YMCA of Greater Kansas City

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Youth Development Leader

at YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Posted: 7/11/2018
Job Reference #: 3481
Keywords: youth

Job Description

  • Job LocationUS-MO
    Req No.
    Location Site
    Before and After School - Platte County School District
    Before & After Child Care
    Minimum Salary
    USD $10.00/Hr.
    Position Hours
    M-F, 6:30 - 8:30 am and/or 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Flexible schedules welcome
    Additional Location Information
    Available AM and/or PM Shift Locations: Compass Elementary
    Location : Location
  • Overview

    Open Positions for 2018-2019 School Year

    Looking to make a positive impact on youth in our community? Join the Y’s Before & After School Y Club Family as a Youth Development Leader! The YMCA serves thousands of families a year by providing safe, fun, and engaging after-school programs for their children. Youth Development Leaders play a key role in creating and maintaining a positive atmosphere that upholds our 4 Core Values and promotes education, healthy living, safety, creativity, anti-bullying, and inclusion among all youth. Schedules are flexible and include weekday morning (7-8:30 a.m.) and (3:00-6:00 p.m.) shifts.


    The Youth Development Leader provides direct supervision to a group of children in a YMCA before and after school program. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers and school community. Assists in the coordination, planning, supervision and implementation of all activities. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall before and after school experience.

    • Supervises a group of children.
    • Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
    • Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
    • Attends staff meetings and trainings.
    • Follow YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
    • Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
    • Consistently demonstrates and reinforces the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.


    Job Qualifications:

    • Minimum age of 18.
    • High school diploma or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
    • Previous experience working with school age children (may include working as a babysitter, nanny or other childcare program).
    • Commitment to provide quality youth development services at all levels.
    • Demonstrated public relations and leadership skills in working with program parents, school personnel, children and co-workers.
    • Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.
    • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
    • Have a general understanding of computer technology.

    Physical Demands:

    • Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings requiring physical stamina, alertness and emotional stability.