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Teachers School Age Child Care/Offsite, Part Time

Location:York, PA
Salary Range:To be determined
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:no
Employment Type:Part Time
Department:School Age Child Care
Description:This position offers the opportunity to work with an amazing group of children, plus the flexibility of a variety of hours.

Teachers instruct children in developmentally appropriate activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth in accordance with YWCA mission and DHS regulations.

These positions are located in Northeastern and Central School Districts.

These positions are typically scheduled from 6:30 am to 8:30 am and/or 3 pm to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Flexibility in scheduling is available.
Duties:• Works with Coordinator and co-teachers to create a team approach to a high quality school-age learning experience.

• Plans 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. Uses developmentally appropriate practices consistent with the expectations of NAEYC/NAA and designed to meet the children's assessed needs.

• Adheres to positive guidance policies and supports co-teachers in consistently meeting needs of children in the environment.

• Maintains lesson plans aligned with center curriculum. Classroom planning time beyond time worked with children will be required to meet STARS standards. In the case where STARS funding is not available STARS planning time would be directly impacted or eliminated.

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

• Alternates periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid over stimulation and fatigue.

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

• Participates with and supervises children at all times. Conducts meaningful communication experiences with children most of the day.

• Submits timely reports, timesheets and statistics.

• Assesses the children's learning needs through documented observations, gears the program to the needs of the individual child, considers the individual child in his/her cultural and socioeconomic background, and helps each child to understand his/her value in the group. Maintains appropriate checklists, portfolios and enters information on web sites according to state standards.

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

• Confers and maintains a positive relationship with parents, and communicates necessary information in a professional manner. Conducts mandatory parent conferences at least two times annually.

• Serves meals and refreshments to children under CACFP regulations. Assures family style dining.

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

• Keeps room environment interesting, safe and clean. Reports maintenance and safety concerns to Coordinator, as needed.

• Performs general housekeeping tasks.

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

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

• Maintains professional growth in accordance to high quality standards

• Completes 24 hours of training annually as assigned.

• Completes Fire Safety Training annually.

• Completes Emergency Safety Training annually

• Completes Food Program Training annually.

• Completes Water Safety Training annually. (site specific)

• Maintains current CPR and First Aid certification.

• Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing. Expresses need for resources and speaks with team leader and/or coordinator to find solutions to problems or potential issues immediately.

• Works well with staff and volunteers.

• Demonstrates the ability to effectively manage conflict with children, staff and volunteers.

• Works flexible hours to include: covering programming on days of school early dismissal and full day care when school is not in session.

• Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:An assistant group supervisor shall have attained one of the following qualification levels:

• Minimum of a high school diploma and at least two years of experience with school-age children.

• Must provide documentation of 2500 hours of child care experience upon hire.

Consideration will be given to individuals holding the following education and experience levels:

• 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 3 years of experience with school-age children.

• An associate’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 and 2 years of experience with school-age children.


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, professional workshops and tuition reimbursement for post-secondary degrees.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate professionalism.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Excellent organizational skills.

Competencies:

• 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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