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Teacher/Pre-School Teacher

Company: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Description: NOW HIRING FOR THE 2023/2024 SCHOOL YEAR! Before and after school programming is located at off-site school locations throughout the Greater Grand Rapids area. This position offers a $2/hour shift premium for staff who work both before school program hours and after school program hours in the same day.
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. SERVE -We provide timely and excellent service to members, volunteers, community, and each other. We LEARN -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 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.

Before and After School Program Teachers provide a reliable, safe, and fun environment for children to prepare for their school day and unwind from it. Depending on site location, part-time, Lead and Assistant Teacher positions available. Schedules vary, but may require weekday availability, 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM and/or 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Assists Site Coordinator in developing and leading daily lesson plans
Prepares materials for daily activities
Maintains records of attendance, arrival, and departure times
Provides weekly lesson plans to parents
Provides each participant's parent with information on individual activities on a daily basis
Maintains supervision of children
Assists Site Supervisor with parent-teacher conferences as needed
Maintains the quality and quantity of supplies, equipment, and materials in the classroom
Performs any other functions deemed to be necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Association

Lead Teacher: $16.43 - $20.54 hourly; Non-Exempt; Part time (up to 25 hours/week)
Assistant Teacher: $14.62 - $18.28 hourly; Non-Exempt, Part time (up to 25 hours/week)
This position offers a $2/hour shift premium for staff who work both before school program hours and after school program hours in the same day. This premium will be paid out as a bonus on a monthly basis.

- Free YMCA Individual Membership
-10% retirement contribution upon eligibility, learn more here.
-403(b) retirement savings account
- Ongoing training and development opportunities
- Access to the Employee Assistance Program and resources for you and your family
- Community Discounts, and more!

Associate's degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college; six months to one year childcare related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Ability to interact with people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles. Ability and desire to work with infants, toddlers, preschool and school age children. Working knowledge of computers and experience with a variety of software applications. YMCA experience preferred.

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)

Functional Expertise
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 their goals.
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 assignments).
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 respect.
Creates a safe environment in which others feel welcome and respected.

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 training.

Compensation details: 14.2-17.75 Hourly Wage

Keywords: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids , Teacher/Pre-School Teacher, Education / Teaching , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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