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Company : Name Linked Fry Family YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Naperville
Join our team for the experience of a lifetime!     Over thirty years ago, the YMCA made a firm commitment to supporting the health and wellness of all children in the Naperville and Aurora communities. The programs we design are geared towards engaging kids in fun activities that foster a desire to learn. Since the beginning of YMCA Safe ‘n Sound, our dedicated staff members have focused on encouraging our youth to develop values, skills, and friendships that lead to positive behavior, better health, and educational achievement.   YMCA Safe ‘n Sound is now hiring full-time and part-time Site Team Leads! Pay range: $16.40-$17.00 per hour   As a Site Team Lead,you will work to ensure the implementation of positive youth development practices with all daily activities and interactions with children. The Site Team Lead is responsible for ensuring program quality including assisting in implementing curriculum, providing leadership and guidance to staff and overseeing the ordering and distribution of snacks, materials and all supplies needed to operate the program. They will also provide direct service, when necessary, to execute the program.   With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you’ll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families and communities.   Position Responsibilities: - Implements program curriculum with school-aged program staff while ensuring the program follows DCFS and YMCA standards. - Provides guidance to staff while onsite in adhering to program quality standards. - Facilitates collaboration with and between program staff including assisting in planning and leading program staff meetings. - Enhances parent/guardian/caregiver engagement and ensures that the program meets expectations for quality - Collaborates with teachers, principals and other staff at local schools to align and execute program activities and ensure program success. - Maintains and audits all program files according to DCFS and YMCA Standards. - Assists in development and execution of special events and seasonal school-aged programs, such as Day Camp, for members and program participants. - Participates in program marketing and retention activities. - Fills in for other staff as needed. Requirements & Preferred Qualifications for this position are: - Must be 19 years of age and/or 5 years older than the oldest child that participates in the program and meet program requirements for education and/or credentials. - Previous experience in a childcare or education setting supporting high-quality programs. - Preferred candidates will have an Associate’s degree in child development or early childhood education or the equivalent in child development, early childhood education or early childhood special education. - Must have the proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model for youth and staff demonstrating the values of respect, responsibility, caring and honesty. - Commitment to and passion for the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s mission is required including a passion for working with diverse youth. - Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences. - Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. - The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including: - Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees  - Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund  - Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities - Complimentary Family YMCA membership and a 25% employee discount on select programs - Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y! Child Abuse Prevention: Support the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required YMCA Vaccine Policy We are committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked Kelly Hall YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Make a Difference in Your Community!   Bus Driver Opportunity!    You’ll transport children and/or adults for various programs and trips for the YMCA.  Provides supervision and direction to children and/or adults.   Pay range for this role is $15.40-$16.40 per hour   Transport children and/or adults for various programs and trips for the YMCA.  Provides supervision and direction to children and/or adults.   Scope of Responsibilities: - Transport children/adults to and from program activities and site(s). - Makes daily safety inspection of bus/van. - Reports to supervisor any conditions on bus/van which needs attention or correction. - Oversees conduct of children/adults on bus/van. - Follows all driver guidelines and standards. - Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies. - May supervise a group of program participants. - Other duties as assigned. Starting salary of at least $15.40 per hour   Requirements:   Must be at least 21 years of age.  Must have a valid driver’s license with.  CDL highly desirable.   YMCA Vaccine Policy   We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted. ‚Äč
Company : Name Linked South Side YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Make A Difference In Your Community!      Outreach Intervention Specialist Opportunity!   Pay starts at $19.54 per hour minimum      The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is hiring a full-time Outreach/Intervention Specialist to work with our Youth Safety Violence Prevention Program (YSVP).   The Outreach Specialist plays a key role working directly with youth impacted by violence as a component of Youth Safety and Violence Prevention’s overall outreach and programming efforts. The target age for programming and services is youth ages 13-18.  The Outreach Specialist will act as a mentor and provide case management for youth in the program. This also includes accountability for assessing the needs of youth and families and ensuring the proper referrals for advocacy, school enrollment, counseling, substance abuse services, employment, job training, etc. The Outreach Specialist also manages all documentation and reporting as related to the services provide to the referred youth to meet program requirements. This role also participates in community development activities as need to support program activities.   Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including: - Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees  - Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund  - Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members - Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities - Complimentary Adult YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs - Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!   Responsibilities:   - Identify and recruit youth with a trauma history to participate in YSVP programming; practice relentless outreach to ensure continued participation - Establish positive and constructive relationships and serve as a positive role model. This includes frequent contact with youth through home visits, relationship building activities and programming at YSVP program sites. - Act as a general advocate for individual youth as it pertains the legal system and related subsidiaries - Facilitate peace circles - Facilitate curriculum-guided group sessions  including supporting youth efforts to create and implement community based projects - Provide structured recreational activities utilizing facilities such as the YMCA membership centers and other neighborhood facilities - Provide mentoring and case management services (i.e. observation, home visits, case notes, case reviewing, and dialogue with school, adults/ youth) guided by a “youth-driven” service and goal plan - Prepare and submit weekly and monthly reports according to supervisor and program/contract guidelines - Enter program information into appropriate data tracking system (CitySpan or other appropriate systems) - Strengthen and increase knowledge and ability to utilize trauma informed practices and approaches to support youth in group and individual settings - Provide transportation for youth to program activities using YMCA vehicles while adhering to YMCA policies and guidelines - Support the mission and vision of the YMCA and YSVP as assigned.   Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required   Minimum and Preferred Requirements:  - Must be minimum of five years older than youth served through the program. - Passion and commitment to the YMCA’s mission and vision for Youth Safety and violence prevention. - Strong community engagement skills with deep awareness of communities dynamics and resources - Knowledge and/or experience on the impact of trauma on youth; experience in trauma-informed practices and programming highly desirable. - Proficient verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication to multiple audiences - Self-motivated with the demonstrated ability to set meaningful goals and take action - Demonstrated critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills. - Continuous learner who leverages opportunities for learning and applies new knowledge and skills - Ability to travel locally within the Chicago area to multiple locations for home visits and program activities - Valid driver’s license with clear driving record and the ability to meet necessary requirements to drive a YMCA vehicle. - Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Y Team competencies in previous experience or practice - Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked Elmhurst YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Elmhurst | US-IL-LaGrange Park
Make a Difference in Your Community!   The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is hiring a full-time Membership Director.   This position is responsible for membership and customer retention. This position will have a base located at the Elmhurst and Greater LaGrange YMCA centers, community-focused nonprofits, located in Elmhurst and LaGrange, IL.   Salary range starts at $45,000 per year.   The Y offers a variety of impactful programming to all ages and families. Following the Y's impact for more than 150 years, the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living.    The Membership Director leads the Membership Department and team (supervisors, membership staff), in driving the centers member experience and revenue that will sell memberships and move members from casual to connected to committed, increasing membership and program retention. This position is also responsible to oversee the scheduling of all member benefit areas.   Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including: - Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees  - Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund  - Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members - Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities - Complimentary Adult YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs - Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!   Responsibilities:  Operations Management  - Oversees all aspects of membership acquisition, retention, Kids Zone, customer experience, scheduling of pool/gym usage, and rentals. - Leads center marketing efforts. - Directly supervises Member Engagement Supervisor, and front desk staff.  - Motivates many kinds of direct reports and cross-functional team members; creates a climate in which people want to do their best; empowers others to operate within established standards; invites input and shares ownership and visibility. - Localizes and implements Metro provided member outreach/relationship and development initiatives. - Collaborates with directors to ensure seamless transition of new members and consistent member experience for all members. - Uses membership data to plan, execute tactics and assign tasks to staff that address the needs of prospective and current members in order to get and keep members engaged. - Drives revenue and manage expenses against budget expectations. - Understands members’ needs and connects them to programs, services, and other members that meet their needs. - Drive frequent/regular web and social media communications. - Additional duties include: providing tours, managing service requests, following up on prospective members and facilitating new member orientation. - Supports the mission and strategic plan of the YMCA through projects and other responsibilities as assigned.    Team Management - Provides professional development to team members to enhance staff learning, career development and operational effectiveness. Facilitates all-staff meetings and in-services. Provides staff with development and training opportunities on a monthly basis. - Identifies, manages and motivates a high-performing team that accomplishes program objectives. Hires, on boards and trains team members. and provides ongoing training and development in accordance with program standards. Ensures staff are compliant with required trainings and certifications. - Recruits, supervises and manages the performance of staff and volunteers in collaboration with the leadership team. - Establishes specific measurable performance standards for staff and communicates those expectations to staff through various platforms. Monitors and evaluates team goals and performance standards. Evaluates team members and provides coaching and intervention, as necessary. Coaches, mentors, and develops team members to optimize performance.  - Manages time and attendance for current staff, ensuring that time is accurately recorded in the HRIS system.    Minimum Requirements & Preferred Qualifications: - Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing or related field or equivalent experience. - 3 to 5 years or more of customer service and 3 to 4 years supervision/leadership experience.   - Demonstrated member relations/customer service skills and skilled in problem solving and complaint resolution.  - Outstanding written/verbal communications with the ability to adapt message to audience. - Budget and expense management experience, with the ability to assist in managing budgets to plan. - Commitment to, and a passion for, the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s mission. - Ability to lead, motivate and support a diverse, high-performing team including identifying, selecting, onboarding, developing and evaluating team members.  - Ability to organize and prioritize multiple, competing priorities to maximize personal and team effectiveness. - Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively build and maintain relationships with members, team members and other stakeholders and constituents.  - Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel), email; ability to learn and adapt to new technology. - Meet physical qualifications required as outlined in the job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.   All YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago employees are required to support the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members, or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required   YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked Lake View YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Make A Difference In Your Community!   Personal Trainer Opportunity!   The Lake View YMCA is a community-focused nonprofit that is part of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. The Lake View Y offers a variety of impactful programming to all ages and families. Following the Y's impact for more than 150 years, the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living.    In addition to joining our mission and making a difference in your community, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago offers great perks for all part-time employees.  - Free YMCA membership  - Employee Assistance Program - Earned Sick Leave - Flexible scheduling   Position Summary: We are looking for energetic, creative, and enthusiastic Personal Trainers to join the YMCA team. This position is great for candidates looking to impact a growing, dynamic organization and their community significantly.   Apply today to become and leverage your passion for fitness!   Scope of Responsibilities: - Designs and implements safe, effective, and enjoyable fitness programs that will meet the unique needs and wants of each member. - Plans and instructs individuals, small groups, or classes with a personalized approach following YMCA standards and guidelines. - Contacts members regularly to follow-up on the progression of their fitness program. - Keeps accurate records of members’ progress. - Discusses and promotes all YMCA programs. Motivates members to commit to long term participation. - Ensures safe and effective workouts. Responds to and reports accidents, incidents, and equipment problems. - Attends staff meetings and training as required to meet certification requirements.    Requirements and Preferred Experience & Qualifications: - Must have a High School diploma or equivalent with at least a year of Personal Training experience. - Current CPR and First Aid certifications.  - NASM, ACSM, ACE, or AFAA highly recommended at the time of hire. - Must obtain strength training certification and YMCA Principles of Health and Fitness within 90 days of hire. - Working knowledge of preventative health and fitness programs and philosophy.  - Ability to motivate and lead members.  - Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.  - Ability to work with varying fitness levels and ages. YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.   All YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago employees are required to support the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members, or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required
Company : Name Linked South Side YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Group Exercise Instructors Wanted!      Share you passion. You are the “Y”.   Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including: - Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund  - Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities - Complimentary Family YMCA membership and a 25% employee discount on select programs - Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!   As a Group Exercise Instructor you will instruct group classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures to be an integral part of the YMCA's committment to strengthening bodies, minds, and neighborhoods.   Requirements: - Must have basic knowledge of fitness or equivalent work/education experience. - Must have at minimum 25 hours of practical experience as a fitness class instructor. - Must have the ability to lead a fitness class and to motivate and educate members in the field of physical fitness. - Must be able to respond to safety and emergency situations; ability to set up, move, and store equipment. - Must be at least 18 years of age. YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted. Child Abuse Prevention Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Duncan
Job Locations US-IL-Ingleside
YMCA Camp Duncan   YMCA Camp Duncan is located about an hour northwest of Chicago on beautiful Fish Lake. Camp Duncan is approximately 300 acres and sits on a lake with boats, a blob, archery, climbing tower, high ropes course/zipline, hiking trails, campfires, teams course, soccer fields, basketball courts, gaga pits, and so much more!   Working at Camp Duncan will give you a look at how a year round camp operation functions, how to plan and host customer groups, and teach you over 25 outdoor education classes and recreation programs. The Group Services Department serves around 20,000 diverse customers a year.   Job Summary:   The Outdoor Education staff will facilitate program areas and teach outdoor education classes to school groups, girl/boy scouts, church groups, and many other different customers. Training will include: how to teach outdoor education, facilitate classes, risk management, marketing, budget, and customer service. Ideal candidates will be committed, energetic, and enthusiastic individuals that are looking for a positive and rewarding experience.   Being flexible to work various hours which are dependent on customer needs is very important. Some days start very early, and some run late. Staff must live on the camp property for the position. Room and board is provided at Camp Duncan, in addition to a weekly stipend.   Camp Duncan is a place to learn, grow, and make memories that will last a lifetime!   Scope of Responsibilities: Staff will gain the following skills: - Complete trainings and certifications in First Aid/CPR, Risk Management, Customer Service, Child Abuse Prevention, Leadership Development, Classroom Management, Policies and Procedures, and the overall function of the camp. - Learn to teach over 25 outdoor education classes. - Develop and design classes to meet the needs of diverse groups. - Learn to facilitate at the archery range, climbing tower, team course. high ropes course, waterfront, and more. - Grow your communication and leadership skills by working with all departments at camp, including kitchen, maintenance, and resident/day camp. - Assist in marketing, budget implementation, and fundraising events. Child Abuse PreventionSupports the commitment of the YMCA to child abuse prevention and safety by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor. - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children. - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor. - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required. Requirements: - Ability to perform moderate physical activity and adapt to changing work conditions. - Work with diverse groups of people, and work with minimal supervision. - Strong organizational skills.  - Strong ability to communicate effectively with others. - Must be able to commit to one season and commit to working 40+ hours a week. - Must be willing to live on camp grounds for the season. - Must be willing and flexible to work various hours/shifts including nights and weekends.   YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked South Side YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago
Make A Difference In Your Community!   Program Site Director Opportunity for the YMCA!   Budgeted salary: 50-55k annually   The Program Site Director is responsible for the execution and operations of the YSVP (Youth, Safety, Violence, Prevention) programs.  This position will manage a portfolio of programs and services that advance YSVP’s mission to reduce the cycle of harm that interrupts healthy adolescent development in specific communities. Program Directors work directly with identified and referred youth, who have experienced high levels of trauma and qualify for our secondary and tertiary prevention services.  The target age for services is youth ages 13-18.   Under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager for YSVP, the Program Director will supervise the service provision, documentation and reporting of his or her direct reports and will manage all documentation and reporting as it relates to the youth served directly.  This will also entail monitoring and assurance that the program’s deliverables are in compliance with the stated deliverables.  This position is a component of Youth Safety and Violence Prevention’s overall outreach and programming efforts. The Program Site Director has experience working with and engaging “at risk” adolescents and young adults in structured leadership development activities.   Scope of Responsibilities: Program Implementation Monitor and manage program implementation for assigned community and be the primary contact for YSVP programming at the site. Utilize a trauma informed approach and trauma informed practices to support youth in group and individual settings. This includes: - Developing and maintaining a directory of community services for referral purposes - Developing and maintaining community-based partnerships - Managing site-based program evaluation and assessment - Developing and implementing community events throughout the year that meet the needs of the community and developing positive connections between YSVP and the community that we serve - Communicating importance of trauma informed approaches in YSVP’s work to multiple audiences.   Team Leadership and Management Identifies, manages and motivates a high-performing team that accomplishes program objectives. This includes: - Providing leadership to Outreach team members to enhance staff learning, career development and operational effectiveness. - Hiring, onboarding and training team members and ensuring ongoing training and development in accordance with program standards and staff development plans. - Establishing, monitoring and evaluating team goals and performance standards. Evaluates team members and provides coaching and intervention as necessary. Coaches, mentors, and develops team members to optimize performance. - Manages time and attendance for current staff, ensuring that time is accurately recorded in the HRIS system according to YMCA time and attendance policies. - Uses data to assess performance of team and modify service provisions as needed to achieve the best possible outcomes for youth - Recruit and support site-based volunteers YSVP Operations - Act as a public face of the program for media, meetings and events in the community - Maintain regular communications with the Executive Director of YSVP regarding funding opportunities, obstacles to contract deliverables, status of community coalitions, and other programmatic needs - Ensure documentation of program information into appropriate data tracking system (CitySpan or other systems as required) - Prepare and submit weekly and monthly reports per contract or as requested by supervisor - Ensure tracking and monthly reporting of all in-kind match contributions including personnel, goods, and services - Assist in the creation and implementation of policies and procedures which strengthen the YSVP program - Supports the mission and vision of the YMCA and YSVP as assigned.   Outreach Direct Service Provides direct service to youth, acting as a mentor/case manager to a set caseload of youth. This includes: - Identify and recruit youth with a trauma history to participate in YSVP programming; practice relentless outreach to ensure continued participation - Establish positive and constructive relationships and serve as a positive role model. This includes frequent contact with youth through home visits, relationship building activities and programming at YSVP program sites. - Provide case management and mentoring services (i.e. observation, home visits, case notes, case reviewing, and dialogue with school, adults/ youth) guided by “youth-driven” services and goal plans - Act as a general advocate for individual youth as it pertains the legal system and related subsidiaries - Facilitate peace circles/restorative justice and support staff in leading curriculum-guided group sessions - Provide structured recreational activities utilizing facilities such as the YMCA membership centers and other neighborhood facilities All YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago employees are required to support the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members, or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required   Minimum and Preferred Requirements: - Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice or related and/or equivalent experience; Master’s degree preferred. - Three or more years’ experience in leadership role managing contracted program operations including case management, youth advocacy, mentoring, and/or programming. Experience with children and families from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds are essential. - Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred. - Ability to support a diverse, high-performing team including identifying, selecting, onboarding, developing and evaluating team members. - Knowledge and experience with the impact of trauma on youth including trauma-informed practices and programming. - Must be minimum of five years older than youth served through the program. - Passion and commitment to the YMCA’s mission and vision for Youth Safety and Violence Prevention. - Strong community engagement skills with deep awareness of communities dynamics and resources. - Advanced verbal, presentation and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication to multiple audiences. - Strong organizational and time management skills with the demonstrated ability to manage multiple, competing priorities - Demonstrated critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills. - Continuous learner who leverages opportunities for learning and applies new knowledge and skills - Ability to travel locally within the Chicago area to multiple locations for home visits and program activities - Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Team Leader competencies in previous experience or practice - Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked South Side YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago
Make A Difference In Your Community!   Sr. Outreach Specialist Opportunity for the YMCA!   The Sr. Outreach Specialist plays a key role in working directly with youth impacted by violence as a component of Youth Safety and Violence Prevention’s overall outreach and programming efforts. The target age for programming and services is youth ages 13-18.  The Sr. Outreach Specialist will act as a mentor and case manager, handling a significant caseload of youth including identification of youth and coordinating resources, programming, and services. This also includes accountability for assessing the needs of youth and families and ensuring the proper referrals for advocacy, school enrollment, counseling, substance abuse services, employment, job training, etc.   The Sr. Outreach Specialist also manages all documentation and reporting as related to the services provided to the referred youth to meet program requirements. This role also participates in community development activities as needed to support program activities.   Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including: - Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees - Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund - Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members - Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities - Complimentary Adult YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs - Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y! Responsibilities: - Identify and recruit youth with a trauma history to participate in YSVP programming; practice relentless outreach to ensure continued participation - Establish positive and constructive relationships and serve as a positive role model. This includes frequent contact with youth through home visits, relationship building activities and programming at YSVP program sites. - Provide case management and mentoring services (i.e. observation, home visits, case notes, case reviewing, and dialogue with school, adults/ youth) for a large caseload guided by  “youth-driven” services and goal plans - Act as a general advocate for individual youth as it pertains the legal system and related subsidiaries - Facilitate peace circles - Facilitate curriculum-guided group sessions  including supporting youth efforts to create and implement community based projects - Provide structured recreational activities utilizing facilities such as the YMCA membership centers and other neighborhood facilities - Prepare and submits weekly and monthly reports according to supervisor and program/contract guidelines - Enter program information into appropriate data tracking system (CitySpan or other appropriate systems) - Strengthen and increase knowledge and ability to utilize trauma informed practices and approaches to support youth in group and individual settings - Provide transportation for youth to program activities using YMCA vehicles while adhering to YMCA policies and guidelines - Support the mission and vision of the YMCA and YSVP as assigned   Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required Minimum and Preferred Requirements:  - Bachelors degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice or related and/or equivalent experience - Three or more years of experience in case management, youth advocacy, mentoring, and/or programming. - Ability to handle a significant caseload providing appropriate programming, resources, services and interventions to meet the needs of participants. Understands impact of trauma on youth and trauma-informed practices and programming - Must be minimum of five years older than youth served through the program. - Passion and commitment to the YMCA’s mission and vision for Youth Safety and violence prevention. - Strong community engagement skills with deep awareness of communities dynamics and resources - Proficient verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication to multiple audiences - Self-motivated with the demonstrated ability to set meaningful goals and take action - Demonstrated critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills. Continuous learner who leverages opportunities for learning and applies new knowledge and skills - Ability to travel locally within the Chicago area to multiple locations for home visits and program activities - Valid driver’s license with clear driving record and the ability to meet necessary requirements to drive a YMCA vehicle. - Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Y Team competencies in previous experience or practice - Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.   YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked South Side YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago
Make A Difference In Your Community!      Outreach Intervention Specialist Opportunity!   Pay starts at $19.54 per hour minimum    The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is hiring a full-time Outreach/Intervention Specialist to work with our Youth Safety Violence Prevention Program (YSVP).   The Outreach Specialist plays a key role working directly with youth impacted by violence asa component of Youth Safety and Violence Prevention’s overall outreach and programming efforts. The target age for programming and services is youth ages 13-18.  The Outreach Specialist will act as a mentor and provide case management for youth in the program. This also includes accountability for assessing the needs of youth and families and ensuring the proper referrals for advocacy, school enrollment, counseling, substance abuse services, employment, job training, etc. The Outreach Specialist also manages all documentation and reporting as related to the services provide to the referred youth to meet program requirements. This role also participates in community development activities as need to support program activities.   Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including: - Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees  - Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund  - Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members - Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities - Complimentary Adult YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs - Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!   Responsibilities:   - Identify and recruit youth with a trauma history to participate in YSVP programming; practice relentless outreach to ensure continued participation - Establish positive and constructive relationships and serve as a positive role model. This includes frequent contact with youth through home visits, relationship building activities and programming at YSVP program sites. - Act as a general advocate for individual youth as it pertains the legal system and related subsidiaries - Facilitate peace circles - Facilitate curriculum-guided group sessions  including supporting youth efforts to create and implement community based projects - Provide structured recreational activities utilizing facilities such as the YMCA membership centers and other neighborhood facilities - Provide mentoring and case management services (i.e. observation, home visits, case notes, case reviewing, and dialogue with school, adults/ youth) guided by a “youth-driven” service and goal plan - Prepare and submit weekly and monthly reports according to supervisor and program/contract guidelines - Enter program information into appropriate data tracking system (CitySpan or other appropriate systems) - Strengthen and increase knowledge and ability to utilize trauma informed practices and approaches to support youth in group and individual settings - Provide transportation for youth to program activities using YMCA vehicles while adhering to YMCA policies and guidelines - Support the mission and vision of the YMCA and YSVP as assigned.   Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required   Minimum and Preferred Requirements:  - Must be minimum of five years older than youth served through the program. - Passion and commitment to the YMCA’s mission and vision for Youth Safety and violence prevention. - Strong community engagement skills with deep awareness of communities dynamics and resources - Knowledge and/or experience on the impact of trauma on youth; experience in trauma-informed practices and programming highly desirable. - Proficient verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication to multiple audiences - Self-motivated with the demonstrated ability to set meaningful goals and take action - Demonstrated critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills. - Continuous learner who leverages opportunities for learning and applies new knowledge and skills - Ability to travel locally within the Chicago area to multiple locations for home visits and program activities - Valid driver’s license with clear driving record and the ability to meet necessary requirements to drive a YMCA vehicle. - Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Y Team competencies in previous experience or practice - Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked South Side YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago
Make A Difference In Your Community!   Case Manage Opportunity for the Youth Safety Violence Prevention (YSVP) Program!   The Case Manager plays a key role in working directly with youth impacted by violence as a component of Youth Safety and Violence Prevention’s overall outreach and programming efforts. The target age for programming and services is youth ages 13-18. The Case Manager will support a significant caseload of youth through designing interventions including connection to resources, providing advocacy and coordinating resources and services. This role is also accountable for assessing the needs of youth and families and ensuring the proper referrals for advocacy, school enrollment, counseling, substance abuse services, employment, job training, etc.  The Case Manager works closely with the Outreach team and YSVP leadership to ensure that service provision is intentionally coordinated and in alignment with best practices.   The Case Manager also manages all documentation and reporting as related to the services provided to the referred youth to meet program requirements. This role also participates in community outreach activities and collaboration as needed to support program activities.   Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including: - Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees  - Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund  - Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members - Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities - Complimentary Adult YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs - Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!   Responsibilities: - Engages in collaborative assessment and case planning with YSVP outreach team to ensure that young people with complex needs are receiving adequate interventions and support. Supports youth with trauma histories who participate in YSVP programming and practices relentless outreach to ensure continued participation. - Provides case management services for a large caseload guided by “youth-driven” services and goal plans. This includes observation, home visits, case notes, case reviews, and dialogue with school, adults/ youth and other case management supports. Facilitates connections to available resources through accompanying youth, including introductions to service providers, attending initial sessions, and problem solving barriers for youth to services accessibility. Act as a general advocate for individual youth as it pertains to the legal system and related subsidiaries - Establishes positive and constructive relationships and serves as a positive role model. This includes frequent contact with youth through home visits or site-based check ins. - Manages case management documentation and reporting including preparation and submission of monthly reports according to supervisor and program/contract guidelines. Enters program information into appropriate data tracking systems to support tracking and evaluation. - Engages in continuous learning about trauma-informed practices, trends and approaches that enhance own ability to support youth and optimize case management services. - Provides transportation for youth and/or families to facilitate access to services, using YMCA vehicles while adhering to YMCA policies and guidelines - Support the mission and vision of the YMCA and YSVP as assigned. Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required   Minimum and Preferred Requirements Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice or related and/or equivalent experience. - One or more years of experience in case management. Demonstrated understanding of the impact of trauma on youth and experience - with trauma-informed practices and programming is essential. - Ability to handle a significant caseload providing appropriate support, resources, services and interventions to meet the needs of participants. - Must be minimum of five years older than youth served through the program. - Passion and commitment to the YMCA’s mission and vision for youth safety and violence prevention. - Strong community engagement skills with deep awareness of community dynamics and resources. - Proficient verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication to multiple audiences - Self-motivated with the demonstrated ability to set meaningful goals and take action - Demonstrated critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills. - Continuous learner who leverages opportunities for learning and applies new knowledge and skills - Ability to travel locally within the Chicago area to multiple locations for home visits and program activities. Valid driver’s license with clear driving record and the ability to meet necessary requirements to drive a YMCA vehicle. - Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Leader competencies in previous experience or practice. - Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. YMCA Vaccine Policy   We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked South Side YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago
Make A Difference In Your Community!      Early Head Start - Teacher Opportunity   Earn a $300 signing bonus 30 days after your start date as an active Y employee!   Now hiring for the following Locations/Neighborhoods:   North Lawdale/Homan Square Marshall/East Garfield Park South Side YMCA/ Woodlawn   The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is hiring a full-time Teacher for our Early Head Start program. The Early Head Start Teacher provides effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning, assessment, evaluation, and related research for children ages 6 weeks-3 years old. This position will have a base located at the South Side YMCA center, a community-focused nonprofit, located at 6330 S Stony Is Ave, Chicago, IL 60637.   The Y offers a variety of impactful programming to all ages and families. Following the Y's impact for more than 150 years, the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living.    We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment, and energy of our teachers and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time.  Our early learning programs create a child-centered environment that promotes learning, character development, healthy living, and positive, nurturing relationships. With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you’ll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families, and communities.   Job Summary: The Early Head Start Teacher provides effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning, assessment, evaluation, and related research for children ages 6 weeks-3 years old. The Early Head Start Teacher is responsible for providing developmentally appropriate learning experiences, supervision of children assigned in the classroom, and providing a supportive and positive classroom climate, while ensuring the individual needs of the children are met as mandated by Head Start, NAEYC, federal, state and local standards.   Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including: - Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees  - Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund  - Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members - Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities - Complimentary Adult YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs - Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!   Scope of Responsibilities: - Provide a positive climate, responsive caregiving, and continuity to help children develop secure relationships while focusing on the children’s social and emotional well-being. - Work with an assigned group of infants, toddlers and two’s, applying best practices for care and physical safety - Facilitate and nurture the development of each child’s self-esteem, trust, and growing autonomy. - Integrate and assist children with special needs. - Partner with families and encourage parent involvement through a variety of methods (e.g. classroom parent meetings & events and parent/child home activities). - Obtain families’ social-cultural background information and designs meaningful learning experiences for children based on their findings. - Incorporate rigorous academic instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) that will support children’s academic, intellectual, and linguistic development. - Utilize fidelity measures to support the implementation of English Language Learner programs, and to inform linguistic and culturally responsive practices. - Schedule and conduct at least two Home Visits and two Parent/Teacher Conferences annually for each child, each program year. - Maintain awareness and supervision of the needs of the entire classroom; and ensure routines such as diapering, toileting/training, hand washing, meals are handled promptly and consistently with state and local regulations. - Follow a consistent schedule that meets the individual needs of each child, including skill development, meals, napping, and effective transition between activities. - Respond quickly and appropriately to children’s different and personal needs (verbal and non-verbal cues) and temperament styles - Engage and guide children at play, meeting them at their physical level (kneeling, bending, or sitting on the floor). - Complete at least thirty clock hours of professional development annually, through participation in offered training, workshops, in-service days, all staff conferences; and maintain a log of professional development achievements, including documents supporting completion. - Participate and support agency/center efforts toward recruitment, enrollment, attendance, and retention of eligible families. - Support the YMCA’s mission and center operations as needed.   Lesson Planning and Classroom Management - Create and maintain an engaging learning environment that encourages exploration, interactions with adult caregivers, and  independence - Provide designated areas in the classroom to exhibit displays of families, children, and their work. - Develop lesson plans with goals, objectives, and outcomes that integrate health, nutrition, mental health, disabilities, and parent activities. - Provide age-appropriate and individual learning experiences that incorporate social-emotional and cognitive development, early language and literacy, physical development, and integration of the arts. - Establish a professional rapport and work cooperatively with adults assigned to the classroom (e.g. Teachers, Assistants, Aides, Para-professionals, Parents, and Volunteers), establishing clear expectations for roles and responsibilities. - Communicate regularly and convene meetings with the classroom team to review classroom and child data, seek input, discuss strategies, develop plans and create a cooperative relationship and environment. - Supply suitable materials concrete and relevant to the children’s interests and culture that promotes high-quality early learning. - Complete classroom inventory quarterly; identify and select materials, supplies, and equipment to support children’s learning; and rotate materials to maintain and encourage new learning. - Perform and ensure regular sanitation of all surfaces, changing stations, equipment classroom toys, and laundry.   Assist in Evaluations, Assessments, and Reports - Administer and accurately document initial and ongoing development using required screening tools at established intervals. - Observe children to evaluate and record their progress, recommend and complete referrals for further evaluation. - Participate in initial and additional internal and external staffing with parent and FSW on all children suspected and/or identified with special needs. - Establish and maintain a system for collecting and managing daily observations of children. - Complete observation and quarterly assessment of individual children according to methods of Teaching Strategies GOLD. - Generate and complete reports using them for planning and sharing information with others. - Maintain up-to-date child education file and portfolio progress and development. - Enter individual child and classroom data into appropriate information systems according to established guidelines and timeframes.   - Complete and timely submit required paperwork (e.g. health check, attendance, meals, communication logs, lesson plans, and monthly reports). - Observe and respect issues of confidentiality Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members, or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required   Minimum and Preferred Requirements: - Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with two Infant/Toddler courses (minimum 6 college credit hours) - Level 4 Gateways Infant/Toddler Certification or Erikson Institute Infant/Toddler Certification - 1 -3 years in an early childhood classroom required, preferably in a NAEYC accredited program and/or an Early Head Start or Prevention Initiative funded program - Must pass DCFS background check and maintain clearance throughout employment - Must meet annual physical exam requirements - Experience using Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold preferred - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design and teaching and instruction for children ages 0-3 - Ability to analyze and interpret Head Start Standards, State and local licensing requirements - Ability to build rapport with children, parents, and families of high risk - Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and experience with database and/or recordkeeping software - Computer literacy required; must be ab - le to navigate basic computer functions, complete online training and communicate by email independently - Willing and able to work flexible hours, potentially including some evenings and Saturdays; hours may be adjusted to accommodate program needs - Occasional travel in the Chicagoland area may be required for training - This is a union position    YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two days before start date, whichever occurs later, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked Kelly Hall YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | ...
Join our team for the experience of a lifetime!     At the Y, we create an exciting, safe and engaging environment for kids and staff to have an unforgettable experience. While children are developing new skills, our Out of School Time employee are developing leadership skills and confidence while making lasting friendships and memories.   The Out of School Time Programs in the City of Chicago take place on-site in Chicago Public Schools and Acero Charter Schools and some YMCA Membership Centers.   The YMCA of Metro Chicago is now hiring Part-time Youth Enrichment Instructors!     Pay range: $15.90 - $16.40 per hour.   Now hiring for the following YMCA Neighborhood Locations: - Lakeview YMCA – Lake View - Charter Schools – Lake View/Edgewater/Rogers Park - Rauner YMCA – OST locations are in Lake View/Edgewater/Rogers Park/Galewood - Kelly Hall - Humboldt Park Youth Enrichment Instructors will assist in providing child-centered environments that promote learning, character development, positive & nurturing relationships and healthy living on-site at one of our elementary school locations.  The YEI plays a key role in ensuring that program participants have a safe, supportive, interactive and enriching program experience while ensuring the safety and security of all program participants   Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including: - Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees  - Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund  - Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities - Complimentary Family YMCA membership and a 25% employee discount on select programs - Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y! Requirements & Preferred Qualifications for this position are: - Must be at least 17 years of age and/or 5 years older than the oldest child that participates in the program and meet program requirements for education and/or credentials. - S. Diploma or GED along with related college coursework and/or equivalent experience in: childcare, education, recreation or related program. Additional educational or experience requirements may be required based on program license requirements. - Must have the proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model for youth and staff demonstrating the values of respect, responsibility, caring and honesty. - Commitment to and passion for the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s mission is required including a passion for working with diverse youth. - Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences. Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked North Lawndale YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago
  Make a Difference in Your Community!     Early Head Start Assistant Teacher Opportunity    Earn a $300 signing bonus 30 days after your start date as an active Y employee!   The starting pay for this role is $19.23 per hour   Now hiring for the following Locations: Jeanne Kenney YMCA Day Care Center- Auburn Park Marshall H.S. Child Care- East Garfield Park McCormick YMCA- Logan Square Rauner Family YMCA- Pilsen/Little Village   Our early learning programs create a child-centered environment that promotes learning, character development, healthy living and positive, nurturing relationships. With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you’ll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families and communities.   The Early Head Start Assistant Teacher works cooperatively to with both classroom teachers to ensure prompt and responsive care to each child, responding to their emotional, social, and physical and educational needs. Principal duties include promoting a supportive and positive classroom climate, attention and engagement in activities and play that stimulates development and frequent high quality language experiences. Further responsibilities involve child observation, assessment and adapting routines and daily experiences to meet individual child interests and abilities. The EHS Assistant Teacher communicates with classroom teachers regarding all aspects of each child’s care and classroom management, and conducts child observation and assessment of children assigned in the classroom, while ensuring the individual needs of the children are met as mandated by Head Start, NAEYC, federal, state and local standards. This is a union position.    