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YMCA of Greater Kansas City Y Club Youth Leader (Shawnee Mission School District) in Kansas

Join our team in a fun creative environment! You'll be part of providing a safe, caring and enriching environment for school age children. Lead fun activities with a group of children, including crafts, sports, snack time and more!

Schedules are flexible and include weekday morning (7:00 am-8:30 am) and/or afternoon (2:30 pm-6:00 pm) shifts.

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 Y Membership, Flexible Schedules, Professional Development Opportunities

Watch the video below to hear more from our team on why they love their work with the Y!

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of youth in our program.

  • Implement group activity plan; preparing materials, activities, and environments

  • 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

  • Adhere to all processes, procedures, rules and regulations of the YMCA, licensing and school district.

  • Positively ID individuals picking-up before releasing children (picture ID necessary until you can personally identify them).

  • Identify emergency situations then respond quickly and appropriately.

  • Consistently demonstrate positive discipline; teach and redirect rather than scolding or reprimanding; firmly and consistently enforce the rules.

  • Work in a team environment and provide open communication regarding concerns/issues with children, parents or co-workers

  • Be prompt and dependable to work scheduled hours; providing proper notice for time off and working with supervisor on coverage for day(s) requested off.

  • Clean and pick up areas used by the program, as needed.

  • All youth development associates are mandated by the state of Kansas and Missouri to report suspected child abuse and neglect and must notify appropriate associates of any suspected abuse, unsafe conditions, needed repairs, complaints, accidents or injuries immediately.

Youth Leaders also provide direct supervision in leading a group of children on their own.

  • 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 stabilit

Req No: 2022-6934

Position Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 am - 8:30 am and/or 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Flexible schedules welcome

External Company Name: YMCA of Greater Kansas City

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

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