Lead Teacher/Assistant Teacher/Floater

Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester

Early Childhood Teaching Opportunities at The Louis S. Wolk Children’s Center

Located on a beautiful 100-acre campus alongside the Erie Canal in Brighton, The Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester is a 200,000 square foot facility that houses our state-of-the-art fitness, wellness and recreation programming, an aquatics center, a Professional Theatre (live stream), Children’s Center and our Premier Camping Program!

We are an inclusive community center that welcomes people of all faiths, backgrounds, and ages, and we pride ourselves on providing our members with quality educational, cultural arts and social programming, and.

If you are seeking a full-time as a Lead Teacher/Assistant Teacher/Floater in a highly respected Early Learning Center, we would like to hear from you!

·       Full-time hours include a rotating (8) hour shift between the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm, Monday – Friday.

·       Part-time hours for teaching assistants and floats are available. Must be able to work at least three days per week and work hours that cover the lunch time such as 8-2, 9-3, 11:30 to 5:30.

We have several positions available for qualified candidates who have direct, proven experience working with children ages 8 weeks to Pre-K. We offer a variety of educational experiences as you will be rotating between several classrooms!

Employment Benefits include:

  • A JCC membership to our Fitness and Aquatics Center.
  • Full time employee benefits include health, vision, dental, and paid time off.


  • 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

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.

  • Ability to provide individual and group instruction to children and observe and assess child behavior and model positive behavior management techniques and safety regulations.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of current child development practices; complete 15 hours of training on mandated topics each year
  • 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.

Education and Experience

  • CDA is preferred.

Certifications: Current CPR and First Aid certifications preferred. Medical Administration Training certification is recommended.

Experience: Minimum of one to 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

  • 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 repetitively weighing between 10-15lbs and occasionally up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to kneel, bend, squat, stand, and sit on the floor or on child-size furniture for prolonged periods of time.

Hourly rate dependent on experience and credentials, minimum $15.00 per hour for Teacher Assistants and $17.50 per hour for Lead Teachers, additional pay available depending on credentials and years of classroom experience.


To apply for this job email your details to lbork@jccrochester.org

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