Sioux Falls Family YMCA
  • Sioux Falls, SD, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

YOUTH ACTIVITY CENTER ASSISTANT

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Youth and Teen Coordinator, the Youth Activity Center (YAC) Assistant is responsible for providing leadership and support towards desired levels of excellence in the YMCA Youth Activity Center. This will include managing behavior and the center culture, implementing programs and activities, and supervising enrichment and recreation workshops. Additionally, this position will support association-wide implementation of Youth Development curriculum, including training and evaluation. This positions working hours are during peak youth attendance hours, Monday-Friday, 4pm to 9pm and Saturdays Noon 6 pm.     

The Downtown Sioux Falls YMCA Youth Center serves thousands of children, grades K-12, in a variety of afterschool and evening programs.  The facility includes a gymnastics center, youth strength training area, youth activity room, basketball courts, racquetball courts and multi-purpose space.  Programs include afterschool, childcare, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, dance, cheer, martial arts, birthday parties, Youth & Government, Teen Leaders and more!  Please note: the position does not necessarily require expertise in one or more of the above mentioned activities because this is a general supervisory role. 

    

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Report directly to and communicate effectively with the Youth and Teen Coordinator (YTC) by supervising program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.
  2. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all youth inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  3. Supervise participants during all center activities to ensure fun and safety.
  4. Communicate appropriately and effectively with participant parents, other family members, and other staff members.
  5. Work with YTC in implementing center activities and programs.
  6. Attend and actively participate in staff meetings on a regular basis to evaluate the program curriculum and activities, and discuss issues and concerns.
  7. Contribute to the creation and implementation of activities and programs under the direction of the YTC.
  8. Implement disciplinary action under the direction of the YTC.
  9. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  2. One to two years related experience preferred working directly with youth and/or teens (ages 5-17) preferred.
  3. Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include: completion of: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; Working with Program Volunteers; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.
  4. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

 

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