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Childcare Assistant Teacher

Company: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Job Description Description: 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. 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. LEARN - 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 Early Learning Assistant Teacher will assist in the planning, developing, and implementing of classroom activities for infant, toddler, or preschool programs. This position requires on site, face-to-face leadership. Center hours vary by location, but generally require flexible scheduling between 6 AM and 6 PM. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Assists Site Coordinator/Supervisor in developing and leading daily lesson plansActively engages with children in the classroomAssists with daily parent communicationPrepares materials for daily activityMaintains records of attendance, arrival, and departure timesMaintains supervision of childrenAssists Site Supervisor with parent-teacher conferences as neededEfficiently 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 Non-Exempt; Full Time (40 hours/week) or Part Time (25hours/week)Free YMCA Individual Membership for Part Time employees BENEFITS (FULL TIME EMPLOYEES)Free YMCA Family Membership!50% discount off the regular rate for each child registered in a YMCA childcare program. Full-time YMCA employees working in a licensed childcare program will receive a 50% discount on all Early Learning (including infant room), School-Age, and Day Camp registrations.Grow your career through the opportunity to become a lead teacher by completing your Child Development Associates Credential (CDA) with the Y at no cost to youHealth/Dental/Vision InsurancePaid Time Off, beginning at three weeks per yearPaid HolidaysPaid Parental Leave On-Demand Pay: Get your paycheck on your schedule Up to a 10% retirement contribution upon eligibilityThe YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. More information can be found here .Community Discounts, and more! Requirements: QUALIFICATIONS 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 preferred. Ability to interact with people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles. Ability and desire to work with and care for infants, toddler, and preschool children. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSBlood Borne Pathogen trainingCPR Certification required within the first 60 daysFirst Aid Certification required within the first 60 daysState of Michigan criminal background clearance (ICHAT)FingerprintingDHS clearanceNegative T.B. skin testDocumentation of physical exam 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. PM21 PI206712218

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

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