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Early Learning Director

Category: Child Care - GV YMCA

Job Type: Full-Time

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Under supervision of the CEO and/or the Admin and Finance Director, the Early Learning Director is responsible for the administration of all operations relating to YMCA Child Care Center (Hawk’s Nest) and Early Learning Programs. The Director oversees the management of programs, volunteer and staff development, creates and manages Early Learning budgets and collaborates with community agencies in meeting the needs of YMCA members and program participants. The Director must have the ability to thrive in a busy environment, communicate effectively with parents, staff and volunteers while delivering high-quality, affordable programs to enhance learning opportunities for children.

 

Part Time Early Learning Associate Teacher

Category: Child Care - GV YMCA

Job Type: Part-Time

Collaborates with and supports primary teacher in lesson planning and daily routines. Provides direction for the program and classroom, and assists in the implementation of program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Implements curriculum within the established guidelines.
  • Designs and implements daily lesson/activity plans.
  • Follows guidelines on parent communication routines to ensure effective communication about daily activities, nap, eating habits, progress and skills that are being worked on, etc.
  • Supervises the children, classroom, and all activities.
  • Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child and reports observations to the Lead teacher.
  • Maintains program site and equipment.
  • Maintains required program records.
  • Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff professional development opportunities.
  • Participates in required annual training to continue to grow as an educator and professional.
  • Changes diapers/or soiled undergarments of infants and toddlers.
  • Help with mealtimes and snacks for children. Ensures dietary restrictions of children in the classroom are known to all staff and/volunteers.

 

Full Time Lead Infant Teacher

Category: Child Care - GV YMCA

Job Type: Full-Time

Provides direction for the program and classroom, and implements program curriculum. Collaborates with and supports assistant teacher(s) in creating, planning and implementing daily activities, field trips and curriculum. Ensures that curriculum and daily activities encourages the growth of children in their cognitive, physical, linguistic and social/emotional development. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Implements curriculum within the established guidelines.
• Designs and implements daily lesson/activity plans utilizing a wide range or methods (stories, media, indoor or outdoor games, drawing and age appropriate tools to enhance children's learning.)
• Creates and guides parent communication routines to ensure effective communication about daily activities, nap, eating habits, progress and skills that are being worked on, etc.
• Supervises the safety of all children, classroom, and all activities.
• Trains new employees on center/classroom procedures, including Childcare Licensing Regulations.
• Provides leadership and assist teachers, aides and volunteers in the classroom to ensure licensing standards, policies and procedures are met properly.
• Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child. Creates individual portfolios for children to monitor progress and assessment records.
• Conducts parent conferences, and maintains positive relationships and effective communication with parents.
• Engages parents as volunteers.Maintains program site and equipment.
• Maintains required program records.
• Participates in required annual training to continue to grow as an educator and professional.
• Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff professional development opportunities.
• Collaborates with fellow teachers, YMCA staff and colleagues.
• Changes diapers/or soiled undergarments of infants and toddlers.
• Help with mealtimes and snacks for children. Ensures dietary restrictions of children in the classroom are known to all staff and/volunteers.
• Other duties as assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities.

 

Child Watch Associate

Category: Child Care - GV YMCA

Job Type: Part-Time

 
Child Watch Attendants are responsible for providing a safe, caring and enriching environment for member's children to enjoy while their parents use YMCA Facility. All Child Watch staff will be responsible for the overall successful day-to-day running of the Y Child Watch program, as well as be responsible for high-quality childcare. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 
       1. Responsible for the safety of the children, classroom, and all activities at all times.
       2. Assures parents are signing in children properly and presenting identification.
       3. Supervises and interacts with children at play.
       4. Completes required cleaning and organizing of the Child Watch room to maintain program site and equipment.
       5. Maintains required program records.
       6. Encourage sportsmanship and positive peer interactions
       7. Attend staff meetings and trainings as needed including YMCA provided training
       8. Respond to questions and concerns from parents and refers them to the Early Learning Director as needed
       9. Must be able to establish and maintain relationships with other staff members, leaders, volunteers, members, participants, parents, and the                general public
      10. Know, educate and enforce YMCA Child Watch rules and policies to members and parents
      11. May be responsible for communicating facility needs and concerns to the Early Learning Director immediately
      12. Know the work schedule and reports to work on time or finds an approved substitute
      13. Complete timesheet on a daily basis
      14. Builds positive relationships with members and children in program.
      15. Assume all other duties and assignments deemed appropriate.
 

WORK STUDY Part Time Early Childhood Associate Teacher

Category: Child Care - GV YMCA

Job Type: Part-Time

Start Date: ASAP FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt 15-30 hrs/week during center operation

Reports to: Early Learning Director

Pay Scale: $10.00 - $12.00

 

POSITION SUMMARY: Collaborates with and supports primary teacher in lesson planning and daily routines. Provides direction for the program and classroom, and assists in the implementation of program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Implements curriculum within the established guidelines.

2. Designs and implements daily lesson/activity plans.

3. Follows guidelines on parent communication routines to ensure effective communication about daily activities, nap, eating habits, progress and skills that are being worked on, etc.

4. Supervises the children, classroom, and all activities.

5. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child and reports observations to the Lead teacher.

6. Maintains program site and equipment.

7. Maintains required program records.

8. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff professional development opportunities.

