Early Education Teacher (Full-Time)

Location: Austin, TX

Department: Extend-A-Care YMCA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Earn up to $1,500 in bonuses when you join our team and stay PLUS $100 for every month through May 2023!


About Us:

The YMCA of Austin is a dynamic, equitable force in the community that helps people of all backgrounds improve their total wellbeing and quality of life. Founded in 1953 and anchored in three Central Texas counties, the Y is a $40 million community enterprise that serves nearly 100,000 people annually through eight centers. We also provide afterschool education and care at more than 70 licensed campuses in four school districts. Unlike any other organization in the region, the Austin Y has the unique ability to welcome, educate and elevate all, and is committed to creating innovative programs, places…and people.

Early Education Teachers work 40 hours a week – Monday through Friday, between 6:45am - 6:30pm. Example of potential shifts 6:45am - 4:00pm or 9:30am - 6:30pm.

Pay Rate: $17.00 per hour 

Rewards we offer you:

  • Full benefits package, including Dental, Vision, and Health Insurance coverage, begins on day one of employment.
  • Up to 48 days of PTO over vacation, holidays, personal, and sick leave
  • Free Household Membership to facilities operated by the YMCA of Austin (worth $1,000 annually)
  • 12% Employer-Funded Retirement Plan upon meeting eligibility
  • Learning and development workshops and trainings
  • Career advancement opportunities

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide care for children ages 6 weeks (about one and a half months) to four years old, such as establishing schedules and routines, grooming, feeding, and changing diapers.
  • Maintain a welcoming, safe, and clean environment which includes cleaning classrooms and equipment and disinfecting toys.
  • Guide children through a research-based curriculum to grow their ability to grasp new concepts, understand increasingly complex information, and prepare for the next level of care or entry into school.
  • Develop respectful and dynamic relationships with families and staff.
  • Distribute snacks following sanitation, USDA, and CCR guidelines
  • Build confidence with a special emphasis on social-emotional development, impulse control, and social skills.
  • Maintain required records relating to the Early Education Program.
  • Responsible for the safety of the children within the Texas Child Care Regulation directives.
  • Enforce safety and security standards for children and visitors.
  • Attend required staff development and team meetings.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

Regular sitting, walking, reaching, bending, lifting, and standing. Must be able to routinely lift 10 lbs., and occasionally lift up to 40 lbs.

What we’re looking for: 

  • Education and Experience: 
    • High School graduate or GED equivalent. Minimum age of 18 years.  
    • Related education and/or experience in childhood development  
    • Prior experience working with young children preferred
  • You bring fun and are positive, engaging, and caring. 
  • You quickly learn from failure and value feedback in the effort to improve continuously 
  • You are a team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude and can work well with others. 
  • You listen for understanding and meaning. You speak and write effectively. 
  • You leverage people’s differences as strengths. 


The organization has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

The YMCA of Austin provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. YMCA of Austin complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which we have employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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