Job Description ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Implement curriculum within the established guidelines. Implements daily lesson/activity plans for the classroom. Supervises the children and non-lead teachers, classroom, and all activities. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child. Participates in parent conferences when necessary, and maintains positive relationships and effective communication with parents. Maintains program site and equipment. Maintains required program records. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training. Ability to plan, lead, and participate in activities. Promote, establish, and maintain a positive YMCA image at all times. Dress appropriately and professionally following YMCA rules and guidelines. Follow YMCA work rules and procedures to complete all assigned tasks and duties in an efficient, timely, and positive manner at all times. The employee is to model non-sexist and non-racist behavior towards children's parents or staff. The employee must take the initiative to be willing to assume additional responsibilities as needed. The employee must be cooperative, accessible, and an active member of the YMCA staff. Follow all YMCA, Child Development Department, and State Licensing policies and procedures at all times. Maintain State Licensing and staff/child ratio requirements at all times. Helps orient new parents and children to the program, assist with tours as needed. Address parent concerns and comments in a timely and professional manner; keep the Child Development Director informed of all parent concerns and issues. SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications must be current. In-house and online Sexual Harassment, Child Abuse, and Safety Training must be completed within the first 30 days of employment and updated annually. No contact with members or program participants who are under the age of 18 outside of the YMCA either in person, via social media, text, online, etc. Interactions (such as babysitting, coaching, teaching, etc.) for children who are or were enrolled in Y and programs is prohibited. Employees should be aware that all information published on a blog or public website is publicly accessible. You advised being mindful that the information you post on the internet will likely be seen by members of the Santa Monica Family YMCA community and could reflect poorly on your character. Therefore, information posted on public websites that reflects poor character values is putting your job at risk. Employees may not wear headphones or earbuds while on duty. Employees may only use their cell phone when off duty or for emergencies. Employees may not take pictures or post pictures of members or program participants on any form of social media without the consent of the member/parent/guardian and the YMCA Administration. Employees may not accept financial or cash gifts or payments from members, guests, parents, or guardians. Requirements QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of 6-12 ECE units from an accredited college and a commitment to continue education to obtain a BA in ECE or a related field (AA minimum for associate teachers) At least 18 years of age. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications are current. Safety and Child Abuse Prevention training are completed within 30 days of hire. Up-to-date TB test every two years. If you have a chest x-ray on file, a TB test is no longer required. Must have a current Livescan active on file. Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities. Infant and toddler teachers are required to have completed an infant and toddler class from an accredited college with a "C" grade or better. Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Ability to lift infants and toddlers weighing up to thirty-five (40) pounds. Ability to see at a normal distance. Hear normal conversations and sounds. Use hands and fingers to fill out required forms on a regular basis. Ability to sit on the floor, bend at the waist, kneel and/or stoop 75% of the time. Summary Under the direct supervision of the Child Development Director, Master Lead Infant Teacher and the Lead Infant Teacher. This position is responsible for the supervision and care of children in the Infant program and aiding the team of teachers in general supervision and management of a class of Infant aged children. Provides direction for the program and classroom, assists in planning and implements age-appropriate program curriculum. This position is also responsible for helping recordkeeping, inventory of supplies in the classroom and any safety issues. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that is in accordance with the association's policies and procedures that focus on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. END RESULT Parent satisfaction is high. Classrooms/Program areas and equipment is safe, clean and well maintained. Activities are well organized and meet participants' needs and Y standards. Participants are treated with care, honesty, and respect by all staff.