School Age Lead Teacher (2018 -2019)
Job Type: Full Time
Category: Youth Development
West Cook YMCA
255 S. Marion St.
Oak Park, Il 60302
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.
- Drives public awareness efforts
- 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
Please send cover letter and resume to: Elizabeth Lopez, Youth Development Director