West Cook YMCA


Job Type: Part Time

Category: Youth Development


West Cook YMCA
255 S. Marion St.
Oak Park, Il 60302

Job Description

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.


Job Requirements


  • Values: Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times.
  • Quality Results: Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides quality experiences.
  • Functional Expertise: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Relationships: Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y’s work.
  • Developing Others: Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others’ capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible.


  1. Must be eighteen years of age
  2. Previous experience and/or training working with children preferred.
  3. Current CPR, AED and First Aid certification required. Must maintain current these certifications. 
  4. Must demonstrate good judgment and creativity as well as enthusiasm, dedication, responsibility, and maturity.
  5. Exhibit the ability to remain calm, reasonable and compassionate in facing critical situations.
  6. Ability to care for and manage children of diverse ages and cultures.
  7. Assertiveness to handle discipline and accident/incidents.



  • Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
  • Must be able to lift and carry supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time.
  • Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking.
  • Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency



Submit resume and cover letter to: youthdevelopmenthr@westcookymca.org


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