YMCA of Greater Omaha

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Assistant Teacher

Assistant Teacher

ID 
2017-2534
YMCA 
Downtown Omaha YMCA
Job Location 
US-NE-Omaha
Category 
Childcare
Type 
Part-Time

More information about this job

Overview

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

 

Available shifts include:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm.  Shifts can be split into 4 or 5 hour shifts in the am or pm timeframe.  

 

Responsibilities

  • Assists classroom teacher to implement curriculum within the established guidelines.
  • Nurtures children through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.
  • Supervises children, classroom, and all activities including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Follows all procedures and standards.
  • Cultivates positive relationships, participates as needed in parent conferences, and maintains effective communication with parents. Engages parents as volunteers and connects them to the YMCA.
  • Maintains a clean and safe program site and equipment.
  • Maintains required program records.
  • Supports fundraising efforts, attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. 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. Meets deadlines, clarifies tasks, carries out work and actively participates in meetings. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for the employees served.

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.

Qualifications

  • Meets educational and experience qualifications established by state licensing regulations.
  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Complete within 30 days of hire: Child Abuse Prevention Training; CPR; First Aid
  • Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
  • Ability to organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
  • 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • 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.
  • Travel among local branches and off-site facilities will be required.
  • Reliable transportation required.

The YMCA of Greater Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.