1. Job Summary:
The School Age Child Care Lead Program Staff is responsible for assisting with planning, leading, and evaluating group experiences. This position will operate at a specific school age site. The incumbent will provide quality recreational experiences for children that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.
2. Essential Functions:
Assist the Site Director with the planning, supervising, and implementation of the program and program activities.
Assist in the promotion of the program including calendars, newsletters, and other forms of communication with parents and the community.
Provide work direction to program staff while on duty assisting the Site Director with supervision and training.
Continuously evaluate the program and recommend needed changes to the Site Director.
Ensure that the site is kept clean and organized.
Perform administrative activities to support the program, including record and file maintenance, registration, release forms, and emergency forms.
Maintain CACFP and Minnesota Department of Health Licensing for meals and snacks, if applicable.
This position reports directly to the Site Director. The incumbent interacts with participants, parents, staff, school employees, and community. The incumbent has regular contact with children and parents. This position involves interaction with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Minimum age of 18.
Minimum of 6 months experience working with school aged children or 6 months experience as SAC Program Staff.
Certifications required within 30 days of hire: Adult and child CPR or CPR/PR; First Aid; and AED
Knowledge in areas such as child development, child guidance, human relations, communication, or recreational programs.
Demonstrated commitment to working with school age children in a recreational setting.
Demonstrated skills in communication, organization, creative problem solving, and human relations.
Willingness to work with diverse populations.
Degree in education, recreation, or related field.
6 months supervisory/ management experience.
Knowledge in planning, organizing, communicating and implementing school age recreation programs.
Knowledge of CACFP Program requirements
5. Work Conditions:
Must be able to actively participate in youth games/activities which include getting in the water during swimming.
Ability to travel locally to YMCA branches and other program sites.
Perform all physical aspects of the position, including moving around, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 pounds at a time.
Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.
Must be able to remain alert in warm to hot environment for prolonged period which may include indoor pool, outdoor activities, bus rides, etc
May provide children with assistance in dealing with issues such as personal hygiene, medical needs, toiletry, lifting, writing, feeding, and getting in or out of transportation.
May be exposed to verbal outbursts, physical actions or bodily fluids as part of the child care environment.
6. Additional Notes:
This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from branch representatives in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the branch or Association success.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pledge
The Y of the North is committed to the work and everyday practices of eliminating disparities and eradicating of unjust systems to become a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization. YMCA of the North team members and volunteers must exemplify the association’s mission, vision and values of caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility.
The YMCA of the North continues to develop plans and strategies to ensure team members and volunteers reflect the demographics of the communities we serve. We will continually conduct institutional racism and oppression review of our policies, procedures and practices in recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive work environment and culture that promotes equity and respect for the human dignity of all. We value and respect this diversity and choose to be inclusive through our acceptance of all.