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School Age Lead Teacher

Posted: 07/02/2023

Job Title: School Age Lead Teacher

Compensation: $16.50/ hour

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full-time, 40 hrs/week

Shifts: 9:00AM-6:00PM or 8:30AM-5:30PM, Monday – Friday (Saturdays & Sundays on occasion for professional development/events)

Age Groups: Kindergarten- 5th grade

Supervisor: Senior Director of Early Education

Location: Pottstown, PA


YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA) is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace justice, freedom, and dignity for all. YW serves more than 2,500 people annually in Montgomery, Chester, and Berks counties as a leader in advocating for girls, women, and families. YW’s quality programs and services focus on education, designed to build individual, family, and community success: early childhood education; Youth Empowerment Programs that include enrichment, STEM learning, and recreation; adult education and English as a Second Language; workforce development; Foster Grandparent Program; and holistic wraparound services.


YW3CA is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering competitive salaries and benefit packages such as:

  • Generous Paid Time Off plan- Personal, Sick and Vacation
  • Annual Paid Holidays and Business Closures- off from Christmas to New Years
  • YWCA Retirement Plan- 7.5% company contribution, 3% fund contribution.
  • 401K Retirement plan includes an employer match.
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Affordable Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending account
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary MetLaw coverage
  • Voluntary Life, Accident, Hospital Indemnity, and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Employee Discount on private pay childcare tuition
  • Tuition discounts at local colleges & universities
  • College America 529 Saving Plan
  • T.E.A.C.H Pennsylvania Early Childhood Scholarship Program
  • Scholarship for Google Career Certification

**Restrictions may apply based on position hours


YW3CA’s ideal School Age Lead Teacher candidate(s):

  • Minimum of associate degree in early childhood education or related field of study with a minimum of 30 credits in ECE. EHS classroom teachers require and Infant/Toddler CDA or 9 infant toddler credits (Applicants without this experience will not be considered)
  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Current Health Assessment and TB test
  • Must be willing to submit to background checks in accordance with local law and regulation
  • Familiar with Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Regulations a plus
  • Familiar with Keystone STARS a plus
  • Familiar with ITERS and ECERS Rating Scale
  • Knowledge of the concepts and practices associated with early childhood education and child development issues
  • Ability to work with parents in the community and other volunteers
  • Understanding of diverse family dynamics and cultural differences with the ability to work with and empower families
  • Understanding of YW3CA mission, goals, and objectives and ability to work independently with a high level of energy and contribute as part of a larger team

Job Responsibilities:

School Age Lead Teachers essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and implement educational curriculum by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards
  • Ensures the program operations meets funding and licensing guidelines with regards to screenings, assessments, curricula, supervision of children, child safety and reporting
  • Maintain daily communications including written communication using daily reports with families through informal discussions, Tadpoles messages, phone calls, report cards, and conferences
  • Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met
  • Supervise teacher assistants and classroom volunteers to ensure they are following planned activities, hygiene, cleanliness and safety standards, including use of primary groups
  • Ensure the safety of children and staff
  • Attends and participates in all in-service training and monthly staff meetings as identified by the Early Education Director to increase competency in job performance
  • Maintains confidentiality in all children and family records
  • Support families/staff using the P.E.A.C.E. model for problem-solving
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of position expectations


If you are ready to be a part of a rewarding organization whose mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all, we invite you to send your cover Letter and resume to:

To learn more about YW3CA’s programs and services, check out our website at

Equal Opportunity Employer

YWCA Tri-County Area is an equal opportunity employer, and it is our policy that employees and applicants will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran’s status, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state, federal or local laws. Accordingly, YWCA Tri-County Area will hire, train, and promote individuals in accordance with this Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. YWCA Tri-County Area is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. Unfortunately, YWCA Tri-County Area is unable to sponsor employment for international candidates at this time.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.50 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
YWCA Tri-County Area is following all CDC and State guidelines to keep our employees, program participants, and community safe.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Pottstown, PA 19464: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • Associate (Required)


  • Early Childhood Education: 2 years (Required)

Work Location: In person


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152 East High Street, Suite 200
Pottstown, PA 19464

Phone: 610.326.2900