Get paid to play!The YMCA elementary school is hiring enthusiastic, individuals that are looking for an adventure, whether a childcare veteran, or NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!Are you a morning person? Do you like to play games, lead activities or are you creative? The elementary program offers flexible schedules, career development, a great mission to get behind, and is a FUN environment.The YMCA elementary school program is more than a daycare. We are kid focused activity daycare leaders. At the YMCA elementary school program we have a passion for having a positive impact on children.As an elementary school program activity daycare staff you can get paid to play with the kids. You will have fun teaching kids a love of reading, leading art activities, leading a gym activity, bringing out the scientist in a child doing a STEM experiment, teaching being a good sport through playing board games or teaching social skills by forming a club.Our goal at the YMCA elementary school program is to provide kids with a safe, quiet space to thrive. If you want to make a positive impact on children the activity daycare staff role is the adventure for you.The activity daycare staff role is a great job for students or someone who has retired!Apply today for the YMCA elementary school program and ask us about your next adventure and join our club of passionate activity leaders!Requirements and Opportunities:* Minimum age of 16* No experience necessary* Guaranteed interview* Work with elementary children in a group setting* Organize and lead a variety of activities appropriate for elementary school age children* What's your passion?* Activities may include arts and crafts, gym time, games, enrichment activities, reading, nature education, clubs, etc.* OR you tell us! Come share your passion and create your own adventure or club* Flexible schedules; you choose the amount of shifts you work* Monday-Friday** Job Summary:The School Aged Child Care Program Staff is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing recreational and creative experiences for school age children in a group setting. The incumbent provides high quality recreational experiences for school aged children that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.Essential Functions:* Assist with the writing and implementation of weekly lesson plans.* Organize and lead a variety of activities appropriate for school age children. Activities may include arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, enrichment activities, etc.* Ensure that the site is kept clean and organized.* Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, daily rosters, logbook documentation, and attendance records.* Assist in completing child and program evaluations.* Maintain CACFP and Minnesota Department of Health Licensing for meals and snacks, if applicable.Relationships:This position reports to the Site Director who reports to the Program Director/Sr. Coordinator. The incumbent interacts regularly with children, parents, and staff members from diverse backgrounds.Qualifications:Required:* Minimum age of 16.* Certifications required within 30 days of hire: Adult and child CPR or CPR/PR; First Aid; and AED* Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.* Good skills in communication, organization, and human relations.* Willingness to work with diverse populationsPreferred:* Previous experience working with school age children.* Knowledge of CACFP Program requirementsWork Conditions:* Must be able to actively participate in youth games/activities which include getting in the water during swimming.* Ability to travel locally to YMCA branches and other program sites.* Perform all physical aspects of the position, including moving around, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 pounds at a time.* Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.* Must be able to remain alert in warm to hot environment for prolonged period which may include indoor pool, outdoor activities, bus rides, etc * May be exposed to verbal outbursts, physical actions or bodily fluids as part of the child care environment.Additional Notes:This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from branch/program representatives in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the branch or Association success.
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