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Aquatic: Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

Job Type: Part Time - Location:

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Aquatics Operations Manager, the swim instructor delivers the YMCA swim lesson curriculum in group swim lessons and private/semi-private swim lessons and the lifeguard is responsible for the safety and well-being of all aquatic facility patrons. The swim instructor and lifeguard will be responsible for building strong and confident swimmers by creating opportunities that build a sense of achievement and ensure their safety in and around water, and ensure the pool deck and all patrons are safe.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly that meet the needs of the participants.
  2. Communicates and builds effective relationships with swimmers and parents.
  3. Communicates information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers swimmers and parents to other programs.
  4. Responsible for the safety of the participants in their classes. Acts immediately and appropriately in the event of an emergency. Responds immediately to emergency situations accordance with Red Cross and YMCA policies and procedures.
  5. Performs equipment checks and ensures equipment is available, and tests the pool to ensure chemical levels are as they should be.
  6. Ensures all patrons adhere to all guidelines and rules set in the West Cook YMCA Member Handbook.
  7. Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, incident and accident reports, chemical logs, first aid equipment log, etc.).
  8. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
  9. Adheres to all West Cook YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures.
  10. Ensures a safe space by making sure to prepare program space and stores all class equipment and notified Operations Manager of any damaged equipment.

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Facilities: Maintenance Technician

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Building Engineer, 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 basic painting, housekeeping, and grounds work.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Responsible for the completion of maintenance service requests as assigned.
  2. Available to respond to emergency situations when needed.
  3. Ensure parking lot is clean and garbage is emptied on a regular basis as needed.
  4. Housekeeping & Groundwork including lawn maintenance, snow removal, and ensuring parking lot and sidewalks are clean and safe.
  5. Maintenance service request such as changing lightbulbs, painting, assisting with resident move in/out
  6. Report any issues regarding facility, residence, or equipment to Building Engineer.

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Healthy Living: Full Time Fitness Professional

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. 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 Fitness and Community Health programming activities. Fitness Professionals are the frontline staff in this movement and 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 weekly minimum of 8 Personal Training sessions, 10 group fitness classes, 4 community health programs / Administrative and 8 fitness consultations or wellness floor orientations.
  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.
  5. Allow adequate time pre/post class to engage with participants 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, safe, and inviting.

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Membership: Member Engagement Representative

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

The Member Engagement Representative is responsible for creating a friendly environment for our members and guests by welcoming them into the facility and addressing their needs.  They deliver excellent service to all visitors, ensuring every person who enters the West Cook YMCA has a quality experience.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Set and meet monthly goals with the Member Engagement Supervisor that supports the department’s monthly goals
  2. Ensure a welcoming environment by providing greeting all members, participants, staff, residents, vendors, and guests
  3. Understand all WCY’s membership, programs, and services including scholarships and other Y amenities
  4. Build relationships with members and participants to engage and connect them to the Ys programs and services; directing them to appropriate program leads when necessary
  5. Provide a professional, quality, and engaging cause-driven tours that are personalized to the prospect and invite potential members to join the Y
  6. Answer member inquiries and phone calls; Address and resolve member, resident, and program participant concerns and conflicts
  7. Utilize Daxko CRM and other systems to maintain, enter, and update member, resident, and participants accounts including completing memberships, registrations, and facility reservations. Prepares member records and issues membership ID cards and handles all registration/enrollment transactions.
  8. Assist Member Experience Supervisor with membership business and administrative tasks. Assist supervisor in sales acquisition activities as assigned.
  9. Adhere to sign-in/out, guest, visitor, monitoring youth in the facility and other relevant policies and procedures. Report any suspicious behavior and violations of policy and procedures to your supervisor. Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members, or guests to the maintenance staff.
  • Advocate for the Y and participate in fundraisers & promotional events and supporting other programs and/or organizational operations as assigned by the Member Engagement Director, Supervisor or Coordinators

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Youth Development: Assistant Teacher

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

 
POSITION SUMMARY

The assistant teacher is a school age youth development worker that will actively lead and engage scholars in all program components and activities of the YMCA Afterschool Signature Program. Responsible for the daily supervision of an assigned group, is a positive adult role model, and guides scholars to support academic, social emotional, and physical development. To accomplish this, assistant teachers will be required to participate in ongoing professional development and planning sessions with lead teachers and site managers on a regular scheduled basis.

To learn more about the YMCA Afterschool Signature Program, please visit one of our program sites website landing page: www.westcookymca.org/d89asp or www.westcookymca.org/d90asp

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Leads enrichment activities and engages youth in youth leadership and character development opportunities.
  2. Facilitates a program environment that invites exploration, promotes positive play, and welcomes children.
  3. Provides careful, attentive supervision, alert at all times.
  4. Follows program lesson and implementation plans in a developmentally appropriate manner, meeting the individual physical, social emotional, and intellectual needs of the participants.
  5. Serves as a positive role model, demonstrates professional behavior, and understand positive youth development approaches to the academic and social development of youth.
  6. Maintain accurate classroom records as assigned and according to program requirements.
  7. Demonstrates a working knowledge of YMCA mission, purpose and goals, childcare policies and YMCA standards; ensures the program meets the highest standards of excellence.

