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YMCA After School Program Site Lead

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Updated Jun 16, 2024
Job Description

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YMCA After School Site Lead is a perfect job for local college students. Shift is Monday - Friday afternoons. Program is offered from school dismissal - 6:30pm. Program is offered at most Conroe ISD Elementary and Flex Schools in South Montgomery County.

POSITION SUMMARY

Provides direction for the program and staff and implements school age enrichment program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on youth development, including the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, caring, and faith.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Program Quality: Plan and implements lesson/activity plans curriculum that includes both formal and informal play within the center and outdoors in adherence to Y program model, curriculum and quality standards.
Leadership: Supervises the children, staff, program area and all activities. Makes sound decisions in alignment with YMCA and state standards. Acts as a role model to the children and staff by exemplifying the YMCA’s five core values.
Program Evaluation: Lead Youth Program Quality (YPQ) intervention process. Use continuous program monitors to evaluate youth participation and the effectiveness of program and makes adjustments to program as needed.
Community Engagement: Assist with parent conferences. Maintains communication with families through parent orientations, newsletters and engagement events. Engages parents as volunteers.
Daily Operations: Maintains the program site and equipment, assists with the set-up and breakdown of activity centers and cleaning of the program area. Adheres to YMCA of Greater Houston program standards and childcare licensing minimum standards.
Relationship Building: Maintains positive relations with children, parents, school personnel, and other staff. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff trainings.
Child Abuse Presentation: Reports suspicious and inappropriate behaviors and policy violations. Follows mandated abuse and incident reporting requirements. Ensures youth are properly signed in and signed out, ensures only authorized adults are allowed in the facility, etc. Adheres to policies related to boundaries with each child. Ensures unused rooms and closets remain locked; routinely monitors high-risk locations (bathrooms), etc.

Apply online at https://ymcahouston.org/careers.
For more info contact teresaa@ymcahouston.org

Skills Required

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

At least 21 years of age.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Minimum of 70 clock hours of training in child or youth development, recreational leadership or management. Two (2) college courses are equivalent to 100 clock hours. Minimum Standard #744.1017.
At least 1 year experience working with youth at a licensed facility, church, school or equivalent.
CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention trainings.
Ability to plan, organize, and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities
Previous experience with diverse populations.
Previous experience supervising others preferred.
Current record of tuberculosis examination and/or current local health department regulations, examinations, and/or immunization as required by the local or State Department of Health.
Pass a local/state background and FBI fingerprinting check as well as independent drug test.

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