Cape Ann YMCA Infant/Toddler Teacher at YMCA of the North Shore

Posted in Education 7 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Gloucester, Massachusetts

Job Description:

As one of the largest non-profits in the area, our Y impacts1 out of every 3 people on the North Shore. Our Ys give staff a huge opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local children, adults and families. Through our various fitness and wellness programs we create a healthier and happier community. Our youth development programs give kids and teens a chance to learn and grow, while making long lasting friendships. Being a socially responsible organization, we’ve made it our mission to provide services to all regardless of their ability to pay. Y staff are brimming with enthusiasm and passion because they see the positive impact they’re making. If you’re ready to be a part of something that makes you proud- you’re ready for a career at the Y.


 Interested in a new opportunity that allows you to explore your passion working with children while engaging in professional teaching practices?  Now more than ever, dedicated and nurturing individuals are needed to support Early Education and Childcare around the North Shore. Consider the YMCA, where youth development and healthy living are our priority! With new and expanded Teaching qualifications through the Department of Early Education & Care (EEC), there is ample opportunity to invest in your future by engaging in what you love to do! 

In this role you will join a team of early educators on a remarkable at the newly opened Glen T. MacLeod YMCA Early Learning Center as we expand our reach in the community.  As an Infant or Toddler teacher you will provide an environment rich for the nurturing and development of children. You will have an important role of introducing our families to the center and the kind of quality care the Y provides. On a regular day, you will support the needs of each child through a consistent daily schedule, implementing curriculum, and building social skills with peers. Infant and Toddler Teachers will have an overall focus on prioritizing the needs of the children while implementing policies and practices that ensure the well-being of our participants and follow local and state safety guidelines. 

At the Y, classrooms are newly furnished with access to developmentally appropriate and recommended teaching tools and materials.  Our new center is filled with natural light, creative learning spaces, newly designed playground areas for outdoor exploration, and multiple enrichment programs including swimming, gymnastics, sports, and more! With strong and abundant curriculum resources, staff are sure to feel supported and inspired.  Teachers at our Early Learning Center are consistent, accountable, and communicate effectively with parents and staff.  To thrive in this role, you must have a strong understanding of the growth and development of children, the ability to work independently and lead a scheduled curriculum, and the desire to be part of a small team of passionate educators.

Why work for the Y? As leading employer of Early Education professionals on the North Shore the Y offers more than competitive pay and benefits!  We also provide...

  • Paid training and development

  • Advancement and growth opportunities within our seven YMCA locations.

  • Free YMCA membership and employee discounts on programs.

  • Health and dental insurance for full time employees.

  • 2 weeks paid vacation in addition to generous paid sick and personal time for full time staff.

  • Retirement fund with 8% company contribution (once vested/no match required).

  • Employer funded life insurance.

As a member of our team you and your loved ones can benefit from a wide variety of health and wellness programs including free swim and group exercise classes, discounts on childcare and camp, and access to splash parks, teen centers, sports programs and more!

At the Y we've created something in which you can truly see the impact we make on the people we serve every day, because making a difference is our business. To learn more about our Early Learning Programs , watch the video linked here

To thrive in this position, you are compassionate and have a thorough understanding of child growth and development. You are able to create authentic connections with families and children and enjoy celebrating in daily achievements. To succeed in this position you are consistent, accountable, and value a team oriented culture.

  • Must be 18 years or older with high school diploma or equivalent minimum education

  • I/T and/or PS Certification through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education & Care required

  • KR Readiness Teacher desired for upcoming opening

The YMCA is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, protected genetic information, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran's status.

Salary: $19.00

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