School Aged Teacher -Mandarin Immersion Program (Laguna Niguel, CA)

Teacher – Mandarin Immersion Program

Full-Time and/or Part-Time – Hourly

*Must be able to speak/read/write in Traditional Mandarin*

Be Part of Our Cause

The YMCA of Orange County staff are committed to teaching youth positive life skills, values and the importance of giving back. In our communities, our staff support and strengthen families by offering quality experiences that are affordable and life-enriching. Our staff encourage participation by all members of our community and create an environment where everyone aspires to be their best. Each day, we work side-by-side with others to strengthen the foundations of our communities.

POSITION OVERVIEW: Support Childcare leadership in providing leadership and supervision of a childcare program. Assume full leadership of childcare program in Childcare Director’s absence. Ensure implementation of YMCA curriculum while providing care, guidance and developmental experiences in accordance with YMCA guidelines and state licensing requirements. Supervise children, and may supervise staff, in a safe environment as required by the Childcare Director and site needs. Supervise/teach up to 28 school-age children (ages 5-12) in before and/or after school programs with the assistance of other staff per Title 22 requirements.

DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES:
◾Provide supervision and set and maintain limits for school-age children using positive reinforcement.
◾Assist with training and evaluation of staff.
◾Treat children, parents, and staff with dignity and respect.
◾Maintain a clean environment; be responsible for maintenance of equipment & supplies.
◾Maintain good public relations with parents and communicate with the Childcare Director.
◾Assist with Parent Advisory Council meetings and maintain positive relationships with school representatives.
◾Ensure the health and safety of all children, including following reporting and release procedures of children.
◾Demonstrate and teach the character development values of respect, responsibility, caring, fairness, trustworthiness and citizenship.
◾Follow & enforce safety regulations & other YMCA, school, and Licensing Title 22 policies and procedures.
◾Oversee program operations when Childcare Director is absent.
◾Assist with YMCA Member Involvement program and annual YMCA Campaign.
◾Carries out all responsibilities in an honest, ethical and professional manner.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
◾Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
REQUIRED SKILLS:
◾Must be 18 years of age.
◾High School Diploma or equivalent.
◾Must be able to speak/read/write in Traditional Mandarin.
◾12 college units with 6 units in Child Development, Education or related field & 6 units in Psychology, Sociology, Recreation, Physical Education, Art, Music, or related field.
◾Pediatric (EMSA) First Aid and Pediatric (EMSA) CPR certifications must be completed within 90 days of hire.
◾At least 1 year experience working with children in a group environment.
◾Excellent verbal communication skills.
◾Strong customer and results orientation.
◾Ability to interact effectively at all ages, levels and across diverse cultures.
◾Ability to be an effective member of project teams.

PREFFERED SKILLS:
◾2 years of Teaching experience.

ABOUT US:

At the YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y serves Orange County through seven (7) Health & Wellness centers (Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, and Santa Ana) and over 50 Afterschool Program centers. YMCA programs celebrate and honor common values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring by infusing character development into the foundation and practice of all our programs; from youth sports and group exercise classes to parent/child programs and community services– Y programs build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The YMCA of Orange County is a nonprofit, charitable organization that serves the entire community. Donations support our scholarship program and Our Commitment – To strive to keep programs open for all. Whether you are looking to get fit, give back, or meet new friends, the Y has something for you! www.ymcaoc.org

Learn more about opportunities at the Y
www.ymcaoc.org/careers
Equal Opportunity Employer

*Eligibility requirements, employee handbook and job description to be provided at hire. All candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.