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    Learn more and apply here: https://external-seattleymca.icims.com/jobs/14609/lead-teacher%2c-early-learning/job

    Job Summary
    We are seeking Early Education professionals who are passionate and dedicated to providing children and their families with an excellent educational experience. This opportunity is fantastic for somebody who is eager to grow in an environment that values your contributions and communication skills. You will work in a supportive and caring environment with a responsive leadership team and phenomenal resources and materials.

    Every day hundreds of children are welcomed into our fun and engaging YMCA early learning child care programs. Be part of an amazing team of staff who provide a learning environment for children in which they feel secure, comfortable, and important. You will be a part of providing a nurturing child-centered environment through enrichment and activities while also supporting the children as they grow and learn. Child care is more than a safe place it is a place where our team strives to create an environment that allows children to reach their fullest potential. You will be responsible for the development of activities and all classroom plans, while also providing support and guidance to staff or volunteers overseeing activities and children.

    Position Type/Location
    We are looking to hire full–time staff at our Woodinville, North Seattle, West Seattle, and Auburn locations. Shifts will be within our operating hours of Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:00pm.

    What you’ll get from working at The Y
    Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle for you and your household
    Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
    Retirement with generous employer contributions
    Free access to mental health resources
    Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire
    Discounts on qualifying YMCA of Greater Seattle childcare (50%) and day camp programs (30%)

    Hiring Range: Entry $24.00/hour – Maximum $26.40/hour

    Salary Range: $24.00 – $34.80/hour

    Plans and implements culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA. Ultimately responsible for the quality and completion of all classroom plans, including lesson, behavior and event plans.
    Supervises a group of children to ensure their health and safety, and to provide for a positive experience for each child.
    Provides guidance to staff/volunteers overseeing the activities of groups of children.
    Professionally communicates day-to-day, confidential and evaluative information with parents/guardians including newsletters, individual parent communication and parent/teacher conferences.
    Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
    May fill-in for the Program Supervisor during short-term absences.
    Maintains a developmentally appropriate classroom including, appearance, d├ęcor and cleanliness of site.
    Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.

    18 years of age or older
    2 or more years of experience with children kindergarten aged and younger.
    Experience planning and implementing group activities.
    Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.
    BA or AA with 30 credits of early childhood education or CDA. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
    Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

    You’ll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:
    Thrive on working in a collaborative environment
    Are very adaptable
    Have high ownership and strong work ethic
    Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet
    Truly enjoy being of service to people
    Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together
    Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all



    Are there still positions available at the West Seattle location?


    Hello! Yes, we have an open Early Education teacher position at our West Seattle YMCA – Preschool at The Hallows location. Learn more and apply here: https://external-seattleymca.icims.com/jobs/15126/early-education-teacher/job

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