Position Information

Job Title:
Lead Teacher for 2 Year Old Preschool Classroom
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA
Job Type:
Part Time
Pay Rate:
$8.00 to $9.00 per hour, depending on Experience
Work Dates/Times:
Tuesday and Thursdays from end of August until the end of May - 8:30 am to 1 pm
Job Application Deadline:

YMCA Competencies of a Leader

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 fundraising.

Collaboration: 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. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows 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.

Job Description:

The Preschool Teacher is responsible for planning, leading and implementing recreational and creative experiences for young children in a group setting. The incumbent provides high quality recreational experiences for school aged children that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.
The hours are 830 am to 1 pm on Tuesday and Thursdays, starting end of August until end of May. ** Richland 2 school district schedule followed for days off

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Organize and lead a variety of activities appropriate for pre-school age children.
Ensure that the site is kept clean and organized.
Must keep accurate head counts of the group at all times.
Assist children in daily needs including but not limited to washing hands, using the restroom, picking up belongings, assist with snacks and packing or unpacking of belongings.
Insure parents/guardians comply with the drop off and pick up procedures.
create a nurturing, safe, loving and caring environment for all the children in your care.
Work with children on curriculum, and milestones for their age group

Required Qualifications:

Ability to lead, plan, organize and implement program activities.
Must have past experience working with children

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching certification or previous preschool experience

Physical Demands:

Lead and participate in recreation activities which may include running, throwing and kicking.
Changing diapers
Ability to hold/carry a child if need be
Able to lift up to 50 lbs. in program equipment, tables, etc.

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