Youth Development Leader

Ymca Kansas City Olathe , KS 66051

Posted 1 week ago

Overview

Open Positions for 2018-2019 School Year

Looking to make a positive impact on youth in our community? Join the Y's Before & After School Y Club Family as a Youth Development Leader! The YMCA serves thousands of families a year by providing safe, fun, and engaging after-school programs for their children. Youth Development Leaders play a key role in creating and maintaining a positive atmosphere that upholds our 4 Core Values and promotes education, healthy living, safety, creativity, anti-bullying, and inclusion among all youth. Schedules are flexible and include weekday morning (7-8:30 a.m.) and (3:00-6:00 p.m.) shifts.

Responsibilities

The Youth Development Leader provides direct supervision to a group of children in a YMCA before and after school program. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers and school community. Assists in the coordination, planning, supervision and implementation of all activities. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall before and after school experience

  • Supervises a group of children.

  • Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.

  • Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.

  • Attends staff meetings and trainings.

  • Follow YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.

  • Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.

  • Consistently demonstrates and reinforces the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.

Qualifications

Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • High school diploma or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.

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

  • Commitment to provide quality youth development services at all levels.

  • Demonstrated public relations and leadership skills in working with program parents, school personnel, children and co-workers.

  • Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.

  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.

  • Have a general understanding of computer technology.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings requiring physical stamina, alertness and emotional stability.
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