Before and Afterschool lead and assistant lead staff
YMCA/JCC of Greater Toledo - Toledo, OH

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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS: Part time positions in Greater Toledo area serving 27 before and after school locations. Hours : 7:00-9:00 and 2:30-6:00 p.m. depending on location
General Function:
Under the direction of the Site Director and/or Assistant Director, the Lead Teacher is responsible for carrying out the day to day classroom at the specified program. She/he will be responsible for planning, leading program activities, snack and meal service, and communicating effectively with the children, their parents, YMCA/JCC personnel, and the center guest when needed. She/he will work cooperatively with the center director to provide day to day guidance to the Teacher Assistants.

Qualifications:
1. An understanding and knowledge of children, their behavior and development.
2. Specific knowledge in developmentally appropriate practices for the age group.
3. Must have or enroll in CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention, and Prevention of Infectious Diseases.
4. Warm and friendly personality and the desire to work directly with young children.
5. Must have a minimum of an Associate Degree in Education or related field and/or Career Pathway Level 3.
6. Meet ODJFS licensing qualifications in training and background check.

Accountabilities:
1. Maintain safe and secure environment for children, being aware of child activities at all times.
2. Work as a team member with other staff.
3. Prepares lesson plans and maintains a learning environment with developmentally appropriate activities.
4. Provides for the care of the physical and emotional needs of the child using positive reinforcement
5. Fostering independence, and acting as a role model for the child.
6. Communicate effectively with children, their parents, other YMCA/JCC staff, and center guests.
7. Report any concerns to your supervisor.
8. Respond to emergencies according to YMCA/JCC procedures.
9. Maintain confidentiality regarding personal information on children and staff.

Responsibilities:
1. Provide appropriate leadership and supervision of Teacher’s Assistants.
2. Follow Ohio’s Common Core Standards and the Cincy Afterschool guidelines.
3. Maintain the Daily Communication with parents.
4. Work cooperatively with site director concerning accommodation plans for children with special needs and works as the resource person for complex discipline and physical problems the require intervention, screening and follow-up, student teachers and school programs that require supervision.
5. Attend family events.
6. Monitor and maintain the family/child activity center.
7. Perform self assessments and environmental assessments as needed.
8. Participate in quality improvement projects for the classroom and the center.
9. Follow YMCA/JCC child care policies and procedures, as well as ODJFS licensing standards.
10. Follow and adhere to TQM policies.
11. Responsible for daily lesson plans and the preparation of materials and supplies.
12. Help with general housekeeping and meal and snack service for the children.
13. Maintain a professional and friendly attitude.
14. Treat children with dignity and speak to them in a friendly, positive and courteous manner while developing the four YMCA/JCC character values; caring, faith, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
15. Interact with children and encourage them to share experience, feelings, and ideas.
16. Foster the independence of children.
17. Use positive guidance techniques, such as; redirection, anticipation and elimination of problems, and encourage appropriate behavior.
18. Attend 15 hrs of in-service training annually until 45 hrs. in-service training certificate is issued.
21. Have complete knowledge of emergency procedures.
22. Create and maintain a high quality learning environment.
23. Model healthy living and lifestyle.
24. Assist with other duties assigned.

Expected Results:

  • Safe, healthy and developmental appropriate classroom for children.
  • Increase in academic success.
  • Increase in the whole development of the children.

About this company
Not for profit agency serving Northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan.