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Youth Leader

Category: Camps

FLSA Status: This is an hourly, non-exempt position (20-40) hrs/week
Reports to: Camps & Family Programs Director              Pay Scale: $12-$15.50

POSITION SUMMARY:

Would you like to change lives by ensuring out-of-school time care is an amazing experience for children and families? YMCA Youth Leaders help kids learn self-reliance and collaboration skills along with appropriate development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership. Leaders will provide constructive, responsible leadership and guidance for children ages 5-12. Youth Leaders will assist children with virtual learning in the areas of technology set-up, homework assistance and student support, along with planning and implementing enrichment activities for participants that help build the skills needed to be successful. In addition, Leaders will help organize activities including but not limited to the following: STEM; Arts-n-Humanities, physical activities and other youth related . This position must perform duties in accordance with the policies, goals, mission, values and objectives established by the Gallatin Valley YMCA, Branch Strategic Plan, and Safety Protocols including COVID-19. Emphasis will be placed, program knowledge, participant/staff safety, and communication with members and staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Safely supervises children with a creative, fun, positive attitude.

Implements program activities and curriculum that is culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, addresses summer learning loss components in conjunction with Montana Core Standards, and are consistent with YMCA values.

Creates a positive rapport and shared interest with all youth; models relationship-building skills in all interactions.

Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to COVID-19, medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, and emergencies.

Supports student academic success through virtual delivery models & online homework assignments as required by their school district.

Provides and welcomes ongoing dialogue with parents and caregivers about their child’s needs and progress; connects families to the Y.

Supports youth social & emotional wellbeing through mentorship and listening.

Discusses and reports any concerns to the Program Director.

Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.

Attends staff meetings and trainings.

Is agile and flexible helping accommodate organizational and child needs.

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.