Provides direct supervision to a group of children in a Youth Development Program. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with families. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall youth development experience. Provides direction for the program and classroom. Implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focus on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.
1. Follows lesson plans and implementation plans in a developmentally appropriate manner, meeting the individual physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of the participants.
2. Assists with planning, development and implementing of program components and program activities.
3. Plans and uses the S.A.F.E. framework to facilitate purposeful and engaging activities and group projects that compliments the program’s thematic or project-based agenda.
4. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
5. Supervises the children, program areas, and all activities in a safe and friendly manner.
6. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
7. Maintains positive relationships and effective communication
with families, school personnel, members and coworkers.
8. Maintains program site and equipment, assists with set up and breakdown of activity centers and cleaning of program areas.
9. Maintains required program records.
10. Acts as a role model to children, staff, and members.
11. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.
1. 20 semester credits in Child Development, Early Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Special Education, Early Education OR minimum one year experience working in a certified childcare center.
2. At least 18 years of age.
3. Valid driver license.
4. CPR, First Aid, Food Handlers certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of
5. Enrolled in the Child Care Division Central Background Registry and proof of enrollment.
6. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate
7. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships
with people from different backgrounds.
Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities such as sports, games and curriculum activities and monitor behavior.
Ability to lift weight of 25lbs.
General housekeeping – Mop/Sweep. Take trash out. Wash dishes. Clean tables, toys, stack and put baskets away etc.