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EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Would you like a part-time job with purpose? At the Y, we are passionate about youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We’re looking for Child Watch staff staff to join our team.

The right candidate must be available mornings and/or afternoons Monday through Saturday. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, and experience working with children is preferred. Our Child Watch staff team loves to get to know our young members and provide them with a safe and fun environment while their guardians enjoy the Y. To apply, complete our application online and submit with your resume to kdevoss@mattoonymca.org.

Position Summary:

  • Provides direct supervision of children in the Child Watch.
  • Provides all children with a safe, friendly and continuous activity packed atmosphere based on the mission of the Y and to communicate effectively with parents, fellow Child Watch staff and Y staff.

Essential Functions:

  1. Supervises the children, Child Watch room, and all activities.
  2. Shows intentional interaction with children in the Child Watch area.
  3. Maintains positive relations and communication with parents.
  4. Maintains equipment and toy safety.
  5. Maintains required program records.
  6. Attends and participates in program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.
  7. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, incident/accident reporting, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  8. Enforces appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures to provide for the safety of each child in his/her care.
  9. Administers basic First Aid as needed.
  10. Performs other duties for the betterment of the Child Watch as needed or directed.

Would you like a part-time job with purpose? At the Y, we are passionate about youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We’re looking for School Aged Childcare staff to join our team.

The right candidate must be available Monday through Friday from 6:15-8 a.m. and/or 2:45-5:30 p.m. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, and experience working with children is preferred. Our childcare staff team loves to get to know our students and provide them with a safe and fun before and after school environment. To apply, complete our application online and submit with your resume to kdevoss@mattoonymca.org.

Essential Functions: 

  1. Provides direct supervision to a group of children in a before and after school program and days out program. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

    1. Supervises a group of children.
    2. Prepares and leads group activities, serves snack, and assists with homework.
    3. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA core values.
    4. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.  Maintain strict cleaning and sanitation schedule.
    5. Attends staff meetings and trainings.
    6. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, incident/accident reporting, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
    7. Maintains positive relations and communication with youth, guardians, school personnel, supervisor, and staff.
    8. Enforces appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures.  Strives to provide for the safety of each child in his/her care.  Administers basic First Aid as needed.
    9. Applies appropriate behavior management techniques.

Would you like a part-time job with purpose? At the Y, we are passionate about youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We’re looking for a 2022 Summer Camp staff team!

The right candidate must be available Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, and experience working with children is preferred. Our summer camp staff team loves to get to know our campers and provide them with a safe and fun summer! To apply, complete our application online and submit with your resume to kdevoss@mattoonymca.org.

Essential Functions: 

  1. Provides direct supervision to a group of children in summer camp. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

    1. Implements program activities and supervises a group of children by preparing and leading group activities, working alongside camp partners, serving snacks, and clean up.
    2. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA core values.
    3. Adheres to program safety and cleanliness standards.  Maintain strict cleaning and sanitation schedule.
    4. Attends staff meetings and trainings.
    5. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, incident/accident reporting, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
    6. Maintains positive relations and communication with youth, guardians, partners, and staff.
    7. Enforces appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures.  Strives to provide for the safety of each child in his/her care.
    8. Administers basic First Aid as needed.
    9. Applies appropriate behavior management techniques.

Would you like a part-time job with purpose? At the Y, we are passionate about youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We’re looking for a Member Engagement Specialist to join our team. Hours and availability will vary, and the right candidate must be available late afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Our Member Engagement Specialists love to get to know our members and provide them with excellent customer service. To apply, complete our application online and submit with your resume to sdowell@mattoonymca.org.

Essential Functions: 

  1. Builds relationships with members; by greeting every member throughout the facility, preferably by name and helping members connect with the YMCA.
  2. Provides excellent service to members, guests, and program participants in the branch and on the phone, contributing to member retention.
  3. Interviews and/or tours prospective members; sells memberships.
  4. Registers members for programs and membership and accurately enters transactions using DAXKO computer system.
  5. Handles and resolves membership concerns using positive can do attitude and exercising good judgment-making skills.
  6. Informs supervisor of unusual situations or unresolved issues.
  7. Communicates member concerns and equipment/facility related issues with Facility Staff.
  8. Prepares incident/accident reports per established Y risk management procedures.
  9. Applies all YMCA policies dealing with member services. 
  10. Stays up to date on all programs and events at or associated with the Y by staying current with “Front Desk Info & How To” Google doc, reading emails and attending staff meetings.
  11. Assists with inventory of re-sale merchandise and supplies.
  12. Keeps lobby and Welcome Desk area clean and performs light housekeeping duties as needed.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  1. Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  2. Ability to connect with people of diverse backgrounds.
  3. Previous customer service, sales or related experience.
  4. Maintains a professional appearance and communication skills.
  5. Basic knowledge of computers.
  6. Display ability to learn and understand DAXKO computer system.
  7. Requirements within 30 days of hire include: CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens; Sexual Harassment Awareness training, DCFS Mandated Abuse Reporter. 
  8. Completion of all required safety trainings/renewals.

Have fun helping young people build confidence and learn water safety as a swim instructor at the Mattoon or Neal Center YMCA! Being a part of our team has great benefits, including a free membership and flexible scheduling! Please email Austin at abirch@mattoonymca.org for more information or to apply.

Position Summary:

Provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes.

Essential Functions:

  1. Instructs swimming lessons as assigned in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly.
  2. Develops positive relationships with members and participants and provides motivational support and guidance.
  3. Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  4. Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers members and participants to other programs.
  5. Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc.).
  6. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
  7. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
  8. Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment.
  9. Trains and supervises class aides as assigned.
  10. Communicates problems and member communications with Aquatic Director immediately.
  11. Other duties as assigned.

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 fund-raising.

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.

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.

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.

Qualifications:

  1. Certifications: CPR, AED, Basic First Aid certification (training is offered at the Y).
  2. Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
  3. YMCA Swim Instructor certification as requested.
  4. At least 16 years of age.
  5. Completion of all required staff safety trainings.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques.
  • Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time.
  • Occasional push/pull/carry/lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations.

Have fun, make money, and save lives as a lifeguard at the Mattoon or Neal Center YMCA! Being a part of our team has great benefits, including a free membership and flexible scheduling! If you don’t have your certification, we are offering a limited number of scholarships for qualified applicants who are committed to working as a life guard at the YMCA. Please email Austin at abirch@mattoonymca.org.

Position Summary:

Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  1. Maintains constant surveillance of the pool area.
  2. Knows/review/practices all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Completes related accident/incident reports as required.
  3. Maintains effective relationships with the members, participants and other staff.
  4. Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
  5. Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state Health Department code.
  6. Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  7. Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving.
  8. Performs chemical testing at appropriate times of the day, as required, and takes appropriate action.
  9. Attends all staff meetings and training as required.
  10. Communicates any problems or member communications to Aquatic Director immediately.
  11. Other duties as assigned.

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 fund-raising.

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.

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.

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.

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum age of 18.
  2. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification.
  3. YMCA or American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.
  4. Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
  5. Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
  6. Completion of all required staff safety trainings.

Physical Demands:

  1. Ability to pass lifeguard water test.
  2. Must be able to remain alert.
  3. Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods.
  4. Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals.
  5. Ability to continuously scan all areas of the pool with clear vision.
  6. Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue.
  7. Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations.