Under the direct supervision of the Associate Membership Director, the Youth Development Specialist is responsible for quality child care and babysitting when in child watch, age-appropriate supervision in our teen zone, and active participation when assisting with our family events. The Specialist will have a complete knowledge of the YMCA mission, character values, and programs which include policies, programs and the facility. The Specialist will implement the program activities, and guide the development of the children, ensuring a safe, enriching, and healthy environment. He/she must interact with adults and the children in a harmonious manner.
The individual must be at least 18 years of age.
Minimum of 1 year experience working with children/teens, possibly 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, sitting/kneeling on the floor.
HS diploma/some College preferred