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Aquatics Coordinator

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

The Aquatic Coordinator assists the Associate Aquatics Director in the planning for and implements the YMCA aquatic programs which results in high quality, member focused programming. A core deliverable of the Aquatics Coordinator is to increase member retention, and participant satisfaction through aquatic programming. The Aquatic Coordinator is responsible for the direct oversight of swim lessons and water fitness programming and staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Oversees Swim Lessons and Water Fitness operations.
  2. Executes coordination of high-quality programming, by ensuring curriculum is followed and delivered effectively.
  3. The Aquatic Coordinator will assist the Associate Aquatic Director in building member relations and retention through aquatic programming and maintaining a clean and safe environment.
  4. Develop staff schedules, including private lessons.
  5. Helps to monitor daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local, and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  6. Under the supervision of the Associate Aquatics Director. will conduct certification trainings for both Swim Lesson Instructors, and Lifeguards; including bi-monthly in-service training.
  7. Assists staff ensuring that shifts are covered, while acting as a substitute if needed.
  8. Responsible for compiling program statistics and using the data to drive results to meet monthly and annual targeted outcomes.
  9. Assists in the marketing & retention strategies.
  10. The Aquatic Coordinator will actively participate in special events
  11. Implementing YMCA best practices for aquatic programming within our three core focus areas—youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
  12. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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Babysitter

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Director of Youth Development, the Babysitter is responsible for the care of children, ages 6 weeks to 9 years old, in the Babysitting Room. The Babysitting Room is designed to be a space where kids experience interactive play, create relationships, and explore new things.

 

Essential Functions:
  1. Take responsibility for correcting the problems you see.
  2. Monitor toys and equipment for safety.
  3. Attend all required meetings unless excused.
  4. Engage children in fun activities that promote the YMCA mission.
  5. Maintain a safe and healthy environment at all times.
  6. Maintain daily open communication with members, participants, and staff.
  7. Report any risk management issues to the Babysitting Coordinator as soon as possible.
  8. Effectively solve issues related to accidents/incidents.
  9. Maintain confidentiality.
  10. Perform cleaning tasks as assigned
  11. Complete any incident reports and turn them in to the Director of Youth Development.

 


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Bus Driver

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary

Provides safe transportation to and from program sites. May also provide support in other areas as assigned.

Essential Functions
  1. Drives bus safely according to YMCA policies and procedures and state laws.
  2. Completes thorough before-and-after trip checks each day and record all information. Records gas level, mileage, and maintenance on designated forms. Cleans out bus each day.
  3. Promotes safety at all times and keeps first aid supplies fully stocked.
  4. Ensures that bus rules are announced and followed.
  5. Communicates regularly with other staff members and supervisor.

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Camp Counselor Shift Lead

Job Type: Seasonal - Location: West Cook YMCA - Youth Development Site

POSITION SUMMARY

Camp Counselor Shift Leads thrive when they are energetic, outgoing individuals who excel at creating intentional relationships with youth and counselors. In addition to providing direct supervision to a group of children, they also engage in exciting activities that focus on building new skills, creating relationships, and establishing a sense of belonging.  Shift Leads work alongside Camp Counselors to work to build cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers, and create opportunities for them to engage the Camp program. They promote and support the potential of all youth in programs, and facilitate peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall camp experience. In terms of a time commitment, Camp programming runs 7:00am to 7:00 pm, and shifts will vary depending on need. The Camp season is June 10, 2019-August 23, 2019 and there are required online and in-person trainings prior to the start of Camp.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Responsible to guide counselors and campers through the camp program, help keep the camp groups on schedule and actively participate in the activities.
  2. Alongside Camp Counselors ensures supervision of and active participation with the camp groups.
  3. Alongside Camp Counselors, plans and implements developmentally-appropriate, culturally relevant activities for assigned group that are consistent with YMCA values.
  4. Supports counselors with execution of activities and ensures camp groups have documents needed for the day i.e. rosters, emergency binder, allergy lists, first aid kits, updates to camp activities etc.
  5. Actively participates in all programs and activities with children.
  6. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  7. Attends all meetings and trainings.
  8. Maintains daily and weekly program records, updates co-shift leads and supervisor regularly, and ensures that all opening and closing procedures are complete daily.
  9. Actively supervises activities at the pool and field trips, and maintains a visual of all participants
  10. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  11. Maintains positive relationships with parents and staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  12. Performs some administrative work weekly, such as welcome phone calls, creating and sending out email newsletters to families, and processing registration packets to update emergency binders and camp counselors.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.
  14. Serves as a substitute for camp counselors as well as bus drivers.

 


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Chronic Disease Program Facilitator

Job Type: Part Time - Location: Multiple

POSITION SUMMARY

The West Cook YMCA Chronic Disease Program Facilitator will facilitate our discussion-focused, evidence-based chronic disease prevention programs including: Healthy Weight and Your Child, a childhood obesity intervention program, YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, Take Charge of Your Diabetes, a diabetes self-management program, and Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program.  They will also provide support to our Healthy Aging programming, as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Adhere strictly to curriculum when delivering evidence-based programming. Maintain accurate attendance and program data records.
  2. Adhere strictly to curriculum when delivering evidence-based programming.
  3. Create a safe, judgment-free and encouraging environment that is friendly and welcoming to all. Encourage group participation and interaction through use of open-ended questions and other facilitation skills.
  4. Build authentic relationships with class participants. Help participants connect with each other and the YMCA. Display empathy, support and encourage goal setting, and follow up with participants who miss class. Maintain participant confidentiality.
  5. Prepare before each class. Arrive for classes 10-15 minutes early and dressed appropriately. Be accessible to participants both before and after classes to answer questions or address concerns they may have.
  6. Promote all chronic disease programs and answer questions from potential participants when needed.
  7. Be diligent in maintaining communication through West Cook YMCA email.
  8. Attend and contribute to all mandatory staff meetings and trainings.
  9. Substitute for other instructors to encourage overall quality programming and staff support. Maintain proper communication with supervisor when seeking/offering to substitute any class. If for any reason a substitute is needed, it is the instructor’s responsibility to find a substitute.
  10. Follow all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Respond to all injuries and assist in immediate first aid and proper emergency procedures. Complete incident and accident reports as needed.
  11. Perform Additional duties as assigned by the Healthy Living Director or Chronic Disease Program Coordinator.

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Chronic Disease Program Instructor (All programs)

Job Type: Full Time - Location: Multiple

POSITION SUMMARY

The West Cook YMCA Chronic Disease Program Instructor will become trained in and facilitate classes as well as lead physical activity for all evidence-based chronic disease prevention programs including: Healthy Weight and Your Child, a childhood obesity intervention program, YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, Take Charge of Your Diabetes, a diabetes self-management program, Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program, Livestrong at the YMCA, an exercise program for cancer survivors, Enhance Fitness, an exercise program for arthritis management and prevention.  They will also provide support to our Healthy Aging programming, Workplace Wellness and Healthy Communities Initiative fitness programming, as needed.

 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Adhere strictly to curriculum when delivering evidence-based programming. Maintain accurate attendance and program data records.
  2. Create a safe, judgment-free and encouraging environment that is friendly and welcoming to all. Encourage group participation and interaction through use of open-ended questions and other facilitation skills.
  3. Put the health and well-being of the class participant first in all aspects, providing exercise modifications for participant safety and success.
  4. Build authentic relationships with class participants. Help participants connect with each other and the YMCA. Display empathy, support and encourage goal setting, and follow up with participants who miss class. Maintain participant confidentiality.
  5. Prepare before each class. Arrive for classes 10-15 minutes early and dressed appropriately. Be accessible to participants both before and after classes to answer questions or address concerns they may have.
  6. Promote all chronic disease programs and answer questions from potential participants when needed.
  7. Be diligent in maintaining communication through West Cook YMCA email. Attend and contribute to all mandatory staff meetings and trainings.
  8. Substitute for other instructors to encourage overall quality programming and staff support. Maintain proper communication with supervisor when seeking/offering to substitute any class. If for any reason a substitute is needed, it is the instructor’s responsibility to find a substitute.
  9. Follow all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Respond to all injuries and assist in immediate first aid and proper emergency procedures. Complete incident and accident reports as needed.
  10. Perform Additional duties as assigned by the Healthy Living Director or Chronic Disease Program Coordinator.

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Cycle Instructor

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

 
POSITION SUMMARY

West Cook YMCA Cycle Instructors provide instruction for group cycling classes and may assist with other Healthy Living programming and special events. Cycle Instructors offer participants planned programs to advance their workout efficiency, improve their fitness level, and most importantly, make strides towards achieving a greater sense of health and well-being.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Model the YMCA’s commitment to improving health and well-being.
  2. Lead onsite group cycling classes in a safe and effective manner and provide a high level of service to members and participants.
  3. Allow adequate time pre/post to engage with participants in order to help build a greater sense of community and provide opportunities for health literacy.
  4. Respond immediately to emergency situations in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Adhere to all guidelines and procedures set forth in the West Cook YMCA Handbook.
  5. Assist the Healthy Living Department in finding substitutes when unable to attend a scheduled class.
  6. Know and enforce all YMCA rules and regulations.
  7. Keep the Cycle Studio area and equipment organized, clean, and inviting.
  8. Ensure that all certifications are current and up-to-date.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned by the Healthy Living Fitness Program Coordinator.

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Fitness Expert

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY:

The West Cook YMCA has made a commitment to providing premiere fitness programming that enhances individuals’ health and well-being while also fostering connections and building community. Fitness Experts are the front line staff in this movement. They provide instruction for group fitness classes onsite and offsite, conduct one-on-one and small group personal training (PT) sessions, offer fitness consultations and Wellness Center orientations, and assist with other Healthy Living programming and special events. Fitness Experts play a crucial role in helping participants to advance their workout efficiency, improve their fitness level, and most importantly, make strides towards achieving a greater sense of health and well-being.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Model the YMCA’s commitment to improving health and well-being.
  2. Conduct a minimum of 8-10 PT sessions, 8-10 group fitness classes, and 8 fitness consultations per week.
  3. Design and implement biomechanically sound PT programs and progressions directly related to the client’s level and goals; document the client’s progress and maintain client files.
  4. Consistently indicate availability, projecting a minimum of 6-8 weeks into the future, using YMCA scheduling software (Appointment King)
  5. Allow adequate time pre/post class to engage with participants in order to help build a greater sense of community and provide opportunities for health literacy.
  6. Be knowledgeable of and enforce YMCA procedures and protocols related to fitness programming
  7. Respond immediately to emergency situations in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Adhere to all guidelines and procedures set forth in the West Cook YMCA Handbook.
  8. Assist the Healthy Living Department in finding substitutes when unable to attend a scheduled group fitness class or PT session.
  9. Attend and contribute to all mandatory staff meetings, workshops, and in-services.
  10. Keep the facility areas and equipment organized, clean, and inviting.

 


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Group Fitness Instructor

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

West Cook YMCA Group Fitness Instructors provide instruction for group fitness classes onsite and offsite and may assist with other Healthy Living programming and special events. Group Fitness Instructors offer participants planned programs to advance their workout efficiency, improve their fitness level, and most importantly, make strides towards achieving vitality.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 
  1. Model the YMCA’s commitment to improving health and well-being.
  2. Lead onsite and offsite group fitness classes in a safe and effective manner and provide a high level of service to members and participants.
  3. Allow adequate time pre/post class (15 minutes for 60-minute classes and 5 minutes for 30-45 minute classes) to engage with participants in order to help build a greater sense of community and provide opportunities for health literacy.
  4. Respond immediately to emergency situations in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Adhere to all guidelines and procedures set forth in the West Cook YMCA Handbook.
  5. Assist the Healthy Living Department in finding substitutes when unable to attend a scheduled group fitness class.
  6. Know and enforce all YMCA rules and regulations.
  7. Keep the facility areas and equipment organized, clean, and inviting.
  8. Ensure that all certifications are current and up-to-date.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned by the Healthy Living Fitness Program Coordinator.

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Maintenance Technician

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Director of Buildings & Properties, the Maintenance Technician is responsible for ensuring a positive member, resident and guest experience through the execution of the preventative and responsive maintenance program for all West Cook YMCA facility assets. The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for safely performing routine inspections and repair projects related to plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, painting, housekeeping & grounds work, within budget and comply with all company, local, city, state and federal guidelines.  

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. To safely implement the facility preventative maintenance, responsive maintenance, grounds keeping and housekeeping plans for all resources managed by the West Cook YMCA
  2. Responsible for the completion of maintenance service requests as assigned.
  3. Perform regular evaluations of the condition of all equipment and facility.
  4. Assist in department planning and execution of the objectives developed in that process.
  5. Maintain inventory controls for cost effective operations.
  6. Assist in monitoring all work being performed by outside contractors.
  7. Strong communication skills, practical and strong decision-making skills.
  8. Monitor and maintain all building systems as assigned.
  9. Responsible for alerting the Director of Building and Properties of any unusual occurrence and/or damage that have taken place or that may occur.
  10. Maintain a professional courteous manner with all residents, vendors, contractors, and fellow employees.
  11. Available to respond to respond to emergency situations when needed
  12. Assure safety standards are used which comply with all company, local, City, State and Federal guidelines.
  13. Other duties as assigned by Director of Building & Properties

 


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Member Engagement Coordinator

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary:

Under the overall supervision of the Member Engagement Director and the direct supervision of the Member Engagement Supervisor, the Member Engagement Coordinator works to maintain and enhance customer service and staff development. This position delivers and demonstrates exemplary customer service. The Coordinator promotes growth of the membership and program departments.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Provide an overall expertise of member engagement and guidance to the Member Engagement Department.
  2. Possess the knowledge of membership types, programming and events being offered at the YMCA.
  3. Promote and sell memberships and classes, and register participants for YMCA programs.
  4. Provide interested members with tours and provide tour training to staff as needed.
  5. Review processes and procedures in order to increase staff and member satisfaction.
  6. Promote customer satisfaction by working with Member Engagement Supervisor to increase member engagement’s effectiveness in customer service.
  7. Train and coach new and existing employees to improve all their customer service skills.
  8. Train and coach new and existing employees on Standard Operating Procedures.
  9. Encourage staff growth by creating or providing trainings as needed. Become a trainer on other courses to offer to staff.
  10. Must work closely with the Member Engagement Director to improve customer service to all members.
  11. Manage and rectify cash handling procedures and hold staff accountable.
  12. Cultivate members and volunteers and assist them in tasks.
  13. Works with Directors and Coordinators to utilize Daxko operations in the most effective way for programs.
  14. Provide accurate information on events for staff and members to attend.
  15. Attend bi- monthly meetings.
  16. Uphold the security of the YMCA by only allowing authorized persons into the facility
  17. Organize and attend staff meetings as required.
  18. Substitute for Member Engagement Representatives when they are unable to work.
  19. Organize the front desk area and maintain a clean and efficient working environment.
  20. Leads by example. Improves staff to grow in the YMCA.
  21. Assist in development of systems, strategies, and processes as assigned by Member Engagement Director.
  22. Reviews and provides suggestions to Standard Operating Procedures.

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Member Engagement Representative

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Member Engagement Supervisor, the Member Engagement Representative is responsible for creating a welcoming environment and delivering excellent service to all visitors. Also, the Member Engagement Representative is responsible for engaging and navigating members through their YMCA experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Greet all visitors and provide high quality customer service
  2. Understand and share Membership and program information
  3. Conduct facility tours invite potential members to join the Y
  4. Create a quality member experience by ensuring a clean and organized facility and managing member amenities
  5. Answer member inquiries and phone calls, and connect to the appropriate staff person
  6. Accurately complete registrations and transactions
  7. Grant facility access to authorized members and guests with a focus on safety and security
  8. Conduct member engagement calls
  9. Collect and enter operational and facility usage data
  10. Address and resolve member concerns and conflicts
  11. Advocate for the Y and participate in fundraisers & promotional events
  12. Perform any additional essential functions assigned by the Member Engagement Director, Supervisor or Coordinators

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Overnight Member Services Representative

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Member Engagement Supervisor, and the overall direction of the Member Engagement Director, the Overnight Member Services Representative ensures that the facility and our residents are safe and secure during hours that the facility is closed. This position will play a part in the ongoing operations of the Member Engagement Department, as well as serve as a concierge to resident.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Ensure facility is secure and locked after hours and only authorized personnel or residents are allowed access to the facility.
  2. Provide concierge services to residents, including transferring phone calls, conducting well-being checks, assisting with deliveries.
  3. Provide support to Member Engagement team entering daytime operational data, filing & sorting, preparing for events, etc.
  4. Coordinate efforts with the overnight maintenance team to prepare for following day operations including: ensuring cleanliness of membership area & managing member amenities such as towel, coffee, fruit, etc.
  5. Communicate with other overnight team members as well as daytime members to provide status updates regarding any situation that arises, or project updates.
  6. Enforce policies in the resident rule book and the member handbook.
  7. Provide emergency response, including but not limited to: facility evacuation, conflict resolution.
  8. Perform any additional essential functions assigned by the Member Engagement Director, Supervisor or Coordinators

