represent the mission and core values of the YMCA of Central Florida in the Family Center and its programs.
  • All other duties as assigned by management

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • One year of child care experience preferred
  • CPR/AED and First Aid certifications to be obtained within 60 days of employment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Desire and ability to work with children of all ages & developmental levels
  • Must be alert at all times, keeping safety in mind
  • Must be capable of working under pressure and independently in a somewhat disruptive, sometimes loud environment.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, which may include weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Must be willing to work an on-call schedule rotation as required.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
  • The physical activities of this position include: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions. May be required to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. in various forms, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. The employee must be able to perform medium work.
  • May be required to sit, stand, or maintain physical activity for extended periods of time.
  • Must exhibit patience and understanding. Receives and follows detailed instructions.
  • Must be alert at all times, keeping safety in mind.
  • Must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities in order to monitor environment and children's well-being. Talking is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, with or without correction
  • Must be capable of working under pressure in a somewhat disruptive environment.


  • Must complete successful background screening, which includes criminal and employment verification.
  • All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. The YMCA promotes an equal employment opportunity work place which includes reasonable accommodation of otherwise qualified disabled applicants and employees. Please see your manager should you have any questions about this policy or these job duties.
  • This job description may not be all-inclusive and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by management. Job descriptions and duties may be modified when deemed appropriate by management.