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Job Title: Day Camp Counselor
Department:Programs
Reports to:Program Director
FLSA Classification:Non-Exempt, Part-time
Supervises: No
Created / Updated: 08/2020
POSITION OVERVIEW
Working under the direct supervision of the Program Director, Day Camp Counselor will assist with supervision to program participants. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with participants, while building cooperative relationships with participant families. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall camp experience.

  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
  • Assists the Program Director/ Lead Day Camp Counselor in the implementation of the daily program activities.
  • Assists in the planning and preparation of the creative learning environment, and preparation of needed materials and
  • supplies.
  • Treats each participant and participant families with dignity and respect; maintains a professional attituded with participants, participant families and co-workers.
  • Maintains YMCA discipline policy in the guidance of the children.
  • Attend all staff meeting and training programs as required.
  • Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  • Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with program participants, participant families and co-workers.
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
    Maintains an overall perspective on the needs of the participants.
  • Discuss concerns, suggestions, changes, and personal needs with Program Director.
  • Wears staff shirt daily with appropriate pants, shorts, skirts, and closed toes shoes.
  • Assist with schoolwork as needed for program participants
  • Physical ability to lead and supervise active sports and games with participants
  • Ability to relate well with both children and adults
  • Leadership – Maintain a positive, upbeat role, promote, and exemplify Company values and represents departmental objectives and interests to internal and external customers
  • Customer Service – Follow up on complaints, questions, and concerns; respond to internal/external customer needs in a friendly, timely and efficient manner
  • Teamwork – Develop and promote teamwork and cooperation among co-workers
  • Safety – Comply with established safe work practices and attend to all safety-related training provided or made available by the Company.
  • Other duties as assigned
    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.
    Education and/or Experience
  • 1+ year(s) of Day Camp experience preferred
  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 18 years of age

Required Technical / Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to pass live scan through DOJ and FBI and pass TB screening prior to employment
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office products)
  • Read, write, and speak fluent English
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination and TB test.
  • Required Licenses/Certifications
  • Child Abuse Prevention training required with in 30 days of employment
  • CPR and First Aid certifications are preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described on the attached “Physical Demands of Position” chart are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. See attached “Physical Demands of the Position”.


Job Title: School Age Teacher

Department: School Age Programs

Reports to: Justin Hickey

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt, Full time

Supervises: No 

Created / Updated: July, 2020

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the direction of the Site Supervisor, the Teacher is responsible for supervision and management of children between the ages of 4-12 in a manner that contributes to the growth and functioning of the children and their families. Perform a variety of instructional and clerical duties designed to assist the Site Supervisor in the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate programs and services for all children we serve.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in planning, supervising and implementation of the daily program for assigned children under the direction of the site supervisor.
  • Assist in planning and preparation of the creative learning environment, establishment of interest centers, and preparation of needed material and supplies.
  • Plans, organizes, oversees, and prepares food, bottles and other food-related services for the infant program, if necessary, for their site. 
  • Gears the program to the needs of the individual child with concern for their interest, handicaps, special talents, individual style, and pace of learning.
  • Maintains YMCA discipline policy in the guidance of children.
  • Keeps appropriate records for all children assigned and evaluates each assigned child’s development.
  • Takes responsibility for general clean-up and classroom maintenance, assuming an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.
  • Communicates appropriately with parents and keeps them informed of child’s progress in a positive and supportive manner.
  • Continues professional growth through attendance at classes, YMCA training’s, educational meetings, conferences, and workshops.
  • Assist the director in any other appropriate ways.
  • Maintain professional attitudes and loyalty to the program and supports the policies and philosophy of the YMCA.
  • Will need to be able to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence, effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Treats each child and adult with dignity and respect and maintains a professional attitude with parents, staff, and children always.
  • Wear staff shirt daily with appropriate pants, shorts, skirts, etc.
  • Adheres to state licensing requirements and YMCA quality check guidelines to maintain a high standard for program, staff, and curriculum.
  • To support, promote and participate in all YMCA events, when it is determined by your supervisor that you are to be involved.
  • Leadership – Maintain a positive, upbeat role, promote, and exemplify Company values and represents departmental objectives and interests to internal and external customers
  • Customer Service – Follow up on complaints, questions, and concerns; respond to internal/external customer needs in a friendly, timely and efficient manner
  • Teamwork – Develop and promote teamwork and cooperation among co-workers
    Safety – Comply with established safe work practices and attend to all safety-related training provided or made available by the Company.
    Other duties as assigned

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.

