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Youth Development Leader

YMCA of Greater Kansas City


Love working with kids? Due to our exciting growth at the YMCA we are hiring Youth Development Leaders.

The Youth Development Leader provides direct supervision to a group of children in a YMCA before and after school program. As a Youth Development Leader you will help to create positive and nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers and school community. In this role the individual will assists in the coordination, planning, supervision and implementation of all activities, while promoting and supporting 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.

+ 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: 2018-3061

Position Hours: M-F 7:00 am - 8:30 am and/or 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Flexible schedules welcome

Additional Location Information: Available AM and/or PM Shift Locations: Clearwater Creek Elementary, Heatherstone Elementary, Manchester Park Elementary, Pleasant Ridge Elementary, Rolling Ridge Elementary, Woodland Elementary, Prairie Creek Elementary, Wolf Creek Elementary

External Company Name: YMCA of Greater Kansas City

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