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Child Watch Counselor

Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

Job Details


Job Location
Devos Blum Family YMCA - Boynton Beach, FL

Position Type
Part Time

Education Level
Not Specified

Job Shift

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Position Summary

Under the direction of the Preschool Director and in accordance with the general policies, goals and standards established by the YMCA of South Palm Beach County, the Child Development Counselor is responsible for providing a nurturing, well-supervised, engaging and safe environment for children.

Must be 16 years at time of hire

Essential Functions

The Child Development Aide/Babysitter must demonstrate a commitment to the mission, core values and goals of the YMCA of South Palm Beach County and must demonstrate and ability to work effectively with people and be a team member. He or she must have a minimum of one year experience with young children.

The Child Development Counselor must also have:

  • The ability to communicate effectively with parents, children, staff, and director.
  • The ability to carry out engaging activities each day
  • The ability to interact with children in a positive manner
    Principal Activities
    • Notify the Child Development leader in the event of an absence
    • Attend organized staff meetings
    • Together with other child development staff, create activities to keep children active and engaged.
    • Help maintain cleanliness and in order in the room
    • Participate in cleaning the room and minimal cleaning in the bathroom
    • Interact with other children while on the playground
    • The Effectiveness of this position can be evidenced by:
    • An orderly classroom in which children are happy and productive
    • Parental satisfaction as evidenced in comments to our membership team or executive director
    • Quality child care for all YMCA children
    • A rewarding experience for the YMCA employee.

      Job Qualifications

      • Mission and Community Oriented: Accepts and demonstrates YMCA values. Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits other volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them.
      • People Oriented: Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
      • Results Oriented: Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Supports fundraising. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately.
      • Personal Development Oriented: Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process.
        • Must complete successful criminal background check and drug screen
          • All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. The YMCA promotes an equal employment opportunity work place which includes reasonable accommodation of otherwise qualified disabled applicants and employees. Please see your manager should you have any questions about this policy or these job duties.
            • This job description may not be all-inclusive and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by management. Job descriptions and duties may be modified when deemed appropriate by management.

Keywords: YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF, Boynton Beach , Child Watch Counselor, Other , Boynton Beach, Florida

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