Position Information

Job Title:
Preschool Teacher Assistant
Location:
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA
Job Type:
Part Time
Pay Rate:
$8/hour
Work Dates/Times:
Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12:45pm from September 2018 through May 2019 following Richland 2 holiday/in-service days and closures.
Job Application Deadline:
2018-07-01
Contact:
lindsayolson@columbiaymca.org

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 Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting the Preschool Lead Teacher in the day-to-day lessons, activities, and operations of the classroom. These functions are performed all while encouraging the YMCA core values in the preschool children: honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

•Assist Lead Teacher with execution of lessons, activities, and operations.
•Ensure that the site is kept clean and organized.
•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.
•Ensure parents/guardians comply with the drop off and pick up procedures.

Required Qualifications:

•Ability to take direction from Lead Teacher and support the development of the children in the classroom.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Previous experience working with pre-school aged children.
2) Completed professional/educational training for preschool-aged children, or currently seeking such training.

Physical Demands:

•Lead and participate in recreation activities which may include running, throwing and kicking.
•Able to lift up to 50 lbs. in program equipment, tables, etc.


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