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Early Childhood Education Teacher - Mulcahy-YMCA of Southern Arizona

Company: Valley of the Sun YMCA
Location: Tucson
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionThis position supports the work of the YMCA of Southern Arizona, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Position provides direction for the children in the classroom and implements program curriculum. Ensuring a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth, and strong relationships among youth and within families.RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TEACHER:

  • Create, implement and evaluate lesson plans for curriculum within the established guidelines
  • Nurtures children through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families
  • Actively engages and oversees the children, classroom, and all activities including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Follows all procedures and standards
  • Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child
  • Cultivates positive relationships, conducts parent conferences, and maintains effective communication with parents. Engages parents as volunteers and connects them to the YMCA
  • Oversee the maintenance of program site and equipment to ensure it is hazard free, clean and well organized
  • Oversee the maintenance of required program records and inventory of materials.
  • Attends and participates in program activities, events, staff meetings, and staff trainings
  • Adhere to guidelines applicable to Child and Adult Care Food
  • Must complete eighteen hours of Early Education training and/or course work annually in person and online
  • Performs other duties as assigned*This is not an exhaustive list of job duties. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned.REQUIREMENTS OF AN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TEACHER:
    • 18 years of age or older
    • Current Fingerprint Clearance Card
    • Current CPR, First Aid, AED certifications or completion within thirty days of hire
    • Proof of Health Exam and negative TB test
    • High school degree or GED
    • At least one year of experience working with multiple children in a recreational setting
    • CDA, NAC, CCP, Associates degree or Bachelor's degree in Early Education or closely related field preferred
    • Completion of assigned online training within seven days of hire
    • Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate program activities
    • Previous experience with diverse populations and/or the ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds
    • Understands the YMCA of Southern Arizona is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)PART-TIME BENEFITS:
      • Free YMCA membership for employee, one additional adult and all the employee's dependents under age 24, living in the household
      • 10% Employer funded retirement plan (once eligible)
      • One (1) hour of sick time accrued for every 30 hours worked (can use up to 40 hours per year)
      • 50% off most YMCA of Southern Arizona programs and 25% off specialty programsOUR YMCA 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.This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.

Keywords: Valley of the Sun YMCA, Tucson , Early Childhood Education Teacher - Mulcahy-YMCA of Southern Arizona, Education / Teaching , Tucson, Arizona

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