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.
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.
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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