Toddler Lead Teacher – Early Education Center

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Website nmymca YMCA of Greater Nashua

Toddler Lead Teacher - Early Education Center

PAY: UP TO $21/HOUR! GREAT HEALTH/DENTAL BENEFITS & MUCH MORE!

LEARN, GROW, THRIVE WITH A CAREER HERE AT THE Y
Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

OUR Y AND OUR REGION:
The YMCA of Greater Nashua is a well-respected association and a leader in the region.  The city of Nashua, New Hampshire is situated 45 minutes from Boston and everything a major US city has to offer, less than an hour to the beautiful public beaches dotting the New Hampshire coastline and an hour to the White Mountains which offer many options for the outdoor enthusiast.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Lead Teacher leads the curriculum delivery and has overall classroom supervision of classroom.  This is a full time year round position. The daily shift schedule will rotate and will be determined by the needs and schedules of all teachers.  The candidate must have the ability to work with people of all ages in both formal and informal settings, must possess a  solution oriented perspective and be flexible and creative, working in a preschool educational setting with a positive, nurturing attitude and to be able to set consistent limits for the children; to interact with the parents and represent the YMCA in all aspects of the preschool child care program in a professional and friendly manner.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
We provide our full-time staff with comprehensive medical and dental, generous paid time off, free family YMCA membership, discounted programs as well as 12% retirement contribution after two years of qualified service.

Among the benefits working in this beautiful state are good economic and educational opportunities, low crime rates, no sales tax, and no state income tax on salaries and wages. New Hampshire has been listed as the number two state to live in America by U.S. News and World Report’s list of best places to live.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for Preschool program curriculum development.
  • Provide preschool program delivery and classroom supervision.
  • Supervise or facilitate curriculum activities during child day care hours to provide positive learning experiences for all the children.
  • Set and maintain appropriate standards for children’s’ behavior using non-punitive methods which teach self-discipline while supporting children’s self-esteem.
  • Provide careful and concentrated supervision of play areas to insure childrens’s safety and learning.
  • Carry out clerical, cleaning and facility maintenance duties as needed.
  • Attend all staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Maintain a cooperative relationship with all other staff members.
  • Interact positively with all parents and refer questions and concerns to the Director as appropriate.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Early Childhood Education degree or course work to comply with state regulations.
  • A compassionate, insightful, and playful spirit; proven ability to interact with others in a positive manner.
  • Early education and leadership experience.
  • Must have the ability to work with people of all ages in both formal and informal settings.
  • Must possess a solution-oriented perspective and be flexible and creative.
  • A positive, nurturing attitude and the ability to set consistent limits for the children.
  • Interact with the parents and represent the YMCA in all aspects of the preschool child care program in a professional and friendly manner.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT AND 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Must be able to act and move fast enough to keep children safe.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

YMCA COMPETENCIES:

  • Relationships: Builds rapport and relates well to others
  • Inclusion: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions.
  • Innovation: Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
  • Quality Results: Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
  • Self-Development: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance.

 

OUR CULTURE:
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

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