The Preschool Child Care Teacher is responsible for the direct supervision, teaching and safety of all enrolled children in the Preschool Program (including a group of up to 8 children per teacher). The position plans monthly curriculum and conducts activities for preschool age children and assists in the implementation of a enriching and nurturing children’s program. The Preschool Child Care Teacher assists the Site Director with the Title 22 license compliance, CSPP grant- funded terms and conditions, classroom environments and maintenance of program quality and school readiness standards for the site. This position must ensure the safety of children at all times.
Hours and Salary
30+ Hours with Benefits
6901 Lennox Ave Van Nuys, Ca 91406
AGE: Eighteen years or older
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent
ECE UNITS: Minimum of twelve units of Early Childhood Education completed, including the courses of child development, child, family, and community and ECE curriculum classes.
RELATED EXPERIENCE: Experience working with children in a preschool setting
SPECIALIZED SKILLS: Strong character values, communication skills, emotional maturity LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS: Current Pediatric First Aid; Adult, Infant and Child CPR; Preventive Health Practices Certifications (required); current Associate Teacher or Teacher child development permit from the California Credentialing office Preferred.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
You must have the physical, visual and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
The job is performed in indoor, as well as outdoor, environments.
Ability to lift 30-35 lbs.
1. Warmly greet children and parents, creating a welcoming and nurturing environment for all participants and guests.
2. Prepare and implement a well-rounded calendar and curriculum for your group that is child-centered, asset-based and achieves YMCA goals with children and families.
3. Keep accurate attendance records which include: taking role, verifying absences and maintaining a
daily attendance log and PCG reports.
4. Interact, initiate and encourage the children in the activities during the day.
5. Help children control behavior using a positive approach, including redirection and using constructive discipline with natural and logical consequences.
6. Maintain close supervision of children at all times. At no time will a child be left unsupervised.
7. During outside activities, stand in a location where the entire area can be seen at all times. If more than one staff member is outside, each staff member will watch a different section of the outside area. Staff members are not to stand together and periodically must patrol the entire outside area.
8. Work with Site Director and fellow staff members to ensure that the site is always in compliance with licensing regulations.
9. Maintain an exceptionally clean, nurturing and safe environment in the child care facility.
10. Initiate, establish and maintain strong positive communications with parents, including delivering complete information regarding program, schedules and special events.
11. Work with the Site Director in providing continuous program feedback to parents regarding their child/children’s participation and behavior in the program, including one-to-one conferences with parents when necessary.
12. Participate in family events as directed by Site Director.
13. Understand and be able to discuss and promote all YMCA programs. Inform members of YMCA programs that will meet their changing needs and interests.
14. Respond to questions/concerns from parents; effectively problem- solve, taking full responsibility to remedy the situation and follow through to completion.
15. Assist Site Director with the recruitment of parents for Parent Advisory Council.
16. Must keep Child Development permit current at all times; including renewals prior to the date of expiration; failure to do so may result in position termination.
17. Must maintain Title 22 licensing file current ex:(TB tests to be updated every 2 years/chest x-rays every 5 years).
18. Responsible for completion of all ECERS data entry.
19. Responsible for completion of all DRDPs data entry.
20. Responsible for completion of all parent evaluation NOHO data entry.
21. Responsible for all participant data entry into ACTIVE Net.
22. Adhere to all CACFP food program daily, weekly, monthly responsibilities to include, but not limited to meal count recording, meal/snack preparation, menu production sheets, new enrollment benefit form, parent letter and annual renewal, annual mandatory training, monthly document submission, and ongoing recordkeeping.
23. Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
24. Uphold YMCA policies for safety, supervision, mandated reporting and risk management
25. Demonstrate the Six Pillars of Character (Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Fairness) as well as the YMCA Core Values of Caring, Respect, Honesty, and Responsibility in all dealings with members, guests, volunteers and fellow staff
26. Demonstrate competencies in and willingness to develop in the Cause-Driven Leadership areas of Mission Advancement, Collaboration, Operational Effectiveness and Personal Growth
27. All other duties as assigned by your supervisor
YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
The Y’s Leadership Competency Model is comprised of 18 Leadership Competencies (leadership knowledge, skills, and behaviors required for success in the Y), organized by the four disciplines of Cause- Driven Leadership:
Mission Advancement: Advancing the Y’s promise to strengthen community Competencies include: Values, Community, Volunteerism, and Philanthropy
Collaboration: Working with, understanding and developing others
Competencies Include: Inclusion, Relationships, Influence, Communication, Developing Others
Operational Effectiveness: Ensuring relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability
Competencies include: Decision Making, Innovation, Project Management, Finance, Quality Results
Personal Growth: This position strongly impacts the effectiveness with which the YMCA accomplishes its mission and job duties as evidenced by:
An environment that teaches and builds upon positive character development;
Created meaningful opportunities for family and community involvement;
Support and ensures school readiness for all graduating preschoolers
Achievement of annual budgeted enrollment goals
Increased levels of staff competencies
Improved qualitative evaluations of the preschool program by parents
How to Apply
Please forward your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org