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Job Opening: Senior Group Leader at the YMCA


Position: Senior Group Leader

Status:  Non-Exempt                                 

Branch: Calomiris                                                                                

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility:

  • Responsible for assisting the SACC Director/Site Director in the daily operations of the program
  • Assists in supervising staff, oversight of all program activities, communicating with families and ensuring all equipment and supplies are availiable

Supervisory Responsibility:

¨ No Supervisory responsibility

X Provides guidance, leadership, or training to other employees (no direct supervision)

¨ Directly responsible for supervising non-exempt, clerical, or office administration personnel

¨ Directly responsible for supervising exempt, professional, or technical employees

¨ Directly responsible for supervising supervisory/managerial employees

Organizational Structure:

Job title to which this position reports: SACC Director or Site Director

Job titles directly reporting to this position: None

Job titles indirectly reporting to this position: Group Leader

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, supervises and implements the program in accordance with the goals and policies of the YMCA, the School Age  & YUSA Day Camp curriculum
  • Effectively develops and carries out appropriate lesson plans that can be followed by staff
  • Develops a substitute folder containing lesson plans, daily schedule, special activities, and emergency information
  • Understands is able to incorporate Developmental Assets into the curriculum activities for children
  • Establishes structure and routines for children setting boundaries and behavior guidelines
  • Supervises other staff (Group Leaders) in the performance of their duties
  • Responsible for the safety of the children at all times, including understanding and being able to implement emergency procedures as necessary
  • Attends parent/child events as required
  • Effectively communicates with parents throughout the program year
  • Maintains an attractive and clean classroom at all times
  • Reports concerns, conflicts, or other problems directly to the supervisor
  • Ensures that all supplies and program needs are available at the time necessary for the participants
  • Other duties as required

 Education, Certification, Skills, and Experience:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Must have at least 48 credit hours from an accredited college or univerity, at least 15 credit hours in
  • education or child and youth development
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Documentation of physical examination and TB skin test
  • Clear the local jurisdiction requirements for criminal background and/or fingerprinting
  • Must meet the county/state licensing requirements
  • Must have the critical skill of being able to relate to parents, school staff and children and have a positive, creative attitude
  • Must be able to work as a team member
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with children and parents
  • Must understand and be committed to working with diverse population and to YMCA character development
  • Complete Training for:
    • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • Facility Orientation
    • Child Care Policy/Prevention of child abuse
    • Day Camp Policies
    • Staff/Parent Handbook
    • SACC Curriculum
    • Emergency Procedures

YMCA Leadership Certification:

Position requires ongoing progress towards Leader Certification

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Must be physically active to play games and sports with the children
  • Must be able to pick-up at least 35 pounds
  • Must have visual acuity to observe all children

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