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Youth Development Leader

YMCA of Greater Kansas City


Immediate Need For AM Shift (7:00AM - 8:30AM, Monday - Friday)

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.

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: 2018-3060

Position Hours: Monday - Friday, Morning shift 7:00- 8:30am and Afternoon 3:00pm-6:00pm. Open to Flexible Schedules

Additional Location Information: Available Sites in either/both AM & PM shifts: Blue River Elementary, Cottonwood Point Elementary, Harmony Elementary, Indian Valley Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, Oak Hill Elementary, Sunrise Point, Sunset Ridge, Wolf Springs

External Company Name: YMCA of Greater Kansas City

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