Job Title: Child Watch Lead (Morning and Weekend Shifts Available)
Posted: August 12, 2019
Status: Part Time Non-Exempt
Wage Range: $11.00 per Hour for Lead Shifts / $9.86+Per Hour for Staff Shifts (Based on Experience)
Under the direction of the Program Director, and in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Northfield Area Family YMCA, the Child Watch Leads are responsible for the care of children in our supervised child care program. Child Watch is supervised drop-off childcare that provides fun, structured, age-appropriate activities for kids while parents and family members participate in other Y programs and activities. Child Watch is available for families for up to 2 hours at a time.
The Northfield Area Family YMCA is a nonprofit, public charity working to build strong kids, strong families and a strong community.
Please submit your employment application (located on the Y's website or at the front desk) to Alison Haider: email@example.com.
- LEAD ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Responsible for overall Child Watch operation while on shift.
- Supervises Child Watch staff during shifts.
- Ensures staff and volunteers are supported in being successful through training, shadowing or other support, as needed.
- Is the key parent contact for any issues that might arise in Child Watch during their shift.
- Maintains appropriate child to staff ratios.
- Ensure youth are tracked properly in our customized registration (sign-in) system.
CHILD WATCH ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Builds personal and meaningful relationships with members, participants, volunteers, guests, donors, and others.
- Works daily to fulfill the Y’s mission of building strong kids, strong families, and a strong community.
- Participates with children in opportunities to use their large muscles, both indoors and outdoors, with consideration for each child’s physical and developmental capabilities.
- Facilitates a programming environment that invites exploration, promotes positive play, and welcomes children.
- Works to implement Child Watch curriculum and activities, experiences and routines.
- Ability to check children into the program via a computer system, including the handling of cash.
- Is a strong role model for participants, parents, and peers.
- Ensures the cleanliness of all Child Watch program areas.
- Serves members, guests, participants as requested.
- Has complete knowledge of all emergency procedures.
- Responsible for the safety of the participants and never leave a program unsupervised.
- Promotes Y membership and participation in Y programs, services, and events.
- Participates in professional development opportunities, workshops, and conferences as requested.
- Works closely with the Child Watch Coordinator and the Y staff team as necessary to ensure the successful outcome of Y operations and mission.
YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve
others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and
perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s
point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning;
speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to
another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an
openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
- Lead Child Watch positions preferred to be at least 20+ years of age
- Education and/or equivalent knowledge relating to child care programs for ages infant – age 9.
- Minimum of 1 year of experience working in child care or youth programs
- Ability to work with a diverse community
- Excellent organization, communication, and administration skills.
- Youth and Adult CPR/First Aid/AED certifications (within 90 days of hire and provided to the YMCA)
- Child Abuse Prevention and Bloodborne Pathogen certifications (within 90 days of hire and provided to the YMCA)
- Attend Y youth training as required
- Perform all physical aspects of the position which include working with youth in the Child Watch Program to include interacting with children at floor level, physical education activities such as running, jumping, etc, lifting children and equipment, and participating in outdoor activities.
- Excellent communication and customer service skills
- Must be self-directed, motivated, and creative
- Ability to work with diverse populations
- Ability to work a flexible work schedule
The mission of the Northfield Area Family YMCA is to build strong kids, strong families and a stronger community. Since 2005, the Northfield Y has served thousands of youth, families and individuals in the community through its full slate of annual programming, camps, youth sports and fitness offerings utilizing numerous locations. In August 2014, a brand new facility opened to serve our community. The facility includes an indoor pool, a full service wellness center to include cardio and strength equipment, fitness studio and personal training, child watch (babysitting), locker rooms and a large community multi-purpose room.
Northfield Community Information
Northfield is bursting with vibrant culture, esteemed academics, celebrated arts, progressive technology and a cherished history. Our community has two high quality private colleges, St. Olaf and Carleton, and a highly rated public school system with charter and private options available as well. The Cannon River flows through the city providing picturesque beauty all year round giving that small town feel (pop: 20,000) though just a hop-skip and a jump from the Twin Cities. Northfield is 30 miles south of Minneapolis or 25 driving miles from Burnsville.
How to Apply
To apply, please complete an employment application and return to 1501 Honeylocust Drive, Northfield MN 55057 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application can be found below: