Youth Enrichment Instructor

Ymca Of Metropolitan Chicago Downers Grove , IL 60515

Posted 2 weeks ago

Find Your Purpose!

Youth Enrichment Instructor Opportunity!

Starting pay range: $15.90- $16.40 per hour

Indian Boundary YMCA is now hiring Youth Enrichment Instructors for the 2022-2023 school year!

Join Us and help lead our future to greatness!

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of youth and families in your community. Discover more than a job-enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

Our before and after-school programs create a child-centered environment that promotes learning, character development, healthy living and positive, nurturing relationships.

As a Youth Enrichment Instructor (YEI) you will implement and adapt a wide variety of enrichment activities for grades K-8 in a before or after school program setting. The YEI plays a key role in ensuring that program participants have a safe, supportive, interactive and enriching program experience while ensuring the safety and security of all program participants.

With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you'll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families and communities.

Salary range of $15.90-$16.40 per hour

Position Responsibilities:

  • Create a safe, supportive, interactive and engaging environment for youth that is characterized by teamwork, camaraderie and inclusiveness. This includes demonstrating an appreciation of the youths' efforts and accomplishments and providing assistance and encouragement to program participants when needed.

  • Provide effective supervision of youth that is age-appropriate, considers diverse abilities and interests and meets program quality, safety and policy requirements.

  • Positively interacts with youth, parents/guardians and other team members to create a respectful, warm, supportive environment. Models self-control, respect and cooperation to teens and other team members. Utilizes youth arrival/departure ensure to share information with parents/guardians and to build relationships.

  • Prepares lesson plans on a daily and/or weekly basis outlining program activities, ensures materials and supplies are available and ready for daily program activities, and ensures all program areas and supplies are clean and well maintained regularly.

  • Maintains accurate attendance, instructional and other records as necessary to meet program requirements.

  • Participates in team meetings and other special events

Requirements & Preferred Qualifications for this position are:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and/or 5 years older than the oldest child that participates in the program and meet program requirements for education and/or credentials.

  • H.S. Diploma or GED along with related college coursework and/or equivalent experience in: child care, education, recreation or related program. Additional educational or experience requirements may be required based on program license requirements.

  • Must have the proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model for youth and staff demonstrating the values of respect, responsibility, caring and honesty.

  • Commitment to and passion for the YMCA of Metro Chicago's mission is required including a passion for working with diverse youth.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences.

  • Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description.

  • The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.

YMCA Vaccine Policy

We're committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, whichever occurs later, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.

Child Abuse Prevention: Support the YMCA's commitment to child abuse prevention by:

  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor

  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children

  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor

  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required

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Youth Enrichment Instructor

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