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

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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. Mon-Fri: 7:00am-9:00am & 3:00pm-6:00pm

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.

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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