Scope of Responsibilities: - Provide responsive caregiving and continuity to help children develop secure relationships while focusing on the children’s social and emotional well-being. - Support and embrace the agency written plan for continuity of care. - Assist in the planning, preparation and delivery of age appropriate instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of each child. This includes both indoor and outdoor activities - Assist the Early Head Start Teacher in rigorous academic instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) that will support children’s academic, intellectual and linguistic development. - Maintain awareness and supervision of the needs of the entire classroom and ensure the health and physical safety of children, at all times, whether indoors and outside. - Meet the individual needs of each child, at their physical level (kneeling, bending, or sitting on the floor) - Interact with, and assist children individually or in small groups in order to guide and reinforce learning concepts. - Assist with the completion of daily recording of health checks, communication logs, attendance, and meals. - Guide and support all children, including dual language learners and those with special needs. - Model and promote appropriate English grammar, language, positive interactions and discipline and interactions for children and parents. - Establish a professional rapport and work cooperatively with adults assigned to the classroom (i.e., Teacher, Aide, Parents, and Volunteers), establishing clear expectations for roles and responsibilities. - Develop effective communication and professional relationships with families and encourage parent involvement through a variety of methods (e.g., classroom parent meetings & events, center-wide activities). - Participate and support agency/center efforts toward recruitment, enrollment, attendance and retention of eligible families. - Adhere to Head Start Performance Standards, Developmentally Appropriate Practices and the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Two’s. - Discreetly handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality  at all times  Lesson Planning and Classroom Management - Collaborate with classroom team members to develop lesson plans with goals, objectives, activities and outcomes for children that integrate health, nutrition, mental health, disabilities and parent involvement. - Gather, arrange and display children’s work to help in a manner appropriate for their eye level - Assist classroom team to maintain an attractive, clean, safe and engaging classroom environment which includes positive guidance techniques and that encourages support children's independence and self-selection of activities. - Model and implement family style eating during meal times. - Regularly sanitize all surfaces, classroom toys, equipment and laundry. - Assist with classroom management, arrangement, organization, and labeling materials.  - Assume joint share of classroom team to maintain a safe, clean, environment, and practice good personal hygiene and frequent hand washing. - Assist with completion of classroom inventory quarterly and the selection of materials and equipment to support instruction and children’s learning.   Assist in Evaluations, Assessments, and Reports - Timely and accurately administer required screenings. - Observe, document and assess children’s health, skills, behavior, growth and development. - Follow established system for collecting and managing daily observations of children, including weekly entries on-line. - Take pictures and maintain anecdotal notes, written observations, and other approved forms of documentation for each child. - Maintain documentation of each child’s progress and growth according to Head Start guidelines and the methods of Teaching Strategies GOLD. - Input classroom data into appropriate information systems, as required (TSG, Home Visits and Parent/Teacher Conferences). - Adhere to timelines and complete child assessment information, at least four times annually. - Complete all necessary paperwork for classroom activities including attendance and meal count sheets. - Assume joint share of the classroom team to maintain and ensure accurate and up to date education folders and portfolios for each child. - Observe and respect issues of confidentiality. Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required  Requirements: - Must have CDA credential or Gateways to Opportunity Level 2 Infant/Toddler credential or Associate’s Degree and minimum of 2 classes in infant/toddler development depending on program requirements - If required , must obtain a minimum of Gateways Level 2 Infant Toddler Certification within first 12 months of employment - Experience working with children 6 weeks to 3 years old - Demonstrated understanding of child growth and development - Proficient verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to different audiences - Ability to build rapport with children, parents and families of high risk - Continuous learner who leverages opportunities for learning and applies new knowledge and skills - Ability to organize and prioritize multiple, competing priorities to maximize personal and team effectiveness. - Ability to keep detailed, accurate and complete records and documentation as needed. - Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, email and the ability to learn and adapt to new technology. - Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Leader competencies in previous experience or practice. - Must pass DCFS background check and maintain clearance throughout employment - Willing and able to work flexible hours, potentially including some evenings and Saturdays; hours may be adjusted to accommodate program needs - Occasional travel in the Chicagoland area may be required for training - This position is a union position YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked North Lawndale YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago
  Make A Difference In Your Community!      The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is hiring a full-time Assistant Teacher for our Head Start programs   Earn a $300 signing bonus 30 days after your start date as an active Y employee!   This position starts at $21.04 per hour   Now hiring for the following YMCA Locations/Neighborhoods: Garfield Children Services/Homan Square North Lawndale YMCA/Homan Square South Side YMCA/Woodlawn Jeanne Kenney Day Care Center/Auburn Park Rauner Family YMCA/ Pilsen-Little Village     The Head Start Assistant Teacher works cooperatively to with both classroom teachers to ensure prompt and responsive care to each child, responding to their emotional, social, and physical, and educational needs.    The Y offers a variety of impactful programming to all ages and families. Following the Y's impact for more than 150 years, the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living.    We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment, and energy of our teachers and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time.  Our early learning programs create a child-centered environment that promotes learning, character development, healthy living, and positive, nurturing relationships. With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you’ll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families, and communities.   The Head Start Assistant Teacher in collaboration with the Head Start Teacher provides support in effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning, assessment, evaluation, and related research for children 3-5 years old. The Head Start Assistant Teacher is responsible for providing developmentally appropriate learning experiences, supervision of children assigned in the classroom, and providing a supportive and positive classroom climate, while ensuring the individual needs of the children are met as mandated by Head Start, NAEYC, federal, state and local standards.   Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including: - Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees  - Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund  - Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members - Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities - Complimentary Family YMCA membership and a 25% employee discount on select programs - Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!   Scope of Responsibilities: - Demonstrate enthusiasm and interpersonal skills in order to relate well with children, parents, co-workers, administrators, and the community - Support high-quality teaching and learning in the classroom that promotes academic readiness - Maintains awareness and supervision of the needs of all children and ensures their health and physical safety at all times - Aid in the guidance and support of all children including dual language learners and those with special needs - Support and assist Teachers in the implementation of English Language Learner programs to inform linguistic and culturally responsive practices - Utilize available resources to adapt and apply different instructional methods to support children’s varying needs - Assumes the lead in selected activities throughout periods of the day - Model and promote appropriate grammar, language, positive interactions, and discipline for children and parents - Establish and maintain a cooperative attitude of working together with adults assigned to the classroom in planning and implementing activities - Assist with preparations for Parent Meetings, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Parent/Child Activities, and other classrooms/center events - Aid in completion of all necessary paperwork for classroom activities  - Annually complete at least thirty clock hours of professional development, through participation in offered training, workshops, in-service days, all staff conferences, and maintain a log of professional development requirements, including documents supporting completion - Participate and support agency/center efforts toward recruitment, enrollment, attendance, and retention of eligible families - Adhere to Head Start Performance Standards, Developmentally Appropriate Practices and the Creative Curriculum for Preschool - Observe and respect issues of confidentiality   Lesson Planning and Classroom Management - Collaborate with classroom team members to develop lesson plans with goals, objectives, activities, and outcomes for children that integrate health, nutrition, mental health, disabilities, and parent involvement - Gather, arrange and display children’s work to help in a manner appropriate for their eye level - Assist classroom team to maintain an attractive, clean, safe, and engaging classroom environment that includes positive guidance techniques and that encourages support children's independence and self-selection of activities - Model and implement family-style eating during meal times - Regularly sanitize all surfaces, classroom toys, equipment, and laundry - Assist with classroom management, arrangement, organization, and labeling materials - Assume joint share of classroom team to maintain a safe, clean, environment, and practice good personal hygiene and frequent hand washing - Assist with completion of classroom inventory quarterly and the selection of materials and equipment to support instruction and children’s learning   Assist in Evaluations, Assessments, and Reports - Timely and accurately administer required screenings  - Observe, document, and assess children’s health, skills, behavior, growth, and development  - Follow the established system for collecting and managing daily observations of children, including weekly entries on-line  - Take pictures and maintain anecdotal notes, written observations, and other approved forms of documentation for each child - Maintain documentation of each child’s progress and growth according to Head Start guidelines and the methods of Teaching Strategies GOLD - Input classroom data into appropriate information systems, as required (TSG, Home Visits, and Parent/Teacher Conferences) - Adhere to timelines and complete child assessment information, at least four times annually  - Complete all necessary paperwork for classroom activities including attendance and meal count sheets - Assume joint share of the classroom team to maintain and ensure accurate and up-to-date education folders and portfolios for each child - Observe and respect issues of confidentiality   Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members, or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required  Requirements: - Associate’s Degree or equivalent in Child Development/Early Childhood Education or related field with a minimum of 15 college credit hours in Early Childhood Education - At least 3 months of experience working in a classroom setting required - Must pass DCFS background check and maintain clearance throughout employment - Must meet annual physical requirements - Experience working with children ages 3-5 years old preferred - Ability to read, comprehend and interpret documents such as policies and procedures - Demonstrated understanding of child growth and development - Ability to build rapport with children, parents, and families of high risk - Willing and able to work flexible hours, potentially including some evenings and Saturdays; hours may be adjusted to accommodate program needs - Occasional travel in the Chicagoland area may be required for training - This position is a union position YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days before your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked McCormick YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago
