Kindergarten Enrichment Teacher
Responsible for the care and education of a group of children as part of a teaching team. The Kindergarten Enrichment teacher works with the teaching team to plan, implement, as well as supervise the activities in a curriculum that is in accordance with the developmentally appropriate practices as defined by the state standards, DCFS regulations and the B.R. Ryall YMCA operational policies. This position requires active participation with the other members of the teaching team, and parents to assess and address the needs of individual children and ensure that the child’s and family’s needs are supported.
- Provides day-to-day supervision to a classroom of children ages 5 and up.
- Plan and implement developmentally appropriate and creative curriculum.
- Share weekly plan of activities, with Child Care Director, and communicate plans to parent appropriately.
- Develop classroom centers that respond to children’s interest and are coordinated with the ongoing curriculum.
- Develop and manage whole and small group activities that include, but not limited to, literacy, math, music, games, art, science and gym.
- Maintain accurate program documentation (incident/discipline/attendance/sign in and out).
- Ensure the daily care of every child by following licensing guidelines and implementing organizational policies.
- Communicate directly with parents and prospective parents to achieve success for the child.
- Maintain a fun and interactive classroom that is clean and organized.
- Attends necessary trainings and conferences (First Aid, CPR, etc.)
YMCA COMPETENCIES: Collaboration: Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology. Continually strives for improvement and the pursuit of personal/professional development.
- Operational Effectiveness: Assists in the development of plans and manages best practices through engagement of teams. Holds themselves accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.
- Mission Advancement: Models the Y’s values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.
- Responsibility: Does what is right. Accountable for their choices of behavior and actions and promises. Shows commitment, courage, good health, service, professionalism and citizenship.
- Respect: Treats others as they would like to be treated. Values the worth of every individual, including themselves. Shows acceptance, empathy, self-respect and tolerance.
- Honesty: Tells the truth, demonstrates reliability and trustworthiness through actions that are in keeping with stated positions and beliefs. A person of integrity and fairness.
- Caring: Demonstrates a sincere concern for others, for their needs and well-being. Show compassion, forgiveness, generosity and kindness.
- Must be at least 19 years old.
- Must have a college course or equivalency certificate.
- 60 semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses directly related to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six.
- One year of child development experience in a nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed day care center and 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six
- 2+ years of professional experience working in a child care or school setting.
- Must have good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Must have the ability to communicate effectively with parents, children and other staff.
- Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
- Applicants must have, or obtain, First Aid/CPR certification within the first 60 days of employment.
Job Type: Full-time 9:00am to 5:00pm or Part Time; 11:30am - 5:30pm
Salary: $12.00 to $14.00 /hour