Under the direction of the Youth Development Director, Youth Development Counselors will provide day-to-day direction, leadership and supervision of assigned program locations including Child Watch, Afterschool, Homeschool programs, and camps. Staff will manage and lead groups of children, responsible for supervising and interacting to provide high quality recreational experiences for all participants. Staff will uphold the standard of ensuring that all programs operate in a quality manner consistent with the Y mission, cause and values.

 Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

1. Responsible for the safety and well being of all program participants. 2. Performs general housekeeping tasks and ensures that site and program areas are clean and well organized 3. Complies with all Association and branch specific policies and procedures. 4. Plan, coordinate, organize and lead program activities, and assist children in variety of areas including, but not limited to, interactive play, arts & crafts, washing hands, using the restroom, picking up belongings. 5. Provides a safe, healthy, and fun environment for all children. 6. Insure parents/guardians comply with the drop off and pick up procedures. 7. Handles and resolves membership concerns and informs supervisor of unusual situations or unresolved issues. 8. Maintains a professional appearance at all times by adhering to the Youth Development Dress Code. 9. Performs general housekeeping tasks and ensures that site and program areas are clean and well organized. 10. Fosters an environment, which includes the five YMCA character development values of respect, responsibility, caring, honesty, and faith. 11. Identifies and resolves problems to ensure programs are meeting goals of the program, resports unresolved issues to the Youth Development Director. 12. Works additional hours as needed when there is a half day of school, school closing or vacation day. 13. Attends all staff meetings and training programs. 14. Follows all YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.

 Required Qualifications: 

1. At least 16 years of age. 2. Two to three years child care or related experience and relevant experience in supervision and administration of youth programs. 3. Demonstrated leadership qualities, project management, time management, organizational skills and detail oriented. 4. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community, 5. Ability to lead, plan, organize and implement program activities. 6. Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills. 4. Certifications: a. Child Abuse Prevention Training (within 30 days of hire) b. CPR/AED, Oxygen and First Aid (within 30 days of hire) c. Blood borne Pathogens Training (within 60 days of hire)

Preferred Qualifications: 

Previous experience working with children.

Physical Demands: 

1. Lead and participate in recreation activities which may include running, throwing and kicking. 2. Able to lift up to 50 lbs. in program equipment, tables, etc. 3. Visual and auditory ability to observe and to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency. 4. Ability to lead and interact in-group activities and perform related physical skills. 5. Ability to frequently stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, type, run, jump, kick, catch, throw, climb, kneel, bend, reach, balance, crouch or crawl, reach with hands and arms, handle or feel, stoop, lift/move and carry approximately 35 lbs, and use hands and fingers.

Pay Rate: Starting at $8.50-9/hour

Work Dates and Times: M-F 7:45-11am

Contact: [email protected]