Jobs at the YMCA of Northwest Florida are open to all, regardless of race, religion, gender, income, ability or age (except where minimum age requirements are mandatory). All applicants must be willing to submit to a local and state background check and pre-employment drug screening. We are a tobacco-free workplace. Applications are accepted in person at all locations.
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Working for the Y is employment with a purpose: We are dedicated to building healthy, confident and connected children, adults, families, and communities. Focusing on the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, we engage our staff team members in a cause-driven model that focuses on building relationships and positively impacting our community. When you consider a job with our Y, consider how you will embrace our cause and live it out daily as you build relationships with fellow staff, members, guests, and collaborative partners.
Organizes and leads school-age children in a variety of activities in a wholesome, safe, fun environment on site during after-school hours. Provides positive growth and development opportunities for children, effective communication with parents, and an overall enjoyable experience for each child.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Helps plan after-school program activities and supervises and actively implements plans in a safe, loving environment for children.
- Actively organizes and leads games, sports, crafts and other age-appropriate group activities. Encourages active participation of all children in program activities.
- Directly supervises children in the program at all times.
- Facilitates appropriate group behavior in all program settings. Manages discipline problems within the after-school program by using redirection and time-outs, then written reports as needed. Only the Childcare Director will grant suspension.
- Supports the emotional and social development of children in the program.
- Remains available for parent comments, questions, and concerns.
- Maintains a professional attitude when dealing with children, parents, school personnel and visitors.
- Maintains a safe, litter-free facility and grounds, including daily vacuuming, mopping, sweeping, picking up trash, and wiping down and putting away toys as needed. Enforces safety standards, procedures, and guidelines.
- Prepares and serves daily snacks.
- Remains constantly on the alert for activities affecting the health and safety of students
- Helps ensure parents and understand and abide by program rules.
- Requires sign-in and sign-out for all children. Checks group attendance throughout program hours.
- Adheres to YMCA dress code. Wears staff shirt and name tag at all times when working.
- Enforces YMCA rules and policies in a polite and positive manner.
- Finds substitutes for shifts when necessary and alerts supervisor of changes.
- Attends staff meetings and training sessions as required.
- In case of an accident or injury, fills out an accident report form completely and returns to supervisor.
- Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.
- Keeps all certifications current.
- Maintains an up-to-date time card and reports in writing any issues to supervisor immediately.
- Reports any problems to immediate supervisor.
- Demonstrates a strong commitment to the Christian mission of the YMCA and its values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
- Demonstrates a strong personal commitment to a lifestyle that promotes healthy spirit, mind and body. Serves as a role model for members, participants and children of this commitment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
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. Must be at least 18 years old and have prior experience in and working with children.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information verbally in one-on-one situations.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must have current CPR and First Aid certification. Must attend YMCA Staff Orientation, child abuse prevention training, and other in-house child care training as determined by supervisor.
YMCA is an equal employment opportunity employer. We are committed to finding innovative ways to continually improve. It's this kind of thinking that creates a unique work environment by rewarding talent, celebrating diversity and encouraging forward thinking. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law