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Team Lead-Creative Explorers Camp Market St.

Location:York, PA
Salary Range:to be determined
Employment Type:Seasonal - Full Time
Description:Instructs children in developmentally appropriate activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth in accordance with YWCA mission and DPW regulations. Oversees teaching staff and their school-age classrooms in the school-age learning centers.

This individual will work with Creative Explorers Camp between the hours of 6:30 am and 6 pm, Monday through Friday for the 11-week summer camp program.
Duties:• Support, mentor and provide resources for the Creative Explorers staff and their classrooms.

• Act as liaison between School Age Care Director and Camp Counselors.

• Provide classroom support as needed toward curriculum, anti-bias education, standards and regulations, and accreditation.

• Completes weekly site administrative tasks, such as inputting attendance, printing forms, and ordering supplies.

• Schedules staff appropriately to meet Department of Human Service mandated ratios.

• Support preventative, positive behavior strategies and models to other teaching staff. Supports message of constant supportive practices.

• Plan individual and group activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills such as learning to listen to instructions, playing with others, and using play equipment in accordance with the policies and the philosophy of the YWCA. Use developmentally appropriate practices consistent with the expectations of NAEYC and designed to meet the children's assessed needs.

• Maintain lesson plans aligned with center curriculum.

• Conduct a daily health check of each child on arrival. Instructs children in practices of personal cleanliness and self care.

• Alternate periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid overstimulation and fatigue.

• Help children develop habits of caring for their own clothing and picking up and putting away toys and books.

• Participate with and supervises children at all times.

Participates in and assures teachers are conducting meaningful language experiences with children majority of the day.

• Submits timely reports, and statistics.

• Assess the children's learning needs through documented observations, gears the program to the needs of the individual child, consider the individual child in his/her cultural and socioeconomic background and helps each child to understand his/her value in the group. Support and manage that all teachers are conducting necessary developmental evaluations of children and posting to appropriate websites.

• Provide children with experiences, which build self-esteem, encourages self-reliance, and helps each child to function cooperatively in a group.

• Confer and maintain positive relationships with parents, and communicate necessary information in a professional manner.

• Serve meals and refreshments to children under CACFP regulations in a family style fashion.

• Maintains personal cleanliness, including washing hands after toilet, nose wiping and before preparing and /or serving lunches and snacks.

• Keep room environment interesting, safe and clean. Report maintenance and safety concerns to Director, as needed.

• Perform general housekeeping tasks.

• Maintain high level of job integrity and professionalism while adhering to ethical code of conduct.

• Attend parent meetings, special events, and all staff meetings.

• Maintain professional growth in accordance to high quality standards

• Complete 24 hours of training annually as assigned. Support pre k teachers and assistants in maintaining professional goals and their Professional Development Record.

• Complete Fire Safety Training annually.

• Complete Emergency Safety Training annually

• Complete Food Program Training annually.

• Complete Water Safety Training annually. (site specific)

• Maintain current CPR and First Aid certification.

• Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

• Work well with staff and volunteers

• Work flexible hours

• Oversee classroom teachers under supervision of center director

• Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:A team leader shall have attained one of the following qualification levels:

• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field.

• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field.

• An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field and 1 year of experience with school-age.

YWCA York adheres to NAEYC and Pennsylvania state standards of teacher excellence; and, therefore requires and supports teachers in being life long learners. These standards require all teachers to have specialized college-level coursework in best practices. Teachers will be expected to further their own education to become highly qualified professionals. YWCA York offers educational assistance as funds are available for educational programs like CDA programs, and professional workshops.

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate professionalism

• Excellent verbal communication skills

• Excellent organizational skills


• Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences. - Treats people with respect; Works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

• Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.

• Observes safety and security procedures.

• Adapts to changes in the work environment

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to lift, push, and/or pull up to 25-50 pounds.
• Frequent sitting, standing and walking

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