YMCA of Greater Seattle

Lead Early Education Teacher

Job Locations US-WA-Redmond | US-WA-Auburn | US-WA-Seattle | US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/27/2022 12:49 PM)
ID
2022-13341
Type
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
9
Location
Esterra Park Early Education Center & Preschool
Category
Early Childhood Education
Address
2710 Tagore Avenue NE
Minimum compensation
USD $24.00/Hr.

Overview

Our Commitment to Equity
The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

 

Job Summary

We are seeking Early Education professionals who are passionate and dedicated to providing children and their families with an excellent educational experience. This opportunity is fantastic for somebody who is eager to grow in an environment that values your contributions and communication skills. You will work in a supportive and caring environment with a responsive leadership team and phenomenal resources and materials.

 

Every day hundreds of children are welcomed into our fun and engaging YMCA early learning child care programs. Be part of an amazing team of staff who provide a learning environment for children in which they feel secure, comfortable, and important. You will be a part of providing a nurturing child-centered environment through enrichment and activities while also supporting the children as they grow and learn. Child care is more than a safe place it is a place where our team strives to create an environment that allows children to reach their fullest potential. You will be responsible for the development of activities and all classroom plans, while also providing support and guidance to staff or volunteers overseeing activities and children.

 

Position Type/Location

We are looking to hire full--time staff at our Woodinville, North Seattle, West Seattle, and Auburn locations. Shifts will be within our operating hours of Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:00pm.

 

What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle for you and your household
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  • Retirement with generous employer contributions
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire
  • Discounts on qualifying YMCA of Greater Seattle childcare and day camp programs

 

Minimum compensation: $24.00/hour

 

As of March 12, 2022 COVID Vaccinations Requirements: Highly Recommended, Not Required.

*Certain programs may require proof of vaccination, in compliance with local state and federal guidelines. If applicable will be assigned within onboarding.

Responsibilities

  1. Plans and implements culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA. Ultimately responsible for the quality and completion of all classroom plans, including lesson, behavior, and event plans.
  2. Direct program to fit the needs of all children enrolled to include their interests, behavior accommodations and individual style of learning.
  3. Supervises a group of children to ensure their health and safety, and to provide for a positive experience for each child.
  4. Participate in a coaching and feedback process with Early Achievers and YMCA program quality groups.
  5. Provides guidance to staff/volunteers overseeing the activities and observations of groups of children.
  6. Professionally communicates and maintains daily reports, confidential and evaluative information with parents/guardians including newsletters, individual parent communication and parent/teacher conferences.
  7. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
  8. May fill-in for the Program Supervisor during short-term absences.
  9. Maintains a developmentally appropriate classroom including, appearance, décor and cleanliness of site.
  10. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.

Qualifications

  1. 18 years of age or older.
  2. Experience in working with children the same age as those to be supervised.
  3. Completion of minimum STARS required training*
  4. High school diploma or equivalent.
  5. Knowledge of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate practices.
  6. Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.
  7. Cleared Portable Background Check in the statewide registry MERIT.**

*At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 60 days after employment).

**At hire, or during onboarding for position.

 

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment
  • Are very adaptable
  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic
  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet
  • Truly enjoy being of service to people
  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together
  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment. 

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. 

 

“YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.

 

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana.  We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

 

If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to recruiting@seattleymca.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.

 

OUR VALUES:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence

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