YMCA of Greater Kansas City Center Middle School After-School Youth Leader in Missouri
SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021
Looking to make a positive impact on youth in our community? Join the Y’s Before & After School Y Club Family as a Youth Assistant or Youth 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 (7:00 am-8:30 a.m.) and/or afternoon (2:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m.) shifts.
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
*increases to rate are case-by-case based on experience and education relevant to the field of Youth Development.
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
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
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).
Youth Leader 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.
- 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.
Req No: 2021-5802
Position Hours: Monday-Friday, 2:30pm-6:00 pm
External Company URL: http://www.kansascityymca.org/