YMCA Job Description
Job Title: Lead Teacher Job Grade: III
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Hourly
Reports to: Child Care Director Revision Date: 6-22-2020
Provides direct leadership, instruction, safety and motivation for preschool age students. The Lead teacher will lesson plan, teach and guide students in preparation for Kindergarten.
- Maintains lesson plans, attendance records, and follow HighScope curriculum, etc
- Attends staff meetings and trainings
- Builds effective, authentic relationships with students and parents; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement.
- Ensures no distractions or interference with the delivery of daily activities (such as but not limited to talking and/or texting on cell phone)
- Ensures the safety and whereabouts of all children
- Creates and implements age appropriate lesson plans
- Ensure the cleanliness of classroom and material in classroom
- Presides over all classroom functions (meals, bathroom, gym, music and playground)
- Creates a positive environment conducive to child development
- Interacts and engages with all children
- Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures.
- Adheres to the YMCA Mission and Philosophy statements
- Completes incident and accident reports as necessary
- Organizes and puts away needed class equipment
YMCA Competencies (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and build effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions. Build rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgements, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and delive a high value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
- CPR/First Aid certified and/or willingness to obtain certifications upon employment
- Minimum of an associates degree in early childhood or child related field
- Lead teacher must be at least 21 years of age
- Experience in an early childhood setting
- Must be able to lift 50 lbs
- Must have ability to perceive audio & visual alerts for emergency purposes.
- Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
- Must be able to access all areas of building or off-site locations including pool areas, closets, stairwells, locker rooms, wellness center, etc