YD EL Preschool - Teacher I

Witham Center, 2791 N Lebanon St, Lebanon, Indiana, United States of America Req #1253
Thursday, October 14, 2021
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The Teacher I is responsible for directing all aspects of the assigned classroom program for the YMCA Preschool Program, including but not limited to, executing the curriculum, assisting with Preschool Program events, communicating with parents and volunteers and working with the Preschool department team to provide a safe and nurturing program for children.


• At least 21 years of age

• Minimum 2 years experience in early childhood education or 1 year experience in early childhood education having met the requirements for CDA certification

• Knowledge of children ages 2-6 and an understanding of their needs and development

• Specific knowledge of preschool curriculum, specifically age-appropriate crafts, music, literature and group activities

• Experience in supervising children and staff and handling conflict situations with parents and staff

• Current certifications in CPR AED, First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention, Safety & Risk management and other training required for YMCA Preschool employees or the ability to obtain within 60-90 days of employment


1. Ability to visibly observe children

2. Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with staff, parents, program participants and the general public

3. Ability to work as a team member

4. Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding personal information on children, family and YMCA staff

5. Ability to hear distress signals and respond accordingly

6. Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. and transport classroom equipment from one location to another

7. Ability to walk, stand, sit, stretch, push, pull and/or lift objects and work in a kneeling position

8. Ability to walk up and down 20-30 steps

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9. Ability to serve snacks

10. Ability to demonstrate and lead activities

11. Ability to communicate with children and parents effectively

12. Ability to reason and solve problems

13. Ability to make sound judgment and decisions even when distracted by noise and activity.

14. Ability to observe and promote safety and security procedures

15. Ability to physically and mentally respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aid


It is the policy of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis to provide equal employment opportunity to employees and candidates for employment. Accordingly, there shall be no discrimination against any employee or candidate for employment due to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, disability or against disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. This policy is applicable to the policies governing recruitment, hiring and placement, promotion, training, compensation, employment environment, and separation or termination.

Compliance with this policy is the personal responsibility of all personnel, especially those whose duties are related to the hiring of new employees and the status or tenure of current employees. Further, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, the company will cooperate fully in the implementation of applicable laws and executive orders.

Other details

  • Job Function SERV2
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Witham Center, 2791 N Lebanon St, Lebanon, Indiana, United States of America