9. Participates in required annual training to continue to grow as an educator and professional.

10. Change diapers/or soiled undergarments of infants and toddlers.

11. Help with mealtimes and snacks for children. Ensures dietary restrictions of children in the classroom are known to all staff and/volunteers.

 

TO APPLY Email Resume and Cover Letter to Sarah Lutiger at salutiger@gallatinvalleyymca.org

 

WORK STUDY Child Watch Attendant

Category: Child Care - GV YMCA

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 10-15 hrs/week; 6 days per week. Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Saturday morning hours available.

Pay Scale: $8.20 - $9.00/hour

POSITION SUMMARY: Child Watch Attendants are responsible for providing a safe, caring and enriching environment for our member's children to enjoy while their parents use our YMCA Facility. All Child Watch staff will be responsible for the overall successful day-to-day running of the Y Child Watch program, as well as be responsible for high-quality childcare. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Responsible for the safety of the children, classroom, and all activities at all times.

2. Assures parents are signing in children properly and presenting identification.

3. Supervises and interacts with children at play.

4. Completes required cleaning and organizing of the Child Watch room to maintain program site and equipment.

5. Maintains required program records.

6. Encourage sportsmanship and positive peer interactions

7. Attend staff meetings and trainings as needed including YMCA provided training

8. Respond to questions and concerns from parents and refers them to the Early Learning Director as needed

9. Must be able to establish and maintain relationships with other staff members, leaders, volunteers, members, participants, parents, and the general public

10.Know, educate and enforce YMCA Child Watch rules and policies to members and parents

11.May be responsible for communicating facility needs and concerns to the Early Learning Director immediately

12.Know the work schedule and reports to work on time or finds an approved substitute

13.Complete timesheet on a daily basis

14. Builds positive relationships with members and children in program.

15. Assume all other duties and assignments deemed appropriate by the Director.

 

YMCA Sports Staff

Category: All Branches

Pay Rate: $10-13/hr

FLSA Status: Part-time Non-Exempt (approx. 6-20 hrs/week)

Start Date: ASAP  

Reports To: Sports & Recreation Director 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Youth Sports Staff is responsible for direct leadership within various youth sports programs for the Gallatin Valley YMCA while supporting the Sports & Recreation Director in leading efforts to create an environment for healthy positive child development and strong family relationships. They will provide direct supervision of a group of all ages during the sports activities, while providing a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Caring.

The Gallatin Valley YMCA reserves the right to terminate contracts with one weeks written notice should circumstances dictate a need to reduce services or close sports programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Assist in developing youth flag football and basketball program according to general rules of the sport as well as any rules specific to the Gallatin Valley YMCA.

2. Set up the fields and courts to regulations specific to YMCA rules.

3. Assists in developing, organizing and implementing high quality sports camps.

4. Supervises a group of individuals with a creative, fun, and positive attitude.

5. Complete all training deemed necessary by the Gallatin Valley YMCA in order to preform well in this job and receive all certificates necessary for this job.

6. Show up to scheduled games and camp on time and stay throughout the shift unless prior arrangements have been made with the Sports & Recreation Director.

7. Assist/run teen co-ed teen sports tournaments once a month.

8. Adhere to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.

9. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.

10. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.

11. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Group Exercise Instructor

Category: Gallatin Valley YMCA

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Group Exercise Instructor is integral in creating a positive and encouraging environment welcoming to all YMCA members while being an enthusiastic representative of the Gallatin Valley YMCA. Under the guidance and supervision of the Healthy Living Director, the Instructor is responsible for meeting member’s needs, maintaining a safe environment, and guiding members through group fitness classes. The goal of a Group Instructor is to assist members in building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The role of the Instructor is to assist members through this process by providing upbeat and positive class experiences, support and motivation.  Greets everyone by using names whenever possible; extends thanks whenever appropriate; makes relationship building the number one priority at all times. The position is responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose, image and core values of the Gallatin Valley YMCA are conveyed.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Have an understanding of fitness principles, along with specific experience in strength training, cardiovascular training and overall health and wellness.
  • Possess the ability to work with varying wellness levels regardless of age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, lifestyle or fitness level.
  • Create unique and fun fitness classes to teach YMCA members and guests. 
  • Ability to engage in member conversations and build genuine relationships creating a welcoming environment for people from all walks of life. 
  • Initiate feedback with members on the wellness floor to answer questions, encourage, motivate and assist in their workouts. 
  • Ability to analyze problems and solve using good judgment and resourcefulness.
  • Identify members who may be using unsafe or ineffective techniques and make helpful suggestions. Notify Healthy Living Director if there is unsafe behavior observed.  
  • Consistently monitor member feedback and participation in classes and provide information to Healthy Living Director.
  • Willingness to contact members through personal phone calls or emails, offering wellness participation encouragement.
  • Regularly check group exercise equipment to ensure proper maintenance.
  • Maintain working knowledge of wellness and fitness trends to provide effective information and support to members.
  • Ability to remain calm and positive in stressful situations.
  • Ability to attend all trainings and meetings as required, even if scheduled outside normal working or regular scheduled hours.
  • Demonstrate passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA.
  • Personal computer skills and experience with software is helpful
  • Meet the standard for attendance, punctuality and dependability; keeping in confidence matters related to office or personnel; and, exercises good judgment around areas of responsibility.
  • Promote and market YMCA health and wellness programs in the community. 
  • Products or services that are not a part of YMCA programs shall not be promoted or endorsed by any employee to any member or guest whether the employee is “on the clock” or not.