Site Coordinator - Before & After School

US-MA-Springfield
3 weeks ago
ID
2017-1685
Hiring Manager
Uriah Rodriguez
Minimum
USD $14.50/Hr.
Maximum
USD $14.50/Hr.
End Date
12/15/2017

Overview

For 165 years, the YMCA of Greater Springfield has provided youth development, fostered healthy living, and promoted social responsibility in the 14 cities and towns that it serves. We take pride in being one of the largest non-school educators in the state, one of the top 120 YMCAs in the U.S., and the second oldest Y in the country.

 

We are currently looking for a Group Leader - Before & After School to join our team. Whether you are interested in joining a leading non-profit or looking to advance your Y career, this is your opportunity to help make our community better together. The Y. ™ For a better us. ™

 

 

Please note that any and all offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a background check, reference check, and new hire packet. In roles where driving is required as an essential function, a driver history check must also be successfully completed.

Essential Functions

This person will play an important part in the work that we do each day. In addition to all other duties as assigned, this role will:

  • Oversee the daily operation of the School's Out program at a given site(s) under the guidance of the School Age Director for the region.
  • Actively work to build and maintain strong family, community, and school relationships.
  • Provide leadership to Group Leaders at an assigned site in the areas of: child supervision, youth programming, and parent relationships.
  • Lead Group Leaders in planning and implementing a holistic curriculum for a given site or sites that reflects Y values.
  • Role model acceptable behaviors and decision-making for participants and peers.
  • Actively participate in all related meetings, in-services, trainings, and activities.
  • Utilize appropriate guidance and developmental techniques with participants to create an orderly environment that is conducive to learning and child safety.
  • Provide substitute coverage to other sites on an as needed basis.
  • Enforce and support the policies contained in the Y Parent Guide, Behavior Management Guide, and Staff Handbook.
  • Implement and expand all Y curriculum and evaluation standards.
  • Coordinate and submit logistical needs for a site around supplies, staffing, and transportation.
  • Evaluate programs and staff on an ongoing basis and make recommendations for improvements or adjustments.
  • Attend at least 20 hours of Y-provided training per calendar year and lead one training session per year.
  • Serve as the key person responsible for child safety and risk mitigation at a given site(s).

Qualifications

The requirements and preferences (where indicated) for this role are listed below. Please review them carefully to ensure that you apply for the role that best matches your qualifications. Additional years of professional experience or a Rank of E-5 or better may be used in lieu of education requirements where permitted.

  • Must be at least 20 years of age at time of application (EEC requirement)
  • Associates degree (completed or in progress) in education, child studies, child psychology, or other related field
  • At least 3 years of experience in working with school-age children
  • At least 2 years of experience in a customer service / relations
  • At least 2 years of experience in staff supervision
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certifications or willing to obtain within 60 days of hire
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct complex, critical problem solving independently
  • Knowledge of and ability to learn appropriate child development techniques
  • Demonstrated track record of timeliness and punctuality

Leadership Compentcies

While each of our leadership competencies plays a role in the success of our staff members, for this role we will be paying especial attention to the areas of:

  • Values - Accepts, models, and teaches the Y values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility
  • Influence - Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflic
  • Decision Making - Makes sound judgements, transfers learning from one situation to another, and provides others with frameworks for making decisions
  • Emotional Intelligence - Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behaviors or performance

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We are proud to be a champion of diversity and an equal employment opportunity / affirmative action employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly required to:
    • Sit, stand, or reach for extended periods of time;
    • Move around the work environment independently;
    • Communicate via computer, multi-line phone, and smart-phone; and,
    • Push, pull, or lift up to 25 pounds for short periods of time.
  • The noise level in the work place is usually moderate, but may vary based on a number of external factors.
  • Must be at least 20 years of age at time of application (EEC requirement).

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