After School Enrichment Program Assistant - Whitehall
We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The Jerry L. Garver YMCA is seeking a part time after school assistant for our enrichment program in Whitehall. Our program assistant will provide a safe, consistent, and academically stimulating environment for our participants. This program runs Monday - Friday from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm and all staff receive a free YMCA membership!
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following, other duties may be assigned:
Thinks, communicates and behaves as a cause-driven leader and role model for other staff and members when it comes to desired staff behaviors; promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in all job-related functions.
Actively participates in all daily activities, curriculum, and schedule including Y Kids Food and Fun, homework assistance and following HEPA standards.
Prepares site daily for arrival of children; maintains organization of site throughout program time; cleans up space at conclusion of program.
Attends all staff meetings, appropriate child care workshops, appropriate specialized trainings and safety trainings. Maintains required training hours.
Assists in preparing monthly newsletter, curriculum plans, and special events.
Ensures the site’s compliance with all ODJFS licensing requirements and YMCA standards.
Maintains written records and reports as required on individual children; communicates with parents regularly about their children’s goals, progress and accomplishments.
Maintains good relationships and cooperates with children, parents, school/host staff, administrators, community and YMCA staff.
Works at other program locations when needed to maintain ratios.
If applicable, complete duties as required by the Child and Adult Care Food program.
Complete all required documents and/or tracking as designated by the director.
Provides assistance to other child care programs as needed.
Assists in collecting data for funding and projects as designated by supervisor.
Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or G.E.D. and at least one year of experience working with school-age children.
Passionate belief in the Y’s cause of nurturing the potential of all youth, supporting healthy living for all people and finding ways to help and support our neighbors.
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others.
Ability to foster a collaborative team approach to solving challenging situations.
Must submit all required paperwork for ODJFS licensing. Must submit a staff medical statement as required by ODJFS standards. Must obtain and keep current training certifications in first aid, communicable diseases, child abuse recognition & prevention as required by ODJFS. Must attend all necessary YMCA, child care and/or grant related training.