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Child Care Teaching VISTA

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Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

June 1, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Application Window

February 5, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Location

  • Dubuque, IA

Application Details

Contact Information
Geovanni Almanza
(515) 235-4686
vistaleader@iwcc.edu

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POSITION SUMMARY:
This position supports the work of the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA, a leading non-profit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, social responsibility, empowering women and eliminating racism. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Assists the Lead Teach in meeting the needs of the children
2. Assists with planning and preparation of the activities for the children
3. Supervises and actively participates in play activities with the children
4. Familiar with child management techniques and is able to use them to encourage appropriate behaviors
5. Communicates discipline challenges to the Lead Teach or Coordinator, and works to develop a behavior management technique that includes redirection and conflict management
6. Assists with snack preparation, service, and clean up
7. Be familiar with and adheres to DHS regulations
8. Presents self in a professional manner; dresses appropriately
9. Attends staff meetings and any additional education required by DHS or the Department of Education
10. May be designated as the onsite supervisor in the absence of the Lead Teacher, or at the beginning/end of the day. Duties would then include: supervising children until they depart, straighten classroom, and put away materials, toys, and games
11. Other duties as assigned

OTHER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
2. All other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
3. Uphold YMCA/YWCA policies for safety, supervision, and risk management.
4. Demonstrate the Character Counts values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility in all dealings with members, guests, volunteers and fellow staff.
5. Demonstrate competencies in and willingness to develop in the Cause Driven Leadership areas of mission advancement, collaboration, operational effectiveness and personal growth.



QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Must be at least 18 years of age, have some direct childcare experience and basic knowledge of children and child development
2. Must receive a negative Criminal Record Check Report
3. Must provide a physical report with a negative TB test
4. Must either be certified or can be certified in CPR/First Aid, Universal Precautions and Bloodbourne Pathogens. Training in Mandatory Child Abuse provided.
5. Demonstrates dependability and a positive attitude
6. Respect the confidentiality of childcare matters
7. Demonstrates good communication skills with children, parents, and other staff
8. Completes required DHS licensing continuing education annually
9. Must work well with others and be willing to accept responsibilities and directions from supervisor
10. Projects a positive attitude about the Y childcare programs, as the site of choice, for the community
11. Promotes the Y mission and core values in their behavior and in the development of children’s programs
12. Participates and assists with other Y programs. Becomes involved in Y volunteer opportunities

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The employee must occasionally life and/or move up to 10 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position supports the work of the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA, a leading non-profit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, social responsibility, empowering women and eliminating racism. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Assists the Lead Teach in meeting the needs of the children
2. Assists with planning and preparation of the activities for the children
3. Supervises and actively participates in play activities with the children
4. Familiar with child management techniques and is able to use them to encourage appropriate behaviors
5. Communicates discipline challenges to the Lead Teach or Coordinator, and works to develop a behavior management technique that includes redirection and conflict management
6. Assists with snack preparation, service, and clean up
7. Be familiar with and adheres to DHS regulations
8. Presents self in a professional manner; dresses appropriately
9. Attends staff meetings and any additional education required by DHS or the Department of Education
10. May be designated as the onsite supervisor in the absence of the Lead Teacher, or at the beginning/end of the day. Duties would then include: supervising children until they depart, straighten classroom, and put away materials, toys, and games
11. Other duties as assigned

OTHER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
2. All other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
3. Uphold YMCA/YWCA policies for safety, supervision, and risk management.
4. Demonstrate the Character Counts values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility in all dealings with members, guests, volunteers and fellow staff.
5. Demonstrate competencies in and willingness to develop in the Cause Driven Leadership areas of mission advancement, collaboration, operational effectiveness and personal growth.



QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Must be at least 18 years of age, have some direct childcare experience and basic knowledge of children and child development
2. Must receive a negative Criminal Record Check Report
3. Must provide a physical report with a negative TB test
4. Must either be certified or can be certified in CPR/First Aid, Universal Precautions and Bloodbourne Pathogens. Training in Mandatory Child Abuse provided.
5. Demonstrates dependability and a positive attitude
6. Respect the confidentiality of childcare matters
7. Demonstrates good communication skills with children, parents, and other staff
8. Completes required DHS licensing continuing education annually
9. Must work well with others and be willing to accept responsibilities and directions from supervisor
10. Projects a positive attitude about the Y childcare programs, as the site of choice, for the community
11. Promotes the Y mission and core values in their behavior and in the development of children’s programs
12. Participates and assists with other Y programs. Becomes involved in Y volunteer opportunities

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The employee must occasionally life and/or move up to 10 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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Living Allowance

$950 - $950 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Stipend

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, Local Government Agency

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Application Details

Contact Information
Geovanni Almanza
(515) 235-4686
vistaleader@iwcc.edu

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