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.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ALL POSITIONS:
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
CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
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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