Join our team for the experience of a lifetime!     Master Teacher Opportunity   Earn a $300 signing bonus 30 days after your start date as an active Y employee!   Position pay range: $60k-$69.1k   Now hiring for the following YMCA Neighborhood Locations: Dr. Effie O Ellis Head Start- Homan Square Garfield YMCA- Homan Square Jean Kenney YMCA- Auburn Park McCormick YMCA- Logan Square   The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is hiring a full-time Master Teacher for our early learning programs. The Master Teacher provides effective instructional strategies, classroom management, assessment, evaluation, and related research for children ages 3-5, in a positive, inclusive, and supportive classroom climate.     The Y offers a variety of impactful programming to all ages and families. Following the Y's impact for more than 150 years, the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living.    We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment, and energy of our teachers and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time.  Our early learning programs create a child-centered environment that promotes character development, healthy living, and positive, nurturing relationships. With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you’ll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families, and communities.   The Master Teacher provides effective instructional strategies, classroom management, assessment, evaluation, and related research for children ages 3-5, in a positive, inclusive, and supportive classroom climate. Responsibilities include planning, curriculum implementation, and learning experiences that provide essential opportunities to develop social/emotional abilities and interactions, practice problem solving and academic skills, and advance the intellectual and physical development readiness of children for school. The Master Teacher maintains a safe and healthy environment and ensures that the individual needs of the children are met, in with accordance performance and outcome standards, as prescribed by agency funding partners, federal, state, and local standards, and organizational goals and values.     Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including: - Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees  - Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund  - Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities - Complimentary Family YMCA membership and a 25% employee discount on select programs - Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y! Scope of Responsibilities: - Demonstrate and promote high-quality teaching and learning in the classroom that fosters academic readiness. - Build a safe, orderly, and inclusive classroom environment in which children are encouraged to participate as individuals as well as members of the classroom community.   - Exhibit enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to relate well with children, parents, co-workers, administrators, and the community. - Introduce and follow a consistent daily schedule which includes a balance of teacher and child-directed activities, choice time, small and large group, content physical and outdoor activities, effective transitions, meals, and rest period. - Emphasize aspects of math, literacy, and cultural diversity in all aspects of the program. - Demonstrate competency and respect for families’ social-cultural background by incorporating the cultural, linguistic family values and beliefs into the classroom and lesson plans. - Incorporate rigorous academic instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) that will support children’s academic, intellectual, and linguistic development. - Promote and reinforce family engagement in all aspects of the program and awareness through a variety of methods and ensure parents receive adequate information about their child’s experiences through regular contacts, and scheduled home visits and parent/teacher conferences. - Utilize fidelity measures to support the implementation of English Language Learner programs, and to inform linguistic and culturally responsive practices. - Develop a professional rapport and work cooperatively with adults assigned to the classroom, establishing clear expectations for roles and responsibilities; and to share and exchange information/ideas. - Participate and support agency/center efforts toward recruitment, enrollment, attendance, and retention of eligible families. - Provides functional training and guidance to staff, interns, substitutes, and volunteers assigned to the classroom. - Maintain regular job attendance, professionalism in attire and demeanor, observe and respect issues of confidentiality, ethics, and best practices. - Accept and perform other duties or responsibilities assigned. - Participate in ongoing development and evaluation of the center’s goals and objectives.   - Discreetly handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality at all times. - Support the YMCA’s mission and center operations as needed.     Lesson Planning and Classroom Management - Maintain awareness and supervision of the needs of the entire classroom and ensures the health and physical safety of children, at all times - Lead responsibility to plan and implement appropriate daily lesson plans, based upon the approved curriculum, that promotes cultural sensitivity and the cognitive, language, social/emotional, and physical development of children - Create daily opportunities that introduce math and literacy concepts using a variety of approaches - Prepare classroom environment and materials to support curriculum and learning experiences - Individualize and adjust activities, instructional methods, and environment to meet the children’s varying strengths, needs, interests, and abilities - Guide and facilitate lesson plans which reflect mandated elements that integrate health, nutrition, mental health, and parents involvement - Implement studies/projects for an in-depth investigation of a topic over time, and arrange for special guests and field trips to enhance children’s learning experiences - Convene team planning/meeting to plan, discuss strategies, review children’s data, meetings and provide guidance and support to classroom team in implementing the curriculum with fidelity - Provide opportunities for parent participation in classroom activities and parent/child activities at home   - Complete quarterly inventory of classroom to identify and prioritize equipment and supplies needed, and coordinate with site director in making purchases - Organize and label materials, arrange and change furnishings to maintain and encourage new learning; and appropriately display children’s work and their families   Assist in Evaluations, Assessments, and Reports - Administer and accurately document ongoing development using the identified screening and assessment tools, at established intervals; and provide guidance and assistance to parents with completion of parents questionnaires - Observe children daily to determine and support social/emotional, cognitive, perceptual, physical, language, mathematics, and scientific reasoning  skills, interests, and needs; and use this information to inform planning and facilitate learning - Complete observation and quarterly assessment of children, according to the methods of Teaching Strategies GOLD - Enter data for children into the appropriate information systems, according to set guidelines and timeframes   - Attend internal staffing with FSW and participate in any additional staffing on children suspected or identified with special needs, and assist with the completion of referrals for further evaluation - Maintain an ongoing comprehensive portfolio for each child, including works samples and quarterly developmental assessment - Input classroom data weekly into appropriate information systems    - Perform recordkeeping responsibilities for children and the classroom function   - Generate and complete reports, using them to inform planning and information sharing with others   Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members, or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required  Requirements: - Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field and PEL certification or signed contingency to obtain by June 2023; bilingual or ESL Endorsement may be desired based on program needs - 1-3 years of experience in preschool/pre-kindergarten required and knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design and teaching and instruction - Effective organizational, planning, and group management skills with children - Commitment to, and a passion for, the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s mission - Proficient verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to tailor communication to different audiences - Ability to build rapport and respect the cultural and socioeconomic diversity of the population served   - Continuous learner who leverages opportunities for learning and applies new knowledge and skills - Travel in Chicago area communities for Family Home Visits and training - Maintain accurate and complete records and documentation as needed - Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, email and the ability to learn and adapt to new technology - Must pass DCFS background check and maintain clearance throughout employment - Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Leader competencies in previous experience or practice - Willing and able to work flexible hours to accommodate program needs - Meet required physical qualifications and annual requirements, as outlined in the job description - The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities - This position is a union position  YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked Rauner Family YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago
