Full Job Description
Under the supervision of the YBike Coordinator, this position is responsible for working the full variety of bicycle programs the YBike Program offers to Y Camp participants, including leading both safety and riding classes; helping with YBike operations including bike maintenance and ensuring the safety and cleanliness of the bike room.
Essential Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Must be able to attend YMCA Association and branch camp trainings.
Ability to ride a bike
Physical ability to lead and participate in active YBike sports and games with children
Monitor behavior requiring physical strength, and assist with management and transport of equipment
Ability to adequately observe participants in YBike activities, enforce safety regulations, and apply appropriate management techniques
Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.
Some bike mechanics experience is preferred, but not necessary.
Provide a safe and healthy environment, both physically and mentally, to ensure the operation of a quality YBike program.
Ensures children are aware of rules, and daily scheduled routines
Assist in the planning and implementing of the daily activities that fit the children’s needs and interests.
Takes responsibility for the quality of the supplies, equipment and materials
Report all suspicions of child abuse to proper authorities.
Make sure proper procedures are followed for sign-in/out of children on a daily basis.
Reports all accidents to the Supervisor, and completely fills out proper health log and/or accident/incident form
Ensure that YMCA Character Traits are evident in all activities.
Establish a relationship with each child and know his or her present level of understanding; consider the needs of all the children and treat each child with respect and dignity.
Work toward positive parent/staff relations.
Completes all paperwork clearly and concisely.
Remains up to date on emergency procedures and family center policies.
Participates in member retention, special events and fundraising.
Participate in YMCA fundraising events.
All other duties assigned by Management
18 years of age and older
CPR and First Aid certifications required.
Thorough understanding of the needs and concerns of cyclists.
Child care experience is a definite plus
To be successful, you must meet some education, training and experience requirements and you must be able to demonstrate some critical knowledge, skills, and physical abilities.
Must have excellent leadership skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Desire and ability to work with children of all ages
Demonstrated responsibility and dependability
Follow through actions regarding communication with all parents
May be required to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. in various forms.
May be required to sit, stand, or maintain physical activity for extended periods of time.
Must exhibit patience and understanding.
Receives and follows detailed instructions. Must be alert at all times, keeping safety in mind.
Must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities in order to monitor environment and children’s well-being.
Must be capable of working under pressure in a somewhat disruptive environment
Ability to work 10-15 hours weekly
YMCA COMPETENCIES (LEADER):
Mission and Community Oriented: Accepts and demonstrates YMCA values. Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them.
People Oriented: Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Results Oriented: Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Supports fundraising. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately.
Personal Development Oriented: Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process.
Must complete successful criminal background check and drug screen
All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. The YMCA promotes an equal employment opportunity work place which includes reasonable accommodation of otherwise qualified disabled applicants and employees. Please see your manager should you have any questions about this policy or these job duties.
The YMCA of South Palm Beach County has branches in both Boynton Beach and Boca Raton. Applicants interested in one location specifically may list that information on their application.