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Under the supervision of the Site Director, the Youth Program Leader is responsible for the supervision, safety and health/well-being of assigned kindergarten through 6th grade students, enrolled in the YMCA’s Youth Program(s). In addition the position is also responsible for assisting with planning, developing and leading recreational and enrichment program activities for participants.
1. Come to work with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
2. Supervises a group of assigned children.
3. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
4. Follows CDC and County Department of Health standards, procedures and recommendations provided to them around health screening, physical distancing, and sanitizing.
5. Assist with the planning, developing and leading recreational and enhancement program activities for all participants, including those with special needs.
6. Continually take an active role in providing safe conditions at the site.
7. Be supportive of the YMCA’s inclusive recreation program.
8. Keep accurate daily records as required by site.
9. Maintain positive reinforcement for each child and willingness to work with Sire Director and parents to enhance each child’s experience in the program.
10. Attend staff training and all required staff meetings.
11. Follows YMCA polices and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
12. Maintains positive relations with parent(s) and other staff.
13. Document any accident/injury/incident on the Incident Report Form as appropriate.
14. Flexible and willing to work at other sites when needed.
15. Use program resources efficiently and ecologically.
16. Follows all Workers Comp/Accident Report procedures through completion of claim.
17. Other duties/projects as assigned.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Document any accident/injury/incident on the Incident Report Form ass appropriate
• Work with a positive and enthusiastic attitude
• Willing to collaborate with school, community organizations and citizens
• Flexible and willing to work with other sites when needed
• Use program resources efficiently and ecologically
• Follows all Workers Comp/Accident Report procedures through completion of claim
• Attend staff training and all staff meetings as required
• Other duties/projects as assigned by the Site Director
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, TALENTS, and ABILITIES:
• Youth -- Experience with youth, their needs, and development strategies. Desire to have a meaningful effect on and build assets in the lives of attendees. Direct experience working with children in an active recreational and developmental atmosphere.
• Development -- Willingness to participate in opportunities that serve to develop staff in the area of youth development. Desire to work with and supervise young people in a setting that provides them with a variety of choices.
• Member and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing professional member and personal services. This includes internal and external customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of member satisfaction. Great customer service attitude.
• Communication — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Ability to provide clear & useful information in a gracious, respectful, and helpful manner to the public, vendors, members, supervisors, and co-workers, in written form, via e-mail, and in person.
• Coordination — Understanding the relationship of all positions to each other, and their impact on the culture and meeting the organization’s goals. Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions, i.e., team work.
• Commitment -- A commitment to the goals and philosophy of the YMCA.
YMCA COMPETENCIES (Team Leader):
Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y’s values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.
Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.
Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.
Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. 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.
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, and/or EXPERIENCE:
1. Must be at least 18 years of age
2. Experience/ability to lead and communicate with groups of youth K-6th grade
3. 0-12 ECE units (or equivalent) desired
4. Bi-lingual Spanish desired
5. Direct experience working with youth in an active recreational and developmental setting and a sincere desire to have a meaningful effect on the lives of youth
6. Experience with team building and youth development strategies.
7. Good organizational skills, initiative and proactive attitude
8. A commitment to the goals and philosophy of the YMCA
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Certifications required within 30 days of hire: CPR/AED, and First Aid and Child Abuse Prevention training.
Blood borne pathogens and concussion training as required.
Clear live scan (fingerprints) report.
Certifications need to remain current during employment.
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
Must be able to remain stationary or move for extended periods of time. Must be able to consistently operate a computer, phone or tablet. Must be able to detect and recognize safety and risk management opportunities, program quality issues and participant concerns. Must be able to transport and position 50 + lbs. of equipment. Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings. Must be able to respond audibly and communicate for assistance in an emergency.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to work in a quiet as well as moderately noisy work environment. Must be able to cope and function within stressful circumstances. Must be able to work within deadlines. No other particular exposure to difficult environmental conditions. May work in windy, wet or sunny/hot weather conditions.
San Luis Obispo YMCA is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.