YMCA of the Suncoast
  • 10-Jan-2017 to 31-Dec-2017 (EST)
  • Spring Hill, FL, USA
  • $9.45/hr + possible incentives
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • Hernando School Age Programs

JOB SUMMARY: 

The Youth Development Specialist is responsible for all children participating in the YMCA program.  They will implement and facilitate purposeful activities at the site for their designated group.  They support the YMCA's promise to strengthen community by interacting with members in a positive and meaningful way.  Members are defined as anyone with a current or potential relationship with the Y, such as children, parents, staff, volunteers, community, donors and guests.

Job Responsibilities: 

  1. Supervise a designated group of children to ensure safety.
  2. Maintain accurate attendance at all times including bathroom breaks and every transition.  Conduct face to name attendance verification.
  3. Communicate and document children's absences, injuries and incidents according to policies and procedures.
  4. Use positive reinforcement to encourage appropriate behavior.  Document and communicate inappropriate behavior following disciplinary procedures.
  5. Nurture children by facilitating purposeful programming that supports academic growth and enrichment opportunities.
  6. Cultivate relationships by establishing a positive rapport with children, parents, volunteers, staff and school personnel.  Create a sense of belonging for the children by encouraging them to connect with others.
  7. Create a nurturing and safe environment by reporting suspicious activity that may lead to child abuse or may violate the code of conduct.  Keep supplies organized, maintain a clean facility and care for equipment.
  8. Create a friendly and welcoming environment for all members of all backgrounds and abilities by role modeling SMART behavior.
  9. Educate members about the services the YMCA offers and further connect them to the YMCA.
  10. Support the strategic work of the YMCA by:
    A.  Creating a culture of volunteerism by educating members about volunteer opportunities.
    B.  Supporting a culture of philanthropy by telling your Y story to others and encouraging them to participate in YMCA fundraising efforts.
    C.  Encourage members and celebrate their success in meeting their health and well-being goals.
    D.  Nurture the potential of all youth by promoting meaningful programs and services.

All responsibilities are essential to the position

Key Leadership Competencies: 

Values – Accepts and demonstrates the Y's core values.

Inclusion – Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions.

Communication – Listens for understand and meaning speaks and writes effectively.

Developing Others – Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Quality Results – Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience to members and participants.

Functional Expertise – Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrated up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Position Qualifications:

Education:  Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. A degree in a child-related field is preferred.

Work Experience: Experience working with children preferred.

Certificates/Licenses:  Must have or be enrolled in state mandated trainings within 90 days of employment.  Trainings must be complete within 12 months of employment.  CPR/AED, First Aid, Lifeguard and Listen First certification preferred. 

Physical:  Must be 18 years of age or older. Must be able to stand, remain outdoors and maintain continual physical endurance for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds, watch, listen and facilitate group activities.

Mental: Must be mentally alert and be able to process and follow directions. 

Skills: Must be able to supervise and instruct large groups of children. Knowledge of sports and children's programming preferred. 

 

EOE/DFWP

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