Job Description

Preschool Assistant Teacher - Goodwill Excel Center
Louisville, KY, United States of America


As the nation’s leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y offers more than just a job. We offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. As a key player of our Child Development Center team, the Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting with the overall classroom atmosphere, the curriculum, the development of each child to their full potential and communication with parents and other classroom staff. As a center, we are committed to our vision as a place where staff, children and their families are a part of a learning community in which they experience a sense of wonder, play, adventure, investigation, and support. 

Job Skills / Requirements


  • Ability to care for young children in a group setting.
  • Ability to work with others as a team.
  • Experience in an Early Childhood setting preferred
  • Infant/ Child/ Adult CPR and First aid (30 days post hire)
  • Core Curriculum Training (60 days post hire)
  • Negative TB Test (every two years)
  • Minimum age 18 years old
  • Able to pass multiple-screen drug test


  • Uphold the mission of the YMCA, and demonstrate behaviors that reflect a determined, nurturing, genuine, hopeful, and welcoming nature.
  • Consistent positive attitude, modeling the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility
  • Candidate must be able to and ENJOY working with ages 6 weeks – 5 year olds and be responsible for knowing developmental differences
  • Punctual, reliable, creative, and a self-starter
  • Can create and facilitate age-appropriate activities for young children
  • Responsibility for the health, welfare and safety of the children in the assigned classroom, and for ensuring quality programming
  • Provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere that meets all licensing regulations; maintain classroom and center cleanliness, sanitation, organization and appearance
  • Maintain all documentation as requested – attendance, incident reports, food program counts, medication waivers, daily care sheets, et al – according to State Licensing and program requirements.
  • Build and maintain open communication with children, parents, director and other staff.
  • Attend all required staff meetings and trainings
  • Completes required child abuse and risk management training. Adhere to policies and procedures in managing high-risk activities and appropriate boundaries of supervision. Report suspicious or inappropriate behaviors and policy violations to supervisor. Follow mandated abuse reporting requirements to authorities.  


Lifting up to 50 lbs, bending, stooping, sitting on floor or in child sized chairs, diapering, assisting with toileting, climbing, reaching, running, carrying or holding a child up to 50 lbs, pushing, and operating a computer are all required operations of the position. Spending time outdoors during summer and winter months are a requirement as well.  

STATUS:  Part-time, Non-Exempt

STARTING SALARY:  $15.00 per Hour   

DAYS & HOURS:  Various shifts, flexible to work additional as needed 

Education Requirements (Any)

High School Diploma or the equivalent

Additional Information / Benefits

Equal Opportunity Employer Metro United Way Agency

A new YMCA team member you will receive a community wide individual membership upon completion of the New Employee Orientation, program discounts, and participation in the YMCA retirement fund. 

Benefits: Community wide individual membership

This job reports to the Child Development Center Director

This is a Part-Time position 1st Shift, 2nd Shift, Various shifts, flexible to work additional as needed .

Number of Openings for this position: 1