Job: After School Program Staff

DOW BAY AREA FAMILY YMCA JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: After School Program Staff

Reports to: Assistant Director – School Age Programs & Youth and Family Director

Compensation:$10.50 per hour & FREE YMCA Household Membership

Work Schedule: Flexible Monday-Friday (2:30-6:00pm) at the YMCA

Status: Part-Time (up to 15 hours per week)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The After School Program Staff support the work of the Y in strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. This position provides supervision and guidance for children in the YMCA healthy out of school time/after school program in order to provide a safe environment for the children to play, learn, grow and interact positively.

JOB DETAILS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitate an environment that invites exploration, promotes positive play, and welcomes children
  • Ensure children are signed in upon arrival and signed out by parents each day at pick up
  • Set up program supplies upon arrival and clean up room before departure
  • Plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities
  • Provide assistance with homework and encourage academic progress
  • Build/maintain positive relationships with children and families served, staff, volunteers, and partner organizations in the community
  • Familiarize parents and students with After School Program policies and procedures
  • Discipline children by using appropriate methods as defined by YMCA policies and procedures. If inappropriate behavior persists, inform the Assistant Director of School Age Programs or Youth & Family Director
  • Use common sense and good judgement in all situations to keep children safe
  • Respond to, document and report any accidents or incidents to the Assistant Director of School Age Programs and/or the Youth & Family Director immediately
  • Attend and participate in meetings and trainings with other staff and administration
  • Ensure the engagement of children in assigned group
  • Provide careful, attentive supervision, and remain alert at all times
  • Serve as a positive role model and demonstrate professional behavior

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability and desire to work with school age children
  • Previous experience working with youth and planning activities required
  • Exceptional group management, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience in creating interactive and educational activities, youth development, academic enrichment and arts
  • Must possess oral, auditory and written communication skills appropriate for interacting with both children and adults
  • Must be capable of implementing the daily administrative, program related, and supervisory responsibilities of an after school site
  • Flexibility, with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Be familiar with procedures for recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse
  • Ability to foresee problems and redirect children before an incident occurs
  • CPR certified and have basic first aid knowledge
  • Previous experience with diverse populations and ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and basic computer skills
  • Completion of Background check, Fingerprinting and TB Test required

 HOW TO APPLY:

Email cover letter and resume to Rachael England: rengland@ymcabaycity.org.

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