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Youth Development: Childcare Worker (Full Time)

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

The Childcare Worker is responsible for the care of children (infant, toddler, preschool, school-age), in the Y Child Watch room. The Child Watch room is designed to be a space where kids experience interactive play, create relationships, and explore new things while parents/guardians are in the Y facility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Maintain a safe and healthy environment
  2. Design and engage children in age and development appropriate activities that promote the YMCA mission
  3. Support the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by reporting any health or safety hazards to staff, members, and guests, follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to monitoring and supervision of children, report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to supervisor
  4. Ensure the proper ratios are maintained
  5. Organize and set up needed materials and equipment
  6. Clean and sanitize toys and play equipment
  7. Maintain daily open communication with members, participants, and staff.
  8. Report any risk management issues and complete any incident reports to the Child Watch Program Manager as soon as possible.
  9. Support the YMCA’s mission and operations as needed

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Youth Development: Childcare Worker (Part-Time)

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary:

The Childcare Worker is responsible for the care of children, (infant, toddler, preschool, school-age), in the Y Child Watch room. The Child Watch room is designed to be a space where kids experience interactive play, create relationships, and explore new things while parents/guardians are in the Y facility.

Essential Functions:
  1. Maintain a safe and healthy environment
  2. Design and engage children in age and development appropriate activities that promote the YMCA mission
  3. Support the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by reporting any health or safety hazards to staff, members, and guests, follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to monitoring and supervision of children, report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to supervisor
  4. Ensure the proper ratios are maintained
  5. Organize and set up needed materials and equipment
  6. Clean and sanitize toys and play equipment
  7. Maintain daily open communication with members, participants, and staff.
  8. Report any risk management issues and complete any incident reports to the Director of Mission Advancement as soon as possible.
  9. Support the YMCA’s mission and operations as needed 

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Youth Development: Lead Teacher

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA - Youth Development Site

POSITION SUMMARY

The Lead Teacher will actively lead and engage scholars in all program components and activities of the YMCA Afterschool Signature Program. A successful candidate will be committed to a child centered approach to youth development with a focus on instilling character development values. In addition, will implement enrichment opportunities for scholars to support growth in academic, physical, and social emotional development. To ensure full implementation of program components and program goals the Lead Teacher is expected to participate in ongoing professional development and planning sessions on a scheduled basis.

 

To learn more about the YMCA Afterschool Signature Program, please visit one of our program sites website landing page: www.westcookymca.org/d89asp or www.westcookymca.org/d90asp

 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. The Lead Teacher will use best practices, guidelines, and methods of youth development in daily work and provides careful, attentive supervision while promoting learning and safety.
  2. Facilitates a program environment that invites exploration, promotes positive play, and welcomes children.
  3. In partnership with the Site Manager, implements a quality program according to the program nine components and site implementation plan.
  4. Ensuring the experience is delivered in a developmentally appropriate manner, meeting the individual physical, social emotional, and intellectual needs of the participants.
  5. Preparing classrooms for daily activities and collaborating with program staff to ensure that objectives are reached, and the classroom is organized and effective.
  6. Maintain accurate classroom records as assigned and according to program requirements.
  7. Demonstrates a working knowledge of YMCA mission, purpose and goals, childcare policies, and YMCA standards; ensures the program meets the highest standards of excellence.

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Youth Development: Site Manager

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

 
POSITION SUMMARY

The Site Manager will actively lead and engage scholars and staff in all program components and activities of the YMCA Afterschool Signature Program. Ensuring a strong program team that works well together, overseeing the implementation of the program components, building continual opportunity for youth leadership and character development, and will be responsible for the daily supervision of an assigned group. To ensure a high-quality implementation of the program, the site manager is expected to participate in ongoing professional development and provide opportunity for program staff to participate in professional development opportunities.

To learn more about the YMCA Afterschool Signature Program, please visit one of our program sites website landing page: www.westcookymca.org/d89asp or www.westcookymca.org/d90asp

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Manage quality implementation of the day-to-day operations of the afterschool program.
  2. Acting Lead Teacher for an assigned group, ensuring use of best practices, guidelines, and methods of youth development in daily work and provides careful, attentive supervision while promoting learning and safety.
  3. Ensuring all resources, printouts/materials, and equipment is onsite to deliver program, offering guidance and direction for program staff for set up and implementation of program schedule and lesson plans, to include all program components and dosages.
  4. Partner with the Program Lead/Department direct to ensure staff are hired, onboarded, and trained.
  5. Ensure quality delivery of program dosages to support the growth and development of the whole child, to improve academic performance, build character development and social emotional learning competencies and increase physical activity and healthy living practices.
  6. Complete monthly lesson plans to include an implementation plan and S.A.F.E. framework-based activities in cooperation with the school to address each of the program components according to prescribed dosage.
  7. Ensures continuous program quality improvement through assessments, evaluations, feedback surveys, planning, tracking and collecting data to strengthen the program.
  8. Ensure all staff model and apply adult best practices within youth programs. Including but not limited to Character Development adult practices, and YPQA youth work methods.
  9. Along with the department director, plans, attends, and implements professional development opportunities, staff meetings, and other duties as assigned.
  10. Demonstrates a working knowledge of YMCA mission, purpose and goals, childcare policies, and YMCA standards; ensures the program meets the highest standards of excellence.

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