Pre-School Teacher P-3 Certified



POSITION:                       Pre-School Teacher

DEPARTMENT:                 Child Care Services-Harborview Early Learning Center

SUPERVISOR:                  Director

CLASSIFICATION:            hourly, non-exempt,



This is a teacher position in a Provider Program for the Perth Amboy Board of Education state funded Preschool Program. Applicant will be working with a Paraprofessional in a classroom of 15 children ages 3 – 5 years old.  




  1. Working closely with the Director, ensure all curriculum is reviewed and approved per the Director’s schedule.
  2. Carry out the curriculum plans and daily activities for children.
  3. Supervise and guide teacher assistants.
  4. Learn to identify child abuse and have a clear understanding of reporting requirements and responsibilities.
  5. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of a child’s growth and development when working with children, recording activities, and talking with parents.
  6. Demonstrate, verbally and by role-modeling, a sound knowledge of good teaching practices.
  7. Be responsible for going into the pool to assist swim instructors and maintain staff:child ratio during swim lessons/activities.
  8. Mentor, coach and guide teacher assistants to work towards the YMCA mission and ensure they have a clear understanding of, and follow the four core values, leading by example.
  9. Prepare developmentally appropriate educational material needed to implement the daily activity.
  10. Support the Y’s HEPA standards by role modeling through participation in activities, snacks, & meals as well as avoiding consumption of foods & beverages during program hours that are inconsistent with HEPA standards.
  11. Maintain a safe, clean, pleasant physical environment conducive to optimal growth and development of children.
  12. Observe, record, and evaluate children’s significant behavior.
  13. Supervise indoor-outdoor activities and nap periods.
  14. Attend staff and parent meetings and contribute to the meeting.
  15. Meet with individual parents at least twice yearly to report on child’s progress, discuss concerns with parents and act on those concerns.
  16. Check on supplies and equipment and request needed items from the Director.
  17. Administer first aid as needed and supervise children’s personal hygiene.
  18. Oversee the administration of medication after receiving written permission from the parents.
  19. Be responsible for all daily paperwork needed to maintain state code.
  20. Oversee all bathroom procedures, diapering, potty training, hand washing, etc.
  21. Be responsible for conducting classroom staff meetings to maintain state code.
  22. Show a professional enthusiasm for teaching.
  23. Maintain current CPR & First Aid Certification.
  24. Be responsible for attending mandated workshops presented during “Center Shut Down” and at least two more professional days besides those mandated by the Director.
  25. Be responsible for any other duties requested by the Director.
  26. Accurately record time worked utilizing the assigned time management system or tool.



  • NJ State P-3 Certification
  • ECERS-3
  • Knowledge of the Creative Curriculum
  • Teaching Strategies Assessment
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus




Normal amounts of walking, standing, sitting, running, jumping, lifting, pushing, pulling, speaking, reading, and writing.  Must be able to hear, see and respond quickly to children’s needs.

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