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Personal Trainer

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision & direction of the Healthy Living Coordinator, Personal Trainers will provide fitness consultations, one-on-one and small group personal training sessions, and assistance with programming and special events.  This is done with an emphasis on maintaining the quality of the program, remaining up-to-date on fitness trends and education materials, and increasing the number of participants served.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Design and execute individual and small group exercise fitness programs in a safe and effective manner
  2. Responds immediately to emergency situations accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Adheres to all guidelines and procedures set in the West Cook YMCA Handbook
  3. Maintain a client list of 4 or more weekly clients and commit to increasing the number of monthly fitness consultations to at least 8 clients
  4. Maintain client files and keep the personal training office organized, clean, and inviting.
  5. Ability to learn and accurately use Appointment King (YMCA software system) for PT availability, client scheduling and cancellations and any other data necessary
  6. All other duties to be assigned by Healthy Living Fitness Program Coordinator

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PSA Assistant Teacher

Job Type: Seasonal - Location: West Cook YMCA - Youth Development Site

POWER SCHOLARS ACADEMY™ PROGRAM

The summer learning program is designed to address summer learning loss for low-income children living in urban communities and thereby enhance overall youth development, academic performance, and graduation rates.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Academic Teacher will be on site for a half-day and is responsible for preparation, teaching and support to the Assistant Teachers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Implementing (literacy/math/literacy & math) curricula and activities to meet academic standards
  • Utilizing formal assessment data to refine and adapt curriculum lessons and inform instructional practices
  • Developing daily engaging lesson plans aligned to specific learning objectives
  • Delivering relevant, engaging, and rigorous lessons utilizing a variety of instructional methods
  • Maintaining an organized and efficient classroom
  • Adhering to all Power Scholars Academy and district professional expectations and compliance issues
  • Creating a positive, achievement-oriented, organized and engaging learning environment
  • Motivating and holding scholars to high academic and behavioral expectations
  • Providing consistent rewards and/or consequences for scholar behavior grounded in positive discipline
  • Empowering scholars to make positive choices and serving as a role model
  • Being accountable for meeting scholars’ individual academic and instructional needs
  • Implementing collaborative and co-teaching instructional strategies with Power Scholars Academy tutors
  • Communicating effectively with scholars, families, Power Scholars Academy staff, and host school staff
  • Compliance with all Power Scholars Academy and/or district professional development requirements

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PSA Enrichment Teacher

Job Type: Seasonal - Location: West Cook YMCA - Youth Development Site

POWER SCHOLARS ACADEMY™ PROGRAM

The summer learning program is designed to address summer learning loss for low-income children living in urban communities and thereby enhance overall youth development, academic performance, and graduation rates.

POSITION SUMMARY

Enrichment Teachers will be responsible for developing and implementing enrichment classes, support Assistant Teachers, and scholar supervision during guest speakers and events

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Developing and implementing appropriate enrichment classes for assigned grade levels.
  • Preparing classrooms for daily activities and collaborating with academic teachers and teacher’s assistants to ensure that objectives are reached.
  • Maintaining accurate classroom records.
  • Maintaining an organized and efficient classroom.
  • Adhering to all Power Scholar Academy and district professional expectations and compliance issues.
  • Creating a positive, achievement-oriented, organized and engaging learning environment.
  • Motivating and holding scholars to high academic and behavioral expectations.
  • Providing consistent rewards and/or consequences for scholar behavior grounded in positive discipline.
  • Empowering scholars to make positive choices and serving as a role model.
  • Being accountable for meeting scholars’ individual academic and instructional needs.
  • Ensuring enrichment goals are met for each scholar.
  • Creating and directing project based learning.
  • Mentoring and supporting the professional development of the teacher’s assistants.
  • Supervising scholars during guest speaker engagements, field trips, lunch and recess.

