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Site Team Lead - North Suburban Locations

Company: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

YMCA Before & After-school programs are hiring multiple Site Team Lead positions for the Fall 2021 school year
Join Us and help lead our future to greatness!
Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of youth and families in your community. Discover more than a job-enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.
Our before and after-school programs create a child-centered environment that promotes learning, character development, healthy living and positive, nurturing relationships.
Before & After-school program offers services various locations throughout the northwestern suburbs, western suburbs, and Chicagoland area.
As a Site Team Lead you will work to ensure the implementation of positive youth development practices with all daily activities and interactions with children. The Site Team Lead is responsible for ensuring program quality including assisting in implementing curriculum, providing leadership and guidance to staff and overseeing the ordering and distribution of snacks, materials and all supplies needed to operate the program. They will also provide direct service, when necessary, to execute the program.
With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you'll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families and communities.
Position Responsibilities:

  • Implements program curriculum with school-aged program staff while ensuring the program follows DCFS and YMCA standards.
  • Provides guidance to staff while onsite in adhering to program quality standards.
  • Facilitates collaboration with and between program staff including assisting in planning and leading program staff meetings.
  • Enhances parent/guardian/caregiver engagement and ensures that the program meets expectations for quality
  • Collaborates with teachers, principals and other staff at local schools to align and execute program activities and ensure program success.
  • Maintains and audits all program files according to DCFS and YMCA Standards.
  • Assists in development and execution of special events and seasonal school-aged programs, such as Day Camp, for members and program participants.
  • Participates in program marketing and retention activities.
  • Fills in for other staff as needed.

    Requirements & Preferred Qualifications for this position are:

    • Must be 19 years of age and/or 5 years older than the oldest child that participates in the program and meet program requirements for education and/or credentials.
    • Previous experience in a childcare or education setting supporting high-quality programs.
    • Preferred candidates will have an Associate's degree in child development or early childhood education or the equivalent in child development, early childhood education or early childhood special education.
    • Must have the proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model for youth and staff demonstrating the values of respect, responsibility, caring and honesty.
    • Commitment to and passion for the YMCA of Metro Chicago's mission is required including a passion for working with diverse youth.
    • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences.
    • Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description.
    • The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.

      Child Abuse Prevention: Support the YMCA's commitment to child abuse prevention by:

      • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
      • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
      • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
      • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required

        Be a part of our mission.
        The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment and energy of our instructors and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time.

Keywords: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Crystal Lake , Site Team Lead - North Suburban Locations, Other , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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