Childcare Assistant Teacher
Company: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: August 7, 2022
This is a SECOND shift position at our David D. Hunting YMCA and
requires availability Monday - Thursday, 5:00 - 9:30 PM.
Guiding Principles describe our behaviors to support our
organization's work throughout its life in all circumstances,
irrespective of changes in goals, strategies, and leadership. Our
Guiding Principles are as follows: We CULTIVATE- We grow staff and
volunteer leaders who will be stewards of the Y mission, resources,
and opportunities. We OWN- We think long-term and act on behalf of
the organization, beyond our own team. We WELCOME- We are inclusive
of all people and all communities. We SERVE- We provide timely and
excellent service to members, volunteers, community, and each
other. We LEARN- We are never done learning and always seek to
improve. We are curious about new possibilities and act to explore
them. We UNITE -We work together to achieve big goals and speak as
one voice. We RESPECT- We treat others with kindness and speak
positively about other people in all situations. We PLAY- We
celebrate, appreciate, and have fun!
The YMCA of Great Grand Rapids utilizes a Membership By Design
framework, which is a member involvement and community building
model for YMCAs across the country. All staff members-front-line,
management, full- and part-time-and volunteers have a role to play
in member engagement. These responsibilities can be broken into six
1. Enrollment: Staff and volunteers encourage potential members to
enroll in programs and activities that meet their needs.
2. Satisfaction: Staff and volunteers ask members continually about
their satisfaction with a program or activity, track responses,
listen to suggestions, and respond promptly in a manner consistent
with the values of caring, honesty, respect, and
3. Relationship Building: Staff and volunteers are open, friendly,
and approachable to all YMCA members and participants. Staff and
volunteers initiate interaction with and between members.
4. Education and Conversion: Staff and volunteers know about and
share their knowledge of the YMCA, its programs, its policies, its
mission, its values, and how it benefits members and the
5. Volunteerism and Leadership: Staff and volunteers create
opportunities for members to volunteer in their areas of interest,
and they ask members to do so whenever appropriate.
6. Ownership: Staff and volunteers encourage members to own the
YMCA, using words such as we, us, and our association (and actions
that match those words) to include members as well as staff and
The Childcare Assistant Teacher will assist in the planning,
developing, and implementing of classroom activities for programs.
This position requires face-to-face leadership in this program and
may involve early morning responsibilities.
--- Assists Site Coordinator/Supervisor in developing and leading
daily lesson plans
--- Actively engages with children in the classroom
--- Assists with daily parent communication
--- Prepares materials for daily activity
--- Maintains records of attendance, arrival, and departure
--- Maintains supervision of children
--- Assists Site Supervisor with parent-teacher conferences as
--- Efficiently communicates with classroom teaching team
Performs any other functions deemed to be necessary for the smooth
and efficient operation of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
$13.78 - $17.23 Part Time; Non-Exempt (up to 25 hours/week)
Free Individual YMCA Membership for part time staff
Associate's degree or CDA PREFERRED, or proof of current enrollment
in CDA or college level degree program required; three to six
months childcare related experience; or equivalent combination of
education, training, and experience required. Ability to interact
with people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles.
Ability and desire to work with and care for infants, toddler, and
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
--- Blood Borne Pathogen training
--- CPR Certification required within the first 60 days
--- First Aid Certification required within the first 60 days
--- State of Michigan criminal background clearance (ICHAT)
--- DHS clearance
--- Negative T.B. skin test
--- Documentation of physical exam
YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:
--- Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the
job at a high level of accomplishment.
--- Uses best practices, guidelines, and industry standards as a
framework to improve performance.
Developing Self & Others
--- Supports members, participants, or project teams in achieving
--- Reflects on and learns from successes and mistakes.
--- Proactively shares information, experiences, lessons learned,
and suggestions to help others be more successful.
--- Volunteers for challenging tasks or projects in an effort to
grow and develop.
Solicits and is open to informal learning opportunities to gain
insight (e.g., performance feedback, coaching, and stretch
--- Embraces all dimensions of diversity (i.e., ability, age,
culture, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, income,
national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic
status, etc.) by treating all people with dignity, compassion, and
--- Creates a safe environment in which others feel welcome and
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The work environment and 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.
0-5% of local travel within the state of Michigan; occasional
out-of-state travel may be required for educational conferences or
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