Website YWCA of Duluth
"Eliminating racism and empowering women and girls"
General Job Description:
To provide a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged and individuality respected. To provide age-appropriate educational and/or enrichment activities to infants, toddlers or preschoolers that promote individual development.
§ Four year degree, CDA or AA degree and able to be licensed as a teacher
according to Rule 3. (Will train for the right candidate)
§ Complete a background check required by licensing
§ Have the ability to hear the conversational voice with or without a hearing aid, the ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances, the ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds, and the ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet with or without corrective devices to accomplish the job, including evacuation of the building during emergencies.
§ Ability to handle crises, problem solve, make judgments or decisions appropriately and quickly as needed to ensure the well-being and safety of clients, staff and facility.
§ Provide documentation of current CPR and First Aid certification within 90 days of employment and keep certification current thereafter.
§ An essential understanding of and commitment to the fundamental principles of the YWCA mission.
§ Employment and daily staffing is subject to enrollment.
1. To create and offer a program that meets the emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs of both the individual and the group.
2. To gear the program to the needs of the individual child/family, with concern for their interest, special needs and talents, and individual style and pace of learning.
3. To interact with the children and to encourage their involvement in activities.
4. To maintain an environment that is safe, orderly, and clean, including daily & weekly cleaning checklists.
5. To treat each child with dignity and respect.
6. To know how many children are in your group, where they are at all times and never leave a child unattended.
7. To establish and maintain good communications with parents on a daily informal basis.
8. To continually evaluate each child’s progress, and communicate these observations to the child’s parents during formal parent/teacher conferences offered at least twice a year.
9. To model appropriate positive behavior guidance techniques and develop a cooperating and supportive attitude within the room.
10. To prepare weekly lesson plans.
11. To see that program goals are implemented.
12. To plan and supervise class outings/field trips when age-appropriate.
13. To work with other staff to create a room arrangement that is inviting, interesting, and stimulating.
14. To assist in record keeping for the classroom.
15. Abide by current YWCA safety regulations as defined by OSHA, Fire Department and other regulatory agencies.
16. To participate in recommended training programs, conferences, courses and other aspects of professional growth.
17. To promote the YWCA philosophy and mission.
18. Financial responsibilities: Collect fees from parents for child care services and activities.
19. At least one teacher assigned to pre-school room will be asked to participate in MN Reading Corps program.
Other duties as assigned.
To apply for this job email your details to LoniL@ywcaduluth.org