Lead Teacher - Group Child Care

Posted: 07/26/2020

Your primary responsibility is to make a difference in the lives of your classroom children and families. Duties include planning and implementing age-appropriate and exciting classroom curriculum that actively engages the children, keeping the children safe while building independent problem solving skills, nurturing the children through encouragement and gentle redirection, maintaining a clean, orderly and inviting classroom full of activity choices, and building relationships with their family members.
 
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS:
Skills:
Must have previous full-time child care experience as a lead teacher or assistant teacher.
Education:
Must have Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Certifications:
CPR w/AED and First Aid is a position prerequisite, but you are allowed 90 days post-hire to obtain.
Competencies: 
Most important of all, you must love children and have a passion for teaching. This position requires creativity, flexibility, high energy levels, patience, strong organizational skills, problem-solving skills, and demonstrated success as a leader and a team player. You must be able to observe/evaluate groups of children by sight, sound, and active interaction. You must be able to easily move through all areas of the child care rooms and communicate effectively verbally and in written form with children and adults. You must be able to routinely lift, carry and load equipment, furnishings, and program supplies (up to 50 pounds). You must be comfortable and able to work with children while swimming. You must exhibit the Y core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring.
Age:
Minimum age 18 years
 
SCHEDULE:
Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
 
BENEFITS:
Full benefit package, including life/medical/dental/disability insurance, retirement contribution, flexible benefits spending account, generous paid-time-off, YMCA family membership, and on-site reduced rate child care.
 
ABOUT THE Y:
At the Y we work hard but have fun doing it. The Y is about youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility with emphasis on the core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring. The Y offers more than just a job--it offers a cause to embrace.
 
HOW TO APPLY:
Fully completed Stevens Point Area YMCA Employment Application is required, along with a cover letter and resume.
Application is available online at https://www.spymca.org/employment