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All YMCA staff and volunteers must complete a background screening. Know your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The YMCA is a Drug Free Work Place. Our program includes pre-employment, random, post-accident, and "for cause" testing.
The SKY Family YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.
Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Group Leader is responsible for the direct care, supervision and well being of all children enrolled in the Before/After School Program/Summer Camp, for children ages 5-12.
Release children ONLY to authorized persons (must ask for ID)
Organizes and executes all activities for enrolled children.
Monitors the program area at all times to ensure safety, and immediately makes changes as necessary.
Provides a positive environment for all participants, and actively encourages participation to ensure growth and development.
Exemplifies appropriate behavior and is a role model for participants; actively listens to all children and shows patience, understanding, and respect for others.
Instructs and guides participants through the rules of the program and ensures adherence; disciplines children within established guidelines of the YMCA and parent, and only when appropriate.
Immediately reports all unusual incidents or accidents to the Program Director, and fills out all applicable and necessary reports.
Records daily attendance and maintains accurate and complete records.
Ensures the childcare facility is neat, orderly and free of all safety impediments.
Develops and fosters interpersonal relationships between participants, and is pro-active creating an environment of cooperation, friendliness, and helpfulness towards staff and customers.
Develops and maintains age appropriate activities.
Ensures all necessary supplies are on hand and well maintained at all times.
Other job-related duties as assigned may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position.
Successfully complete State of Florida Criminal History Background Check requirements as well as meet the Association’s policies on background screening
Prior experience working with children
Able to adhere to drug/alcohol/smoke free workplace policy
Able to maintain confidentiality
Infant/child CPR & First Aid
Annual completion of YMCA Blood Borne Pathogens training
Annual completion of YMCA Child Sexual Abuse Prevention class
Successfully complete DCF background screening requirements as well as meet the association policies on background screening.
40 clock hours of Introduction to Child Care Training class*(State Mandated)
5 clock hours of Early Literacy and Language Development Training class*
40 clock hours of annual In-Service training completed between July 1st and June 30th of each calendar year (CDA certified personnel only require 10 clock hours)
Additional training classes as recommended by Supervisor
*Employee must enroll in these trainings within 90 days of hire date and must be completed within 1 year of hire date if not already completed. Professional Development/CEU’s may qualify in lieu of requirement (seek assistance from your supervisor). Failure to comply with requirement will result in immediate termination.
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 sit, kneel or stand extended periods of time. The employee frequently is required to reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.
Requires corrected vision, speech, and hearing to normal range, or special accommodations made of sufficient nature for completion of assigned tasks.