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Early Childhood Enrichment Teacher

Company: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Location: Long Grove
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Find Your Purpose!Early Childhood Enrichment Teacher Opportunity!Starting pay range: $15.90- $18.00 per hourThe YMCA is hiring an Early Childhood Enrichment Teacher for Preschool children. The part-time Early Childhood Enrichment Teacher will create child-centered environments that promote learning, character development, positive & nurturing relationships, and healthy living. The instructor plays a key role in ensuring that program participants have a safe, supportive, interactive and enriching program experience while ensuring the safety and security of all program participants.With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, youll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families and communities.Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Promote and model high quality teaching and learning in the classroom that fosters academic readiness.
  • Demonstrate culturally and linguistically appropriate practices that values all children and families and makes them feel welcomed and an essential part of the program
  • Maintain awareness and supervision of childrens needs and ensure their physical health and safety, at all times.
  • Create a safe, supportive, interactive and engaging environment for youth that is characterized by teamwork, camaraderie and inclusiveness. This includes demonstrating an appreciation of the youths efforts and accomplishments and providing assistance and encouragement to program participants when needed.
  • Provide effective supervision of youth that is age-appropriate, considers diverse abilities and interests and meets program quality, safety and policy requirements.
  • Positively interacts with youth, parents/guardians and other team members to create a respectful, warm, supportive environment. Models self-control, respect and cooperation to teens and other team members. Utilizes youth arrival/departure ensure to share information with parents/guardians and to build relationships.
  • Prepares lesson plans on a daily and/or weekly basis outlining program activities, ensures materials and supplies are available and ready for daily program activities, and ensures all program areas and supplies are clean and well maintained regularly.
  • Maintains accurate attendance, instructional and other records as necessary to meet program requirements.
  • Participates in team meetings and other special eventsRequirements & Preferred Qualifications for this position are:
    • Must be at least 18 years of age and/or 5 years older than the oldest child that participates in the program and meet program requirements for education and/or credentials.
    • H.S. Diploma or GED along with related college coursework and/or equivalent experience in: child care, education, recreation or related program. Additional educational or experience requirements may be required based on program license requirements.
    • Must have the proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model for youth and staff demonstrating the values of respect, responsibility, caring and honesty.
    • Commitment to and passion for the YMCA of Metro Chicagos mission is required including a passion for working with diverse youth.
    • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences.
    • Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description.
    • The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.YMCA Vaccine PolicyWere committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.Child Abuse PreventionSupports the YMCAs commitment to child abuse prevention by:
      • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
      • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
      • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
      • Completing all child abuse prevention training as requiredStreet: 1025 N. Old McHenry Rd. Days and/or Times Needed: Apply for more info! ID: 2022-14687 Full-time/Part-time: Part-time

Keywords: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Arlington Heights , Early Childhood Enrichment Teacher, Education / Teaching , Long Grove, Illinois

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