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Site Team Lead - Before & After-School Programs

Company: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Description The Indian Boundary YMCA is now hiring part-time Site Team Leads!
Pay starts at $17.90 per hour
As a Site Team Lead, you will work to ensure the implementation of positive youth development practices with all daily activities and interactions with children. The Site Team Lead is responsible for ensuring program quality including assisting in implementing curriculum, providing leadership and guidance to staff and overseeing the ordering and distribution of snacks, materials and all supplies needed to operate the program. They will also provide direct service, when necessary, to execute the program.
With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you'll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families and communities.
Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees
  • Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund
  • Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities
  • Complimentary Family YMCA membership and a 25% employee discount on select programs
  • Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Implements program curriculum with school-aged program staff while ensuring the program follows DCFS and YMCA standards.
    • Provides guidance to staff while onsite in adhering to program quality standards.
    • Facilitates collaboration with and between program staff including assisting in planning and leading program staff meetings.
    • Enhances parent/guardian/caregiver engagement and ensures that the program meets expectations for quality
    • Collaborates with teachers, principals and other staff at local schools to align and execute program activities and ensure program success.
    • Maintains and audits all program files according to DCFS and YMCA Standards.
    • Assists in development and execution of special events and seasonal school-aged programs, such as Day Camp, for members and program participants.
    • Participates in program marketing and retention activities.
    • Fills in for other staff as needed.

      Requirements & Preferred Qualifications for this position are:

      • Must be 19 years of age and/or 5 years older than the oldest child that participates in the program and meet program requirements for education and/or credentials.
      • Previous experience in a childcare or education setting supporting high-quality programs.
      • Preferred candidates will have an Associate's degree in child development or early childhood education or the equivalent in child development, early childhood education or early childhood special education.
      • Must have the proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model for youth and staff demonstrating the values of respect, responsibility, caring and honesty.
      • Commitment to and passion for the YMCA of Metro Chicago's mission is required including a passion for working with diverse youth.
      • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences.
      • Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description.
      • The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.

        The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is an evolving global model of social enterprise and innovation. Joy is rooted in what we do and how we do it. This model architects culturally relevant, shared experiences, breaking barriers, and fostering connections among generations and diverse communities, through physical and digital avenues. The entire organization remains focused on helping human beings find their value and share it with the world.

        The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose, and each other.

        Child Abuse Prevention
        Support the YMCA's commitment to child abuse prevention by:

        • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
        • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
        • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
        • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required

Keywords: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Downers Grove , Site Team Lead - Before & After-School Programs, Other , Downers Grove, Illinois

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