Program Name:

YMCA Early Learning Center – 2879 Johnstown Rd., Columbus, OH 43219

Position Description:

Provides a safe, caring and learning environment for infants, toddlers, and/or preschoolers by performing the following duties.

Essential functions include the following, other duties may be assigned: Thinks, communicates and behaves as a cause-driven leader and role model for other staff and members when it comes to desired staff behaviors and healthy living practices. Prepares classroom for children daily by arranging and maintaining a safe and age appropriate learning environment; keeps classroom space clean and organized; maintains classroom supplies; conducts annual classroom environment assessment with designated tool (ECCERS, ITERS, ELLCO, etc.) as required. Greets each child and parent daily; communicates often and professionally with families, children, and staff. Conducts informal orientation (including transition meetings) for children new to the classroom. Assesses each child’s developmental needs both formally and informally using designated assessment and screening tools. Establishes and monitors individual goals for all children. Documents evidence to be used for curriculum planning and assessment including ongoing, systematic observations on each child. Conducts parent/teacher conferences utilizing assessment results. Writes and implements lesson plans and follows daily schedule; plans must reflect a well balanced, varied program for children following designated curriculum and program guidelines as well as incorporating Ohio, SUTQ and NAEYC standards. Offers children appropriate affection, verbal praise, and acceptance while providing clear, consistent, and developmentally appropriate expectations for behavior; sets firm limits with positive phrasing and actions when necessary. Assists in ensuring center’s compliance with all YMCA, ODJFS licensing, SUTQ and NAEYC requirements. Collects, records and maintains all necessary information/documentation for student records, funding and other projects; enters data into appropriate systems in a consistent and timely fashion. Contributes to staff projects, organizes and communicates with supervisor, parents, host, and staff. Takes a leadership role when applicable in special events. Attends all staff meetings, and appropriate child care workshops; maintains training hours needed for SUTQ and NAEYC. Maintains prompt hours, follows procedures for absences, and provides staff with lesson plans in the case of absence. Assists in the training of other staff. If applicable, complete duties as required by the Child and Adult Care Food program for your program.

YMCA Competencies: Leader Level

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.

Position Qualifications:

CDA, AA. BS or experience working in a quality ECE program and w/ those with special needs

Rate of Pay:

$13-$17/ hour


Email resume to ckossoudji@ymcacolumbus.org or apply here.