Under the direction of the Kids Zone Coordinator, the Kids Zone Staff will provide safe and engaging quality child care. This includes acting as a positive role model for children, parents and other staff, while implementing age appropriate activities in Kids Zone. The function of this position is to be accomplished in accordance with the mission, strategic plan, goals and all policies and procedures of the YMCA of Dane County, Inc.
Facilitates socialization, participation and interaction of all children through active involvement in safe, fun and developmentally appropriate activities; provides adaptations based on individual needs and utilizes positive behavior guidance techniques with children.
Maintains accountability of all assigned children at all times by accurately documenting attendance through the check-in process; and performing accountability checks regularly throughout shift.
Ensures the safety of children in Kids Zone. Knows/reviews all safety rules and emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Completes related reports as required.
Builds positive relationships with and among staff, volunteers and/or members and creates a supportive community environment, assists in recruiting and engaging new staff, volunteers and or members and connects members/volunteers/staff to the YMCAs cause.
Communicates clearly and professionally with youth, families, supervisor, co-workers and members as needed.
Respects the confidentiality of all children, volunteers and staff at all times.
Maintains an organized, healthy and safe environment by returning all supplies and equipment to its appropriate place; keeping toys, games and other supplies clean and organized for easy access.
Attends all mandatory staff meetings and all required YMCA staff trainings.
Works assigned shifts, arranging coverage if unable to work. Obtains advance approval from supervisor for all time off.
Supports and participates in the Annual Campaign; and promotes member participation.
Acts as a positive role model while implementing YMCA healthy living policies, character development and the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
Follows all policies and procedures as set forth in the YMCA of Dane County Employee Handbook and Code of Conduct.
Performs other duties as requested.
Must be at least 16 years of age.
High school diploma or equivalent recommended.
Red Cross Babysitting certificate, course work in child development or related field preferred.
1-3 years experience working with young children.
Requires ability to professionally and effectively communicate with members, staff and supervisors; maintain confidentiality and exchange accurate information.
Requires ability to effectively interact with and motivate children that have a variety of abilities and needs.
Possess or obtain within the indicated time frame the following certifications and keep all certifications current:
YOrientation, CPR/AED, First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention, Blood Borne Pathogen and Sales and Service training required within 60 days of hire.
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