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Leader

Company: The SKY Family YMCA
Location: Punta Gorda
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Hours of Program Operation are 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the position is responsible for the direct care, supervision and well being of all children enrolled in the Before/After School Program/Summer Camp, for children ages 5-12.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Release children ONLY to authorized persons (must ask for ID)
  • Organizes and executes all activities for enrolled children.
  • Monitors the program area at all times to ensure safety, and immediately makes changes as necessary.
  • Provides a positive environment for all participants, and actively encourages participation to ensure growth and development.
  • Exemplifies appropriate behavior and is a role model for participants; actively listens to all children and shows patience, understanding, and respect for others.
  • Instructs and guides participants through the rules of the program and ensures adherence; disciplines children within established guidelines of the YMCA and parent, and only when appropriate.
  • Immediately reports all unusual incidents or accidents to the Program Director, and fills out all applicable and necessary reports.
  • Records daily attendance and maintains accurate and complete records.
  • Ensures the childcare facility is neat, orderly and free of all safety impediments.
  • Develops and fosters interpersonal relationships between participants, and is pro-active creating an environment of cooperation, friendliness, and helpfulness towards staff and customers.
  • Develops and maintains age appropriate activities.
  • Ensures all necessary supplies are on hand and well maintained at all times.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ALL POSITIONS:

  • Will appear clean, neat, and appropriately attired in accordance with the Associations Policy on personal appearance
  • Will adhere to all policies as stated in the SKY Family YMCA Handbook
  • Will be trained in and adhere to all policies and procedures including but not limited to privacy, confidentiality and security policies and procedures within department
  • Sets measurable goals and evaluates achievement of goals
  • Reports to work at the scheduled time and works as scheduled
  • Completes work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner
  • Nothing in this job description restricts managements job to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be 21 years of age due to licensing requirements
  • High School Diploma
  • Successfully complete State of Florida Criminal History Background Check requirements as well as meet the Associations policies on background screening
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Able to adhere to drug/alcohol/smoke free workplace policy
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Positive attitude

CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Annual completion of CPR & First Aid
  • Annual completion of YMCA Blood Borne Pathogens training
  • Annual completion of YMCA Child Sexual Abuse Prevention class
  • Successfully complete DCF background screening requirements as well as meet the association policies on background screening.
  • 40 clock hours of Introduction to Child Care Training class*(State Mandated)
  • 5 clock hours of Early Literacy and Language Development Training class*
  • 40 clock hours of annual In-Service training completed between July 1st and June 30th of each calendar year (CDA certified personnel only require 10 clock hours)
  • Additional training classes as recommended by Supervisor

*Employee must enroll in these trainings and completed within 30 days of hire date if not already completed. Professional Development/CEUs may qualify in lieu of requirement (seek assistance from your supervisor). Failure to comply with requirement will result in immediate termination.

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