Teacher - The YMCA Playground

YMCA of Columbia-Willamette Portland, OR

The YMCA of Columbia-Willamette is a mission driven organization, which seeks individuals who are enthusiastic and passionate about our mission and vision. We do this by putting the Christian principles of love, respect, honesty, responsibility and service into practice.

Objective: Plan and implement a safe, developmentally appropriate classroom environment for children at the Playground St. Vincent's Hospital Child Development Center located at 9427 SW Barnes in Portland, Oregon.

Job Responsibilities:

This Teacher will work in the classroom supervising Aides and Volunteers while ensuring a safe and enriching classroom environment for children. This is a Full-time position scheduled to work 40 hours per week with full benefits.

Job Specifics:

*Provide and follow written plans for a well-balanced, age appropriate curriculum.

*Supervise assistants and volunteers.

*Maintain a physically and emotionally appropriate environment for children in compliance with state regulations and YMCA standards.

*Maintain a clean and neat environment.

*Supervise children at all times.

*Maintain a high level of interaction with the children.

*Maintain positive interactions with parents/guardians of children.

*Complete all record keeping in an accurate and timely manner.

*Design and implement a daily schedule which includes activities to enhance the development of cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills.

*Maintain positive communication with school personnel.

*Participate in observation, assessment and evaluation of children.

*Adhere to the YMCA principles of love, respect, honesty, service and responsibility.

*Respond appropriately to all and any emergency situations.

*Perform all other duties as assigned by supervising teacher.

Essential Functions:

*Incorporate and Model our YMCA Christian principles into your work

*Commit to establishing long-term work relationships with staff, volunteers, participants, members and families

*Ability to communicate well with children, staff and parents.

*Ability to work independent as well as create and lead work teams.

*Ability and willingness to obtain and keep current CPR/First Aid certifications.

*Ability and willingness to perform any and all jobs in the program.

*Ability and willingness to participate in 15 hours of job related training annually.

*Ability to sit on floor or child sized chair, stand for 1 hour periods, occasionally lift 50 lbs. and crouch for 15 minutes.

*Ability to multi task.

Required Qualifications:

*Pass a YMCA Background Check

*20 credit hours in Education or related field or at least 1 year of experience in a licensed child care/school facility.

*Meet all teacher standards as dictated by the state Child Care Division.

*Current CPR and First Aid certification or ability to obtain within 30 days.

*At least18 years of age

Preferred Qualifications:

*Experience working with children of particular classroom age

*Currently registered on the Oregon State Childcare Registry

*Current certified fingerprinting for childcare registry if living out of state within the past 6 months.

Hiring Manager

Sandi Ferretti

Senior Program Director

Playground St. Vincent's

Child Development Center

The Playground YMCA Child Development Center

9427 SW Barnes Rd.

Portland, OR 97225

The statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Equal Opportunity Employer


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