YOUNG WOMENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION Drop-In Child Care in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Job Description : Planning and implementing activities for a mixed-age group on children who reside at the YWCA. Assist coordinator with in creating a classroom that is therapeutically oriented while also attending to the health, safety, and enrichment of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Responsibilities: a. Assist in maintaining and promoting a peaceful classroom of mixed aged children with positive reinforcement and active, appropriate engagement. b. Assist in assessing and managing the individual needs of children ages 6 weeks – 6 years by providing developmentally appropriate care, comfort, nurturing and guidance in order to enhance and encourage social-emotional development and physical growth. c. Work with a team in maintaining the cleanliness, orderliness and safety of the classroom and facility by participating in health and hygiene standards of the play zones in the room, as well as the caregiver areas. d. Assist the custodial needs of the children by serving meals, changing diapers, assisting with toiletry, instructing the children in hygiene and helping the children maintain a socially appropriate level of self-care. e. Obtain and maintain adequate awareness and observance of appropriate development guidelines and techniques for behavior management for a broad range of developmental stages in accordance with NAEYC and State Licensing guidelines. f. Assist with accurate and punctual record keeping, data collection and communication to assist with departmental conversations and interventions. Minimum Required Qualifications: a. 18 years of age. CDA preferred. If no CDA, must be willing to obtain upon hire. b. Computer proficiency in software programs for data collection and training purposes. c. Must have or be willing to obtain State Infant-Toddler Endorsement. d. Meet all State Child Care Licensing Requirements including Food Handler's permit, CPR-First Aid, (the agency provides funding). e. Ability to work assigned hours. f. Ability to work sensitively and effectively with diverse populations.