Teacher - Head Start

The Y of Central Maryland
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Job Details

  • Location: Riva, MD, 21140
  • Date Posted: 2022-07-05
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Education
  • Req Number: 2189
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Description

Overwhelmingly, people who decide they want to be a part of the Y in Central Maryland tell us they do so because it reflects their values and a conscious decision, they've made about how they choose to live their lives. The happiest and most fulfilled Y associates are those who are motivated to help others and who want to be a part of something larger than themselves. If this speaks to your heart, then we invite you to join our team. Be a part of a charitable, mission-driven organization that works for individual and community well-being for all, for a better us.

How this role contributes to the Y's mission:

As a Y Head Start Teacher, you will plan, manage and supervise early childhood classroom structure, including lesson plans, schedules, routines and transitions. The Teacher will lead the classroom, including support associates, while ensuring adherence to federal and state standards & regulations as well as to the Y's philosophy and approach to early childhood education. You'll be responsible for ensuring the health, welfare, and safety of the children in the program. You will create an environment which fosters the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative development of each child in your care. As a Y Head Start Teacher, you'll contribute to the Y and to the broader community we serve by working with our littlest participants who are economically disadvantaged and help them prepare for success in school and life.

This work is right for you if you have:
• An interest in the well-being and education of young children, enthusiasm, patience, good humor, good judgment and a good spirit
• At least 2 year of early childhood experience
• The ability to clearly communicate and effectively listen to children, parents/guardians, members, and other Y associates
• A BA/BS or AA degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or a related field from an accredited college or university
• Your 90 hour child care certification and 9 hours in communication
• Your Child Development Associate certificate (preferred)

Associates of the Y in Central Maryland are required to be fully vaccinated for the COVID virus or have a valid medical or religious accommodation.
The Y in Central Maryland provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. Moreover, the Y is firmly committed to celebrating and achieving diversity and inclusion in all we do. We strive to be an anti-racist organization and expect all associates to treat others with respect, kindness and dignity, at all times. Thank you for considering working for the Y in Central Maryland. If being a part of our cause feels right for you, we hope you will join us.

Other details
  • Job Family Early Childhood Development
  • Pay Type Hourly