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EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

The Neal Center YMCA is seeking a Part-Time Member Engagement Specialist. Join our team and become part of our family! At the Y, we are passionate about youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Our staff enjoys work with purpose, great work-life balance, a free membership, and more!

Our Member Engagement Specialists deliver excellent service to all members, guests, and program participants by greeting every person as they enter the facility, registering participants for membership and programs, accurately handling payment transactions, and promoting and providing information about programs and membership. This position will be primarily weekend hours (Saturday 7am-5pm, Sunday 12-4pm). Complete our application and submit to hrobinson@nealcenterymca.org.

Essential Functions Include but are not limited to:

  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.

The Neal Center YMCA is seeking a Part-Time Facility Supervisor. Join our team and become part of our family! At the Y, we are passionate about youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Our staff enjoys work with purpose, great work-life balance, a free membership, and more! The Facility Supervisor works with other staff to ensure smooth operation of the YMCA. He or she provides quality member service, and are responsible for the safety and wellness of all participants using the facility and grounds and maintaining the facility and grounds with pride- including cleaning and general maintenance. This position will be primarily weekend hours. Complete our application and submit to hrobinson@nealcenterymca.org.

Essential Functions Include but are not limited to:
1. Completes all duties listed on the daily schedule and maintains upkeep of equipment. Duties include, but are not limited to, wet and dust mopping, dusting, trash removal, window washing as scheduled, painting, vacuuming carpeted areas and walk off mats, laundry, spot clean Wellness Center equipment & floors, clean all areas as directed, seasonal activities dealing with maintaining clean grounds, and general cleaning.
2. Performs heavy duty tasks, such as scrubbing floors and cleaning locker rooms.
3. Maintain and organize equipment, supplies and closets. Notifies supervisor of any damaged or broken equipment or when supplies are low.
4. Provides emergency cleaning services promptly, and in accordance with safety guidelines.
5. Follow emergency procedures and safety precautions. Follow procedures for reporting all accidents, incidents and hazards.
6. Adhere to all policies, rules, and regulations as outlined in employee handbook and other communications. Obtain and maintain required training(s).
7. Accept additional assignments as deemed appropriate, within the scope of the job description.
8. Ensures building and property is secure during shift and reports incidents and hazardous conditions to supervisor.
9. Cleans up blood or bodily fluids which could contain blood borne pathogens.
10. Operates motorized equipment used for cleaning.
11. Monitor member behavior. Ensures YMCA building and property is secure during shift and report incidents and hazardous conditions to supervisor.
12. Enforce YMCA Code of Conduct & Discipline Policy.
13. General maintenance of lighting and HVAC systems.
14. Set up furniture/equipment for programs, meetings, events, and rentals.
15. Completes Building Sweeps every hour to maintain safe environment

Qualifications:
1. High school diploma or equivalent required.
2. Valid drivers license
3. CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications required within 30 days of employment.
4. Basic understanding of the upkeep and care of equipment.
5. Completion of all required staff safety trainings.
6. Self-starter, ability to work independently.
7. Dependability and a strong work ethic required.
8. Previous work experience in janitorial or other cleaning positions highly preferred but not required.

Physical Demands:
1. Sufficient physical strength and agility to carry out essential duties.
2. Ability to erect and stand on ladders and platforms at heights up to 30 feet.
3. Ability to work with paint, cleaning equipment, chemical compounds, solvents, cleaners, and solutions in dry, liquid, powder, spray, and aerosol forms.
4. Ability to paint, clean equipment, and operate motorized equipment as needed.
5. Ability to work in conditions that will create dirt and dust.
6. 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.

The Mattoon Area Family YMCA is accepting applications for an AmeriCorps VISTA who will focus on programming for our teenage population. The perfect candidate will be creative, organized, and enjoy connecting on a deeper level with young people. He or she should be passionate about mentorship and creating Social Emotional Learning opportunities. Hours will vary, but will primarily include afternoons and evenings.

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a federal agency that brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and volunteers serve organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities.  AmeriCorps focuses on these key areas to make an impact: economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, disaster response, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. 

AmeriCorps VISTAs must be 18 years or older and willing to dedicate a year of full-time service to an organization (sponsor) to create or expand programs designed to empower individuals and communities in overcoming poverty. Benefits of AmeriCorps service include:

  • Training—both regional and local
  • A modest living allowance, $48.22 daily or $675.08 bi-weekly for the majority of downstate Illinois counties, with the exact amount based on the county in which the VISTA is serving.
  • VISTAs who do not have health coverage are eligible to enroll in the VISTA Health Benefit Plan; no ACA exemption is required. However, please note that this plan has certain limitations and does not cover pre-existing conditions, with the exception of medications already prescribed for such conditions.
  • AmeriCorps VISTA does offer a health allowance that can be used to pay out of pocket expenses of up to $7,900, but will not cover monthly premiums. Please see http://www.healthcare.gov/ for information on ACA coverage options and assistance.
  • Relocation expenses (if the VISTA moves more than 50 miles to serve).
  • Childcare assistance if eligible.
  • VISTA will receive their choice of an end of term stipend of $1,803.10 or an education award of $6,345 (paid by AmeriCorps) upon completion of their term.

For more information on the AmeriCorps VISTA program, visit https://americorps.gov/serve

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Wendy Baker at wbaker@mattoonymca.org.

Have fun, make money, and save lives as the Head Lifeguard at the Mattoon and Neal Center YMCA! This position will start at approximately 20 hours per week, with the possibility of expansion. 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:

  • Ability to work at both the Mattoon and Neal Center YMCA
  • Write schedules for lifeguards at both locations
  • Work with staff to ensure shifts are covered, to include working on the stand if needed in an emergency situation
  • Teach Lifeguard and CPR classes as needed (LGI certification required within 6 months of hire)
  • Conduct in-service trainings at both locations
  • Conduct annual staff evaluations as well as lifeguard tests
  • Maintain safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas
  • Create a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 staff to join our team in Coles and Cumberland County.

We provide child care before and after school in four schools across three districts- Mattoon, Cumberland, and Neoga.  Before school hours for this position are 6:15 AM-8 AM, and after school starts as early as 2:45 (depending on the school) and lasts until 5:30 PM. This position would begin around August 17, 2022.

Our School Aged Child Care Staff have fun making an impact in the lives of young people. They also receive a free Y membership, and the Y looks great on a resume! To apply, complete the application and email to Kiyla Devoss at kdevoss@mattoonymca.org. For more information, call 217-234-9494.

School-Aged Child Care Staff 

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 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.

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.