YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties
  • Schlossman
  • Fargo, ND, USA
  • $8.00 ($8.25 starting 1/1/14)
  • Hourly
  • Early Learning Center

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Flexible Schedules Available:
Various shifts and days available between 6:00am - 6:00pm Monday - Friday.

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Early Learning Center Director, Early Learning Center Site Director or the Preschool Coordinator or their designee, this position is responsible for the safe supervision of children in the Early Learning Center while assisting in a variety of activities to enhance gross and fine motor skills, social/emotional development, and give them sensory and cognitive experiences. Children enrolled in the Early Learning Center Childcare are ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.

Supervision of:


Required Education, Certifications, Experience:
    1. For Full Time and Part Time: At least 18 years old
    2. For Substitutes: At least 17 years old
Required Within a Specific Time Frame:
    1. Within 6 months of hire: First Aid Certification
    2. Within 6 months of hire: CPR/AED Certification for Adult, Child, and Infant
    3. Within 1 year of hire: Listen First training

Other Important Skills and Abilities:
1. Positive, effective, calm, and professional communication – verbally and written – with staff, members, children, parents, and
    others – tailoring the communication style to the appropriate audience
2. The ability to work effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions
3. Excellent customer service skills
4. Self-motivated
5. Resourcefulness
6. Ability to maintain confidential information
7. Has a basic understanding of safety procedures

Essential Functions:
YMCA Competencies – Leader:
1. Mission Advancement:
    • Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values
    • Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs
    • Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them
    • Supports fundraising
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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

Position Specific Competencies:
1. Engages in positive staff-child interaction
2. Assists in taking the children on field trips as assigned. Dresses and swims with children if the trip involves swimming
3. Assists in promoting a healthy, emotional, social, intellectual and physical environment of each child
4. Assists in serving meals in a family style setting and in developing good nutritional habits
5. Assists in maintaining a physical environment that is clean, neatly organized and conforms to governmental and agency
    standards for the physical safety and well-being of the children and adults who use the center. Assists in taking responsibility for
    the upkeep of all of the equipment and materials. Encourages children's participation in the upkeep of these materials
6. Assists with prep work as requested by teachers
7. Relates to parents positively when approached, referring problematic questions or situations to the ELC Lead Teacher, Preschool
    Coordinator, Teacher, or Director as needed
8. Assumes responsibility for maintaining a level of knowledge in child development through reading, workshops, conferences,
    college courses and in-service training
9. Participates in preparing for and attending special events, open houses and parent involvement activities as scheduled; attends
    other YMCA functions as necessary

1. Is on time and present for scheduled shift; when unable to work scheduled shift – informs supervisor per policy
2. Attends mandatory departmental meetings and training sessions as required
3. Maintains a neat and clean work area, free of hazards
4. Follows YMCA policies and departmental procedures
5. Follows all emergency and safety procedures
6. Wears name tag at all times
7. Other duties upon request by immediate supervisor

Blood Exposure:
Category 2: This position occasionally performs duties that result in exposure to "Fluids at Risk for Transmission" or this person may render some medical assistance as part of their position in an emergency on limited occasions. Bloodborne Pathogens training is required but the Hepatitis B vaccination will not be offered.

Physical Requirements:
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, provided it does not impose an "undue hardship" on the employer.
• 67-100% of Shift: Light grasping; Fine dexterity; Seeing; Speaking, Hearing, Understanding the English Language; Reading &
   Writing the English Language; Keyboard and Mouse use; Pushing or Pulling up to 10lbs; Lifting or Carrying up to 10 lbs; Lifting  
   Overhead up to 10 lbs;  
• 34-66% of Shift: Sit in a chair; Sit on the floor/ground; Stand and Walk; Forceful grasping; Tactile sense; Pushing or Pulling 11
   to 25 lbs; Lifting or Carrying 11 to 20 lbs; Lifting Overhead 11 to 20 lbs;
• 6-33% of Shift: Run; Bend; Crawl; Kneel; Squat; Twist; Reach above head; Drive a vehicle; Pushing or Pulling 26 to 50 lbs;
   Lifting or Carrying 21 to 50 lbs; Lifting Overhead 21 to 50 lbs;
• 1-5% of Shift: Work at heights; Swimming

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties


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