Substitute Teacher

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Job Title: Substitute Teacher Position

Job Description: Assist Teachers in planning and implementing therapeutically oriented child care to ensure health, safety, and enrichment of children birth through age five.


a. Planning, implementing and supervising infant/toddler/preschooler stimulation and educational activities in order to enhance their emotional and physical growth.

b. Provide developmentally appropriate care, comfort, nurturing and guidance to infants/toddlers/preschoolers in order to enhance their emotional and physical growth as outlined by NAEYC and State Licensing Guidelines.

c. Work with teaching team to create and maintain a cheerful, aesthetically pleasing child care environment that reflects the cultural diversity and interests of the children.

d. Train and supervise assistant teachers and volunteers in their assigned duties assuring their time is spent in appropriate and meaningful interaction with children and/or preparation of lesson materials.

e. Responsible for accurate record keeping, data collection, and anecdotal child reports in order to ensure coordinated departmental interventions.

f. Ensure the cleanliness, orderliness, and safety of facility according to health and hygiene standards, including but not limited to the toileting area, toys, cots, sheets, diaper changing area and food service/preparation area.

g. Maintain compliance to Child Care Licensing, Federal Food Program, NAEYC Accreditation, Grant requirements, and YWCA standards.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

1. Committed to providing excellent service to families and children.

2. 18 years of age. Experience working with children preferred.

3. Able to model strengths-based, empowering, respectful behavior.

4. Meet all State Child Care Licensing Requirements, including Food Handler’s permit, CPR and First Aid.

5. Outstanding interpersonal skills. Highly effective in communication, conflict resolution, problem-solving, customer service, and crisis management.

6. Fluency in speaking and reading English. Bilingual skills preferred.

7. Team player. Must be able to contribute significantly to an agency-wide team approach and work well across programs and departments.

8. Must be flexible and able to work assigned hours and program locations.

9. Ability to relate positively to people of diverse ages, races, ethnicity, nationalities, socio-economic levels, beliefs and lifestyles.

10. Valid Utah driver’s license, current automobile insurance, and motor vehicle check (if required).

Reports to: Human Resources

Hours: Non-Regular; various hours per week; non-exempt

Salary: $8.80 per hour

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and application to Human Resources:

Posted: Continuous

The YWCA is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.