Homeschool Teacher-Northwest Cary YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Homeschool Lead Teacher, the Homeschool Teacher is responsible for establishing a learning environment where students of diverse abilities feel safe, cared for, and are excited to learn. Homeschool Teachers must run the program with the safety in the forefront and provide a quality experience to children and parents.

They are responsible for managing those functions in accordance with the stated mission, goals, and policies established by the administrative staff, governing committees, and the Board of Directors of the YMCA.

Job Schedule: Monday through Thursday from 8:00am - 3:00pm. Flexible hours based on class schedule.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  • Maintains regular, clear and concise communication with students, families, teachers and program administration at all times.
  • Creates and maintains a safe and inclusive classroom culture where all students are welcome, utilizing collaborative problem solving to support students when needed.
  • Plans, prepares and delivers high-quality and engaging instruction that aligns with the stated class description and is developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
  • Supervises students and maintains safety during transition times.
  • Adheres to program quality and fidelity standards.
  • Attends all required staff meetings and completes required trainings.
  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.


QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Previous experience leading a classroom in an academic setting and working with learners with diverse abilities highly preferred.
  • Previous experience planning and implementing highly engaging lessons.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Exceptional oral, public speaking and written communication skills.
  • Multi-lingual desired but not required.


WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.