1st Class PreK Lead Teacher Job Opening

1st Class PreK Lead Teacher

YMCA of Greater Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
$12.00 - $18.00 an hour
Category: Assistant Teacher

Primary Summary:

Pre-K teachers are responsible for helping children develop social skills and monitoring a range of daily activities, from playful learning to rest time. Instruction is provided using creative methods such as art, music and hands-on learning. The Pre-K teacher provides guidance to the assistant teacher; oversees related learning activities; supervises and teaches preschool students; ensures compliance with program requirements; builds a team atmosphere with the assistant teacher and other staff members; and coordinates communications with parents. The Pre-K teacher is responsible for providing children with a safe and healthy learning environment.

Essential Functions:

  • The Teacher is responsible for working in a leadership role building a team atmosphere with the Teacher Assistant and other program staff to provide children with a safe and healthy learning environment.
  • The teacher will give guidance and coordinate classroom duties.
  • The teacher will provide guidance when planning for children’s physical and intellectual growth, supporting social and emotional development, providing positive guidance and discipline, establishing positive relationships with families and encouraging their involvement in the education of their children, ensuring a well-run purposeful program responsive to participant’s needs and maintaining a commitment to professionalism.
  • It is the responsibility of the Teacher to work under the direct guidance, direction, and monitoring of the department coordinator and/or in cooperation with the OSR Monitors and Coaches, Content Team Leaders and other program staff in developing lesson plans for both the class as a whole and individual children, classroom management, and procurement of needed teaching materials and supplies.
  • The teacher is responsible for ensuring classroom data; forms and information are submitted to the appropriate person(s) and entered in in the appropriate database in a timely manner.
  • Attend and participate in all Mandatory Pre-K training.


Measure of Performance: Quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, and thoroughness of work performed. Gains the trust and respect of the children and families, staff, and co-workers. Communicates effectively (written and verbally); responsive to the requests and information needs of the Partnership; problem solver; creative thinker; quality of the example set for other employees, team player, commitment and loyalty to the Partnership; maintenance of confidential information.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • BS or BA in Early Childhood Education or Special Education degree with a concentration (18 hrs.) in early childhood from college or university accredited by National Council Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) required.
  • Experience required working in a pre-school environment.
  • Previous experience working with children preferred.
  • Successful completion of background and Child Abuse and Neglect screening.
  • Acquire and maintain the following certifications prior to start date via YMCA, American Red Cross, American Heart Association and American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI):
  • First Aid/ CPR /AED (valid 2 years unless otherwise noted)
  • Requisite Redwoods Online Training Modules (completed prior to start date and repeated annually).

Physical Demands:

  • Physical strength, mobility, dexterity, stamina, and acuity are required to perform job responsibilities.