Youth Development Leader

Open Positions for 2018-2019 School Year
Looking to make a positive impact on youth in our community? Join the Y's Before & After School Y Club Family as a Youth Development Leader! The YMCA serves thousands of families a year by providing safe, fun, and engaging after-school programs for their children. Youth Development Leaders play a key role in creating and maintaining a positive atmosphere that upholds our 4 Core Values and promotes education, healthy living, safety, creativity, anti-bullying, and inclusion among all youth. Schedules are flexible and include weekday morning (7-8:30 a.m.) and (3:00-6:00 p.m.) shifts.
The Youth Development Leader provides direct supervision to a group of children in a YMCA before and after school program. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers and school community. Assists in the coordination, planning, supervision and implementation of all activities. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall before and after school experience
Supervises a group of children.
Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
Attends staff meetings and trainings.
Follow YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
Consistently demonstrates and reinforces the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.
Job Qualifications:
Minimum age of 18.
High school diploma or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
Previous experience working with school age children (may include working as a babysitter, nanny or other childcare program).
Commitment to provide quality youth development services at all levels.
Demonstrated public relations and leadership skills in working with program parents, school personnel, children and co-workers.
Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.
Ability to work with others in a team environment.
Have a general understanding of computer technology.
Physical Demands:
Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings requiring physical stamina, alertness and emotional stability.

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