YMCA of Greater Seattle Lead Teacher, Early Learning in Bothell, Washington
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.
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.
Supervises a group of children to ensure their health and safety, and to provide for a positive experience for each child.
Provides guidance to staff/volunteers overseeing the activities of groups of children.
Professionally communicates day-to-day, confidential and evaluative information with parents/guardians including newsletters, individual parent communication and parent/teacher conferences.
Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
May fill-in for the Program Supervisor during short-term absences.
Maintains a developmentally appropriate classroom including, appearance, décor and cleanliness of site.
Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.
Who are you?
If you're the right candidate for the job, you are excited to spend your time impacting the lives of children. You thrive on the energy of children and are ready to jump in and lead activities. You are always looking for ways to offer support. You are comfortable with individual youth and groups of children, can talk to and partner with parents and other adults, and have an interest in and aptitude for learning new ways to work with kids. You have an eye for quality programming and can build a sense of belonging with the groups you work with.
18 years of age or older
2 or more years of experience with children kindergarten aged and younger.
Experience planning and implementing group activities.
Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.
BA or AA with 30 credits of early childhood education or CDA.
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.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana .
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Type Regular Full-Time
# of Openings 1
Location Northshore YMCA
Category Early Childhood Education
Address 11811 NE 195th Street