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The SKY Family YMCA Afterschool Group Leader - Peace River Location in Port Charlotte, Florida

Hours of Program Operation are 6:15 AM - 8:15 AM and 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Under the supervision of the Program Director, the position is responsible for the direct care, supervision and well being of all children enrolled in the Before/After School Program/Summer Camp, for children ages 5-12.


  • Release children ONLY to authorized persons (must ask for ID)

  • Organizes and executes all activities for enrolled children.

  • Monitors the program area at all times to ensure safety, and immediately makes changes as necessary.

  • Provides a positive environment for all participants, and actively encourages participation to ensure growth and development.

  • Exemplifies appropriate behavior and is a role model for participants; actively listens to all children and shows patience, understanding, and respect for others.

  • Instructs and guides participants through the rules of the program and ensures adherence; disciplines children within established guidelines of the YMCA and parent, and only when appropriate.

  • Immediately reports all unusual incidents or accidents to the Program Director, and fills out all applicable and necessary reports.

  • Records daily attendance and maintains accurate and complete records.

  • Ensures the childcare facility is neat, orderly and free of all safety impediments.

  • Develops and fosters interpersonal relationships between participants, and is pro-active creating an environment of cooperation, friendliness, and helpfulness towards staff and customers.

  • Develops and maintains age appropriate activities.

  • Ensures all necessary supplies are on hand and well maintained at all times.

  • Other job-related duties as assigned may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position.


  • Will appear clean, neat, and appropriately attired in accordance with the Association’s Policy on personal appearance

  • Will adhere to all policies as stated in the SKY Family YMCA Handbook

  • Will be trained in and adhere to all policies and procedures including but not limited to privacy, confidentiality and security policies and procedures within department

  • Sets measurable goals and evaluates achievement of goals

  • Reports to work at the scheduled time and works as scheduled

  • Completes work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner

  • Nothing in this job description restricts management’s job to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time


  • Must be 21 years of age or older

  • High School Diploma

  • Successfully complete State of Florida Criminal History Background Check requirements as well as meet the Association’s policies on background screening

  • Prior experience working with children

  • Able to adhere to drug/alcohol/smoke free workplace policy

  • Able to maintain confidentiality

  • Positive attitude


  • Annual completion of CPR & First Aid

  • Annual completion of YMCA Blood Borne Pathogens training

  • Annual completion of YMCA Child Sexual Abuse Prevention class

  • Successfully complete DCF background screening requirements as well as meet the association policies on background screening.

  • 40 clock hours of Introduction to Child Care Training class*(State Mandated)

  • 5 clock hours of Early Literacy and Language Development Training class*

  • 40 clock hours of annual In-Service training completed between July 1st and June 30th of each calendar year (CDA certified personnel only require 10 clock hours)

  • Additional training classes as recommended by Supervisor

    *Employee must enroll in these trainings within 90 days of hire date and must be completed within 1 year of hire date if not already completed. Professional Development/CEU’s may qualify in lieu of requirement (seek assistance from your supervisor). Failure to comply with requirement will result in immediate termination.

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