Youth Development Center Attendant
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Youth Development Center Attendant provides quality care to children 6 weeks to 12 years of age who participate in the child-watch program while their family is using the facility. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall member experience.
Responsible for the appropriate supervision, safety, and well-being of each child under their watch; both visual and auditory.
Implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, and consistent with the YMCA values.
Maintains program site and equipment (including cleanliness of rooms, supplies, and toys)
Maintains required program records.
Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, team meetings and training.
Follow and enforce all YMCA policies and procedures including those pertaining to medical and disciplinary situations, sign in/out, child abuse prevetion, emergencies, and dress code.
Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents, children, and other team members. Models relationships-building skills in all interactions.
Must present a professional image and possess conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate sound judgement and initiative.
Other duties as assigned.
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. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
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.
Previous experience working with diverse populations.
Previous experience working with children.
Minimum of 18 years of age.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
Ability to build positive and authentic relationships, and communicate with parents and children.
Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation training and Child Abuse Prevention.
CPR, First Aid, AED certifications within 30 days of hire date.
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.
Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
Must be able to lift and/or assist children up to 50 pounds in weight.
Position may require bending, leaning, lifting, kneeling, and walking in both indoor and outdoor environments.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Min Hiring Rate $8.50
- Max Hiring Rate $11.50
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