Workplus+ Student Teacher/Internship
Dayton, Kettering
All Communities, OH
Position Summary:
Assists in for the planning, development and implementation of all classrooms activities. The Workplus+ Student Teacher is responsible for ensuring the children’s social, physical, spiritual and mental development in the program, as well as keeping safety and the wellbeing of the children as a first priority. 
At the YMCA, We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.
Essential Functions:
  • Plans, develops and implements weekly lesson plans that fit the children’s needs, interests and developmental levels in the classroom.
  • Works cooperatively with Lead Teacher, Site Administrator, other staff and partners.
  • Documents attendance, absenteeism, transitions, minor disciplines and incidents for each child in the classroom.
  • Is responsible for all aspects of the appearance and management of their classroom/designated program/outside areas. Maintains the quality of supplies, materials, and equipment in the room in a neat and orderly fashion.
  • Reports any broken or unsafe toys and properly disinfects toys and equipment on a regular basis in accordance with the state regulations.
  • Conducts the program in accordance with Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) guidelines.
  • Effectively communicates verbal and written reports to the parents, and conducts parent/teacher conferences in accordance with Center guidelines.
  • Possesses working knowledge of child abuse and neglect laws and follows proper reporting procedures.
  • Handles discipline promptly and in accordance with the stated discipline policy. Documents and reports to the supervisor any special needs or problems of an individual child, staff or parent.
  • Monitors and assists in maintaining the cleanliness of the child care and program area.
  • Maintains appropriate adult/child ratio.
  • Fills in other classrooms when needed.
  • Attends parent events/family programs.
  • Attends scheduled staff meetings, staff activities and ongoing trainings.
  • Attends in-service training events as required by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) regulations, continued professional development through community involvement, reading and/or further education.
  • Remains familiar with National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), or the National After School Association (NAA) accreditation requirements, and completes required documentation in accordance with Center requirements.
  • Conducts all required screenings and assessments within required time frame.
  • Maintains appropriate records for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) program.
  • Communicates to direct supervisor any concerns, needed repairs, or incidents that may need follow-up.
  • Possesses the ability and appropriate safe driving record to drive a vehicle, safely transporting up to 14 children.
  • Required to work summer months/Day Camp.
  • Protects confidential information regarding program participants, families and staff members.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and possess high school diploma or GED.  Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from an accredited college or university required.
  • Must be able to obtain a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or equivalent as determined by the YMCA Childcare Branch.
  • CPR/AED, First Aid, and Oxygen required within first 60 days of employment and kept current.
  • Two years experience working in early childhood field strongly preferred.