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School Age Assistant Teacher

Company: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

NOW HIRING FALL 2022! Before and after school programming is located at off-site school locations throughout the Greater Grand Rapids area. OUR CULTURE: 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: 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. WELCOME-We are inclusive of all people and all communities. SERVE-We provide timely and excellent service to members, volunteers, community, and each other. We are curious about new possibilities and act to explore them. UNITE-We work together to achieve big goals and speak as one voice. RESPECT-We treat others with kindness and speak positively about other people in all situations. 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 steps:

  • Staff and volunteers encourage potential members to enroll in programs and activities that meet their needs.
  • 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 responsibility.
  • 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.
  • 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 community.
  • 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.
  • 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 volunteers. POSITION SUMMARY: The School Age Assistant Teacher will assist in the planning, developing, and implementing of classroom activities for before/after school programs. This position requires face-to-face leadership in this program. Shifts available Monday through Friday, 6:00 - 9:00 AM and/or 3:00 - 6:00 PM. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • 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 times
  • Maintains supervision of children
  • Assists Site Supervisor with parent-teacher conferences as needed
  • 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 Association COMPENSATION $13.78 - $17.23 hourly; Non-Exempt; Part Time (up to 25 hours/week) Free YMCA Membership provided!

    QUALIFICATIONS Associate's Degree or CDA credential from an accredited college preferred; 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. Working knowledge of computers and experience with a variety of software applications. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION
    • Blood Borne Pathogen training
    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification required within the first 60 days
    • First Aid Certification required within the first 60 days
    • AED-Oxygen Certification required within the first 60 days
    • State of Michigan criminal background clearance (ICHAT) 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. TRAVEL: 0 - 5% of local travel within the state of Michigan; occasional out-of-state travel may be required for educational conferences or training. PM21 PI189797933

Keywords: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids , School Age Assistant Teacher, Education / Teaching , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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