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Job Title: Lead Teacher
Branch: West Chester Area YMCA
Location: West Chester, PA
Shifts/Availability: Monday-Friday, full-time
About the YMCA of Greater Brandywine:
The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of eight YMCAs serving Chester County, is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing the potential of every child, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility through life-changing programs for all.
The West Chester Area YMCA is currently seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to work in our Childcare Early Learning Center as a Lead Teacher with our preschool age children (ages 3-5). The ideal candidate will not only possess the state requirements for the position, but will also have a passion for working with young children and model the core values of the YMCA. We look forward to having you join our dynamic team!
Perform all Lead Teacher functions including creating and implementing lesson plans, following DHS regulations, maintaining a safe learning environment for the children
Plan and implement an educational program that meets the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social needs of both the individual and the group
Maintains a healthy and engaging early childhood learning environment as well as a clean and risk-free room arrangement
Interact with the children to encourage development and involvement in activities
Establish and maintain positive and productive relationship with families, keeping parents/guardians well informed regarding the child's growth and development
Maintains maintenance records, including, but not limited to: accident and incident reports, sign in/out sheets, attendance records
Oversee the safety and whereabouts of the children in group at all times
Work with Director to hold parent conferences as specified by program
Work with Director to supervise Aides and/or other Assistant Group Supervisors as needed
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
Must have a high school diploma or GED and 30 credit hours of early childhood, elementary or related human services field education, or 15 college credit hours and one year experience related to the care and development of children or high school diploma and 2,500 hours of service
At least 3 years of experience preferred
Must keep an up-to-date DHS file with a current physical
Ability to effectively use technology for programmatic needs
The YMCA of Greater Brandywine currently offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a free YMCA family membership, free employee medical insurance on select plans with minimal cost dental and vision insurance along with a generous employer contribution to the retirement savings plan. Also offered are program discounts on YMCA of Greater Brandywine programs, camps, childcare, and continuing education classes at Immaculata University, as well as up to four free hours of Child Watch per day.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - The YMCA of the Greater Brandywine considers candidates for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable federal, state & local laws.
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