YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Our Caledonia YMCA Child Development Center is seeking a part-time or full-time Assistant Teacher.
Guiding Principles describe our behaviors to support our organization’s work throughout its life in all circumstances, irrespective of changes in goals, strategies, and leadership. Our Guiding Principles are as follows: We CULTIVATE-We grow staff and volunteer leaders who will be stewards of the Y mission, resources, and opportunities. We OWN-We think long-term and act on behalf of the organization, beyond our own team. We WELCOME-We are inclusive of all people and all communities. We SERVE-We provide timely and excellent service to members, volunteers, community, and each other. We LEARN-We are never done learning and always seek to improve. We are curious about new possibilities and act to explore them. We UNITE-We work together to achieve big goals and speak as one voice. We RESPECT-We treat others with kindness and speak positively about other people in all situations. We PLAY-We celebrate, appreciate, and have fun!
The YMCA of Great Grand Rapids utilizes a Membership By Design framework, which is a member involvement and community building model for YMCAs across the country. All staff members-front-line, management, full- and part-time-and volunteers have a role to play in member engagement. These responsibilities can be broken into six steps:
The Assistant Teacher will assist in the planning, developing, and implementing of classroom activities for programs. This position requires face-to-face leadership in this program and may involve early morning responsibilities. Part time opportunities, with early morning or afternoon shifts available. Must be available Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM for a full-time position.
Performs any other functions deemed to be necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Association
Performs any other functions necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Association
$14.20 – $17.75 ; Non-Exempt; Full Time (40 hours/week), Part Time (up to 25 hours/week)
PART TIME BENEFITS
Free YMCA Individual Membership
10% retirement contribution upon eligibility, learn more here.
403(b) retirement savings account
Ongoing training and development opportunities
Access to the Employee Assistance Program and resources for you and your family
Community Discounts, and more!
FULL TIME BENEFITS
Associate’s degree or CDA PREFERRED, or proof of current enrollment in CDA or college level degree program required; three to six months childcare related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required. Ability to interact with people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles. Ability and desire to work with and care for infants, toddler, preschool and school age children. Working knowledge of computers and experience with a variety of software applications.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION
YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:
Developing Self & Others
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The work environment and 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.
0 – 5% of local travel within the state of Michigan; occasional out-of-state travel may be required for educational conferences or training.