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Before After School Lead Teacher (RFT)

Company: Akron Area YMCA
Location: Cuyahoga Falls
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:



This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. General administration of Before and After School Enrichment (BASE), Summer Day Camp, Fun & Snow Day programs. This position works directly with support staff to ensure all programs meet and exceed expectations. The Lead Teacher will incorporate caring, honesty, faith, respect and responsibility into all aspects of the program.


  • Create a vibrant cause-centered culture for children and families.
  • LEAD: Classroom staff, children and volunteers and understand their value.
  • CREATE: Plan and implement weekly lesson plans that are aligned to curriculum and State of Ohio standards. Lesson plans must be turned in and approved weekly.
  • Maintain child and classroom assessments and screenings. Must have an understanding and be able to communicate curriculum, standards, assessments and screenings to a state licensing specialist.
  • Maintain accurate records for licensing, USDA & other funding agencies.
  • INNOVATE: Create an environment that is welcoming and meets all requirements set forth by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Step Up to Quality programs.
  • INCLUDE: Provides all children with activities that are age-appropriate, engaging, diverse and educational. Guides children's behavior utilizing appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • COLLABORATE: Work with site staff to maintain the cleanliness, upkeep and organization of all program areas. This includes assisting with clean-up following meals and snacks.
  • Must complete all required trainings that may include: ODJFS trainings, Step up to Quality trainings, or others assigned by your supervisor. Staff are expected to be in attendance at all mandatory staff meetings.
  • Play an active role in branch fundraising efforts including the Annual Campaign, Special Events, and Grants/Foundations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Engaging Community: Builds bridges with others in the community to ensure the Y's work is community-focused and welcoming of all, providing community benefit.
  • Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence.
  • Collaboration: Creates sustainable relationships within the Y and with other organizations in service to the community.
  • Program/Project Management: Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs.
  • Emotional Maturity: Demonstrates ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations.

    • Must qualify to be a Lead Teacher under the Step Up to Quality program and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
    • Certifications in CPR, First Aid, Communicable Disease and Child Abuse Prevention are required to be obtained within 90 days of hire.
    • Must be able to provide a copy of High school diploma, a completed medical form (JFS 01296) and undergo a BCI/FBI background check prior to first day of work.
    • Must be committed to YMCA mission, values and philanthropic efforts.
    • Must have reliable transportation


      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.
      • 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 30 pounds.
      • Sit and stand for extended periods of time.
      • Indoor and outdoor work required.
      • 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.

Keywords: Akron Area YMCA, Cuyahoga Falls , Before After School Lead Teacher (RFT), Education / Teaching , Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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