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YPlay - Site Lead

Company: Columbia Association, Inc.
Location: Collierville
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Friday, January 20, 2023 PURPOSE OF POSITION: This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Under the direction and supervision of the YPlay Coordinator, the YPlay Site Lead provides quality care to children 6 weeks to 12 years of age who participate in the YPlay program while their family is using the facility. The Site Lead will supervise on-site staff and their activities. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers and other team members. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall member experience. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Providing appropriate supervision, safety, and well-being of each child under their watch; both visual and auditory. Maintaining open communication with the YPlay Coordinator: --- Regular written and verbal communication --- Daily reporting --- Assists with regular team meetings Ensuring that all curriculum programming/enrichment activities that are designated by the YPlay Coordinator to be implemented in YPlay are carried out by the YPlay team. Maintaining program site and equipment (including cleanliness of rooms, supplies, and toys) Ensures that practices to prevent Child Abuse and neglect are followed in
compliance with YMCA CAP Grid Supervising YPlay Center Attendants, assists with scheduling, maintaining proper ratio and coverage, reduces number of staff as ratio falls. Assisting in the training of new employees in all best practices and SOPs for YPlay Attending and participating in family nights, program activities, team meetings and training. Following and enforcing all YMCA policies and procedures including those pertaining to medical and disciplinary situations, sign in/out, child abuse prevention, emergencies,
and dress code. Cultivating positive relationships and maintaining effective communication with parents, children, and other team members. Model relationship-building skills in all
interactions. Must present a professional image and possess conflict resolution skills and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative. Must display the Four Core values of the Y:
Respect, Responsibility, Honesty & Caring. Assisting in controlling and maintaining the supplies and inventory on site: notifies YPlay Coordinator of supply needs and replacements. Other duties as assigned. YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES: (Leader) Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising. Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others. Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members. Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology. QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Previous experience working with diverse populations. Previous experience working with children. Minimum of 21 years of age. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends. Ability to build positive and authentic relationships, and communicate with parents, children & other YMCA Employees Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation training and Child Abuse Prevention. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications within 30 days of hire date. WORK SCHEDULE: The part-time work schedules may vary per the Y's hours of operation. Most Y's are open 7 days a week: Mon. - Fri. 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sun. 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 1. Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time. 2. Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids. 3. Must be able to lift and/or assist children up to 50 pounds in weight. 4. Position may require bending, leaning, lifting, kneeling, and walking in both indoor and outdoor environments. The YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South aims to provide quality and safe youth programs for all. We are committed to making a continuous effort to prevent the abuse of children: verbally, physically, emotionally and sexually. All allegations or suspicions of child abuse are taken seriously and will be reported to the State for investigation with full cooperation from the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South.

Keywords: Columbia Association, Inc., Memphis , YPlay - Site Lead, Other , Collierville, Tennessee

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