GREAT START READINESS PROGRM (GSRP) LEAD PRESCHOOL TEACHER

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DOW BAY AREA FAMILY YMCA JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Lead Preschool Teacher                                             

Reports to: Early Childhood Director

Status: Full Time Hourly

Schedule: Monday-Friday daytime hours

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and credentials

*Eligible for full time employee benefits package

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The GSRP Lead Preschool Teacher is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and supervising all GSRP classroom activities, goals, and objectives.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

GSRP Preschool Lead Teacher:

  • Plan and execute a program of activities in conjunction with the GSRP Associate Teacher that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of preschool children.
  • Manage student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal environment that is conducive to learning and is developmentally appropriate for preschool children.
  • Assist in the ongoing program evaluation using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS).
  • Create meaningful program quality improvement goals and objectives using the CLASS and other program data.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the classroom program and child screening(s) & assessment(s).
  • Evaluate students’ abilities and achievement for purposes of assisting in the diagnosis of learning disorders, developing remediation plans, and reviewing student progress.
  • Establish positive relationships and collaborate with school personnel, parents, and various community agencies for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum.
  • Assist in daily operation of the program including certain clerical and record keeping duties to ensure daily/weekly activities for the classroom licensing requirements are met.
  • Development/implementation of interesting, stimulating, and challenging indoor and outdoor daily activities.
  • Works with the GSRP Associate Teacher to provide child and parent/family support through completing 2 home visits per year and 2 parent/teacher conferences per year as well as other activities and resources. (May also include parent education nights/family nights a few times throughout the year).
  • Follow and implement the policies and procedures of the Great Start Readiness Program grant, DHHS and State Licensing guidelines.
  • Work with Early Childhood Director to collect, analyze, and prepare data for purpose of interpretation and reporting to the school, district, state and federal agencies as necessary.
  • It will be the Lead Teacher’s responsibility to play with children; this will often mean getting down on the floor to interact with them.
  • Practice emergency procedures 4 times per year to ensure safety of all children.
  • Interact with the children and families in a way which conveys respect and nurturing.
  • Support the social and emotional development of children.
  • Meet YMCA and Licensing guidelines for annual professional development and trainings.
  • Collaborate with additional YMCA staff (i.e. Early Childhood Director, CEO) to ensure policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Provide accurate documentation of children’s personal files, attendance, emergency information, and other reporting criteria necessary for proper programming or licensing guidelines and maintain confidentiality of all information for the purpose of protection of students, staff, parents and the YMCA.
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings.
  • Participate in yearly self-assessment, evaluation, and goal setting.
  • In the absence of the program director, deal with special situations which may require outside agency involvement, parental support situations, etc., consulting with Dow Bay Area Family YMCA CEO.
  • Be present in the program with regular and continued attendance and punctuality.
  • Maintain professional, ethical and responsible attitudes and practices when dealing with children, parents, community members and other staff, serving as a representative and role model for the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support all aspects of the program and of the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA in the spirit of teamwork.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A valid Michigan teaching certificate with an Early Childhood Endorsement (ZA) or (ZS) OR Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development with a specialization in preschool teaching. The transcript will document a major in child development or early childhood education
  • Two or more years of working with preschool children preferred
  • Experience working with persons from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • A teaching/learning philosophy compatible with the YMCA vision and mission
  • Experience working in a Peer Coaching Relationship
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of curriculum planning and child assessment
  • Displays strong problem-solving skills as well as time management skills
  • Experience using Creative Curriculum and TS Gold System preferred
  • Knowledge/Implementation of Conscious Discipline preferred
  • CPR/First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire
  • Criminal Background Check/Comprehensive fingerprinting and acceptable TB test results as required by State Licensing and YMCA guidelines
  • Demonstrated superior interpersonal, written, and oral communication and relationship building skills
  • Must be an energetic, motivated, team player committed to a high-quality program

HOW TO APPLY:

Email resume and cover letter including desired compensation to Rachael England at rengland@ymcabaycity.org.

  • Reservations are for members only.

  • Reservations can be made up to 5 days in advance or until one hour before the class starts. If you wish to reserve a spot within one hour before class starts, please call the MEMBER SERVICE DESK.

  • Please be on time for your reservation. If you are late for your appointment, you will not get additional time. (e.g. your reserved lap swim time is 9am-9:45am, but you do not get in the pool until 9:20am, your reservation still ends at 9:45am.)

  • Reservations can also be made at the MEMBER SERVICE DESK or by calling us at 989.895.8596

  • There are daily/weekly limits on some classes/areas to give opportunities to other members. The system will let you know if your daily/weekly limit has been reached.

  • If you are unable to attend your reserved appointment, please cancel your appointment online or call the MEMBER SERVICE DESK.

Book Your Spot:

Reservation Reminders:

  • Reservations are for members only.

  • Reservations can be made up to 5 days in advance or until one hour before the class starts. If you wish to reserve a spot within one hour before class starts, please call the Member Service Desk.

  • Please be on time for your reservation. If you are late for your appointment, you will not get additional time. (e.g. your reserved lap swim time is 9am-9:45am, but you do not get in the pool until 9:20am, your reservation still ends at 9:45am.)

  • Reservations can also be made at the Member Service Desk or by calling us at 989.895.8596

  • There are daily/weekly limits on some classes/areas to give opportunities to other members. The system will let you know if your daily/weekly limit has been reached.

  • If you are unable to attend your reserved appointment, please cancel your appointment online or call the Member Service Desk.
Reminders
Instructions
  • Reservations are for members only.

  • Reservations can be made up to 5 days in advance or until one hour before the class starts. If you wish to reserve a spot within one hour before class starts, please call the Member Service Desk.

  • Please be on time for your reservation. If you are late for your appointment, you will not get additional time. (e.g. your reserved lap swim time is 9am-9:45am, but you do not get in the pool until 9:20am, your reservation still ends at 9:45am.)

  • Reservations can also be made at the Member Service Desk or by calling us at 989.895.8596

  • There are daily/weekly limits on some classes/areas to give opportunities to other members. The system will let you know if your daily/weekly limit has been reached.

  • If you are unable to attend your reserved appointment, please cancel your appointment online or call the Member Service Desk.

Financial AsSistance Programs

Individuals will not be turned away from participating in programs, activities, and/or membership due to their inability to pay. The Y maintains a generous financial assistance program for youth, adults, and families who demonstrate financial need. Funding for this program is provided by fundraising events at the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA and community-wide donors.