• Youth Development Staff

    Posted: 09/21/2021

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    The YMCA of Northern Michigan, a branch of the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA, is looking for individuals interested in working after school childcare. This individual will thrive in this position if they enjoy working with school age children, have a desire to help children learn and grow, and want to help make an impact on our community.



    HOST Staff - YMCA of Northern Michigan (Petoskey)

    Reports To: Youth Development Coordinator
    Department: Youth Development
    Classification: Part-time, non-exempt


    At the Y, we believe children should have a place to explore their talents  & interests. The YMCA HOST(Healthy Out of School Time) program focuses on healthy eating, physical activity, education & social development for students. The HOST staff member will provide a safe and nurtured environment for students to learn, grow and thrive.



    · Assist the Site Supervisors in daily operation and implementation of HOST and overall care and supervision of children

    · Maintain open communication with the program coordinator including receiving direction and ideas and implementing them with the assigned group of children

    · Provide a safe and fun environment for the children to learn, grow and thrive

    · Cleaning duties as outlined

    · 16 hours of continuing education including classes, conferences, workshops, and in-services to enhance the knowledge and understanding of serving school aged children

    · Appropriate communication and a positive attitude toward each child, co-worker, and inquiring parents

    · Communication to director regarding issues, concerns, supplies or needs within the classroom

    · Work within the guidelines of the YMCA’s mission, areas of focus, and board-adopted strategic plan; in particular, exemplify YMCA values at all times 

    All other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor 




    · At least 18 years of age

    · High school diploma, GED, or equivalent

    · Adult, Child, and Infant CPR/AED and First Aid within 90 days of hire

    · Clear TB test

    · Clear Child Care Background Check – Fingerprinting 

    · Responsible, dependable, enthusiastic, and able to communicate effectively

    · Exceptional oral and written communications skills, including computer skills

    · Outgoing personality and experience engaging with the public by phone and in person

    · Early Childhood Education or Child Development coursework (preferred)



    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.

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