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30 Mar 2023

Temporary Summer School Age Care Lead Program Staffaff

YMCA of the North – Posted by YMCA of the North Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

Inspire the next generation!

Do you like to mentor or are you looking to be a positive role model? The goal of the YMCA before and after school childcare program is to provide the community a structured, healthy environment for school age children. The YMCA before and after school childcare program is hiring enthusiastic, community focused individuals that are looking to work with school age children in grades K-5 at various schools within the community. Flexible school age childcare shifts available before and after school and on non-school days which include: winter, spring, and summer breaks.

The YMCA before and after school childcare program is dedicated to the quality development and engagement of school age children in partnership with families, schools, and communities. The YMCA before and after school childcare program aims to develop the whole child by providing school age-appropriate learning experiences and opportunities using a theme-based curriculum with activities that include:

Arts & Humanities
Health & Fitness
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Social Emotional Learning
Service Learning
Academic Enrichment
Field Trips, Swimming & Special Events

Each day is a new adventure! Caring and qualified school age care staff provide high-quality experiences for each school age child by creating enriching environments where children can grow, thrive, and become lifelong learners. School age care staff receive ongoing training, resources, and mentoring to aid in their professional development.

Apply today for the YMCA before and after school childcare program and be an inspiration to our school age children in various communities!

1.  Job Summary:

The School Age Child Care Program Staff Lead 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 of caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility.


2.  Essential Functions:

·       Assist the Site Director with the planning, supervising, and implementation of the program and program activities.

·       Ability to travel locally to YMCA branches and other program sites.

·       Assist in the promotion of the program including calendars, emails 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 employee requirements for Minnesota Department of Health and Safety (DHS) Certified Centers or Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DHS) Licensed Centers.

·       Maintain CACFP and Minnesota DHS or Wisconsin DCF regulations for meals and snacks, if applicable.


3.  Relationships:

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.


4.  Qualifications:


·       Minimum age of 18.

·       Minimum of 6 months experience working with school aged children or 6 months experience as SAC Program Staff.

·       MN or WI state background check and state fingerprints required upon hire.

·       Adult and child CPR or CPR/PR; First Aid certified or ability to obtain within 30 days.

·       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 DHS or DCF program requirements.


5.  Work Conditions:

·       Must be able to actively participate in youth games/activities which include getting in the water during swimming, going on field trips and bus trips.

·       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.

·       Maintain supervision for prolonged periods of time which may include swimming, outdoor activities, bus rides, field trips, 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 childcare 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.

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