*Full-Time Position ; 2 year old classroom position open
Sunshine Education Academy (SEA) at The SKY Family YMCA is seeking dedicated individuals committed to the development of children by planning and implementing educational programs; providing day-care; keeping children safe.
The Classroom Teacher understands the essential needs of the young child and supports both children and parents by creating joy-filled and life-nourishing environments that enhance growth and development during the critical first five years of life. Understanding that a healthy early childhood provides a strong foundation for the future development of individuals and humanity as a whole, the teacher will bring healthy movement opportunities, purposeful activities, nourishing images, and clear speech into his/her daily work with the children. The teacher will guide the children toward self-control, cooperation, social awareness, and a sense of belonging in the group.
Classroom Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Class Teaching
2. Home/School Communication
3. Written Reports
4. Planning and Preparation
All teachers share responsibility for the well-being of the school. Aspects of this responsibility are:
CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):
Mission Advancement: VALUES-Consistently demonstrates Y’s values. Shows a genuine concern for the needs, feelings, and well-being of others, even under stress. Acts with integrity and credibility in all situations
Collaboration: COMMUNICATION- Listens actively by asking open-ended questions. Verifies understanding of others’ perspectives by reflecting and summarizing what is heard. Uses appropriate communication methods or styles to ensure the message is understood, especially by diverse audiences. Utilizes and interprets body language to effectively communicate intended message. Writes in a clear, concise, and logical fashion to ensure understanding.
Operational Effectiveness: QUALITY RESULTS- Partners with supervisors to set and clearly articulate goals. Focuses effort on high-value priorities. Delivers a high-value experience to members and participants. Monitors own performance against standards and takes quick and appropriate actions to stay on course. Demonstrates pride in work by striving to meet or exceed supervisor or member expectations.
Personal Growth: EMOTIONAL MATURITY- Demonstrates the ability to accurately assess personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships with others. Recognizes the needs of others and responds appropriately to what they are feeling, based on their choice of words, tone of voice, expressions, and other non-verbal behavior. Accepts accountability for own behavior. Takes responsibility for own mistakes, and learns from them. Solicits and is open to performance feedback and coaching. Remains calm and objective when under pressure or when challenged by others. Is empathetic toward others. Inspires, motivates and touches the spirit of others by words, actions, and responses.