Early Childhood Education Specialist - Program Services

Location: Austin, TX

Department: Program Services Branch

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Student (College)

***Updated Closing Date: Please submit applications by Wednesday, July 5, 2017***

 

 

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The YMCA of Austin Early Learning Readiness (ELR) programs are designed to help adult caregivers (moms, dads, grandparents, neighbors, nannies, etc.) and the children for whom they care.  Program sessions last 15 weeks and are offered in both the Fall and the Spring. Participants will meet twice per week, for two hours each day at locations (north, south and east-central Austin).

We are looking to hire early childhood education specialists to work directly with the caregivers and the children at our sites. Staff would lead twice weekly sessions and would create models and implement program curriculum for adult caregivers and children. The fall semester program runs August through December, and the spring semester program runs January through May. Staff must be able to motivate and connect with all program participants. The position is open for bilingual Spanish/English facilitators only.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Applicant must have understanding and background in child development
  • Child care experience, especially infant & early childhood
  • Curriculum planning experience preferred but not required
  • Must commit to school year of work with the ELR program (both Fall and Spring)
  • Must be bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Experience or training in how to facilitate groups
  • Strong communication and group facilitation skills
  • Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude
  • Reliable transportation and ability to transport materials to and from site
  • Must pass two criminal background checks
  • Applicants must be interested in contributing to our mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

 

Days/Hours: Approximately two classes a week Tues/Thurs or Mon/Wed classes 8:30 – 11:30 AM with an additional two Fridays per month for staff meeting and program field trip. On average, for those teaching at one location, Specialist would work a total of 6 hrs per week.  There are options to teach at multiple sites, resulting in a total of 12 hours weekly for the 15 week session.

 

Pay rate: $10 - $16 /hr (dependent on experience and certifications)

 

Required Certifications: CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Sexual Prevention, Bloodborne Pathogens (trainings provided after hiring)

 

Benefits:

  • Great experience in early childhood education working with both caregivers and children
  • Paid training hours
  • Free CPR / FA certifications
  • Steady weekly hours:  6 hours/week
  • Individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value);
  • Voluntary 403b Retirement Account

 

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