Youth & Family Program Staff

Under the direction and supervision of the Youth and Family Coordinator, Youth and Family Program Staff will be responsible for engaging in and implementing all programs and activities on a daily basis in the Youth and Family Area. Staff will guide the development of children, ensuring a safe, enriching, and healthy environment using materials and resources in the Youth and Family Area. It is the philosophy of our program that the staff will provide a safe and fun environment for children while parents are involved in YMCA activities. Staff will provide a quality experience to children and parents that focus on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, caring and faith.
Northeast Family YMCA
8451 Orth Rd.
Loves Park, IL 61111
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.
Leads day-to-day operation of the program for youth, primarily ages 7-12, providing guidance and leadership with the assigned group of children
Facilitate group activities within assigned programs and events. Engages in activities that are age-appropriate, meeting the physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of the participants
Promotes a team concept through a positive approach to communication and interactions with others. Maintains ongoing communication with participants and parents.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Y mission, values, purpose and goals. Upholds and exemplifies the Ys principles of character development that build strong kids, families and communities
Maintains and submits all necessary forms and documentation, including procedures, accident and incident reports
Provide a safe and nurturing environment for all
Develop a caring, consistent adult relationships with program participants.
Provide constant adult supervision with each activity to ensure the safety of all program participants.
Assist students with academic, recreational and enrichment activities.
Assist the manager on duty in handling discipline, complaints, and conflict resolution.
Be actively engaged in working with students, use provided curriculum materials to assist students in learning and achieving academic success.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certifications required upon hire: CPR & First Aid/AED, Child abuse prevention and Bloodborne Pathogens, New Employee Orientation.
Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic
segments of the community.
While performing the duties of this role, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk (indoors & outdoors), and occasionally may be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
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 the essential functions.
Part time hourly
15 hours per week
Complimentary Y Membership
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