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Kid Zone Specialist

Company: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Location: Lowell
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

This position is for our Lowell YMCA. OUR CULTURE: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.POSITION SUMMARY: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 requires weekday and/or weekend availabilityESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSSupervises play and group activities of Kid Zone participantsMaintains discipline and orderMaintains supervision of participantsHandles parent/member concernsRegisters each Kid Zone participantMaintains all areas in clean, presentable fashionInsures equipment is clean and safeEnforces safety standards for the operation of the Kid ZoneImplements Character Development: Caring, Honesty, Respect, ResponsibilityPerforms any other functions necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids AssociationCOMPENSATION$10.30 - $12.88 ; part time; non exempt (up to 25hrs/week)Free YMCA membership provided!

KNOW HOWSix 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 15 years of age or older. YMCA experience preferred.CERTIFICATIONSBlood Borne Pathogen trainingCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification required within the first 60 daysFirst Aid Certification required within the first 60 daysAED-Oxygen Certification required within the first 60 daysState of Michigan criminal background clearance (ICHAT)YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:Communication & InfluenceInterprets messages and body language effectively.Listens with the intent to understand the perspective of others by using appropriate communication methods, including open-ended questions.Responds to the individual needs of the other person.Emotional MaturityActs in alignment with personal and organizational values in all situations.Remains calm and objective when under pressure or when challenged by others.Accepts responsibility for behavior.Leads with empathy, anticipating how actions and words impact others.Operates with openness and a willingness to receive ongoing feedback from all levels of the organization.Developing Self & OthersSupports members, participants, or project teams in achieving their goals.Reflects on and learns from successes and mistakes.Proactively shares information, experiences, lessons learned, and suggestions to help others be more successful.Volunteers for challenging tasks or projects in an effort to grow and develop.Solicits and is open to informal learning opportunities to gain insight (e.g., performance feedback, coaching, and stretch assignments).WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: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.TRAVEL:0 - 5% of local travel within the state of Michigan; occasional out-of-state travel may be required for educational conferences or trainingPM21PI181511683

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

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