Lead Teacher, Kindergarten Readiness

Contact Name: 
Bilgehan Jansen
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Job Location: 
Renton (13445 Martin Luther King Jr Way S) and Grandview Apartments in Kent (3900 Veterans Dr)* *Please note: We are at Creston Point in the mornings and at Grandview in the afternoons. The travel from Creston Point to Grandview is about 20 minutes. It is considered work time, and there is...
Position Description: 
Job Summary This is an exciting opportunity to work in a brand-new program with YMCA of Greater Seattle. We have specifically developed our Kindergarten Readiness Programs to respond to support more youth, families and communities to be Kindergarten ready. This program is an essential part of our work to provide opportunities for all and build a program that evolves and serves our communities. You will get the chance to work with children in South King County communities at two different lower-income housing community spaces. 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. We believe 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 teach Kindergarten Readiness programs at various sites across South King County. 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. Hiring Range: $24.00-$25.20/hour Job Start: ASAP As of March 12, 2022 COVID Vaccinations Requirements: Highly Recommended, Not Required. *Certain programs may require proof of vaccination, in compliance with local state and federal guidelines. If applicable will be assigned within onboarding. Responsibilities 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. Maintain, track, and submit accurate records, including calendar, and forms for assessments, enrollments, exits, reimbursements, and all contacts with families. Build strong relationships with Y program participants to effectively provide quality services. Assists members and participants with program registration, answers inquiries, including member concerns and provides information on YMCA membership and programs. Supports community outreach efforts, member engagement and retention activities. May assist in supervising volunteers, interns or national service members May assist with program coordination or other activities related to job focus. Develops positive relationships including providing prompt and courteous service to members, participants and guests. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required. Qualifications 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. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered. Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful. 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. “YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system. If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to recruiting@seattleymca.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.” MISSION STATEMENT: Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body. OUR VALUES: Respect Responsibility Honesty Caring Passion for Excellence
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Target Audience: 
Undergraduate Alumni
Graduate Students
Application Deadline Date: 
Friday, October 14, 2022