Community Outreach Team

YMCA of Greater Houston

Spring, TX, USA

Full time

US$10-12 (hourly)

Jan 5

Assist with providing quality childcare in after-school outreach sites located throughout the city by teaching values, ensuring safety and facilitating structured play and educational activities with the children, in accordance with state requirements and YMCA policy. Assist with providing a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on youth development, including the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, caring, and faith.


Job Requirements:

  1. Implements curriculum within the established guidelines.  
  2. Distribution of snacks to children during snack time. 
  3. Assists children with homework. 
  4. Facilitates both formal and informal play within the center and outdoors. 
  5. Supervises children under the direction of the Site Lead. 
  6. Assists in creating daily/weekly lesson plans. 
  7. Collects data for daily reports and maintains program records. 
  8. Assists Site Lead and counselor(s) with the set-up and breakdown of activity centers and cleaning of the program area. 
  9. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards. 
  10. Maintains positive relations with children, parents, school personnel, and other staff. 
  11. Acts as a role model to the children by exemplifying the YMCA’s five core values.
  12. Report suspicious and inappropriate behaviors and policy violations.
  13. Follows mandated abuse and incident reporting requirements.
  14. Meet timelines and deadlines related to supporting systems and employee compliance. Example includes but are not limited to Kronos Workforce Ready for review and approval of time sheets.


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. 


  1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  2. At least 18 years of age.
  3. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention trainings.
  4. Minimum one year previous experience working with children in a day camp.
  5. Experience preferred in on or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating,  camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games.
  6. Ability to plan, organize, and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities
  7. Previous experience with diverse populations.
  8. Current record of tuberculosis examination and/or current local health department regulations, examinations, and/or immunization as required by the local or State Department of Health.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with demonstrated interested in the welfare of children; prior childcare or baby-sitting experience is preferred.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 The physical demands described here 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.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.

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