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  • Blair Family YMCA- Child Care Teacher

    Blair Family YMCA
    Job Description
    POSITION SUMMARY:
    This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Child Care Teacher at Blair YMCA maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals, promotes the potential of all youth, and provides a quality experience to both youth and their families.
    OUR CULTURE: 
    Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.
    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    1. Under supervision of the program director, supervises small groups jointly with other counselors while teaching programs to develop youth skills. 
    2. Providing leadership for the children, classroom, and all program activities.
    3. Follows all procedures and standards as established by the law or the Y; makes ADA accommodations where appropriate; maintains the program site, equipment, and required program records.
    4. Nurtures children through purposeful programming; creates lesson plans that are intended to achieve program goals and outcomes. (ex…Implementing CDLI)
    5. Creates positive rapport and shared interest with all youth.
    6. Provides opportunities for youth to lead, problem-solve, and make decisions and choices within the program and provides daily opportunities for youth to reflect on and respond to their experiences.
    7. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
    8. Provides and welcomes ongoing dialogue with parents and caregivers about their child’s needs and progress; conducts parent/caregiver conferences if needed; connects families to the Y.
    9. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.
    10. Performs other duties as assigned.
     
    LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:
    • Communication & Influence
    • Developing Self & Others
    • Program/Project Management
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • BA, Associates Degree, Child Development Credential, High School Diploma or 1500 verified clock hours of experience in organized group activities for young children as indicated by a positive reference from a former employer or supervisor
    • CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications required or ability to pass within first 30 days of hire.
    • Child Abuse Prevention training required within 30 days of hire.
    • Meets minimum age standard of at least 18 years of age as established by state law and/or the Y.
    • Holds a valid driver’s license
    • Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
    • Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
    • Previous experience with diverse populations.
    • Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
    • Commitment to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
    • Successfully pass background and physical check
    • Is able to keep regular and predictable attendance for implanting premium programming
    • Is able to withstand working in a variety of environments and conditions; inside, outside, field trip locations, physical play etc…
    WORK ENVIRONMENT & 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 plan, lead, and participate in program activities.
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