Before & After School Enrichment Group Leader-Harford County
YMCA of Central Maryland - Maryland

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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Group Leader is responsible for participating in the development and implementation of programming for a group of school-aged children within a larger program. She/he is responsible for participating in the creation of the environment and in communication with parents. Must demonstrate a commitment to Y core values - caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. (Schedule is Mon-Fri: 7:00am-9:00am & 3:00pm-6:00pm)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Assist site director as needed
  • Participate in a variety of enriching activities with school-aged children
  • Follow program schedule including snack time, homework help, implementation of curriculum theme, cleanup, and other times set for activities;
  • Assist in maintaining high standard of health and safety keeping the health and welfare of all children in mind at all times
  • Participate in regularly scheduled staff meeting as well as other staff meetings as needed.
  • Follows OCC regulations and other policies and procedures to ensure health and safety requirements are met
  • Participates and assist in school’s out camp.
WORKING CONDITITIONS:
  • Physical constraints required include the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid,
  • Ability to see and read newsprint with or without corrective lenses, to speak and be understood under normal circumstances,
  • Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds, and
  • The use of arms, hands, legs and feet with or without corrective devices to accomplish the job, including evaluation of the building during emergencies.
Required Skills
  • Ability to implement program curriculum effectively
  • Ability to enforce all rules and to make effective decisions to ensure the safety and security of program participants.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups from all social and economic segments of the community
  • Ability to make sound judgments for the betterment and quality of the program
  • Requires a tolerant, patient and steady person
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding participant, staff and association records
  • Must be able to communicate with parents on a daily/as-needed basis about their child in a positive professional manner.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively with children, supervisor, school administration, parents and other Y staff.
Required Experience
  • Minimum age of 19 years (Assistant Group Leader - 18 years old)
  • High school diploma/certificate of high school equivalence or completed courses for credit from a college or university.
  • 6 semester hours/45 hours in School Age Curriculum.
  • 6 semester hours/45 hours in Growth and Development.
  • 9 clock hours Communication trainings.
  • Completion of required Y Training
  • Proof of at least one college level course in child development or course work related to school age children.
  • Proof of at least 400 hours of supervisory experience in a childcare, recreational, or educational setting, or completed one year of college, or a combination of the above.
  • Pre-employment medical examination
  • Negative Tuberculosis test, if required by local health officer.
  • Working knowledge of child care standards and licensing requirements
  • Must complete continuing education units as specified by the OCC on an annual basis.
  • Considerations will be made for candidates missing one requirement provided they are responsible for obtaining missing credentials within two weeks of hire.

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