Under the direct supervision of the Youth Development and Creative Arts Director, the Child Watch Associate is responsible for quality child care and babysitting. The Associate has a complete knowledge of the YMCA mission, character counts, and programs which include policies, rates, programs and the facility. The Associate implements the program activities and guides the development of the children, ensuring a safe, enriching, and healthy environment. The Child Care Associate must interact with adults and the children in a harmonious manner.
Minimum of 1 year experience in a Child Care facility or as a babysitter. The individual should have a broad understanding of childcare policies. The individual must possess and demonstrate the ability to engage in all the activities associated with the daily routines of the program’s children, including but not limited to: interacting with children at floor level, lifting children and equipment, participating in activities such as reading.
Must possess oral and written communication skills appropriate for interacting with both adult and children. Light lifting, bending, playing on the floor
The individual must be at least 17 years of age.
Certifications Required: (10 days after receiving first paycheck)
Blood borne Pathogen Training
YMCA Child Abuse Prevention
Slips, Trips, and Falls