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Assistant Teacher - All Locations

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Wausau - Wausau, WI
$13.00 - $15.00 Hourly


* $400 Sign-on Bonus * Outstanding Benefits * Great Work Environment *

See Job Description for more details!


We are looking for a quality Assistant Child Care Teacher to act in accordance with the State of Wisconsin Licensing Regulations and live out our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.  Teachers will interact with both children and their families on a daily basis, and work to enhance a child’s learning experience through play-based, developmentally appropriate methods.

Full-time and part-time positions are available.  Our program hours are Monday-Friday, 6:30 AM-6:00 PM; shift possibilities will vary during this time frame based on program need and employee preference.  Please answer the application question on location preference so that we can connect you with the Child Care Center of your preferred choice.



  • Ensure the guidance and safety of all children in your care
  • Responsible for assisting with supervising and implementing activities
  • Adhere to daily classroom schedule in accordance with the program
  • Maintain positive relationships and interactions with children, parents, and other teachers and staff members
  • Be responsible for knowing children’s whereabouts at all times
  • Maintain effective lines of communication with families with respect to confidentiality
  • Display and exemplify the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in all aspects of the job performance and in relationships with others
  • Assure child care licensing rules are met
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Current Benefits:

  • $400 sign-on bonus (paid after 90 days of employment)
  • Free Family YMCA membership (Full-time) – Free Employee membership (Part-time)
  • 50% off Program & Child Care discount
  • Yearly continuing education stipend
  • Paid time off
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance (Full-Time)
  • STD, LTD, Life, Accident, and Critical Illness insurance (Full-Time)
  • Employee Assistance Program, travel benefits and other unique employee benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Fully-funded 12% Retirement plan, upon eligibility
  • Fun, flexible, family-friendly environment!

Current Compensation:

$13 - $15 hourly; wages are determined based on position, qualifications, and experience.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Have completed high school or its equivalency as determined by the Department of Public Instruction
  • Prior experience working in a child care setting preferred but not necessary; will train the right candidate!
  • Completion of Introduction to the Child Care Profession or equivalent course, or be willing to complete within 6 months of hire.  Teachers hired for an infant or toddler classroom must have completed Infant and Toddler Care or its equivalent, or be willing to complete within 6 months of hire.
  • Current CPR certification, or willingness to complete within 3 months of hire
  • Willingness to complete a background check and occupational physical


Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


The Woodson YMCA is an engine of transformation in our community. Our programs, services, and initiatives enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for leadership, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a service ethic. We instill our core values of Caring, Honesty, Responsibility and Respect throughout our Y programs.

People come to the Y to learn, have fun, and get fit, but they soon discover skills, confidence, a sense of well-being and a connection to the world around them. You can find a gym, swimming pool or a treadmill in lots of places, but it is our cause that makes the Y different. After serving our community for 127 years, just think of all those lives we have shaped and the future we have changed for the better!  The YMCA is a vital piece in strengthening the foundation of our community.