West Cook YMCA

School Age Assistant Teacher (2018 - 2019)

Job Type: Part Time

Category: Youth Development


West Cook YMCA
255 S. Marion St.
Oak Park, Il 60302

Job Description


The School Age Assistant helps to provide direction for the program and assists the School Age Teacher in the implementation of program curriculum in the classroom.  Aides in providing a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. Ensures each child experiences a sense of Achievement, Relationship, and Belonging.


  1. Partners on the design of the curriculum established by the School Age Teacher.
  2. Implements the daily lesson/activity plans.
  3. Supervises and actively engages the children, classroom, and all activities.
  4. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
  5. Maintains communication with parents.
  6. Maintains program site and equipment.  
  7. Maintains required program records.
  8. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.


The West Cook YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and offers a complimentary YMCA facility usage as part of employment. Use of Access Credit Union benefits, AFLAC insurance policy choices, & the choice of joining a 403-B program (which is a retirement program similar to a 401-K program).

Job Requirements


Values: Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times.

Quality Results:  Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides quality experiences.

Functional Expertise:  Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

Relationships:  Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y’s work.

Developing Others:  Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others’ capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible.


  1. Meets educational and experience qualifications established by DCFS
  2. At least 19 years of age and at least five years older than the oldest child with whom they work.
  3. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
  4. Degree or pursuit of degree in Education or related field preferred.
  5. Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
  6. The School Age Assistants shall work under the direct supervision of the School Age Teacher and shall not assume full responsibility for a group of children, except as allowed by Section 407.190 (e) (2)

Assistant Teacher: $11-12.50/hour


To Apply: email resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Lopez, elopez@westcookymca.org

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