- Help Wanted
POSITION SUMMARY: This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Program Coordinator of Childcare at the Penobscot Bay YMCA’s Early Learning Center maintains a supportive, positive, inclusive, and diverse atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals, promotes the potential of all youth, and provides a quality experience to both youth and their families. OUR CULTURE: Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Handles daily operations in the Y’s Rockport Early Learning Center, including staff scheduling and parent interactions; Acts as a substitute in the classroom as needed; Follows all procedures and standards as established by the law or the Y; makes ADA accommodations where appropriate; maintains the program site, equipment, and required program records; maintains required accreditations where necessary; Nurtures children through purposeful programming; creates, coaches, and oversees implementation of lesson plans that are intended to achieve program goals and outcomes; Creates a positive rapport and shared interest with all youth; Provides opportunities for youth to lead, problem-solve, and make decisions and choices within the program and provides daily opportunities for youth to reflect on and respond to their experiences; Makes or directs ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child; Provides and welcomes ongoing dialogue with parents and caregivers about their child’s needs and progress; conducts, as necessary, parent/caregiver conferences and/or coaches teachers in handling such conferences; connects families to the Y; Attends and participates in staff meetings and staff training; Performs other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s Degree or comparable experience; Meets educational and experience qualifications established by state law and/or the Y; CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications required (offered by Y upon hire); Child Abuse Prevention training required within 30 days of hire; Meets minimum age standards as established by state law and/or the Y; Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred; Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities; Previous experience with diverse populations; Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds; Commitment to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Excellent benefit package including retirement program, health insurance, life insurance, YMCA family membership and paid time off. FMI or to apply, visit www.penbayymca.org Debbie Tyler Director of Human Resources Penobscot Bay YMCA PO Box 840 Rockport, ME 04856 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (207) 236-8456 No telephone calls please.