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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

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for developing and implementing a high quality, nurturing, anti-bias, developmentally appropriate environment, utilizing the YWCA’s ELM curriculum for a classroom with a high percentage of at risk children. With the Lead Teacher, responsible for the classroom 25% of day. This position is also responsible for the daily care and nurturing of a primary care group of children and reporting the child’s progress to parents.  Additionally, this position will be responsible for a large group of children and work direction to the Associate Teacher assigned to the large group.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

Assist in the smooth operation of the classroom as described below:

  • In partnership with Lead Teacher, develop and implement developmentally appropriate, anti-bias, multi-cultural curriculum for the classroom and primary care group by following the YWCA’s ELM Curriculum.
  • Foster a classroom environment conducive to the long range curriculum objectives.
  • Ensure nurturing, culturally sensitive care for each child.
  • Foster and assess physical, social, emotional and cognitive development in each child.
  • With the Lead Teacher, School Readiness Specialist, Family and Community Specialist and/or ECE Specialist, consult with parents and provide individual developmental plan(s) and services for special needs and resources for at-risk children.
  • Provide work direction and supervision to classroom staff.

 

Take full responsibility of classroom and environment for 25% of the day:

  • Provide opening or closing security.
  • In absence of Lead Teacher, take responsibility of leadership and supervision.
  • Lead curriculum activities.
  • Maintain behavior guidance plans for children.
  • Assure the safety of the children and make sure families are informed and included.

 

Handle overall site needs and all record keeping as described below:

  • Maintain high level of health and safety and assure emergency procedures are known and practiced.
  • Assist teams in maintaining files and recording keeping for government, funder and accreditation requirements, and any other administrative responsibilities as assigned.
  • Ensure all child assessments and child portfolios are up to date and current.
  • Assist teams in monitoring and obtaining supplies, equipment and repairs for classroom.
  • Participate in ECE center, building and agency teams as assigned.
  • Actively pursue professional development.
  • Understand and interpret the YWCA mission to children, staff and families.
  • Complete 40 hours of in service training per year.
 
Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

 Required:

  • Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education or equivalent-OR-Child Development Associate (CDA) plus 12 credits in Early Childhood Education; *will need to be working on a plan to acquire BA or equivalent by 2015.
  • A minimum of 2080 hours of classroom experience.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize the daily routines, activities, and curriculum for the classroom children and staff.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • 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 deal with a high level of ambiguity throughout the days to meet the needs of our children and parents.
  • Ability to delegate to responsibilities
  • Ability to mentor and guide staff

Preferred:

  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications 

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.

 

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

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary  
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 not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to http://YWCAMinneapolis.appone.com



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