Learn & Play Attendant

YMCA of Greater Birmingham - Birmingham, AL4.1

Part-timeEstimated: $9,800 - $14,000 a year
Primary Summary:
The YMCA focus is to strengthen communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Under the supervision of the Learn & Play Coordinator, the Learn & Play Attendant is responsible for group control, the safety of the children attending and following association lesson plan. He/She also serves as a role model by exemplifying high standards and values. Delivers a quality experience to children, members and guests focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

Essential Functions:
Supervise children in drop-in child care rooms (Learn & Play).
Helps plan, leads and participates in all activities
Remains flexible as needs change.
Maintains an open line of communication with supervisor, parents and children.
Maintains a positive attitude and serves as a positive role model.
Responsible for safety and well-being of all children in the program.
Engages professionally with parents/members at drop off and pick up.
Provides direction and motivation for children in the program.
Responsible for being proactive in all aspects of the program and keeping watchful eye for safety concerns or opportunities to engage with children/parents.
Helps ensure that the youth program operates in accordance with all safety and childcare standards.
Attends all staff meetings and required training programs.
Other duties and responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Values: Demonstrates in word and action the Y's CORE VALUES of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and a commitment to the Y's mission, in all matters at all times
Community: Makes member and community needs priority and does everything in his/her power to engage and partner with members and community to exceed expectations.
Philanthropy: Values and supports the many facets of philanthropy as an essential component on achieving the Ys mission.
Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, including and cultural competence.
Relationships: Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Ys work.
Communication: Listens and expresses ideas effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of the audience.

Minimum Requirements:
Minimum age of 19 years old
This position requires a desire to work with children.
The incumbent must be a positive role model for children.
He/She must have the ability to lead, control and inspire the children with warmth, clear instruction, a positive attitude and appropriate firmness.
This position requires an understanding of, and a commitment to, the total effort of the YMCA mission and the Christian principles upon which it was founded.
Successful completion of background & Child Abuse & Neglect screening
Acquire and maintain the following certifications prior to start date via YMCA, American Red Cross, American Heart Association and American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI):
First Aid/CPR /AED (valid 2 years unless otherwise noted)
Requisite Redwoods Online Training Modules (completed prior to start date and repeated annually).

Physical Demands:
Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to the environment, or special accommodations made of sufficient nature for completion of assigned tasks.
Ability to communicate clearly through speech and understanding of the English language.
Ability to walk, stand, kneel, stoop, manual dexterity and lift a maximum of 40 pounds.