Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $15.00
Organization's Mission: Organization Overview

Since 1906 YWCA Utah has been a voice for women, a force for change, and a place for hope. Our enduring belief is that better lives for women – all women – will lead to stronger families and communities. YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services. In addition to our work in the area of family violence, the YWCA also reaches out broadly into the community with offerings for every woman, including a nationally accredited child care and early education center, leadership opportunities for women at all life stages, and opportunities to participate more fully in civic life. YWCA Utah is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: YWCA Utah is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process due to disability, it is available upon request. No applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.
Position Summary: Position Summary

Assisting lead teacher in planning and implementing therapeutically oriented child care to ensure health, safety, and enrichment of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Primary Responsibilities: Essential Job functions

Assist in maintaining and promoting a trauma informed classroom of infants and young children and implementing age-appropriate activities, programs, and behavioral management for the drop-in childcare program.
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.

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 room
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.
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.
Assist with accurate and punctual record keeping, data collection and communication to assist with departmental conversations and interventions.
Competencies & Essential Skills:

Problem Solving/Analytical Thinker: Ability to solve and analyze problems effectively and efficiently.
Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Ability to provide exceptional customer service to supporters, partners, board members and co-workers. Exceptional communication skills and ability to respond to difficult situations.
Time Management: Ability to multitask and work efficiently within close time constraints. Ability to work under pressure and in a stressful environment.
Business Knowledge: Ability to master the components of a multi-disciplinary and multi-programmatic organization and partner organizations. Knowledge and understanding of Anti-racism, gender equity and violence against women.
Organization: Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize efficiently and meet deadlines.
Judgement and Decision Making: Ability to exercise initiative, sound judgement and problem solving techniques in the decision-making process.
Technology/Tools: Ability to use various computer systems and applications including proficiency in online and electronic communication strategies.
Commitment to mission: Demonstrates commitment to YWCA Utah’s mission and philosophy. Actively engages in YWCA Utah’s anti-racism work.
Compliance: Adhere to YWCA Utah’s policies and is committed to act legally and ethically within the scope of the work.
Desired Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have the following:

Welcoming & inclusive personality
General knowledge of direct victim services, violence against women and sexual violence issues; gender and race equity, from a feminist perspective.
Understanding of equity, anti-oppression and trauma-informed philosophies.


An understanding of and agreement with YWCA Utah’s mission, values and philosophy regarding the elimination of racism, empowerment of women and commitment to anti-oppression work and social justice.
18 years of age. Must have at least 2 years of experience working with children 0-5 years of age and experience working in child care settings. Current Child Development Associate certificate preferred. If no CDA upon hire, must be willing to obtain CDA within a year.
Meet all State Child Care Licensing Requirements including Food Handler’s permit, CPR/First Aid, (the agency provides funding).
Ability to work sensitively and effectively with diverse populations.
Understanding and commitment to issues of cultural diversity and anti-racism.
Ability to work scheduled hours on a regular basis, some weekends and evenings required.
Proficiency with general office duties, computer systems and technology.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust activities to complete projects within established timeframe.
Demonstrated experience functioning within multidisciplinary settings.
Skilled in establishing effective working relationships.
Ability to collaborate and invite collaboration.
Able to demonstrate skills in effective communication, conflict resolution and problem solving.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Full-time employees qualify for benefits such as health & dental insurance, paid time-off and other benefits.
How to Apply:
Location: Salt Lake City


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Contact: Maggie Utgoff
Phone: 801-537-8604