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Assistant Teacher/Enrichment Staff - Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program

Category: Y Achievers - SLLP

Job Type: Seasonal

Start Date: June 12th– August 21st *Plus an additional 10-16hrs for training and planning prior to program start date.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 36-40 hrs/week Monday – Friday
Reports to: Site Coordinator Pay Scale: $10.50 - $13 per hour
Revised: May 4, 2020

POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the supervision of the Site Coordinator and in conjunction with the mission of the YMCA, the Summer Learning Loss Assistant Teacher is primarily responsible for assisting the SLLP program Teacher in the implementation and facilitation of the Four Blocks curriculum. The Teacher Assistant reports to the Site Director and assists in the supervision and in the literacy and social development of children ensuring a safe, enriching, and healthy learning environment. Provides direct supervision of a group of children in first, second, and third grade. Provide a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Support teachers in instruction according to the 4 blocks model
  •  
    Execute lesson plans as an integral part of the daily program, making changes as they become necessary
  •  
    Attend required YMCA training relative to employment and the Summer Learning Loss Prevention program
  •  
    Maintain all educational equipment and supplies in good order
  •  
    Supervise a group of children with a creative, fun, positive attitude.
  • Implement 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.
  • Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings.
  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, and emergencies.
  • Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
 

Child Watch Associate

Category: Child Care - GV YMCA

 

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.

 

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.

 

Full-Time Lead Toddler Teacher

Category: Child Care - GV YMCA

Job Type: Full-Time


The Lead Toddler Teacher provides direction for the program and classroom, and implements program curriculum. They collaborate with and support assistant teacher(s) in creating, planning and implementing daily activities, field trips and curriculum. They ensure that curriculum and daily activities encourage the growth of children in their cognitive, physical, linguistic and social/emotional development. They are part of a team that provides a quality experience to children and parents that focus 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

 

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.
 

Lead Teacher - Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program

Category: Y Achievers - SLLP

Job Type: Seasonal

Start Date: June 12th –  August 21st *Plus an additional 10-16 hrs for training and planning prior to program start date.
FLSA Status:Non-Exempt 20-25 hrs/week Monday – Thursday Morning With Occasional Friday's & Afternoons
Reports to: Site Coordinator
Pay Scale: $13.50 - $15 per hour
Revised: May 4, 2020

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Site Coordinator and in conjunction with the mission of the YMCA, the Summer Learning Loss Teacher will be responsible for planning, implementing and supervising morning educational activities for students participating in the program, providing each participant with the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, spiritually and socially.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Develop lesson plans for scheduled program times to include provisions for safety and participant ages and abilities
  • Execute lesson plans as an integral part of the daily program, making changes as they become necessary
  • Attend required YMCA training relative to employment and the Summer Learning Loss Pilot programming
  • Maintain all educational equipment and supplies in good order
  • Adhere to all rules, regulations and policies set forth by the YMCA and the program
  • Support the Christian mission and philosophy of the YMCA and uphold these principles by day-to-day personal example
  • Report difficult or unusual situations as necessary
  • Share problems with Site Coordinator for resolution
  • Manage appropriate behavior with all children and implement discipline policy
  • Provide direction to the Teacher Assistant and Site Coordinator in the classroom
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings
 

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.

 

Summer Camp Counselor

Category: Camps

Job Type: Full-Time

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides direct supervision of a group of children aged 5-12 in summer day camp. Providing a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Supervises a group of children with a creative, fun, positive attitude.
  2. Implement 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.
  3. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  4. Attends staff meetings and trainings.
  5. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, and emergencies.
  6. Maintains a positive relationship with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
    2. Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp setting.
    3. Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc…
    4. At least 18 years of age.
    5. CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications prior to start date.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FLSA Status:Non-Exempt 32-40 hrs/week during summer camp operations 

Reports to: Camps & Family Programs Director/Program Coordinator     

Start Date: May 29, 2020

 

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Leah Weaver/Camps & Family Programs Director

yprograms@gallatinvalleyymca.org

 

 

Summer Camp Site Coordinator

Category: Camps

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for the planning, execution, and overall operation of a high quality school age child care site. This includes promoting YMCA core values and encouraging life-long learning. Develops and implements summer camp activities, while supporting the Camp Director in leading efforts to create a safe environment for healthy positive child development and strong family relationships, while mentoring and supporting program staff (50% of workload). Provides direct supervision of a group of children aged 5-12 in summer day camp, while providing a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring (50% of workload).

