YMCA Preschool Assistant

Posted: 10/01/2021

POSITION SUMMARY: This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Preschool Leader at the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals while promoting and maintain a safe, positive and nurturing environment for children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 
Create a welcoming, hopeful, determined, genuine and nurturing atmosphere that fosters a sense of belonging among the preschoolers and helps them gain confidence through achievement.
Create a safe and nurturing atmosphere that fosters a sense of belonging and encourages relationship building.
Create and maintain a clean and safe environment both physically and emotionally for all.
Assures compliance with federal, state and local regulations as they relate to program areas, including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.
Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports a safe and thriving environment including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Follows all procedures and standards.
Supervises children, facilities, and all activities.
Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents.
Maintains program site, equipment, required program records and department files.
Assists in registering participants via e-mail, over the phone or in person as needed.
Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.
Demonstrates and supports the objectives of the Y’s mission statement and values by maintain the Y-Voice in all that you say and do - welcoming, hopeful, determined, genuine, and nurturing.
Implements curriculum within the established guidelines.
Organized with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and problem solve.
Makes sure schedules, supplies, materials, etc. are ready for each day.
Adheres to policies as stated in the YMCA Employee Handbook.
Conducts themselves in a professional manor at all times in and out of our program site
Perform additional duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
2. Previous experience working with preschool children in a developmental setting is preferred.
3. College degree or currently pursuing college degree (emphasis on education or business management preferred).
4. Must be at least 21 years of age