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Kids Club Program Leader - Sequoia

Company: YMCA of Silicon Valley
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:



As a Program Leader, you have an opportunity to be a role model for children and to help to create a safe, fun environment for children to grow. You will work as a team member, supervising and interacting with children in a drop-in setting, as well as creating an environment that is safe and activity enriching. The Program Leader will also perform other duties and responsibilities assigned at will as seen fit by the Director.


  • Works with their supervisor to develop and implement age appropriate developmental curriculum.
  • Implement age-appropriate enrichment activities according to the weekly plan
  • Model appropriate and constructive discipline.
  • Maintain a predetermined personal work schedule covering direct shift hours while the program is open
  • Maintain a clean, fun and engaging environment inside the program while on duty
  • Enforce safety and risk management standards outlined in YMCA training
  • Keep an empowered sense of ownership to maintain quality and good condition of items and equipment in the program
  • Exercise a flexibly responsible mentality when working within the program as not all situations will fit training scenarios.
  • Keep track of children using the program tracking system information sheet
  • Keep open communication with parents and families as often as to possible give updates of children using the program
  • Actively participate in and practice branch emergency drills as pertaining to the YMCA
  • Has awareness and implements YMCA strategic and branch goals surrounding Youth Development, Healthy Living, Member Experience, and Social Responsibility
  • Be actively engaged with the children in the program
  • Uphold and enforce all branch and YMCA of Silicon Valley policies and proceduresThe physical demands of the position include:
    • Visual and auditory ability to observe and to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.
    • Ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills.
    • Ability to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Ability to climb, push, and pull.
    • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 35 pounds.Requirements

      • This position requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and its core values of: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility as well as a commitment to building developmental assets in adults and youth. Additionally, the YMCA values diversity, youth, and a broad vision of health and wellness which is contingent on relationship building.
      • Minimum of one (1) year progressive experience in an organized child care setting.
      • Early Childhood Education units are preferred
      • Certified in Infant, Child, and Adult CPR and Basic First Aid (or certified within 30 days of hire).
      • Completion of YMCA trainings within 30 days of hire:
      • Bilingual preferred.

        SALARY RANGE:$18.15-$21.00

        YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

        Change Leadership: Facilitates, co-creates, and implements equitable change for the good of the organization and/or community.

        Engaging Community: Builds bridges with others in the community to ensure the Y's work is community-focused and welcoming of all, providing community benefit.

        Philanthropy: Secures resources and support to advance the Y's work.

        Volunteerism: Engages volunteers and promotes social responsibility at all levels of the organization.

        Collaboration: Creates sustainable relationships within the Y and with other organizations in service to the community.

        Communication Influence: Listens and expresses self effectively and in a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y's cause.

        Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence.

        Critical Thinking Decision Making: Makes informed decisions based on logic, data, and sound judgement.

        Fiscal Management: Manages the Y's resources responsibly and sustains the Y's nonprofit business model.

        Functional Expertise: Executes superior technical skills for the role.

        Innovation: Creates and implements new and relevant approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y's work and impact in the community.

        Program/Project Management: Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs.

        Developing Self Others: Develops self and supports others (e.g.: staff, volunteers, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential.

        Emotional Maturity: Demonstrates ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations.

Keywords: YMCA of Silicon Valley, Redwood City , Kids Club Program Leader - Sequoia, Other , Redwood City, California

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