This is a multiyear grant funded position that requires daily, local travel. Under the direction of the ELR Program Supervisor, the ELR Program Facilitator will work directly with informal family, friend and neighbor caregivers and the children they care for in twice weekly, two hour groups that are established to provide rich experiences for both adults and children. The facilitator will work with the ELR supervisor to develop partnerships in the community, outreach to caregivers, recruit and orient volunteers to support the program. The facilitator will also be responsible (along with the supervisor) for evaluating the program using assessment tools to measure the impact of the program. Know How:1. Experience training or working with volunteers .2. Bilingual proficiency in English/Spanish is required3. Must have at least 2-3 years experience in early childhood education or hands on working experience with young children and their parents in group settings. Previous YMCA Child Care experience, a plus.4. Must be able to travel to multiple locations within a 30 mile radius of a central office daily.5. Must be at least 21 years of age.6. Excellent organizational/time management skills.7. Excellent verbal/written communication skills in both English & Spanish.8. Must be able to successfully pass a drug test, state criminal background search as well as a Motor Vehicles Records check. 1. Curriculum Planning and Implementation for Program Participants· Plans and implements the given developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive early childhood program based on current research in child development. Plans an environment and activities that facilitate the cognitive, physical, social, emotional, language/linguistic development of children ages birth through 5.· Delivers program consistent with local Y strategic plan which includes early literacy and physical activity components.· Submits monthly lesson plan to the Early Learning Readiness supervisor for review.· Leads volunteers in preparation of materials for planned activities, set up and breakdown of the classroom environment daily as needed, and arranges materials in a safe and attractive manner monitoring environmental health and safety hazards. · Consistently interacts with all program participants creating a welcoming environment and modeling positive behavior which promotes growth in all developmental areas. Understands and promotes positive child development practices. 2. Health and Safety Practices· Sets up and maintains the learning environment by arranging materials in appropriate, safe, and attractive ways. Uses and teaches universal health practices, following all health and safety guidelines established by the YMCA and facilitates cleaning/sanitizing of materials and equipment daily. 3. TransportationTravels to and from a central office to multiple program sites daily to deliver program and meet with local schools and other designated community partner organizations as directed. Drives mini school bus when needed. 4. Recordkeeping· Keeps all sensitive documents, enrollment forms, attendance, and other necessary records up to date. Submits all required documents to supervisor in a timely manner.· Monitors supply level and places orders in a timely manner to replenish and maintain necessary materials to facilitate smooth operation of the program. 5. Assessment· Works with supervisor to regularly gather information about children’s and caregivers’ development using anecdotal notes/observations· Works closely with supervisor to guide curriculum planning based on assessments for children and adults and to be aware of participants’ growth and development. 6. Use of Community Resources· Assists director in collaborations with community agencies by providing presentations at program sites and is informed about services and programs in the community.· Works with supervisor to collaborate with health, social services, and other professionals as necessary to provide appropriate referrals/services to families. · Leads efforts in recruiting, orienting, recognizing and retaining volunteers. 7. Competencies, Interpersonal Skills and Professionalism · Actively recruits program participants· Demonstrates knowledge of and sensitivity to participants’ culture. Shares and encourages the use of participants’ language (or recruits volunteers for the program who share the participants’ language).· Expresses and communicates ordinary and complex information in a clear, concise manner. · Creates a harmonious work environment. Works well with volunteers, works as a team member, works with others to assure quality program and needs of families are being met. Demonstrates appropriate leadership, professionalism, and initiative.· Seeks timely guidance from supervisor or other relevant sources. Regularly informs supervisor of plans, activities, participant progress and program status.· Sets goals and works toward meeting personal and professional goals. Participates in available professional development workshops and training meetings designed to improve teaching skills and/or the program. · Establishes positive rapport with children and caregivers. Maintains confidentially of program participants and staff/volunteers.· Demonstrates cultural competence in the cultures of the families participating in the program· Meets independent responsibilities in a timely manner. Follows through on assigned tasks. Documents work; assists in writing evaluative reports.· Dresses according to YMCA dress code.· Reports to work on time, maintains a stable work attendance record. Available evenings and weekends as needed for staff meetings, trainings, and outreach activities.· Demonstrates consideration for co-workers by maintaining and keeping a clean work and office area. · Is familiar with and abides by the YMCA policies, practices, and procedures. 9. Leadership Skills· Provides direct supervision of volunteers daily. Conveys clear instructions and monitors performance regularly and delegates/assigns work as appropriate. · Assists supervisor with evaluation of volunteer(s).· Supports volunteers in understanding the program component, and in developing professional skills. 10. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor· Must be available to attend mandatory out-of-state trainings and conferences as indicated by supervisor.Ergonomic Requirements: Bending, stooping, standing, lifting up to 40 pounds, seeing, verbal communication and hearing. Effect of End Result:
Families and Children will experience high quality programs. Hispanic/Latino families and children will feel comfortable and confident with the Y as a service provider.
Hours: Full-time 371/2 – 40 hrs w/benefitsSalary: $10.80 per hour Link to job posting: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA3/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=YMCAPASS&cws=4&rid=1574Contact Phone: No phone calls please