Reporting to the Afterschool Director, this individual is responsible for the overall successful operation of the on-site Afterschool Program. Through managing staff, implementing age appropriate activities, and positively interacting with children, parents, and families, the Site Director will model and promote the four core values of the YMCA: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. By providing these services the Site Director is committed and obligated to practice confidentiality and to protect any PHI (personal health information) at all times.
- Must be at least 20 years of age
- Must have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma
- Must be sensitive and mature
- Able to meet and greet the public in a professional manner
- Able to relate well with both children and adults
- Current 1st Aid and CPR certifications are a plus (can train on the job)
- Needs personality and ability to provide leadership and stability for program community
- Plan, organize and present a regular rotation of activities with at least one new activity daily, which coincides with the daily/weekly theme
- Be sure to change activities appropriately to keep children engaged
- This includes: gross and fine motor games (examples: jump roping and knitting), craft projects, table top games and activities
- This should include outdoor activities daily
- Interact with each child daily- greet each child as they walk in the door; engage in conversation throughout the afternoon
- Positively lead and teach children in an age appropriate manner, facilitating and encouraging peer interaction
- Listen and respond to the wants, concerns, and needs of each child
- Ensure the safety of every child and gain knowledge of their individual needs via medical records or conversation with authorized personnel
- Adhere to discipline policy as outlined in the Afterschool Staff Manual
With Parents and Families
- Acknowledge and greet each parent daily, welcoming them into the room during pick-up time
- Engage in conversation with parents, discussing positive aspects and/or concerns regarding their child’s day
- Be prepared to contact parents: in case of emergency, to inquire about unexplained absence, if a child is too ill to stay in the program, to discuss behavior and disciplinary issues
- Be able to recognize the different strengths of each staff member and communicate professional development needs to the Afterschool Director
- Understand the staff group dynamics; recognize achievements and promptly address concerns
- Support each staff member with regular conversations and communication regarding children, activities, parents/family interaction, site concerns, and work schedules
- Interact with Afterschool Director regularly through one on one, phone, e-mail conversations and/or ‘Weekly Reports’. Provide positive and constructive updates regarding all program aspects (activities, supplies, children, parent and staff interactions), discuss future individual and program goals
- Be present everyday that Afterschool is in session- set-up before children arrive and remain on site until the last child has left
- Familiarize yourself with, use, and keep current with the paperwork in your binder. Such items include: Fire Drill Forms and protocol, Medical Forms, Parent Contact Lists, Site Guidelines, Behavior Incident Reports, School Calendar, Etc..
- Understand current health and safety standards and ensure they are upheld at all times
- Maintain a clean site with an organized closet, clean tables, and floors, etc.
- Be aware of inventory needs and report them to the Afterschool Director
- Be able to use Sandbox Software to access enrollment information, parent contacts, medical information and daily attendance
- Monitor daily attendance records and keep up to date
- Monitor staff hours and share with Afterschool Director every other Friday
- Every staff member must participate in 18 hours of training throughout each school year.
- All staff must adhere to the confidentiality policy regarding children, families, and other staff members
- Always act as a positive role model to the children and model professional behavior for other staff
- Demonstrate proper language, cleanliness, punctuality, appropriate behavior, and enthusiasm
- This description is not all inclusive. Some duties may be assigned or reassigned as required.