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Teacher aide Infant Part time Midtown 

About the Organization YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 as a member of YWCA USA, the oldest and largest multicultural organization in the world.

The mission of YWCA Minneapolis is eliminating racism, empowering women and girls, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our vision is to be the most trusted and effective change agent in the journey to eliminate racism and sexism in our community.

We are a trusted social justice organization with a 130+ year history of advocacy for women and children. More than 30,000 people in our community are served every year by YWCA Minneapolis, through award-winning programs, classes, and workshops.

YWCA Minneapolis strives every day for:
• Race and gender equity
• Economic independence for women
• Respect for diverse cultures
• Children and youth who thrive
• A community that is vibrant and healthy

 
Category Early Childhood Education  
Description

*** Immediate Need $250 Sign On Bonus ***

JOB SUMMARY:
Assist in implementing a high quality, nurturing, anti-bias, developmentally appropriate environment, utilizing YWCA’s Anti-Bias Curriculum for a diverse classroom. Maintain a safe environment for children while supporting classroom staff. Responsible for assisting in the daily care and nurturing of a primary group of children and providing support for a team of staff.
Full time aide positions will require an education plan to become an Assistant Teacher in a specific amount of time as designated by the Early Childhood Education Director.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Foster and model cultural sensitivity to the families we serve.
  • Assist in ensuring all DHS Rule standards are maintained in classroom at all times.
  • Assist in maintaining a high level of health and safety and assure emergency procedures are known and practiced.
  • Assisting in ensuring nurturing, culturally sensitive care for each child.

Contribute to an overall cohesive program of Early Childhood Education at YWCA Minneapolis

  • Actively participate in center events and meetings.
  • Provide support for other classrooms and the center as needed.
  • Attend all staff training days and complete required number of DHS in-service hours yearly.
 
Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

Education and Experience

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • High School Diploma/ General Education Degree (GED).
  • Must have a minimum of six months of experience working in a group setting with children ages 0-9 years.
  • Have the ability and desire to work with special needs children and/or at risk families.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to parents and co-workers.
  • Ability to serve and meet the needs of the customers (parents, children and co-workers) in an exceptional manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective relationship with customers to gain their trust, respect and involvement with activities.
  • Ability to build constructive and effective relationships with parents, children, and co-workers; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Acts with a need to finish responsibilities.
  • Seeks and is proactive in finding challenging opportunities and responsibilities for self-development.

**After six months of employment, must be able to obtain the preferred qualifications (below) or must agree to an education plan to obtain the preferred qualifications through the YWCA Educational Support Program within the next 12 months.

Preferred

  • Possess a Child Development Associate (CDA) OR 12 college/university credits related to Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Child Development.
  • Currently certified in First Aide and/or CPR.
  • Bilingual skills is a plus.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, stand, walk, sit, use hands to fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and taste or smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.  Individual must have the ability to get to and from various sites/events/meetings in the metro area on an occasional basis.

 

COMPENSATION: The pay range for this position starting at $15.38 per hour (depending on qualifications)

 

BENEFITS: We offer a comprehensive Benefits Package, including Health, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; Retirement Plan; generous Paid Time Off, FREE YWCA Minneapolis Health & Wellness Membership; reimbursement for Continuing Education and support for Professional Development.

Note: YWCA Minneapolis is a qualified employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

This job description represents the major functions but not intended to be all-inclusive.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background/reference check.  A criminal conviction does not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

YWCA Minneapolis requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing as a condition of employment.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) STATEMENT: YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Salary Starting at $15.38 per hour  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Midtown YWCA Minneapolis  
EOE Statement YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  
HoursPerWk None Specified 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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