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Group Assistant- School Age Child Care

Company: Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges
Location: Wayne
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

We are an all - inclusive organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a growing, mission focused, and future-oriented association of YMCAs, the Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team. POSITION SUMMARY: The Group Assistant is responsible for assisting in the day to day operations of the School Age Before or After Care program site for which he/she is hired. The Group Assistant provides a high level of supervision for the children in his/her care and leads or assists with activities as directed by the Site Supervisor. The Group Assistant works as part of a team to ensure that a safe and caring environment is provided for all children at all times. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Ensure the safety of all children assigned to his/her group by following the supervision standards in the Code of Conduct and Licensing Requirements. Maintain constant head counts when transitioning between activities. Provide restroom supervision and ensure children wash their hands after using the rest room.Lead and support the implementation of program activities including running or participating in CATCH, Healthy U, helping with snack and providing homework support as assigned. Use resources available to deliver activities that meet the purpose and vision of the Y Program and according to assigned curriculum, including 30 minutes of CATCH activities each day.Follow YMCA protocols for dealing with First-Aid and emergency situations. Participate in monthly safety drills.Use positive group management techniques. Anticipate and deal with behavior problems in accordance with YMCA's Discipline and Expulsion Policy.Build professional relationships with children, their families and school personnel.Represent the YMCA in a positive manner in all interactions, including participants and their families, and school personnel. Function as a positive role model and set a positive example through behavior.Maintain a clean and sanitary program environment by ensuring supplies, equipment and tables are cleaned before and after snack or activities. Assist with snack set up/clean up. Ensure children wash their hands before snack. Report any maintenance issues, or supply and equipment needs to the Site Supervisor.Promote Y Programs and Camps to families. Assist with planning and implementation of special events, including Annual Campaign.Attend all YMCA training and meetings as requested. Maintain certifications necessary for the position throughout the program.Perform other job-related duties as requested and necessary.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma preferred.Basic understanding of youth development principles.Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communication with all levels including staff, parents and school staff.Ability to problem solve and take initiative that adhere to the purpose, mission and goals of the YMCA.Ability to relate to children and develop professional, positive relationships with youth.1 (one) experience leading group activities.Ability to work as part of a team, as a role model and take initiative to identify potential risk factors and take measures to reduce them.First-Aid, CPR and AED certification may be required.Must complete CARI Background Check, CHRI/Fingerprinting and provide proof of a Mantoux test within two weeks of hire.PHYSICAL DEMANDS Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations. INTERNAL CANDIDATES: Current active employees of the METROPOLITAN YMCA OF THE ORANGES should apply via the Careers section of the Dayforce Employee Account COVID-19 Precaution(s): Remote interview process Personal protective equipment provided Symptom screening and self-reporting Preventative guidelines/workplace safety trainings (social distancing, frequent handwashing, etc.) Sanitizing, disinfecting, participation in cleaning procedures *Please note that given the current situation with COVID-19 pandemic, the YMCA is and will continue to follow recommendations given by the CDC, local, state, and federal authorities. Professional development opportunities and complimentary use of YMCA facilities. We are proud to be an EEO/AA/employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to extensive background check.Other details Pay Type Hourly Apply Now

Keywords: Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, Wayne , Group Assistant- School Age Child Care, Other , Wayne, New Jersey

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