Burbank YMCA - Preschool Teachers and Assistants

The Burbank YMCA is seeking Preschool Teachers and Assistants. These are part-time and full time positions with an hourly wage range of $9.50-$12 per hour. The work schedule is Monday – Friday 2pm-6pn (part-time).

Job Description:

Primarily the Teacher is responsible to represent the YMCA personally, professionally, and in a manner in accordance with the mission and goals of the YMCA.  Under the direction of the Lead Teacher, the teacher plans and implements classroom curriculum, maintains children’s records, communicates information to families, and maintains a safe, healthy, warm, engaging, and attractive environment.  Age appropriate activities should provide for growth in skill, self-awareness, group relations, and character development.  By conducting him/herself in a caring, responsible, honest, and respectful manner, the Teacher is a role model for children and adults. In addition, he/she ensures focus on programming that promotes healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development.

Qualifications:

  1. EEC certification of qualifications
  2. First Aid and CPR certification
  3. Skills in working with families, conflict resolution and public relations
  4. Knowledge of group process - must agree to work in harmony with other staff
  5. Commitment to the philosophy and goals of the YMCA
  6. Effective leadership skills and crisis management skills
  7. Excellent organizational skills

Responsibilities:

  1. Keep safety of children as a first priority -  with emphasis on an atmosphere that is family- friendly, age-appropriate, inclusive, and conducive to a quality-driven environment
  2. By personal example, facilitate the YMCA core values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility with children, staff, and families - must be a positive, healthy role model
  3. Use positive and constructive methods of behavior guidance
  4. Supervise children and manage transitions smoothly to ensure safety and appropriate behavior
  5. Work with the Lead Teacher in the design of the classroom space and maintain facility and supplies at all times
  6. Assist the Lead Teacher with relevant assessments on a variety of levels throughout the year by means of progress reports, parent surveys, and program self-assessment
  7. Provide children with a well-balanced curriculum of specific, planned learning experiences that support their social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development
  8. Utilize curricula which is developmentally and linguistically appropriate; provide for the development, interests and temperaments of individual children; supports school readiness and educational development; and include goals for the knowledge and skills to be acquired by children in various areas of learning
  9. Participate in designated hours of training per year
  10. Participate in regular staff meetings
  11. Assume accountability for all children assigned to classroom and connect daily with   parents/guardians
  12. Adhere to the rules, regulations and procedures set forth by the YMCA of Greater Boston, the branch location, and the Department of Early Education and Care
  13. Consider participation in the branch Reach Out Campaign
  14. Perform all duties deemed necessary by branch/program leadership

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates may submit their resume with cover letter to Andrea Neville781-909-7410 Aneville@ymcaboston.org