Y Club Youth Development Leader - University Academy

Ymca Kansas City Kansas City , MO 64126

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

Youth Development Leaders assist in providing a safe, caring and enriching environment for school age children. Provide supervision to a group of children, lead activities, and deliver the Y's holistic youth development curriculum.

Schedules are flexible and include weekday morning 6:30 am

  • 7:15 am and/or afternoons after school 2:30 pm

  • 5:30 pm.

$250 Hiring Bonus

$14.00/hour

  • increases to rates are case-by-case based on experience and education relevant to to the field of youth development

Benefits include: Free YMCA Membership, Flexible Schedules, Professional Development Opportunities.

Watch the video below to hear more from our team on why they love their work with the Y!

Responsibilities

  • Provide direct supervision and lead a group of children in the program.

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of participants by; knowing participant locations at all times, making participants aware of and enforcing appropriate safety regulations and procedures, applying appropriate behavior management techniques, and maintaining all program equipment and facilities.

  • Implement group activity plan; preparing materials, activities, and environments

  • Consistently demonstrate positive interaction with all children; talk to them and treat them with dignity and respect. Help children to develop a positive self-esteem and sense of self-worth

  • Adhere to all processes, procedures, rules and regulations of the YMCA, licensing and school district.

  • Positively ID individuals picking-up before releasing children (picture ID necessary until you can personally identify them).

  • Identify emergency situations then respond quickly and appropriately.

  • Consistently demonstrate positive discipline; teach and redirect rather than scolding or reprimanding; firmly and consistently enforce the rules.

  • Work in a team environment and provide open communication regarding concerns/issues with children, parents or co-workers

  • Introduce yourself to parents and communicate with them regularly with confidence regarding accurate program information: schedule changes, permission slips, etc.

  • Be prompt and dependable to work scheduled hours; providing proper notice for time off and working with supervisor on coverage for day(s) requested off.

  • Clean and pick up areas used by the program, as needed.

  • All youth development associates are mandated by the state of Kansas and Missouri to report suspected child abuse and neglect and must notify appropriate associates of any suspected abuse, unsafe conditions, needed repairs, complaints, accidents or injuries immediately.

Qualifications

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Previous experience working with school age children (may include working as a babysitter, nanny or other childcare program).

  • Understanding of and ability to apply principles of quality youth development and programming.

  • Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions.

  • Active engagement with and supervision of children requiring physical stamina, alertness and emotional stability.

  • Have a general understanding of and proficiency with computer technology.

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