Job Description

Job Details
Estes Park Center - Estes Park, CO
Full Time
$19.00 - $21.00 Hourly
Bennett Preschool Teacher

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Bennett Preschool Teacher is responsible for collaborating with co-teachers and the Preschool Director in teaching preschool age children using nature-based curriculum.

OUR CULTURE:
We firmly believe in our mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We count on our staff to provide extraordinary experiences for our guests and for each other and we expect constant demonstration of our core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for implementing preschool curriculum to kids ages 2.5-5.
  • Responsible for creating lesson plans and an environment that is driven by the interests of the children.
  • Observe childrens development while taking anecdotal notes, video, and photographs.
  • Predict, prevent, identify and respond to safety issues for children in his/her care.
  • Uphold Policies and Procedures as it relates to childcare licensing, YMCA policies, and ACA guidelines.
  • Must attend required trainings and meetings.
  • Assist in opening or closing the preschool as assigned.
  • Participate in daily cleaning of program buildings as assigned.
  • Work in other departments or program areas as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess Early Childhood Education Degree or combined coursework in ECE plus documented hours in childcare, ranging from 910 hours to 3640 hours, depending on level of coursework completed.
  • Must meet State of Colorado qualifications for a group leader of a child care center.
  • Must be able to work effectively with other team members and communicate to resolve issues
  • Must regularly lift up to 40 pounds up to four feet
  • Must have basic computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be fluent in speaking English
  • Must enjoy working with kids.
  • Must possess current First Aid and CPR certification

GENERAL YMCA OF THE ROCKIES REQUIREMNTS

  • Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith in all functions
  • Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies Mission, policies, and programs
  • Possess excellent customer service skills; for example, friendly, personable, helpful, patient, and professional
  • Support the Association safety program. Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for guests, members, and staff
  • Promote a cooperative, positive, and flexible atmosphere while working with others in a diverse environment
  • Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards
  • All other duties as assigned

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds
  • Must be able to walk up to two (2) miles on uneven terrain

Note: Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities,
or qualifications associated with the job.

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