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After School Youth Development Assistant

Overview
Positions open for 2018-2019 School Year
Looking for fun work with youth after school? Join our After School Y Club Family Monday-Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (start times vary based on district) as a Youth Development Assistant! Convenient hours for any high school student. The Youth Development Assistant is key in leading our youth in a variety of engaging activities that reflect and uphold our four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility and promotes education, healthy living, safety, creativity, anti-bullying, and inclusion among all youth.
Our Y Club team members are enthusiastic about their work because they are positively impacting children every day. They also enjoy:
Casual work attire
FREE membership at all YMCA of Greater Kansas City locations
A fun and engaging work environment where friendships are made
Flexibile work schedule
Responsibilities
Consistently demonstrate positive interaction with all children; talk to them and treat them with dignity and respect.
Help children to develop a positive self-esteem and sense of self-worth
Work in a team environment and provide open communication regarding concerns/issues with children, parents or co-workers
Consistently demonstrate and reinforce the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.
Encourage parents to participate or volunteer in special events or on field trips
Express appreciation for families' interest in their child(s) participation in the program
Some positions may have additional responsibilities such as:
Insure that the program is operated in a safe and purposeful manner, insuring that all licensing and YMCA guidelines are met or exceeded.
Implement group activity plan as assigned and according to state licensing and YMCA guidelines.
Communicate on a daily basis to families regarding the behavior of their children positive and negative (make sure to have parents review and sign corrective behavior reports).
Qualifications
Minimum age of 16.
Understanding of and ability to apply principles of quality youth development and programming.
Sensitivity to clientele and staff representing a variety of family, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Active engagement with and supervision of children requiring physical stamina, alertness and emotional stability.
Ability to work with others in a team environment.

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