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YMCA of Greater Kansas City Y Club Youth Leader ($250 Hiring Bonus) - Bonner Springs in Bonner Springs, Kansas

Youth Development Leaders implement scheduled activities and supervise a group of youth in a positive atmosphere that upholds our four core values and promotes education, healthy living, safety, creativity, anti-bullying, and inclusion among all youth. Summer positions for Camp Counselors available too!

Hiring Bonus: $250

Hourly Rates Range*

$14.00/hour: Youth Development Leaders

$12.50/hour: Youth Development Assistants

*increases to rates are case-by-case based on experience and education relevant to to the field of youth development

Benefits Include

  • Free YMCA Membership

  • Leadership Development Opportunities and Professional Development

  • Flexible Schedule

  • 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 Assistant Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 16.

  • Understanding of and ability to apply principles of quality youth development and programming.

  • Sensitivity to clientele and staff representing a variety of family, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

  • Active engagement with and supervision of children requiring physical stamina, alertness and emotional stability.

  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.

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.

Physical Demands:

  • 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: 2023-7577

Position Hours: Flexible schedules. Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 8:35AM and/or 3:45PM - 6:00PM

External Company Name: YMCA of Greater Kansas City

External Company URL: http://www.kansascityymca.org/