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School Age Assistant Teacher (2018 - 2019)

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

The School Age Assistant helps to provide direction for the program and assists the School Age Teacher in the implementation of program curriculum in the classroom.  Aides in providing a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. Ensures each child experiences a sense of Achievement, Relationship, and Belonging.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Partners on the design of the curriculum established by the School Age Teacher.
  2. Implements the daily lesson/activity plans.
  3. Supervises and actively engages the children, classroom, and all activities.
  4. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
  5. Maintains communication with parents.
  6. Maintains program site and equipment.  
  7. Maintains required program records.
  8. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.

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School Age Lead Teacher (2018 -2019)

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

Provides direction for the program and staff, and implements program curriculum in the classroom.  Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. Provides and promotes parent engagement opportunities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Designs curriculum within the established guidelines.
  2. Designs and implements daily lesson/activity plans.
  3. Supervises and actively engages the children, classroom, and all activities.
  4. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
  5. Conducts parent conferences, maintains communication with parents, and creates meaningful parent engagement opportunities
  6. Maintains program site and equipment.
  7. Maintains required program records.
  8. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.
  9. Drives public awareness efforts
  10. Other duties as assigned

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Sports Coach

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary

West Cook YMCA Sport Coaches provide instruction for West Cook YMCA sport programming.  This is done with an emphasis on maintaining the quality of the program, remaining up-to-date on sport trends and education materials, and increasing the number of participants served.

Essential Functions
  1. Promote and model the YMCA’s philosophy of healthy spirit, mind, and body
  2. Commit to developing character in all participants, particularly youth Create, demonstrate, and implement sports programming and skill techniques in a safe and effective manner and sequence
  3. Substitute for other instructors in order to encourage overall quality programming and staff support
  4. Respond to all injuries and assist in immediate first aid and proper emergency procedures
  5. Reliable communication with participants, coaches, and supervisor(s)
  6. Provide support to the Health Living Director and other Executive Staff/Program Staff for special events and for other projects and duties as needed and assigned
  7. Attend and contribute to all mandatory staff meetings, workshops, and in-services
  8. Maintain and keep the sport programming areas and equipment organized, clean, and inviting
  9. Know and enforce YMCA rules and regulations
  10. Maintain and contribute to a professional and team atmosphere

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Summer Camp Counselor

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

Camp Counselors thrive when they are energetic, outgoing individuals who excel at creating intentional relationships with youth. In addition to providing direct supervision to a group of children, they also engage in exciting activities that focus on building new skills, creating relationships, and establishing a sense of belonging.  Camp Counselors work to build cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers, and create opportunities for them to engage the Camp program. They promote and support the potential of all youth in programs, and facilitate peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall camp experience. In terms of a time commitment, Camp programming runs 7:00am to 7:00 pm, and shifts will vary depending on need. The Camp season is June 10, 2019-August 23, 2019 and there are required online and in-person trainings prior to the start of Camp.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Responsible for supervision of and active participation with an assigned camp group of children.
  2. With Co-Camp Counselors, plans and implements developmentally-appropriate, culturally relevant activities for assigned group that are consistent with YMCA values.
  3. Actively participates in all programs and activities with children.
  4. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  5. Attends all meetings and trainings.
  6. Actively supervises activities at the pool and field trips, and maintains a visual of all participants
  7. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  8. Maintains positive relations with parents and staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of the position

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Yoga Instructor

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY:

West Cook YMCA Yoga Instructors provide instruction for group yoga classes, both onsite and offsite, and may assist with other Healthy Living programming and special events. They offer classes that help participants improve their strength, flexibility, and balance, as well as enhance their overall well-being. Yoga Instructors must be able to match their availability to the needs of our program schedule. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Model the YMCA’s commitment to improving health and well-being.
  2. Create yoga sequences, instruct classes, and demonstrate proper form in a safe and effective manner while providing a high level of service to participants.
  3. Respond immediately to emergency situations in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Adhere to all guidelines and procedures set forth in the West Cook YMCA Handbook.
  4. Assist the Healthy Living Department in finding substitutes when unable to attend a scheduled yoga class.
  5. Keep the facility areas and equipment organized, clean, and inviting.
  6. Know and enforce all YMCA rules and regulations.

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