Preschool Teacher Aide-substitute
Job Details
Schenectady-Bigelow - Schenectady, NY
Per Diem
High School/GED

Pre School Teacher Aide - Substitutes - We are looking for individuals who like to work work with Children between 3-5. We will be very flexible with your schedule. 


Works closely with Teachers in the management of a preschool classroom by providing quality care to ages 3-5 in accordance with Agency philosophy, program performance standards and curriculum guidelines.


  • Use daily routines and observations to meet the strengths and needs of children
  • Work as a team member to facilitate the programs curriculum, procedures and philosophy.
  • Assist in the implementation of weekly program plans as needed.
  • Help establish a safe environment and a positive emotional tone that is supportive of the individual childs feelings by interacting with them in a supportive way.
  • Maintain a welcoming atmosphere that will encourage and facilitate ongoing parent participation and involvement.
  • Participate in staff training according to program staff training plan and policies.
  • Report any suspected injuries immediately to classroom staff.
  • Learn and appropriately apply the program curricula to each child.
  • Maintain punctuality in all interactions with children, parents, coworkers and volunteers.
  • Interact positively with and provide choices to children during meal and nap times.
  • Care for program equipment and supplies safely and cost effectively.
  • Assist in classroom cleanup and follow universal precautions daily.
  • Assist children in transitioning during day when needed.
  • Assist children in safely exiting from Center during fire drills and any hazardous situations.
  • Adhere to agency and program standards regarding child and families confidentiality and maintain appropriate professional boundaries.


  • High school diploma
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in preschool preferred
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

If you’ve got the talent, drive and desire to make a real difference in your community, you need to be a part of Northern Rivers Family of Services. We’re a family of human service agencies united in our passion to help the children, adults, and families of the Capital Region and beyond. 

Our employees receive a generous time off and benefits package, tuition reimbursement, loan repayment assistance, free training/CEU opportunities, flexible work schedule, and much more! 

Apply today to become part of our team!

Northern Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

The Agency will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.


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