Early Learning Center Teacher/Facilitator

Our YMCA Early Learning Center in the Council Bluffs, Iowa is looking to hire both full & part-time teacher/facilitators!
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Teachers/Facilitators provide a quality experience for children and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging among youth and within their families. 


1. Meets educational and experience qualifications established by state licensing regulations   

2. Must be at least 18 years of age 

3. Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred 

4. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate  program activities 

5. Complete before first shift: YMCA cause & culture training; curriculum training 

6. Complete within 30 days of hire: Child Abuse Prevention Training; BLS CPR; First Aid; Emergency Oxygen Administration (provided by YMCA) 

7. Ability to relate effectively to and develop meaningful relationships with diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community, including ADA compliance. Successful clearance of background check require 


• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

• Classroom/recreational environment.  Intermittent sitting, standing, walking and playing with children at their level are required.   

• Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program. 

• Hours will include evening and weekend work.   

• Reliable transportation and travel among local branches and off-site facilities required. 

Essential Functions

1. Implements curriculum within the established guidelines. 

2. Nurtures children through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging. 

3. Supervises the children, classroom, and all activities including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Follows all procedures and standards. 

4. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child. 

5. Cultivates positive relationships, conducts parent conferences, and maintains effective communication with parents. Engages parents as volunteers and connects them to the YMCA.  6. Maintains required program records. 

7. Maintains a clean and safe program site and equipment. 

8. Supports fundraising efforts. 

9. Actively participates in program events and activities as assigned. 

10. Actively participates in department, branch and association meetings and trainings. 

11. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies


Functional Expertise  

Communication & Influence