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Preschool Teacher

Company: Lafayette Family YMCA
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direction for children in the program and implements curriculum. Provide a quality experience to children and parents that focus on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.Essential Functions:1. Create and implement curriculum at preschool level2. Provides close care of youth in program and releasing to authorized adults only3. Expresses concerns and ongoings to the Childcare Leadership Team4. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information5. Cultivates positive relationships6. Facilitates communication and positive relationships between YMCA families and YMCA staff7. Maintains classroom, equipment, and cleaning supplies8. Performs other duties as assignedYMCA Competencies:Mission Advancement: -Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raisingCollaboration: -Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively.Operational Effectiveness: -Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers idea to create a better member experience.Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follow budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.Personal Growth: -Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.Qualifications1. Previous experience working with youth preferred2. At least 18 years of age3. Proactive, hands-on and professional work ethic4. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date5. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds6. Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).Work Environment & Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions - Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities - The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Keywords: Lafayette Family YMCA, Lafayette , Preschool Teacher, Education / Teaching , Lafayette, Indiana

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