Under the direction of the Sports Director and/or Sports Coordinator, the Sports Program Leader is responsible for the supervision, safety, and wellbeing of youth participating in a variety of sports programs located in San Luis Obispo County. The position supports the Sports Director and/or Sports Coordinator by being consistent with the sports program objectives and the YMCA mission.
Adheres to (and enforces) program standards including (but not limited to) health, safety, risk management, and cleanliness standards.
Follows WHO, CDC, and County Department of Health standards, procedures and recommendations around heath screening, cleaning, and sanitizing.
Keep assigned areas neat, clean, organized, sanitized, and free of clutter.
Actively walk-through facility/program engaging with members/participants, keeping vigilant for potential health and/or safety risks, and clean/disinfect and put away equipment/supplies.
Ensure that all equipment/supplies are in working order. If not, prompt action (or request for action) is taken.
Come to work with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
Provide courteous, prompt, and sincere attention to participants and parent(s).
Assist in creation of sports camp curriculum.
Provide instruction at the appropriate level.
Respond to all feedback in a courteous and timely fashion.
Treat other staff members, school personnel, volunteers, parent(s), and participants with courtesy and respect.
Keep Sports Director informed of decisions and unresolved situations.
Remain with the participants while they are signed in to the program.
Keep accurate daily records.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Document any accident/injury/incident on Incident Report Form as appropriate.
Willing to collaborate with school and community organizations and citizens.
Flexible and willing to work at 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 supervisor or designee.
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, and/or EXPERIENCE:
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Experience/ability to facilitate and communicate with diverse groups of children.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Wide range of sports knowledge. Previous instructor experience preferred.
Experience with team building and youth development strategies.
Willingness to participate in opportunities that serve to develop staff in the area of youth development.
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations.
Good organizational skills, initiative, and a proactive attitude.
Good verbal communication skills. Able to communicate effectively with YMCA staff, youth, parents, school staff, community partners and volunteers.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
*Certifications need to remain current during employment
Live Scan clearance.
Within 30 days of hire: CPR/AED, and First Aid, Child Abuse prevention training, Risk Management, and Blood Borne Pathogens training as required.