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Job Title:
Child Care Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher in Early Childhood Education
Heatherwood Early Child Center
Child Care
Full-time, 40 hours each week
$13.50/hour + DOE
Days & Hours:
Open between the hours of 6:30am-6:30pm. Monday-Friday, some weekend trainings on occasion, with most shifts between 8:30am-5:30pm.
Education & Experience

• Minimum age 21
• Previous experience working with children

Why the Y?

Heatherwood is looking for an energetic staff person who is committed to implementation of high quality programming, directing and nurturing young children and working as part of a team. The ideal candidate would have positive interpersonal skills and be able to communicate well with children, staff and parents. This position is for a lead staff.

Required Skills

• Meet educational and experience qualifications established by DCYF
• Provide documentation of current negative TB test and MMR vaccination
• First Aid, CPRPRO, AED and Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire
• Work effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions

Physical Demands:
As directed, lead and participate in a range of activities in indoor/outdoor settings. Staff may lift children who weigh approximately 50 pounds. Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to safely supervise program activities. May be required to push or pull large rolling cabinets along linoleum floors with the help of another person on a daily basis, may be required to roll and set up cafeteria tables, may be expected to lift 22 gallon storage boxes.


Provide direct supervision of a group of children. Provide a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.
• Provide safe supervision of a group of children, sometimes independently.
• Implement program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA core values
• Adhere to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards
• Attend staff meetings and trainings
• Follow YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies
• Maintain positive relations with parents and other staff
• Completion of YMCA specific training/certifications as directed

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Leader Core Competencies
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 fundraising

• Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinion, 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-the-date knowledge and skills in technology

Benefits of working for the Y

Medical Benefits
Dental Benefits
8 Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Leave
Two weeks paid vacation - starting
Tuition advancement program for ECE courses


Sarah Lusier

Submission Instructions

Apply online or submit Cover Letter, Application, and Resume with 3 Professional References to:
Sarah Lusier
with: “Child Care Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher,” in the Subject line.

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