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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 School Principal, the After school Program Leader is responsible for the direct care, supervision and well being of all children enrolled in the After School Program at SKY Academy during school days.
Hours are Mon-Fri 2:30-5:45pm
Typical Physical Demands Requires individual to perform a broad range of activities. Requires full range of motion, including manual and finger dexterity and hand and eye coordination. Requires corrected vision, speech, and hearing to normal range, or special accommodations made of sufficient nature for completion of assigned tasks. Ability to lift 30 pounds. Extended standing, bending stooping and walking
Typical Working Conditions Classroom, Facility Campus, Playground, Gym, Cafeteria
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.
All other duties as required and necessary.
Experience/Performance Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Successfully complete the YMCA's background check requirements as well as meet the SCSB policies on background screening
Prior experience working with children
Able to adhere to drug/alcohol/smoke free workplace policy
Able to maintain confidentiality
CPR and First Aid Certifications required
Completion of YMCA Blood Borne Pathogens Training
Completion of YMCA Child Sexual Abuse Prevention class
Additional training classes as recommended by Supervisor
Excellent verbal and communication skills
YMCA Competencies (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for participants.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.