Provides direction for the program and staff, and implements program curriculum in the classroom. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. Provides and promotes parent engagement opportunities.
Designs curriculum within the established guidelines.
Designs and implements daily lesson/activity plans.
Supervises and actively engages the children, classroom, and all activities.
Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
Conducts parent conferences, maintains communication with parents, and creates meaningful parent engagement opportunities
Maintains program site and equipment.
Maintains required program records.
Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.
Other duties as assigned
YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES (Team Leader)
Values: Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times.
Quality Results: Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides quality experiences.
Functional Expertise: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
Relationships: Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y’s work.
Developing Others: Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others’ capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND REQUISITES
Meets educational and experience qualifications established by DCFS
At least 21 years of age and at least five years older than the oldest child with whom they work.
CPR, First Aid, AED certified (training provided as needed)
Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
Ability to plan, organize, and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities
Previous experience with diverse populations.
The School Age Teacher responsible for a group of school-aged children shall have achieved:
Thirty semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related director to school-age child care, child development, elementary education, physical education, recreation, camping or other related fields; or:
One year (1560 clock hours) of experience in a recreational program or licensed day care center serving school-age children or a license exempt school-age child care program operated by a public or private school, and six semester hours (or nine quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university related to school-age child care, child development, elementary education, physical education, recreation, camping or other related fields: or
A high school diploma or equivalency certificate plus 3120 clock hours of experience in a recreational program, kindergarten, or licensed school-age child care program operated by a public or private school
Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
Must be able to lift and carry supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.
Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time.
Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking.
Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency