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The Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester is a home for people of all backgrounds to grow and learn, and to care about and deepen their connections to one another. We offer a wide array of cultural, social, educational, and recreational programs for families, children and adults of all ages and interests.

Are you looking for a full time or part time opportunity as an Assistant Teacher or Floater in a highly respected Early Learning Center? Do you have direct, proven experience working with children ages 8 weeks to pre-k? Do you want to have a positive impact on the young lives we serve? If you answered "Yes!" to these questions, then we, at the JCC Wolk Children's Center located in Brighton, have a great opportunity for YOU! 

Our Wolk Children’s Center has multiple opportunities for Assistant Teachers and Floaters. 

Pay: $12.35 per hour. 

Work schedule: Full time hours. Need to be available between 7:00am and 6:00pm, Monday-Friday 

Part time schedule: 12:00pm-6:00pm, Monday-Friday. 

General Job Summary:

  • Maintain a nurturing classroom environment that meets the emotional, social, physical, and cognitive needs of each child.
  • Provide curriculum support to encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem-solving appropriate to the development levels of the children in your care.
  • Modeling developmentally appropriate activities through daily contact with children and other early childhood staff in the classroom.
  • Maintaining open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child’s family and encourage their involvement in the program.

Assistant Teachers, Wolk Children’s Center

in Rochester, NY
Start date: As soon as possible
Job Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Verbal communication with children and other staff.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals in English and write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to provide individual and group instruction to children and observe and assess child behavior and model positive behavior management techniques and safety regulations.
  • Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem-solving appropriate to the development levels of the children
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of current child development practices; complete 15 hours of training on mandated topics each year
  • Full time work schedule: 35-40 hours per week, 5 days per week; 2 opening shifts; 3 closing shifts
  • Abide by all policies, standards, and objectives of the JCC, including, but not limited to our policies of no smoking, no alcohol, and no drugs during work hours, breaks or on premises.
  • Attend weekly meetings to reflect and plan with the other teachers in the classroom.
  • Maintain confidentiality for children, families, and staff at the JCC.
  • Report any suspected abuse to the Head Teacher or Director.
  • Greet children as they are dropped off outside at the Center and escort to classroom.
  • Assist with escorting children to their parents in the evening in the Center drop off pick up area.
  • Maintain the organization of the classroom and materials to support the program’s goals and philosophy.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy classroom; inspect and replace damaged or lost materials.
  • Assist in keeping all appropriate records including attendance and anecdotal records on children.
  • Meet all applicable licensing regulations.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with other staff and coworkers. Work cooperatively with teammates to coordinate all the joint administrative, housekeeping, curriculum planning and teaching functions to ensure a smooth running, well ordered classroom.
  • Assist in completing bi-annual assessment of children's development and report progress of children to parents through parent-teacher conferences as needed.
Education and Experience
  • CDA is preferred.
  • Certifications: Current CPR and First Aid certifications. Medical Administration Training certification is recommended.
  • Experience: Minimum of two years’ experience in a group childcare setting preferred.
Other Requirements:

Computer Skills: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and ability to utilize the parent communication website 

Dress Code: Casual dress. Facial masks and smocks are required during work hours and are provided. 

Physical Demands: 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.

  • Ability to assist children in an emergency situation.
  • Possess the strength, endurance and vigilance required to maintain constant supervision of children.
  • Ambulatory ability to manage uneven ground, hills, and steps.
  • Ability to lift a child weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to kneel, bend, squat, stand, and sit on the floor or on child-size furniture for prolonged periods of time.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform within the described work environment.

  • Preschool Classroom environment with child sized furniture
  • Outside environments (playground, filed trip locations)
  • Gymnasium and Pool where applicable

Full time benefits include: medical insurance, dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, vacation and holiday pay. 

Full time and part time employees receive a JCC membership

If you have any questions, please contact:

Jackie Ernst, Talent Acquisition Specialist

Phone: (585) 461-2000, ext. 210

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