Teacher's Assistant


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West Hartford YMCA
12 North Main Street
West Hartford
Summer Camp
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Program Information

The Power Scholars Academy is offered in West Hartford at Wolcott Elementary School. The program runs for 5 weeks.


Essential Functions: 

  • Implement collaborative teaching strategies with academic and/or enrichment teachers to a cluster of scholars
  • Support the development and delivery of relevant, engaging, and rigorous lessons
  • Ensure the academic and social development of scholars throughout the course of the program
  • Serve as a role model for an assigned group of scholars
  • Work with teachers to identify scholar needs and develop instructional plans and practices to best support scholars
  • Monitor scholars' educational and social progress and making necessary recommendations for adjustments
  • Support classroom and behavior management consistently to develop a safe and productive learning environment
  • Maintain attendance and supporting classroom procedures/functions.
  • Supervise scholars during classroom transitions as well as during lunch, snack, recess, etc.
  • Assist on field trips and at special events
  • Perform other related duties assigned 


Minimum Requirements



  • Be available Monday-Friday for entire 5 week duration
  • Academic skills – proficiency in (elementary school) math and literacy
  • Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with diverse populations
  • Desire to work with (elementary school) scholars and their families in under-resourced communities
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and technological (computer/internet) skills
  • Ability to build relationships and influence scholars, staff, community members & families
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Respect for all children
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Committed to the goals of the program and approach
  • Evidence of efficacy and willingness to be a team player
  • Belief and commitment to the Y's mission and values