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Positions Available


ASES After School Enrichment

Part-Time
Non-profit Organization
Family YMCA of The Desert is seeking individuals who are driven to make a difference in the lives of the families we serve. We are currently hiring for positions within our after school programs in the Palm Spring Unified District Monday – Friday.

Our school based programs offer children and families meaningful relationships and a constructive learning environment.

YMCA After School Enrichment Program Goals include
Memories: Making wonderful memories and being that caring counselor who took time to make all of our children feel special.
Fun: The YMCA is a srtong believer in the value of fun and offer a variety of opportunities for kids to be kids and have some plain old fun.
Values: The YMCA is a value driven organization with a mission that is defined by five key principles: Love, Respect, Honesty, Responsibility and Service.
Safety: In YMCA daily programming, safety is the top priority. Physical safety, but also the security in knowing every child is welcomed and nurtured.
Growth: Through specific skills development, team work, sportsmanship,and value centered programming, we support the growth of healthy children in spirit, mind and body.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Incorporate and Model our YMCA principles into your work.
  • Commit to establishing long-term relationships with staff, volunteers, participants, members and families.
  • Ability to communicate well with children, staff and parents.
  • Sense of humor, positive attitude and fairness.
  • Ability to work independently as well as create and lead work teams.
  • Ability and willingness to perform any and all jobs in the program.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in 15 hours of job related training annually.
  • Ability to sit on floor or child sized chair, stand for 1 hour periods, occasionally lift 50 lbs,
    and crouch for 15 minutes.
  • Ability to multi task.

You may either deliver your application to our administration office at:
43-930 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA  92260
or fax it to 760.601.3812


Lifeguard

Part-time Non-Exempt (Starts at .25 above min. 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.