Half Day Preschool - Activity Leader I

Greenwood, IN, USA Req #642
Thursday, July 16, 2020
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Ø Minimum 18 years old and a high school diploma, or its equivalent, is required.

Ø Experience working with young children/adults preferred.

Ø Knowledge of children ages 2-6 and an understanding of their needs and development.

Ø Must have experience in handling conflict situations with parents and children.

Ø Must be capable of establishing and maintaining positive relationships with staff, parents, program participants, and with the general public.

Ø Must be able to work as a team member and possess the core values that meet the YMCA mission.

Ø Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding personal information on children, family and YMCA staff.

Ø Maintain current certifications in First Aid, Safety & Risk Management, Child Abuse Prevention and New Employee Orientation or the ability to obtain within 60-90 days of employment.


Ø Provide safe programs and environment for all participants, volunteers and staff.

Ø Provide a quality environment in preschool program, taking into consideration the needs of each child and the goals and objectives of the YMCA.

Ø Assist with the administrative duties of the programs, including preparing reports, maintaining records and accounts, such as class rosters and account delinquencies.

Ø Assist with compiling program supply order and document work order needs for program repairs.

Ø Assist with providing consistent communication to parents, participants and members as needed, throughout the year.

Ø Attend and contribute to all staff meetings and in-service training.

Ø Assist with scheduling special classes (gym, music, & swimming) and programs for preschool.

Ø Adhere to the YMCA dress code and assist in monitoring staff for appropriate dress.

Ø Have knowledge of emergency procedures and assist in emergency situations as needed.

Ø Model and utilize appropriate YMCA behavior management techniques.

Ø Exhibit a positive and cooperative attitude towards department staff, parents, participants and the YMCA.

Ø Obtain and maintain current TB test, CPR and First Aid certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training, as well as other training required for YMCA Youth & Family employees.

Ø Actively participate in the Invest-In-Youth annual campaign.

Ø Attend all staff meetings and training associated with the department and Branch.

Ø Assist with other projects or activities as needed.


Ø Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

Ø Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. and transport equipment.

Ø Ability to bend at the knees and waist.

Ø Ability to visibly observe participants.

Ø Ability to concentrate even when distracted by noise and activity.

Ø Ability to walk up and down 20-30 steps.

Ø Ability to serve snack.

Ø Ability to demonstrate and lead activities.

Ø Ability to communicate with children, parents and volunteers effectively.

Ø Ability to reason, solve problems and make sound judgment and decisions.

Ø Ability to observe and promote safety and security procedures.

Ø Ability to physically and mentally respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aid effectively.


Ø Be informed and up to date on the latest developments in your field.

Ø Acquaint members with other YMCA programs and benefits.

Ø Develop relationships that promote the building of small communities.

Ø Recommend participation in a variety of YMCA programs.

Ø Support our YMCA annual campaign by inviting members to participate.

Ø Be able to articulate the role and importance of volunteers.

Ø Be informed about volunteer opportunities.

Ø Provide an environment in which valuing diversity is encouraged and the 40 Developmental Assets can be built and emphasized.

It is the policy of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis to provide equal employment opportunity to employees and candidates for employment. Accordingly, there shall be no discrimination against any employee or candidate for employment due to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, disability or against disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. This policy is applicable to the policies governing recruitment, hiring and placement, promotion, training, compensation, employment environment, and separation or termination.

Compliance with this policy is the personal responsibility of all personnel, especially those whose duties are related to the hiring of new employees and the status or tenure of current employees. Further, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, the company will cooperate fully in the implementation of applicable laws and executive orders.

Other details

  • Job Function SERV1
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Greenwood, IN, USA