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Positions Available


Lead Teacher

Full Time/ Non Exempt (Hourly)
Reports to:La Quinta Site Supervisor
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday / Hours may vary between 7am-6pm
Meal Period: 30 – 60 minutes

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Must possess a High School diploma or GED
  • Must have 24 units including core classes in Early Childhood;
  • AA degree or higher (preferred)
  • Having or eligible for CTC Associate teacher or higher Early Childhood permit (preferred)
  • 2 years plus experience leading a classroom (preferred)
  • Required to pass background check with DOJ, FBI and Community Care Licensing
  • Required to pass TB and Physical

RESPONSIBILITIES:

(All are not included, please see full job description)

  • Provide continuous supervision of assigned groups of children to assure safety and welfare, observe the behavior and health of children continually throughout the period of attendance, and refer ill or injured children to the Site Supervisor.
  • Develops weekly lesson plans and implements age appropriate curriculum as approved by the Site Supervisor to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care.
  • Utilizes the most current Environmental Rating Scales to guide classroom environment and arrangement.
  • Perform on-going developmental evaluations of children as required by the Family YMCA of the Desert and/or funding sources and use the results to guide the development and implementation of lesson plans that addresses the individual needs of each child.
  • Completes the DRDP and ECERS with other classroom teachers and prepares developmental progress reports as needed.
  • Maintains YMCA discipline policy in the guidance of young children.
  • Reports any reasonable suspicion of child abuse to their Site Supervisor and Child Protective Services.
  • Maintain accurate, complete and timely client and agency records; Completes daily meal and attendance records.
  • Completes, or ensures the completion of, daily health checks regarding hygiene, safety, and overall well-being of the children.
  • Assists with the operation and monitoring of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) including ensuring the practices of family style dining and appropriate hand washing.
  • Participates in all staff meetings and in required in-service and educational / professional development opportunities provided by the Family YMCA of the Desert.
  • Supports, promotes and participates in all YMCA events, staff meetings, staff developing activities and workshops when it is determined by your supervisor that you are to be involved.

*For additional information, please see attached job description.

Apply to: Robin McConnell – ECE Program Director Phone: 760-341-9622


Lifeguard

Part-time Non-Exempt (Starts at minimum wage)
Reports to: Lifeguard Supervisor or Assistant Director

Position Summary:

Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains constant surveillance of the pool area.
  • Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Completes related reports as required.
  • Maintains effective relationships with the members, participants and other staff.
  • Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
  • Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state Health Department code.
  • Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  • Checks the pool for hazardous conditions throughout the entirety of their shift.
  • Attends all staff meetings and training as required.

YMCA Competencies (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 16.
  • Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification.
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification.
  • Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
  • Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with American Red Cross standards.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to pass lifeguard water test.
  • Must be able to remain alert.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods.
  • Must be able to withstand warm or cold weather environment.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals.
  • Ability to continuously scan all areas of the pool with clear vision.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue.
  • Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations.
  • Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.

Swim Instructor

Part-time Non-Exempt (Starts at .25 above min. wage)
Reports to: Lead Swim Instructor or Program Manager

Position Summary:

Provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes.

Essential Functions:

  • Instructs swimming lessons as assigned in accordance with YMCA Swim Lessons, having prepared lesson plans accordingly.
  • Develops positive relationships with members and participants and provides motivational support and guidance.
  • Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  • Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers members and participants to other programs.
  • Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc.).
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
  • Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
  • Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment.
  • Trains and supervises class aides as assigned.

YMCA Competencies (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Qualifications:

  • Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification.
  • Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with Red Cross standards.
  • YMCA Level 6 Instructor certification or equivalent.
  • At least 16 years of age.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to withstand warm weather environment.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work within a chlorinated water environment.
  • Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques.
  • Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child.

Concessions

Part-time Non-Exempt (Starts at .25 above min. wage)
Reports to:Aquatic Director

Position Summary:

Service the public with food service/retail purchases and inquiries

Essential Functions:

  • Provide information to patrons.
  • Greet people at the facility
  • Receive money for sold items.
  • Direct people to correct destination.
  • Deal with inquiries from the public and customers
  • General administrative and clerical support.
  • Clean, tidy and maintain the concession area.
  • Prepare food for daily concessions
  • Accurately complete necessary paper work daily.
  • Restock all items.
  • Balance till at the end of each shift.

Key Competencies:

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional personal presentation
  • POS Operations
  • Customer service orientation
  • Information management
  • Organizing
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative
  • Reliability
  • Stress tolerance

YMCA Competencies (Multi Team or Branch Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Qualifications:

  1. High school education generally required.
  2. Riverside County Food Handlers Permit required.
  3. Strong organizational, leadership and communication skills required.
  4. Ability to follow directions and be lead.
  5. Ability to work independently.
  6. Ability to effectively enforce safety and health regulations relating to the position.
  7. Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations.
  8. Working knowledge of POS and cash register systems.
  9. Knowledge of customer service principles and practices.
  10. Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  11. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.