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JOB TITLE: Child Watch Staff – Hamilton YMCA
Provide safe and enjoyable childcare for members and their infants, toddlers, pre-school and school age children. Child Watch is a member service that provides a safe and fun environment for the care of children while parents/caregivers use the YMCA facilities. It is the expectation that all Child Watch Team Members are committed to providing a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on belonging while building relationships among youth and within families.
In cooperation with other staff members, plans, leads and supervises the activities of children in a variety of indoor/outdoor settings
Effectively communicates with members, parents, and children. Develops positive and professional relationships with parents and participants providing motivational support and guidance
Identifies individual needs of children and provides care accordingly
Encourages and involves children in appropriate group and/or individual play
Models and explains appropriate behavior. Addresses and redirects inappropriate behavior of children
Maintains participant attendance, emergency records and other documentation as assigned
Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures
Responds seriously and confidentiality to suspicious and inappropriate behaviors and follows mandated reporting requirements related to abuse
Ensure safety and cleanliness of equipment and facilities
Maintains accurate and timely records, including sign-in and sign-out logs
Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies
Attends and participates in staff meetings and trainings
Other duties as assigned
High School Diploma or equivalent; one year or more of college education preferred
Previous experience working with children within diverse populations preferred
At least 17 years of age
Must have or be able to obtain the following certifications within the first 30 days of hire, CPR, First Aid, AED
Ability to read, write, talk, see, and hear
Walking, stooping, standing, hearing, seeing, lifting (up to 50 pounds)
Ability to plan and initiate age-appropriate games and activities
Ability to perform multiple tasks at one time
Possesses a strong understanding of the YMCA and its purpose, mission, and values. Demonstrates this understanding through behavior and actions that support the purpose, mission, and values
Free Y Membership
Paid Time Off
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The YMCA is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations that is committed to strengthening individuals and communities across the country. Every day, the Y helps people connect to their purpose, potential and each other. Working locally, we focus on supporting people of all ages, gender and race, to improving health and well-being and inspiring action in and across communities.