Position Information

Job Title:
Parent Group Leader- Strengthening Families Program
Association Offices
Job Type:
Pay Rate:
Dependent on Experience
Work Dates/Times:
Varies- Mostly Tuesday/Thursday Evenings.
Job Application Deadline:

YMCA Competencies of a Leader

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fundraising.

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.

Job Description:

YMCA of Columbia is seeking seasonal staff to provide components of the evidence-based Strengthening Families Program (SFP). Strengthening Families Program is designed to reduce family stress, improve communication and enhance family functioning. The SFP consists of 14 weekly family dinners and workshops for 10-12 families per cycle.

These positions are seasonal, and staff will only work for during the training/planning phase and during each 14-week cycle of SFP. Specific time commitments may include:
• Participate in planning meetings as needed prior to each SFP implementation cycle
• Serve on a SFP team for approximately four hours one evening per week for 14 consecutive weeks or four hours two evenings per week for 7 consecutive weeks during the summer.
• Exact dates are TBD. The program will be held at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

The SFP Parent Group Leaders will lead an evidence-based curriculum (provided) with a group of parents representing 10-12 diverse families. Team Leaders must be familiar with group dynamics and must be willing to honor parents’ belief systems regardless of their own personal beliefs.

Required Qualifications:

Group leaders must be certified SFP facilitators and should be organized, approachable, empowering, and genuine. Experience teaching a structured curriculum is a plus.

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