Y Academy After School Group Leader – Nashua Y/Merrimack Y

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Y Academy After School Group Leader - Nashua Y/Merrimack Y

Learn, Grow and Thrive with a career at the Y
Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:
Assist and facilitate engaging and educational lessons for children ages 5-12, help with homework and parent communication. The candidate must have excellent relationship building abilities and be able to thrive in active environments.

 

SCHEDULE/HOURS OF OPERATION:

  • Monday-Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm (must be able to work Y Academy hours)
  • Nashua, or Merrimack school district vacation weeks (December, February & April)
    • The program is open 6:30am-6:30pm
    • MUST be available to work any 8 hours within that time frame each day
  • Nashua, or Merrimack, School district snow days
    • The program is open 6:30am-6:30pm
    • MUST work any 8 hours within that time frame

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with children ages 5-12 years old preferred.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills required.
  • Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years old.
  • Must be able to relate well to parents and children.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly.
  • Must enjoy working with children.
  • Must have a caring and nurturing demeanor.
  • Must be able to supervise up to 15 children at any given time.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Staff members will actively participate in current and new Y initiatives.
  • By personal example, help to instill the core Y values (honesty, responsibility, caring and respect) in the children, staff and parents involved in the program.
  •  Must be a positive role model.
  • Promote positively by being a team player, fair competitor and role model.
  • Follow handbook policies and procedures to ensure safety of the children.
  • Report any suspected abuse to Preschool, Youth and Teen Director immediately.
  • Actively participate in games and activities to keep children engaged and in high spirits.
  • Provide homework help daily.
  • Follow a set daily schedule.
  • Promote leadership through games and speech within the Y Academy Program.
  • Follow YAcademy protocol for correcting unwanted behavior.
  • Be an active participant in Strong Kids Campaign drives.
  • Communicate with parents daily about kids involved in the Y Academy program.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Y Academy Site Director, and/or School Age Child Care Director.
  • Proactively seek professional development opportunities through educational resources and other resources to promote professional growth.
  • Design and Implement weekly “club” activities throughout the course of the YAcademy year that will enhance the overall experience of our members.

 

 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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • Play times will often be held outside (including winter months)

 

Required Training/Certifications:

  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • First Aid/CPR Certified (child)
  • Physical/health exam dated within two years of last day of school
  • Receipt of fingerprint by any law enforcement agency.

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES:

  • Relationships: Builds rapport and relates well to others
  • Inclusion: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions.
  • Innovation: Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
  • Quality Results: Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
  • Self-Development: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance.

 

OUR CULTURE:
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

 

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