YMCA of Central Ohio

Early Head Start Lead Teacher

The YMCA’s new Future Scholars Community Learning Center is excited to be hiring for full time Early Head Start Lead Teachers.  This dynamic role is responsible for providing supervision and instruction to infants and toddlers 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; promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in all job-related functions.
Assists the Center Director in supervising and implementing the program in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and the policies and philosophy of the YMCA.
Greets each child and parent daily; communicates often and professionally with families and children.
Assists in the cleaning and maintenance of the classroom and common areas.
Assists in managing the classroom and supervises when the center manager is out of the center.
Offers children appropriate affection, verbal praise, and acceptance while providing clear and consistent expectations for behavior; sets firm limits with positive phrasing and actions when necessary.
Assists in ensuring program’s compliance with all Early Head Start requirements,  ODJFS licensing requirements and Step Up To Quality requirements as applicable.
Timely completion and input of all child and family outcome data into TSG and Child Plus systems
On-going monitoring and record keeping on progress towards achieving School Readiness and Family Outcome goals
Maintains prompt hours and follows procedures for absences.
If applicable, complete duties as required by the Child and Adult Care Food program.

Infant & Toddler CDA or a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education with credits in infant and toddler development and practices; knowledge of Head Start and State Child Care Licensing regulations required. 
Must submit medical statement and TB test results as required by Head Start standards. Must obtain and keep current training certifications in first aid, communicable diseases, child abuse recognition & prevention. Must attend YMCA of the USA core child-care training series (Principles of YMCA Child-care and Working With courses) for applicable age group within one year.
Passionate belief in the Y’s cause of nurturing the potential of all youth, supporting healthy living for all people and finding ways to help and support our neighbors.
Understanding of the nature and purpose of the YMCA and the respective roles of volunteers and staff.
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others.
Ability to foster a collaborative team approach to solving challenging situations.

From day one, we are invested in helping you reach your professional goals. We want you to feel valued and confident in your potential. Our training and development programs help promote learning at all stages of your career.Beyond offering the opportunity to make a lasting impact in your community, the Y provides a number or other benefits including:

- Vacation, sick, and personal time
- Health, dental, and vision insurance
- Participation in the awesome Y-Retirement Fund
- Long term disability & Group Life Insurance fully paid by the Y
- A free family membership
- and so much more!


Branches for Application Submission:

Future Scholars Community Learning Center