Before and After School Care Site Lead

YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit


Date: 1 week ago
City: Detroit, MI
Salary: $13 - $13 / hour
Contract type: Full time
YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the foundation of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than just a job—you’ll enjoy a career with the chance to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Youth Development Director, the Before and After School Care Site Lead will be responsible for the supervision, planning, implementation, and development of activity plans for a group of children, including assisting in the child’s social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and cognitive development at a particular afterschool site.



This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. POTENTIAL SITE LOCATIONS INCLUDE: • UPA Middle • UPA Elementary - Mark Murray • UPA Elementary - Ellen Thompson • UPA Arts and Design Elementary • UPA Science and Math Elementary • Detroit Achievement Academy • Detroit Prep Academy ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Qualifies through the state of Michigan licensing compliance guidelines to be listed as the site program director • Assist in overall management of your site. Be visible! • Ensure a safe and nurturing environment; attending to the needs of the children at all times.





  • Welcome parents and children at all times with a smile and by name. • Communicate with parents via monthly newsletters, phone calls, and face to face contact as required. • Supervise all before and after school staff at site. • Serve as a role model for all youth participating in the Before and Afterschool program and all staff by displaying exemplary behavior at all times included but not limited to demonstrating YMCA core values, voice, and HEPA standards.

  • Responsible for lesson plan development and implementation of the weekly activities for the children. Lesson Plans must meet requirement set by supervisor on a weekly basis and involve themed based activities, CATCH programming, STEM, literacy, character development, and leadership and diversity initiatives. • Assist in planning and preparing of learning environments, set-up and clean-up and preparing needed material and supplies • Assume equal responsibility of general housekeeping tasks. This includes all site clean up.

  • Attend all staff meetings and other activities (i.e. open houses, PTA meetings, etc.) as required. Assist and attend community events sponsored by the YMCA as required. • Continue professional development through community involvement, workshops and seminars or formal education.

  • Serve healthy snacks and maintain paperwork as required. • Have an understanding and follow all emergency procedures at the after school site and record drills as needed. • React kindly and firmly in a positive manner when disciplining children. • Establish and maintain a positive relationship with all school staff, YMCA staff, program participants and the general public.

  • Have a working knowledge of and adhere to all regulations in accordance to State laws and requirements. • Follow all safety, blood borne, and child abuse prevention guidelines. • Ensure a safe and nurturing environment, attending to the needs of the children at all times • Document incidents and accidents by filling out an FYI for parents, and YMCA incident Report forms, submit them to supervisor. Communicate all emergencies to supervisor immediately.

  • Implement a consistent system for teaching, recognizing and reinforcing the YMCA core values at your site. • Turn in all completed sign in sheets to supervisor on a weekly basis as required • Assist in monitoring the quantity, quality, appearance, maintenance, and storage of all supplies and equipment needed for program delivery. Maintain general supply list on an ongoing basis. • Communicate with other staff on a regular basis regarding the care of the children.

  • Meet the needs of the children participating in the program. • Serve healthy snacks and maintain paperwork as required, under the CACFP meal program. EFFECT ON END RESULT: • Provide a safe and loving environment for the children participating in the program. • Provide positive relations with those associated with the YMCA, children and parents alike.

  • A positive image of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit in the community. • Sound management skills of the various components of the position, including all supervision. • The degree to which the needs of the before and after school participants, and their families are being met. YMCA COMPETENCIES: • Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values.

Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising. • Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.



Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.





  • Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately.

Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members. • Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships.



Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology. QUALIFICATIONS: • Credit hours in elementary education, recreation or early childhood courses, and two years working in a child care setting preferred. • Requires the individual must be 19 years of age. • Meets the requirements set forth by the state-licensing agency.





  • Documentation of DHS clearance prior to starting work, TB skin test within 30 days, and CPR, First Aid, AED, and Child Safe certifications are required within 60 days. • Complete Blood Borne Pathogens training, Redwoods, and concussion trainings as required. WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in all physical activities • Ability to sit and stand from a seated position on the floor when interacting with children. • Capability to be outside participating for up to thirty minutes a day, year round. The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit (“YMCA”) is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. The YMCA does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring or other terms or conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetic information, ethnicity, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, military status or application or any other basis protected by state, federal or other applicable law.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of children in our programs. We hold all staff, regardless of position, to the highest possible standards. We require all staff to be screened regularly and sign a code of conduct. All staff will be monitored when interacting with program participants.



We take any inappropriate interactions between program participants and with staff very seriously and will fully cooperate with authorities in any case of abuse.

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