Position Summary: Child Care Teachers provide supervision, educational opportunities, and give quality care to children--aged 6 weeks to five years--in a safe, loving environment. Teachers are responsible for establishing the environment of the room to which they are assigned and for ensuring that other adult caregivers are meeting goals of excellence set by the Director of the Child Care Center and the YWCA administration. The position is full-time, year-round, benefits eligible and non-exempt.
The YWCA fosters a team environment and seeks employees who are dedicated to promoting our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Works together with co-teacher to produce the curriculum for each day and to provide a schedule for the class ensuring that curriculum guidelines and requirements established by the center are met. Ensures that the daily schedule is followed by children and volunteers.
•Stays up-to-date on and implements rules and regulations regarding health, safety, and cleanliness for a five-star- rated child care center and ensures that all regulations are followed by all adults in the assigned classroom, including volunteers and floaters.
•Stays up-to-date on the latest theories of and best practices for promoting language, cognitive, social and emotional, and physical development for children in the assigned classroom.
•Works together with co-teacher to ensure that administrative tasks are accomplished each day. These tasks include providing daily statistics to the Child Care Coordinator, the Child Nutrition Coordinator and ensuring that other documentation on each child is complete, timely, and accurate.
•Directs volunteers in the classroom ensuring compliance with all regulations and also ensuring a quality experience for the volunteer. Reports any difficulty with volunteers to the Director.
•Interacts appropriately with parents when present in the classroom; ensures that parents are informed of children’s daily activities, health concerns, eating habits, and other areas of interest to the family. Takes note of parents’ information on the child and communicates any health or wellness concerns to the Director of Child Care. Communicates policies to parents as needed.
•Models positive behavior for children according to the culture and mission of the YWCA, including non-violent speech and action and respect for all.
•Participates actively and positively in the YWCA’s initiatives toward reducing childhood obesity; acts as a role model and provides positive guidance to children toward trying new foods, appropriate table manners, and the enjoyment of exercise. Encourages good nutrition according to the latest nutrition guidelines and promotes a positive attitude toward exercise at every opportunity.
•Takes a active part in all department trainings and staff meetings called by the Director of Child Care.
•Works as part of a team of two teachers in the assigned classroom. May be required to assume the role of ‘lead teacher’ to facilitate leadership and responsibility in each classroom. This role may shift from one to the other member of each team of teachers.
•Assumes other duties as assigned by the Director of Child Care or Child Care Coordinator.
•Provides excellent customer service, ensuring that all members and participants at the YWCA are welcomed, provided with accurate and complete information, and shown respect and appreciation. Willingly and responsibly facilitates solutions to problems presented by staff, members, and participants.
• Will work with a culturally and economically diverse population of YWCA members, participants, and staff members.
•Is responsible for knowing all conditions of employment, including the contents of the YWCA staff policy manual.
•Maintains confidentiality at all times regarding information about participants and colleagues.
●Works in direct proximity with children and will be exposed to childhood illnesses.
●Will spend a part of each day supervising and participating in outdoor play at all times of the year.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: will stand for hours at a time, move about the classroom bending to engage with school age children; may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes; must be physically able to perform CPR and basic first aid. Will be required to supervise outdoor activities, and may be asked to participate in physical fitness activities appropriate to children.
Certifications and skills:
•Credentials in the field of Child Care are desirable, and, if not brought, must be obtained during the first year of employment. A high school diploma is required.
●Will be trained in CPR and basic first aid.
The YWCA of Asheville is committed to creating a multicultural workplace by effectively eliminating institutional biases and removing organizational barriers. We are also committed to creating an environment in which you can accomplish and enjoy your work. That means that we are committed to equal employment opportunity, to ethical conduct, and to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. It also means that our culture focuses on people -- you and your colleagues -- and how we deal with each other on a day-to-day basis.
Fluency in Spanish is desired. Qualified candidates who are fluent in Spanish and English are strongly encouraged to apply. High School diploma or equivalent required.
Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position.
Salary $9.00 - $10.00 /hour
Application deadline September 30, 2015.
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