Be part of a place where your work positively influences the lives of others, a place where you thrive in a values-based environment, a place where you are building a better future for yourself and your community.

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 help with our Before School program at Riddle and Williams Elementary Schools in Mattoon. Hours will primarily be 6:15-8 a.m. Monday through Friday. Our School Aged Childcare staff is enthusiastic about youth development and they provide a safe and fun environment to our participants. Staff also receive a free Y membership and the Y looks great on a resume! To apply, complete our application online and submit with your resume to kdevoss@mattoonymca.org.

Essential Functions:

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.

Apply at https://mattoonymca.org/employment/