compensation: $13.00 - $17.00 per hour (D.O.E.) health/dental/vision benefits and YMCA membership included 403 retirement employment type: full-time
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Must apply to the following link to be considered for this position: www.ciymca.org/santabarbara/careers
Must apply by 9/20/19
Qualifications and Experience:
1. 21 years of age with a High School diploma or equivalent
2. EMSA California Adult, Infant, and Child CPR + CA Child Care First Aid (within 30 days of employment).
3. Criminal background clearance
4. Physical examination and TB test
5. A minimum of one year experience working with children ages 2-5
6. 12 completed units of Child Development or Early Childhood Education courses
7. AA or BA in Early Childhood Development preferred.
Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents. Also, must be able to walk, sit, kneel, stand, crouch, run, and lift up to 40 lbs.
Key Result Areas
Supports the Mission, Vision, and Direction of the YMCA:
Understands and supports the mission of the YMCA
Demonstrates the attributes and qualities of a positive role model through the use of the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring
Respects and honors cultural and human diversity
Participate in events for new and existing members to meet one another and to learn more about the YMCA
Take an active role in all preschool sponsored events such as open houses, parent teacher conferences etc.
Supports the role of fund-raising in achieving the YMCA mission
Understands and embraces the role of volunteers
Understand, follow and enforce all YMCA and licensing policies regarding safety
Know and understand emergency procedures and respond promptly and when necessary
Complete visual daily safety inspection for all assigned program areas
Identifies potential risk factors in the program environment and takes measures to reduce those risks.
Assessing and eliminating risks in programs
Child Abuse Prevention
Completes all forms [ouch, bad day, good day, accident, incident (CIYMCA and Licensing), unsafe working condition reports, and enters all pertinent information into Communication Log] within an hour of the occurrence
Keep First Aid Kit in close proximity to program activities and maintain adequate supplies in First Aid Kit at all times.
Plan and implement a preschool play based curriculum in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the Channel Islands YMCA.
Creates and follows daily schedule and monthly calendar that should be posted by the first of every month.
Make commitment to delivering a quality experience for all program participants
Takes initiative by providing better ways to serve and involve members in the program community; strive to provide service that will exceed expectations
Demonstrate knowledge of program by answering members’ questions.
Responds to concerns and complaints in a way that makes each person feel valued; initiates action for prompt resolution
Adapts, facilitates and evaluates age appropriate activities with and for the program participants
Involves and empowers youth
Understands and applies basic development principles
Maintain adequate stock of necessary supplies by purchasing supplies necessary or by providing a list to be ordered by director at least two weeks in advance as long as it is cleared in the budget
Maintains proper control using constructive methods, keeping in mind each child’s individual needs
Maintains a clean and organized classroom
Follows policies, standards, and procedures
Attends and participates in monthly staff meetings
Is reliable and consistently punctual
Responsible for an orderly and clean classroom, and a healthy learning environment
Use CIYMCA resources appropriately and efficiently
Attends classes and/or trainings to stay current on Child Care issues
Develops positive relationships with students, parents, and coworkers.
Keeps Program Director informed in regards, but not limited, to:
Staff Schedules including: time off requests/ covering of shifts
Daily program happenings with coworkers, children, and parents
Treats everyone with respect, courtesy and consideration
Listen actively and genuinely by demonstrating “Listen First” skills
Meets monthly one-on-one with head teacher to discuss goals
Efficiently communicates and works with other teachers on planning, ideas, trainings, etc.
Helps member and participants make connections to others and to all YMCA programs that fit their needs as a family
Actively participates in the program community by facilitating positive relationships with children, parents, and staff. Practices effective relationship-building with the use of “Listen First” and other techniques
Greets all members by name and with a smile
Takes the initiative to talk to members (program participants and parents) creating a welcoming environment in all YMCA program areas.
Effect on End Result
This position strongly impacts the effectiveness with which the YMCA accomplishes its mission. The YMCA is committed to promoting an environment that teaches values, is healthy and safe and provides an opportunity for positive experiences. The incumbent has a responsibility to ensure that all members involved in YMCA Preschool programs understand the YMCA movement.
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