EEC Certified Preschool Teacher

Are you a team player and a cause driven leader ready to spread the Y values to the future leaders of our community?
Job Description

We are looking for an individual to join our team of dedicated, energetic, creative, and caring Early Childhood Professional who, under the supervision of the Supervising Lead Teacher, provide direction for the toddler classrooms and implement curriculum which promotes social, cultural, educational, physical, and emotional growth. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

Schedule: Successful candidate will work Full-time, Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm 40 hours per week.

Job Type: Full-time with Benefits to include generous PTO, Access to facilities for immediate family, Medical, Dental, Disability, Life, Vision, & Pet Insurance, and ability to participate 403B Retirement Savings Plan. Also, once fully vested the YMCA will pay into an account for you!

Pay: From $16.50 per hour--New hires for EEC Full-Time teaching positions at Montachusett Community Branch YMCA will get a $1000 bonus--of which, $500 will be paid immediately and $500 upon a successful 90-day review.

If this sounds like something you are qualified to do and want to apply, please submit your resume/cover letter today at [email protected].

The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

The YMCA of Central Massachusetts provides an environment that reflects, respects, and celebrates our differences and the richness of diversity, resulting in strengthening the foundation of community through our pillars of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

  • Meets educational and experience qualifications established by DEEC, NAEYC, and QRIS.
  • EEC Preschool Teacher Certified
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Associate degree preferred or evidence of enrollment in a college degree program.
  • Must obtain, and keep current, certification in CPR, First Aid and Child Abuse Prevention.
  • Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities and curriculum.
  • Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
  • Ability to physically participate in children’s activities and evacuation drills, to move about the classroom and playground, take neighborhood walks, and lift children.
  • Must present evidence of a physical examination and certification of good health every two years; as well as evidence of a negative Mantoux test, and immunity from measles, mumps, and rubella.

**Experience working with children with trauma preferred

Essential Functions
  • Has knowledge of and maintains NAEYC and DEEC standards.
  • Designs and implements daily lesson/activity plans to support a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • Supervises the children, classroom, Teacher Assistants, and all activities.
  • Ensures care and safety of children.
  • Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child according to the required schedule.
  • Conducts parent conferences and maintains positive relationships and effective communication with parents. Engages parents as volunteers.
  • Maintains classroom and equipment.
  • Maintains required program records including attendance, medical, and food service records.
  • Posts schedule, curriculum, and menus according to regulation.
  • Attends and participates in family nights, staff meetings, staff training, and YMCA special events.
  • Additional duties as required and assigned by a supervisor to support the overall mission of the YMCA and to ensure the success of the Child Care Department.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds 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 judgments, 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.

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.