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YMCA of Greater Kansas City (Blue Valley) Y Club Youth Leader in Overland Park, Kansas

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 (3:00-6:00 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

Minimum $14/hour

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 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: 2020-5492

Position Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 am - 8:30 am and/or 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Flexible schedules welcome

Additional Location Information: Various Elementary School Locations in the Blue Valley School District

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

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