Looking for a superhero with super leadership powers who is ready to be a hero for the little ones in their care. Come join our passionate Preschool staff as we make an impact on our future leaders.
Preschool shifts vary from 6:30am - 5:30pm.
Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume and application to be considered.
Full Time Non Exempt position
Starting Pay:� $12.06/hr.
- Health Insurance:���������� 70% Y paid � 30% Employee paid ���������������
- Dental:������������������������� 100% Employee paid
- Retirement:������������������ 12% Y paid (Once eligibility requirements are met)
- Paid Time Off: � � � � � � �� Vacation, Sick and Holidays
- Childcare Discount:������� 50%-100% Depending on Program
Summary:� Under the direct supervision of the YMCA Early Childhood Development Director, the Classroom Leader will provide day to day leadership within their assigned classroom. The Classroom Leader will work directly with the Preschool Leadership to ensure the success and implementation of lesson plans and curriculum. The Classroom Leader will manage day to day adherence to ratios.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes the following.� Other duties may be assigned.
- Be familiar with Rule 407 of licensing standards. Meet DCFS licensing regulations for preschool program regarding opening and closing duties as well as compliance regulations for classroom.
- To complete Y risk management trainings, DCFS training, Gateways registration and DCFS fingerprint, proof of bi-annual physical examination and TB test and three written references on file to meet Illinois licensing standards and 508 documentations.�
- Accountable for First Aid and CPR/AED training and responsible for all medical and risk management needs to the child in the absence of the Preschool Leadership.
- Ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children at all times.
- Attend all scheduled staff assignments on time and prepared with a Y designated staff shirt and name tag.
- Observe, document and report the progress or any aspects relevant to the child�s welfare.
- To assist in the creation of weekly curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and implement curriculum as instructed by Preschool Leadership.
- Lead weekly classroom reflection meetings in order to complete appropriate lesson plan.
- Implement lesson plan using curriculum.
- Ensure weekly cleaning is being completed.
- Be the main bridge of communication in regards to the child daily progress, important information and special events within the Y between parents and fellow staff members.
- Greet parents at drop off and pick up times.
- Assess children's development with provided child assessment tool.
- Schedule and lead parent/teacher conferences.
- Ensure classroom materials align with ECERS and are labeled, utilized and maintained accordingly.
- Change out materials in classroom according to interests, studies, or time of year.
- Delegate Preschool Teachers and Aides to be in different areas of the room to assure safety and supervision of all children at all times.
- Manage classroom communication APP (update parents on important announcements, post photos, etc.)
- Assist in the documentation, counseling, and follow through on staff or volunteer development as set up by the Preschool Leadership.
- Communicate with parents and with coworkers between shifts to ensure a seamless transition of child-staff-parent information.
- To actively participate in 15 hours of documented in-services per year, and attend all required staff meetings as assigned.
- Work with the family to bring about optimal coordination of the home and preschool in child-rearing practices and expectations.
Effect and End Results:�
- To meet the child�s individual educational, developmental, protective and nurturing needs. Providing activities to meet the individual and group needs of the child without regard to color, race, creed, sex or national origin.
- The degree to which there is a steady growth in numbers of participants in YMCA Preschool Childcare programs.
- Development and retention of a favorable community feeling toward the YMCA.
- Open and effective communication will be available between the staff, children, and parents.
- The Two Rivers YMCA will have an excellent Preschool curriculum.
Supervisory Responsibilities:� Directly oversees all classroom activities including, supervising classroom part-time staff and/or volunteers, implementation of curriculum and lesson plans throughout the day and upholding all required licensing standards in classroom.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization�s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include assisting with training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Qualification Requirements:� To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions shall meet those general requirements for personnel as outlined in DCFS Licensing Standards.
Education and/or Experience:� Must be at least 19 years old and have at least 1 year of related experience.� Must have 60 semester hours of college credit with 6 hours in Early Childhood Education/Child Development �OR- must have a CDA.
Language Skills:� Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, curriculum, and policy/procedure manuals.� Ability to respond to common inquiries and/or complaints from members and non-members of the YMCA.� Ability to verbally communicate effectively with groups of students, parents, administration and other staff members.
Mathematical Skills:� Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as fractions, proportions, and percentages.
Reasoning Ability:� Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to handle difficult situations with children and parents. Ability to acquire parent understanding.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:� CPR/AED/First Aid for infant, child and adult and Blood borne Pathogens.� Must complete Food Handler certificate within 6 months of starting position.� Must complete and remain compliant with all licensing standards.
Other Skills and Abilities:� Must have competence on a computer and in communication via email and phone.
Physical Demands:� 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.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear.� The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.� Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:� The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.� Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.�
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.� At times, may be required to be in a pool.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but often loud.