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Teen Night Youth Leader

Posted: 05/09/2023

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Title: Teen Night Youth Leader                                                                  

Reports to: Teen Coordinator

Hourly Range: $15.00 per hour

Must be available Friday's 6-9:00pm

General Functions:

As a teen night youth leader, you will be responsible for the supervision and organization of areas/activities where participants are allowed. These areas may include the gymnasium, fitness center, family center and other pre-approved areas. If an area has not been approved, it must remain off-limits/restricted to participants. Staff must ensure that all participants follow the rules and expectations and are supported here at the Y. Staff will recognize positive behaviors while also holding participants accountable for any inappropriate, dangerous or reckless actions. All participants must follow the Teen Night Code of Conduct (COC) as well as any applicable Y policies; failing to do so must be addressed immediately in a professional and appropriate manner. Any conduct that is unsafe (including injuries/illnesses) or violations of Y policies must be reported to the Teen Coordinator or Lead Staff Member (LSM). 



Candidates must be at least 18 years of age or older. A qualified candidate must have work or life experience that demonstrates leadership and accountability, a desire to work with and motivate children/young adults, and a personal commitment to the qualities of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Health and Capabilities:

                Due to the nature of the program, qualified candidates must be of good health and emotional maturity; able to hear and see distress signals/noises and able to project their voice across a distance. The candidate must be able to perform basic tasks such as lifting/moving objects, running, jumping, throwing, as well as other specific mobility functions involving program-based activities.

Job Responsibilities:

Principle responsibilities as a Teen Night Youth Leader:

  • Provide supervision for participants throughout the Y and/or approved areas.
  • Actively engage participants and staff.
  • Except for real emergencies, avoid distractions while working (including phone/device use).
  • Report to work on time and in a condition to fulfill job requirements.
  • Always wear a Y name tag and Y shirt.
  • Monitor participants behaviors and be ready to step-in if necessary, to address/resolve any issues.
  • Assist in preparing the facility for activities.
  • Maintain safety standards for participants and report any serious and/or repeat violations to the LSM.
  • Make sure all equipment is returned, trash is picked up, and all participants leave on-time.
  • Coordinate and communicate with the Teen Coordinator/LSM and staff.
  • Notify the Teen Coordinator/LSM when: running late, schedule changes, no longer available to work.
  • When in doubt of what to do regarding any situation or activity, contact the LSM immediately.

Effect on End Result:

This position directly impacts the development of participants at the YMCA by providing a safe and engaging environment for youth/teens to belong. As part of this team/staff, you will be supported and relied upon to fulfill the objectives of this program. 

Cause-Driven Leadership:

Innovation: Creates and implements new and relevant approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y’s work and impact in the community

Communication & Influence: Listens and expresses self effectively and in a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y’s cause

Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence

Developing Self & Others: Develops self and supports others (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential

Emotional Maturity: Demonstrates ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situation

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