Education and/or Experience

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent 
  • Must have 12 units in early childhood education or 6 units in early childhood education and currently enroll in 2 unites of child development per semester until 12 units are completed. Preferred 1 or more years’ experience in Early Childhood Education setting.

Required Technical / Other Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum age requirement is 18 years old.
  • Ability to communicate with young children, supervise and direct play.

Required Licenses/Certifications

    • Must obtain Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certification with in 60 days of employment.
    • Must clear DOJ, DSS and FBI background check process prior to employment.Must clear physical and TB testing prior to employment.

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described on the attached “Physical Demands of Position” chart are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. See attached “Physical Demands of the Position”.

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Job Title: Teacher

Department: Early Childhood Education

Reports to: Site Supervisor(s)

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt, On-Call; Part Time 

Supervises: N/A

Created / Updated: June, 2020

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the direction of the Site Supervisor and/or the Early Childhood Program Director, The teacher is responsible for the supervision and management of a group of 8-12 children between 2-5 years of age, or 10-14 children between 5-12 years of age, in a manner the contributes to the growth and functioning of the children and their families. The Teacher is responsible for assuring compliance with regulations of local governing agencies; and works collegially with classroom teaching team and other staff members of the Family YMCA of the Desert. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: 

  • Assists the Lead Teacher/Site Supervisor in the implementation of the daily program.
  • Assists in the planning and preparation of the creative learning environment, establishment of interest centers and preparation of needed materials and supplies.
  • 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.
  • Provides 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.
  • Implements weekly group and individual 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.
  • Provides a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth. Assists the lead teacher in utilizing the most current Environmental Rating Scales to guide classroom environment and arrangement.
  • Assists with on-going developmental evaluations of children as required by the Family YMCA of the Desert and/or funding sources. 
  • Completes the DRDP and ECERS with other classroom teachers and assists in preparing developmental progress reports as needed.
  • Demonstrates cultural competency and respect for the child’s background by incorporating the cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into the program and lesson plans. 
  • Acts as a liaison with children’s families to ensure smooth transitions from home to the classroom and from classroom to classroom, if necessary.
  • Maintains YMCA discipline policy in the positive guidance of young children.
  • Reports any reasonable suspicion of child abuse to their Site Supervisor and Child Protective Services.
  • Maintains 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.
  • Assignments at La Quinta location may require supervision responsibilities of school age children, where required
  • 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.
  • Performs housekeeping tasks and maintains a safe, clean and healthy learning environment. Maintains and properly stores equipment and supplies.
  • Ensures that other classroom teachers and aides are kept updated and are included in all matters concerning the classroom and program (i.e. lesson plans, implementation of circle time/activities, policies and procedures and trainings).
  • Treats each child, guest and staff with dignity and respect. Maintains a professional attitude at all times.
  • Wear correct uniform daily with appropriate pants, shorts, skirts, etc. Wears safe and appropriate closed toe shoes.
  • Leadership – Maintain a positive, upbeat role, promote and exemplify Company values and represents departmental objectives and interests to internal and external customers.
  • Customer Service – Follow up on complaints, questions, and concerns; respond to internal/external customer needs in a friendly, timely and efficient manner
  • Teamwork – Develop and promote teamwork and cooperation among co-workers
  • Safety – Comply with established safe work practices and attend to all safety-related training provided or made available by the Company.
  • Other duties as assigned

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.

Education and/or Experience

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent 
  • Must have 12 or more units of Early Childhood Education, including core courses
  • 2 years of experience in an ECE program preferred

Required Technical / Other Skills and Abilities

  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office products)
  • Read, write and speak fluent English; 
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English is a plus
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination and TB test. 
  • Must pass background check and live scan thru DOJ, FBI and CCLD. 
  • Must provide immunization records showing vaccination, or immunity, to measles, whooping cough and the flu must be provided at the time of employment.     

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Have the ability to apply for an Assistant Teacher/Teacher permit issued by CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing preferred. 

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