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Infant Room Lead Teacher: Early Childhood Program

Company: Gallatin Valley YMCA Inc
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Description:PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit charitable organization committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Under the direction and supervision of the Early Childhood Site Coordinator and in harmony with established policies, goals, and objectives of the Gallatin Valley YMCA, the Child Care Center Teacher shall be responsible for directing all aspects of classroom curriculum and program activities. The Teacher supervises and guides a child's development in a safe and healthy environment. Staff schedules are set at the time of employment but are subject to change by the supervisor based on the needs of the center.OUR CULTURE: Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: We believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger, beginning with you.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform excellent service to all members, staff, volunteers, and guests.
  • Build relationships by using names and initiating conversations with all members, staff, volunteers, and guests.
  • Communicate with supervisor, staff, members, guests, and volunteers in a clear, concise and positive manner while using Listen First skills.
  • Understands, supports, and is committed to the YMCA cause and our role in the community as a leader in Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.
  • Understands, follows, and demonstrates the Y Competencies listed below.
  • Attend all required department meetings/trainings.
  • Punch in and out for required shifts and review time card to verify accuracy.
  • Notify supervisor in advance when unable to work scheduled shift.
  • Responsible for assuring high standards of program quality, and safety in accordance with YMCA safety and risk management policies.
  • Follow all policies and procedures as set forth in the employee handbook, department handbook and the emergency response plan manual.
  • Act as a positive role model while implementing YMCA character development and following the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Responsibility, and Respect.
  • Help build awareness that the Y is a charitable organization.
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before your shift starts.
  • Maintain appropriate records as required by the center.
  • Possess working knowledge of child abuse and neglect laws and proper reporting procedures.
  • Possess working knowledge of YMCA mission, purpose, and goals.
  • Keep continuing education requirements current.
  • Adhere to the Child Care Center dress code policy. Know all emergency procedures.
  • Maintain current CPR.
  • Plan developmentally appropriate activities for infant room based on the curriculum.
  • Use positive guidance techniques appropriate for infants.
  • Integrate the YMCA Character Development materials into all lesson plans.
  • Provide children with opportunities to develop language and literacy.
  • Provide an environment which promotes smooth and orderly transition.
  • Provide daily communication with parents and staff.
  • Promote team building.
  • Conduct self in a professional, responsible manner.
  • Assist in the training and serve as a mentor to other child care staff and assistants.
  • Encourage parent involvement in the programs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by your supervisor or CEO.
  • End of Day Journal entry on the classroom.
  • Write and follow the lesson plan om Brightwheel.
  • Ensure that the classroom is cleaned thoroughly and up to licenses requirements. Including but not limited to dishes, floors, windows and toys.
  • Maintain steady attendance with no less that 1, tardy or absence a month.
  • Hold parent teacher conferences according to program policy.
  • Demonstrate social and emotional health while in the classroom.
  • Enter five notations per child per day in Brightwheel according to company policy.
  • Work hours are Monday - Friday 7:15 - 3:15 or 8 am - 5 pm with a 1 hour lunch break.
  • Uphold the STARS requirements in the classroom.
  • Lead all classroom activities.
  • Oversee and log all potty training activities. LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:
    • Change Leadership: Facilitates, co-creates, and implements equitable change for the good of the organization and/or community.
    • Engaging Community: Builds bridges with others in the community to ensure the Y's work is community-focused and welcoming of all, providing community benefit.
    • Philanthropy: Secures resources and support to advance the Y's work.
    • Volunteerism: Engages volunteers and promotes social responsibility at all levels of the organization.
    • Collaboration: Creates sustainable relationships within the Y and with other organizations to serve the community.
    • Communication & Influence: Listens and expresses self effectively and in a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y's cause.
    • Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence.
    • Critical Thinking & Decision Making: Makes informed decisions based on logic, data, and sound judgment.
    • Fiscal Management: Manages the Y's resources responsibly and sustains the Y's nonprofit business model.
    • Functional Expertise: Executes superior technical skills for the role.
    • Innovation: Creates and implements new and relevant approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y's work and impact in the community.
    • Program/Project Management: Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs.
    • Developing Self & Others: Develops self and supports others (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential.
    • Emotional Maturity: Demonstrates ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations. Requirements:Education, Training & Work ExperienceTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • A teacher must meet the criteria to be a teacher according to the State of Montant Licensing regulations for group child care.Specialized Knowledge, Skills & Certifications
        • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from participants, members, staff, administration, or the general public.
        • Ability to write reports that conform to prescribed style and format.
        • Ability to effectively present information to administration, staff, or public groups.
        • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
        • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions that deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
        • Understand the nature and purpose of the YMCA and be able to administer and discharge the Child Care Center Program's responsibilities accordingly and to ensure that all activities will contribute toward the achievement of the Association's goals.
        • CPR certified
        • Shaken Baby Syndrome training
        • Child Abuse and Prevention TrainingWORK ENVIRONMENT & 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 essential functions.
          • Stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger; handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, bend; and talk to hear.
          • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.PIb6eac8cabe90-31181-33451913

Keywords: Gallatin Valley YMCA Inc, Bozeman , Infant Room Lead Teacher: Early Childhood Program, Other , Bozeman, Montana

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