Join our team for the experience of a lifetime!   Youth Development Instructor Opportunity      Earn a $300 signing bonus 30 days after your start date as an active Y employee!   The starting pay for this role is $17.14 per hour   Now hiring for the following YMCA Neighborhood Locations: Rauner Family YMCA- Pilsen/Little Village North Lawndale YMCA- Homan Square   As a Youth Development Instructor in our school-aged program, you'll be implementing and adapting a wide variety of enrichment activities for grades K-8.  You will work with a specific group of youth on interactive and enriching social and cultural experiences, ensuring the safety and security of program participants; we value child and team safety so you'll be following licensing regulations and adhering to the YMCA philosophy and goals.    Our before and after-school programs create a child-centered environment that promotes learning, character development, healthy living and positive, nurturing relationships. With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you’ll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families and communities.   In this role, you will:  - Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of youth growth and development and creates high quality program implementation by providing a safe, supportive, interactive, and engaging environment  - Provide positive classroom climate that encourages respect and responsibility and that is characterized by teamwork, camaraderie and inclusiveness  - Prepare lesson plans on a daily and/or weekly basis outlining program activities, ensures materials and supplies are available and ready for daily program activities, and ensures all program areas and supplies are clean and well maintained regularly - Organize and lead youth in indoor/outdoor activities which meets group and individual needs, interests and considers diverse abilities - Provide effective supervision of all children that is age-appropriate and assures the safety and well-being of all youth, at all times - Positively interacts with children, parents/guardians and other team members to create a respectful, warm, supportive environment - Demonstrate an appreciation of children’s efforts and accomplishments and providing assistance and encouragement to program participants when needed. - Models self-control, respect and cooperation to children and other team members   - Utilizes youth arrival/departure to share information with parents/guardians and to build relationships - Follows program schedule and maintains accurate records of attendance, meals and other records as necessary to meet program requirements - Participate in team meetings and other school-age program activities - Complete fifteen clock hours of professional development annually, through participation in offered training, in-service or continuing education and maintain log/record of such. - Maintain confidentiality regarding all center staff, children, and families - Support the YMCA’s mission and center operations as needed Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including: - Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees  - Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund  - Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities - Complimentary Family YMCA membership and a 25% employee discount on select programs - Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y! Minimum and Preferred Requirements: - Must be 19 years of age and have a minimum of 30 semester hours or equivalent from an accredited college/university with six semester hours or equivalent related to school-aged care, child development, elementary education physical education, recreation, camping or a related field - Must meet/maintain requirements for fingerprint background check clearance, provide medical clearance documentation and other program pre-employment prerequisites - Ability to meet physical requirements based on job description; The YMCA will accommodate reasonable accommodations for persons with disability. - This position is a union position Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members, or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two days before your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked Dr. Effie O. Ellis YMCA Head Start
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago
Join our team for the experience of a lifetime!   Head Start Teacher Aide Opportunity!   Earn a $300 signing bonus 30 days after your start date as an active Y employee!   The starting pay for this role is $17.14 per hour   Now hiring for the following YMCA Neighborhood Locations: - Dr. Effie O. ELlis YMCA Head Start- East Garfield Park - Garfield YMCA Children Services- East Garfield Park - Marshall High School YMCA Child Care Center- East Garfield Park - McCormick YMCA- Logan Square - Rauner Family YMCA- Pilsen/Little Village - South Side YMCA- Woodlawn   The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is hiring a part-time Teacher Aide for our Head Start program. The Teacher Aide provides support to the teaching team in planning and implementing learning experiences for children; maintaining the classroom, and managing children in accordance with the YMCA goals and curriculum plan.   We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment, and energy of our teachers and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time.  Our early learning programs create a child-centered environment that promotes learning, character development, healthy living, and positive, nurturing relationships. With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you’ll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families, and communities.   Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including: - Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees  - Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund  - Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities - Complimentary Family YMCA membership and a 25% employee discount on select programs - Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y! Scope of Responsibilities: - Support plans of an effective child development program to meet the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of each child enrolled - Support children’s safety through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, proper maintenance of equipment, and regular practice of fire drills and other emergency procedures - Support and implement routines for diapering, toilet training handwashing, tooth brushing, eating, napping, and transitioning between activities, in a manner that is prompt, hygienic, and consistent with regulations and good child development practices - Coordinate, implement, and monitor center plans for meeting and retaining children & families, including eligibility, recruitment, enrollment, and daily attendance  - Work as a member of the team to ensure continuity of children’s care, curriculum, and quality in the classroom and center  - Participate in and support center efforts to recruit and enroll new children and families - Maintain professionalism in attire and demeanor; observe and respect issues of confidentiality, ethics, and best practices of the Early Childhood Profession, and mandatory reporting guidelines of the Abuse and Neglect Child Reporting Act    Requirements: - Must have a High School Diploma with 12 college credit hours in Early Childhood Education with prior experience working with children - Must pass DCFS background check and maintain clearance throughout employment - Ability to read, comprehend and interpret documents such as policies and procedures - Demonstrated understanding of child growth and development - This position is a union position   Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members, or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two days before your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked Elmhurst YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Elmhurst
Child Care Assistant    Do you love playing games? Do you enjoy working with children? Do you like putting a smile on a child’s face?   The Child Care Assistant attends to children 2-8 years old in the drop-in childcare.   Position Summary & Responsibilities: - Implementation of the daily program, which will include activities that are developmentally appropriate, performed in collaboration with peers to compliment supervision of children - Supervise and lead the activity areas - Assist in planning and preparing the activities - Organize and set up needed materials and supplies - Sanitize toys and play equipment - Maintain a safe play environment - Support the YMCA’s mission and center operations as needed - Ensure the proper ratios are maintained   Requirements: - Must have prior experience working with children. - Passion for and commitment to the YMCA’s mission and vision - Ability to build rapport with children, parents and families of diverse backgrounds. - Commitment to, and a passion for, the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s mission - Demonstrates evidence of YMCA team competencies in previous experience or practice - Meet physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.   Child Abuse Prevention Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required
Company : Name Linked Indian Boundary YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Downers Grove
Indian Boundary YMCA Before & After-school programs is hiring a Site Team Lead position   Join us and help lead our future to greatness!   Salary Range: $16.40-$17.00/hour   Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of youth and families in your community. Discover more than a job—enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.   Our before and after-school programs create a child-centered environment that promotes learning, character development, healthy living and positive, nurturing relationships.   As a Site Team Leadyou will work to ensure the implementation of positive youth development practices with all daily activities and interactions with children. The Site Team Lead is responsible for ensuring program quality including assisting in implementing curriculum, providing leadership and guidance to staff and overseeing the ordering and distribution of snacks, materials and all supplies needed to operate the program. They will also provide direct service, when necessary, to execute the program.   With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you’ll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families and communities.   Position Responsibilities: - Implements program curriculum with school-aged program staff while ensuring the program follows DCFS and YMCA standards. - Provides guidance to staff while onsite in adhering to program quality standards. - Facilitates collaboration with and between program staff including assisting in planning and leading program staff meetings. - Enhances parent/guardian/caregiver engagement and ensures that the program meets expectations for quality - Collaborates with teachers, principals and other staff at local schools to align and execute program activities and ensure program success. - Maintains and audits all program files according to DCFS and YMCA Standards. - Assists in development and execution of special events and seasonal school-aged programs, such as Day Camp, for members and program participants. - Participates in program marketing and retention activities. - Fills in for other staff as needed.   Requirements & Preferred Qualifications for this position are: - Must be 19 years of age and/or 5 years older than the oldest child that participates in the program and meet program requirements for education and/or credentials. - Previous experience in a childcare or education setting supporting high-quality programs. - Preferred candidates will have an Associate’s degree in child development or early childhood education or the equivalent in child development, early childhood education or early childhood special education. - Must have the proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model for youth and staff demonstrating the values of respect, responsibility, caring and honesty. - Commitment to and passion for the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s mission is required including a passion for working with diverse youth. - Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences. - Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. - The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted. Child Abuse Prevention Support the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required   Be a part of our mission. The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment and energy of our instructors and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time.