• Batavia, NY, USA
  • 11.10
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Free Adult Membership

Provides direction for the program and classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.


  1. Implements curriculum within the established guidelines.
  2. Designs and implements daily lesson/activity plans.
  3. Supervises the children, classroom, and all activities.
  4. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
  5. Conducts parent conferences, and maintains positive relationships and effective communication with parents. Engages parents as volunteers.
  6. Maintains program site and equipment.
  7. Maintains required program records.
  8. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.
  9. To promote the physical, intellectual, social, cultural and emotional well-being of the children.
  10. Work with the staff team to plan and implement activities.
  11. Provide direct leadership to the assigned group(s) and maintain constant visual contact with all assigned children.
  12. Participate in daily activities and aid the children in completing tasks, including land and water-based activities. Assist in assessing child abilities and developmental stages.
  13. Build enthusiasm for activities and programs.
  14. Complete required documentation regarding attendance, health and wellness, sign-in and sign-out, and other items as assigned. Notify parents if children are not in attendance.
  15. Keep the program areas neat and organized. Follow all safety procedures.
  16. Follow all regulating agency and YMCA child care policies, regulations and procedures.
  17. Maintain friendly, positive and professional relationships with children, parents, school & day care partners and other YMCA staff. Project a positive image of the YMCA and the Day Care program.
  18. Follow work site requirements regarding punctuality, appropriate dress, staff meeting attendance, etc.
  19. Carry out tasks as assigned by the Site or Program Director.
  20. Assist in program and YMCA recruitment and special events.
  21. Work YMCA Camp Days and alternate program locations as scheduled.


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.


  1. Meets educational and experience qualifications established by state law. School Age Child Care Clearance per NYS regulations as required.
  2. At least 18 years of age to work in Prime Time and Child watch.
  3. High School diploma or GED preferred. Additional educational requirements may be necessary per the appropriate regulating agency.
  4. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and New Employee Orientation and Child Abuse prevention training within 60 days of hire date.
  5. Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
  6. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
  7. Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.


Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities.
Vision, hearing, speech and movement abilities in order to provide safe supervision of children at all times.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities

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