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Creates and schedules all camp sessions and activities to be reviewed and approved by Camp Director.
  2. Supports camp counselors in daily implementation of lesson/activity plans.
  3. Directly supervises program participants, lead counselors, counseling staff and volunteers in accordance with organizations, policies and applicable laws.
  4. Maintains program site, equipment and program records.
  5. Confirm and coordination of camp field trips and events.
  6. Purchases and maintains supply expenses for camp activities that have been outlined on the camp budget and approved by the Program Coordinator.
  7. Monitors transportation for field trips.
  8. Ensures guidelines from program models are met such as HEPA standards and Camp Readers Program. Ensures all program records are accurate and maintained.
  9. Supports Youth Development Director and Program Coordinator in assuring that YMCA best practice guidelines are being followed, program standards are met, and safety procedures are being followed.
  10. Supports Youth Development Director and Program Coordinator to train, develop, schedule and direct personnel and volunteers as needed. Participates in reviews and helps evaluate staff performance.
  11. Provides upkeep of program facilities and equipment, and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living.
  12. Supports Camps & Family Programs Director and Program Coordinator in supervising staff, children, sites, and all activities.
  13. Maintains positive relationships and effective communication with parents. Engages parents as volunteers.
  14. Supports staff with parent interaction and behavioral plans.
  15. Plans, attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff professional development opportunities.
  16. Supervise a group of children with a creative, fun, positive attitude.

  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  1. Bachelors Degree or Associate Degree in related Field or a Child Development Credential or at least 2 years of experience in a leadership role in summer camp setting.
  2. At least 21 years of age.
  3. Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check.
  4. Infant/Child/Adult CPR, First Aid and AED certifications within 30 days of hire date.
  5. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate
    program activities.
  6. Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships
    with people from different backgrounds.
  7. Must demonstrate leadership qualities-allowing for the development of personal and professional interpersonal relationshiops with staff, campers, parents and others

Preferred:

  1. Previous camp program design experience
  2. Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting

 

KEY FOCUS AREAS:

Staff Supervision Program Development

Risk Management

Conflict Management

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to supervise program activities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FLSA Status:Non-Exempt 32-40 hrs/week during summer camp operations 

Reports to: Camps & Family Programs Director/Program Coordinator  

Start Date: May, 15, 2020

 

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Leah Weaver/ Camps & Family Programs Director

yprograms@gallatinvalleyymca.org

 

 

Wellness Coach

Category: Gallatin Valley YMCA

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Wellness Coach is integral in creating a positive and encouraging environment welcoming to all YMCA members, while being enthusiastic representative of the Gallatin Valley YMCA. Under the guidance and supervision of the Healthy Living Director, the Wellness Coach is responsible for meeting member’s needs, maintaining a safe environment, and guiding members through Wellness Consultations. The goal of a Wellness Consultation is to assist members in building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The role of the Coach is to assist members through this process by providing personalized attention, 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.
  • Meet with new members and provide wellness consultation and instruction in the proper use and techniques of cardio/strength equipment.
  • 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 the equipment is utilized in an unsafe manner.
  • Consistently monitor member feedback and participation in classes and provide information to the Healthy Living Director.
  • Willingness to contact members through personal phone calls or emails, offering wellness participation encouragement.
  • Regularly check all equipment to ensure proper maintenance.
  • Report equipment in need of repair to Healthy Living Director immediately, follow repair procedures, and post “out of order” sign on equipment.   
  • Maintain and clean equipment according to the schedule or as requested by the supervisor. Ensure the overall cleanliness of YMCA by following all cleaning procedures.
  • 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.
 

WORK STUDY Camps & Family Programs Staff

Category: Camps

POSITION SUMMARY: Under direct supervision of the Camps & Family Programs Director, Camps & Family Program Staff will be responsible for providing an appropriately safe, caring and enriching environment for a group of families and children enrolled in the YMCA camps programs. Camps & Family Program Staff are responsible for conducting themselves in an appropriate manner, setting an example for children, parents and coworkers by reflecting the YMCA core values of: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Supervises a group of children, adults or families with a creative, fun, positive attitude.

2. Implement 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.

3. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.

4. Attends staff meetings and trainings.

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

6. Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.

 

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.

 

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