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Kids Korner Assistant Youth Development Leader

Posted: 12/09/2022

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 We are looking for someone to work Afternoon hours from 3-6pm
Middlesex YMCA
Kids’ Korner Before and After School Programs
Job Description
Position Title: Assistant Youth Development Leader
Reports to: Site Director  
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Prepared Date: July 20, 2021

Hourly Range: $14-14.50 per hour
Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you'll discover more than a job - you'll enjoy the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. As an Assistant Youth Development Leader, you will have opportunities to learn how to collaborate with a team and have professional development opportunities to grow your skills to launch yourself in to a career working with children. If you’re looking for a flexible, part-time job to kick start your journey, then consider applying to the Kids’ Korner Assistant Youth Development Leader position today!  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Assistant Group Leaders are on-site childcare workers in YMCA after school programs located at the elementary schools in Middletown, Cromwell, Portland and East Haddam. 
  • Must be at least 16 years of age. 
  • Regular attendance at staff development workshops and staff meetings.
  • Complete CT CCDF Orientation.
  • Must be willing and able to move from one program site to another program site when necessary. 
  1. Plan, organize, and facilitate developmentally appropriate recreational, enrichment, and learning activities.
·         Plan daily theme related activities that meet the diverse needs of children in the program using both personal experience and the curriculum and resources provided.
·         Expected to be prepared and organize to facilitate daily activities as outlined on the activity schedule.
·         Help with the daily set up of the program space and clean up of the program space. 
·         Maintain program facility and equipment.  Rotate equipment to keep children’s interest and provide them with new opportunities to explore and create.  
  1. Provide a safe, nurturing, and respectful environment for children in the program.
·         Ensure that children are properly supervised at all times.
·         Use the 1*2*3 System to provide routine discipline to children.
·         Promote positive social interaction through the modeling of appropriate communication and problem solving. 
·         Enforce rules and appropriate consequences.
·         Establish and maintain boundaries in program space and outdoors.
·         Remain engaged with children, maintaining an enthusiastic and committed attitude. 
·         Provide age appropriate materials for children keeping children involved in positive, productive activity.
·         Follow all YMCA policy and procedure regarding discipline, supervision, communication, and appropriate interaction.
·         Maintain a professional appearance.  Dress in clothing that is comfortable and appropriate for active participation in all program activities.
  1. Provide daily communication with parents, collect fees, and provide documentation when necessary.
·         Provide parents with ongoing information regarding their children’s experience in the program.
·         Provide well written documentation of any injury, accident, or incident as required by policy.
·         Interact with parents during parent night events.
·         Maintain confidentiality at all times.
·         Collect fees, record fees, and place fees in required location.  Collect required paperwork.  When necessary, in the absence of the site director, bring checks and other paperwork to the YMCA.
  1. Maintain a positive working relationship with school personnel, and YMCA colleagues.
·         Maintain professional boundaries and open communication with school personnel. 
·         Bring concerns regarding the school to the attention of the site director.
·         Ensure that school property and equipment are well maintained and protected from inappropriate use.
·         Work in partnership with YMCA colleagues to assure the best possible outcomes for children in the program.
·         Communicate and problem solve with colleagues using positive and effective strategies, providing an example for the children in the program.
·         Assure that as a member of the team you have completed all tasks as assigned.
·         Speak positively about the YMCA Programs, co-workers, school personnel, and supervisors.
  1. Follow all YMCA Kids’ Korner Policy and Procedure and State of Connecticut Licensing Mandates.
·         Read and have a strong working knowledge of the YMCA Kids’ Korner Policy and Procedure Manual.
·         Abide by all policy, procedure, and program rules.   
·         Understand Mandated Reporter and Child Abuse Prevention Responsibilities. 
·         Report any incident of inappropriate behavior or breach of policy to your supervisor.
·         Maintain certifications, documented training hours, and required paperwork in your personnel file.
Physical Demands:
1.    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
2.    While performing functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

   The YMCA strives to deliver positive change in communities throughout Northern Middlesex County. Every day, our staff -- of all ages, backgrounds and life experiences -- works to bridge the gaps in community needs by nurturing the potential of children and teens, improving individuals' health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors. 

 The Northern Middlesex YMCA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

 This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, and training. The Northern Middlesex YMCA makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.