Job Code: MTA

Malta Teacher Assistant

Category: Childcare
Location: Malta Branch

Job Type: Part-Time
Keywords: Childcare, Teacher Assistant, Part-Time



This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Assists in planning and implementation of daily program activities and curriculum for assigned classroom. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and promotes safety in accordance with YMCA
policies and procedures.

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.


  • Assists Teacher in the implementation of daily lesson plans and activities, and actively participates in classroom

  • Adheres to YMCA and/or OCFS guidelines for proper verbal interaction, proper learn and play techniques, as well as age appropriate redirection as a form of discipline.

  • Supports behavioral management plans, and maintains confidentiality, sensitivity and patience with the children and parents through appropriate verbal interactions.

  • Completes accurate and timely records of attendance, progress and behavioral reports, as assigned.

  • Supports and role models the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards while promoting child participation in activities and discussions about healthy living.

  • Follows all YMCA and/or OCFS policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.

  • Knows and reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, completes related reports as required.

  • Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps them connect with each other and the Y. Identifies potential volunteers.

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the YMCA and our three areas of focus: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

  • Ability to articulate and model the Y’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

  • Attends all staff meetings and in-service training.

  • Wear required and approved uniform items at all time.

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Communication & Influence
  • Developing Self & Others
  • Engaging Community


  • Minimum age of 18 years old.
  • 1+ years of childcare experience with children under age 13 years old.
  • Current CPR PRO & First Aid certifications


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee needs sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The SRYMCA offers competitive benefits to all full-time staff including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • The SRYMCA will pay 70% of medical insurance per month for single, 2 person (spouse or domestic partner) or family coverage.
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • FREE association-wide family membership
  • Generous earned time off program
  • 401(a) and 403(b) retirement accounts
  • All eligible employees receive the SRYMCA's retirement contribution of 12% of their biweekly gross earnings
  • Discounts on childcare services, day camp and program classes as well!
  • 20% discount on program classes for the employee and dependents (subject to availability during regular registration periods)
  • 40% discount on childcare services and Day Camps (limited number of discounted slots may be available, depending on enrollments)

Saratoga Regional YMCA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, pregnancy-related conditions or carrier status. The Saratoga Regional YMCA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.