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EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

The Mattoon Area Family YMCA is currently seeking applicants for our Before & After School Team!

Hours for the Before School Program are 6:15-9 AM for Mattoon schools and 6:15-8 AM for Cumberland schools. After school is dismissal until 5:30 PM. The programs are held in local schools.

Our Before & After School team members provide direct supervision to a group of children in a before and after school program, summer camp, and days out program. We’re looking for team members who will provide a quality experience to children and parents that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

Position Summary:

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. 

Essential Functions: 

  1. Supervises a group of children.  Monitors children for social distancing, illness, and safety concerns.
  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, 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.
  10. Performs other duties for the betterment of the program as needed or directed.

YMCA Competencies (Leader):

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. High school graduate or equivalent preferred.
  2. Experience working in a child development setting or related activity (specifically 5-12 year olds).
  3. CPR and First Aid Certification and completion of all required safety trainings.
  4. Ability to plan, organize, and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
  5. Leadership skills
  6. Written and oral communication skills
  7. Strong organizational skills
  8. Creativity and patience

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings.   Auditory and visual ability to respond to critical incidents. 
  • 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.

Please complete the application online. For more information, contact Kayla Kerner at (217) 234-9494 or kkerner@mattoonymca.org.

The YMCA Homeschool Program enriches the lives of local homeschool students through physical activity, games, and fellowship with other homeschoolers. We’re looking for enthusiastic team members to help us lead this unique program! Position is part-time and requires availability from 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m. every Thursday. Please complete the online application and submit in person, or email to sdowell@mattoonymca.org.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Community Programs Director, the Home School Program Staff shall be responsible for conducting the program in a safe and consistent manner.

Essential Functions:

  1. Review play area and equipment to assure a safe environment
  2. Assure that the program begins on time and the activities are running as scheduled
  3. Assure that participants are following the rules of the program and sport
  4. Be familiar with the block plans and lesson plans for each days activities
  5. Assure that the program is conducted following the YMCA core values
  6. Have basic knowledge of the sports that are being taught and know the rules
  7. Have a basic knowledge of the drills and know how to explain and demonstrate them
  8. Assure that the program is conducted in a safe environment
  9. Talk with the parents of specific situations with their children
  10. Assure that all participants are being included

YMCA Competencies (Leader):

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 16.
  2. Knowledge of Sports and YMCA rules.
  3. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date. Complete all required staff safety trainings.
  4. Must consent to and complete a Background Check.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by am employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk: run; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more weight.  If individual must lift and/or move weight beyond their ability, they must ask for assistance from another staff member.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Do you want to be a part of a team that cares about youth development, healthy living and social responsibility? The Mattoon Area Family YMCA is seeking Facility Crew members to join our team and help keep members safe and healthy. The Y community is unlike any other. Our employees are committed to our cause and are enthusiastic about their jobs. Candidates MUST be available to work evenings and weekends. 

Position Summary: 

Responsible for cleaning the facility and maintaining equipment. Works with other staff to ensure smooth operation of the YMCA by providing quality member service through member, guest, and facility supervision.  Responsible for the safety and wellness of all participants using the facility and grounds.

Essential Functions:

1.    Completes all duties listed on the daily cleaning and maintenance schedule.  Duties include, but are not limited to, wet and dust mopping, dusting, trash removal, recycling, window washing as scheduled, painting, vacuuming carpeted areas and walk off mats, laundering of towels, spot clean Wellness Center equipment & floors, clean all areas as directed, seasonal activities dealing with maintaining clean grounds, lawn care and snow removal, and general cleaning.

2.    Interacts with members and potential members by conducting building tours and Wellness Center orientations.

3.    Interacts with members and visitors to ensure YMCA building and property is secure during shift and report incidents and hazardous conditions to supervisor.

4.    Enforce YMCA Code of Conduct & Discipline Policy.

5.    Operates related motorized and non-motorized equipment including floor scrubber and power washer.

6.    Records and reports all needed repairs; repairs as directed.

7.    Set up furniture/equipment for programs, meetings, events, and rentals.

8.    Completes Aquatic Quick Checks & Building Sweeps to maintain safe environment

9.    Other duties as assigned.

YMCA Competencies (Leader):

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:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid drivers license
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications required within 30 days of employment.
  • Basic understanding of the upkeep and care of equipment.
  • Completion of all required staff safety trainings.

Physical Demands:

1.    Sufficient physical strength and agility to carry out essential duties.

  • Ability to erect and stand on ladders and platforms at heights up to 30 feet.
  • Ability to work with paint, cleaning equipment, chemical compounds, solvents, cleaners, and solutions in dry, liquid, powder, spray, and aerosol forms.
  • Ability to paint, clean equipment, and operate motorized equipment as needed.
  • Ability to work in conditions that will create dirt and dust.
  • Must be physically capable of accessing all areas of facility – indoors & outdoors. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to: climb stairs, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, stand for an extended period of time, climb ladders, walk, shovel snow, plow snow, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, talk, hear and have visual acuity.

TO APPLY, COMPLETE APPLICATION AND SUBMIT TO VINCE REED AT VREED@MATTOONYMCA.ORG.