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Kid Zone Specialist

Company: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Guiding Principles describe our behaviors to support our organization's work throughout its life in all circumstances, irrespective of changes in goals, strategies, and leadership. Our Guiding Principles are as follows: We CULTIVATE-We grow staff and volunteer leaders who will be stewards of the Y mission, resources, and opportunities. We OWN-We think long-term and act on behalf of the organization, beyond our own team. We WELCOME-We are inclusive of all people and all communities. We SERVE-We provide timely and excellent service to members, volunteers, community, and each other. We LEARN - We are curious about new possibilities and act to explore them. We UNITE-We work together to achieve big goals and speak as one voice. We RESPECT-We treat others with kindness and speak positively about other people in all situations. We PLAY-We celebrate, appreciate, and have fun!
The YMCA of Great Grand Rapids utilizes a Membership By Design framework, which is a member involvement and community building model for YMCAs across the country. All staff members-front-line, management, full- and part-time-and volunteers have a role to play in member engagement. These responsibilities can be broken into six steps:

Staff and volunteers encourage potential members to enroll in programs and activities that meet their needs.
Staff and volunteers ask members continually about their satisfaction with a program or activity, track responses, listen to suggestions, and respond promptly in a manner consistent with the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Relationship Building: Staff and volunteers are open, friendly, and approachable to all YMCA members and participants. Staff and volunteers initiate interaction with and between members.
Education and Conversion: Staff and volunteers know about and share their knowledge of the YMCA, its programs, its policies, its mission, its values, and how it benefits members and the community.
Volunteerism and Leadership: Staff and volunteers create opportunities for members to volunteer in their areas of interest, and they ask members to do so whenever appropriate.
Staff and volunteers encourage members to own the YMCA, using words such as we, us, and our association (and actions that match those words) to include members as well as staff and volunteers.

The Kid Zone Program Specialist is responsible for the children in the Kid Zone to ensure a safe, fun area for children 2 months through 10 years old and their families to interact and enjoy. This position may involve early morning, evening, and weekend responsibilities.


Supervises play and group activities of Kid Zone participants
Maintains discipline and order
Maintains supervision of participants
Handles parent/member concerns
Registers each Kid Zone participant
Maintains all areas in clean, presentable fashion
Insures equipment is clean and safe
Enforces safety standards for the operation of the Kid Zone
Implements Character Development: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility

Performs any other functions necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Association

$10.30 - $12.88 ; part time; non exempt (up to 25hrs/week)
Free YMCA membership provided!

High school diploma or equivalent, six months to one year childcare or customer service experience; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required. Ability to interact with people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles. Ability and desire to work with children of all ages. At least 17 years of age or older. YMCA experience preferred.


Blood Borne Pathogen training
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification required within the first 60 days
First Aid Certification required within the first 60 days
AED-Oxygen Certification required within the first 60 days
State of Michigan criminal background clearance (ICHAT

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an 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.

0 - 5% of local travel within the state of Michigan; occasional out-of-state travel may be required for educational conferences or training.


Keywords: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids , Kid Zone Specialist, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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