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YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South: Youth Development-Group Leader

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Position Summary:
Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the School Age Site Director, the School Age Group Leader is responsible for implementing education activities and executing daily lesson plans for the School Age Before and After School sites and Summer Programs. The School Age Group Leader will work with other site staff to foster children’s social, physical, spiritual, and mental growth.

Essential Functions:

-Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
-Set up and take down program space so that area is transformed into child-friendly environment; this includes moving, cleaning, picking up and putting back furniture and equipment ensuring program space is left in organized fashion
-Actively lead and engage a group of 15 to 20 (DHS maximum is 20) children in activities outlined by the Site Director either inside or outside program areas and during transition times
-Follow all safety standards and risk management policies, ensuring the safety and well-being of participants and fellow YMCA staff
-Assist in planning and implementing a quality curriculum that meets YMCA guidelines
-Attend all staff meetings and in-service training as required by the program staff
-Assist in controlling and maintaining supplies and inventory on site
-Assist in monitoring licensing standards at the School Age site to ensure the maintenance of all quality standards
-Maintain positive relationships with YMCA personnel and administration and school staff
-Assist in maintaining citywide policies and procedures
-Assume duties as directed by the Site Director

Qualifications:

-Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA
-An enthusiastic personality with the desire to serve members, volunteers, guests, participants and staff to create a culture of service within our programs
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
-Must present a professional image and possess conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative
-Must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks
-Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information
-Must complete all state and school district mandated background checks and fingerprint clearances
-Minimum 18 years of age
-High school diploma or equivalent required
-Certifications Required:Before start of 1st shift:
-New Hire Orientation training
-DHS Background Disclosure Form & Fingerprint appointment
-Abuse Registry Check
-DHS Physical health form
-Proof of education
-Past Employment reference
-DHS TCCOTS “Before you Begin” and “Shaken Baby” training (TN program sites)
-Pre-service training

Within 30 days of hire:
-CPR/First Aid/AED (Infant/Pediatric)
-Must maintain annual training requirements

Information Security and Sensitivity Conditions:
-This position requires elevated security permissions (administrative) to one or more systems which store or maintain sensitive and/or confidential information
-This position requires access to sensitive and confidential information
-All system activity performed by individuals working in this position is subject to periodic system audits
-This position may be subject to privileged information such as organization changes, staffing changes, security events or other sensitive communications and is expected to protect and keep sensitive or confidential communications and/or information private
-Failure to comply with any security and/or sensitivity related duties as defined in this section will result in disciplinary action which may include termination
-While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand; walk on uneven surfaces; sit; handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. The employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level is usually minimal to moderate.

This description is a summary of the functions of this position. Other duties may be assigned as needed. The YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South reserves the right to review and adjust this job description as business needs dictate.

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