The Pre-school Assistant teacher is responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher in the planning, leading and implementing recreational, educational and creative experiences for young children in a group setting. The Preschool Asst. Teacher provides high quality recreational experiences for school aged children that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.

 Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Organizes, plans and leads a variety of activities appropriate for pre-school age children. • Ensures the site is kept clean and organized. • Must keep accurate head counts of the group at all times. • Assists 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. • Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, supervision, incident reports, child abuse prevention and emergencies. • Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. • Attends staff meeting and trainings • Performs other duties as assigned. 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.

 Required Qualifications: 

Ability to lead, plan, organize and implement program activities. • Ability to work with others in a team environment • Previous experience working with children varying in age. • At least 21 years of age. • Complete Praesidium training prior to start of 1st shift. CPR within 60 days. • Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.

Physical Demands: 

Lead and participate in a range of activities which may include running, throwing and kicking in a variety of indoor/outdoor settings. • Able to lift up to 25 lbs. in program equipment, tables, etc.

Pay Rate: $10 an hour

Work days and times: Varies, MWF, Option to sub Tuesday and Thursday. 8:30-12:30pm

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