YMCA of Greater Seattle Teacher, Early Learning in Seattle, Washington
This vacancy is a great opportunity to be a part of a team involved in providing inclusive, safe and caring environments, positive role models, creative activities and opportunities to serve the needs of others - all which are the essential building blocks for strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.
Support Lead Teacher in Preschool classroom that is licensed for 20 children. Supervises a group of children ages 2.5-3.5 years old.
Plans and implements program in accordance with the goals and policies of the YMCA. Coordinates activities which fit the children's developmental needs.
Provides leadership for staff overseeing the activities of several groups of children. Supervises a group of children to ensure their health and safety, and to provide for a positive experience for each child.
Communicates with and maintains positive relationships with families. May conduct conferences.
Provides day-to-day leadership to staff and volunteers.
Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
Provides assistance to supervisor and may fill-in during temporary absences.
Maintains ordered arrangement, appearance, decor, cleanliness, and learning environment of site.
Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.
Assists in recruitment of members for the Parent Advisory Group.
18 years of age or older.
Current state approved first-aid certification. *
Current state approved community CPR certification. *
TB test by the Mantoux method. **
HIV/AIDS training certification. *
For Early Childhood programs: 45 or more college quarter credits in early childhood/child development, or possess an equivalent educational background, or be a certified child development associate (preferred). For School-Age programs: 30 credits in elementary education, or the educational equivalent, in courses such as recreation, physical education, education, music, art, psychology or social services.
Experience in working with children the same age as those to be supervised.
One year of experience or more in program planning preferred.
Knowledge of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate practices.
Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.
- At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 90 days after employment).
** Prior to beginning child care duties.
Competencies for success at the Y:
Values - Strengthens the Y's culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.
Inclusion - Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
Develop Self and Others - Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.
Quality Results - Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.
Change Capacity - Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y's mission.
Inspire Others - Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.
Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.
Type Regular Part-Time
# of Openings 2
Location West Seattle YMCA - Preschool
Category Early Childhood Education
Address Schmitz Park Elementary