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Here at the YMCA, we help create a sense of community by involving individuals and families of all ages, gender, ability, income, and race. As a YMCA employee, you will play a key role in shaping the future of our community. If you have the interest, skills, and enthusiasm to help change the lives of children and families then the YMCA is the place for you!
The Watertown Family YMCA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

 Send all general applications to sschmitt@nnyymca.org

 

SACC AM/PM Group Lead

Watertown Family YMCA is looking for individuals interested in work as Group Leads in our AM/PM School Aged Child Care (SACC) programs.

SACC is held in many school districts in Jefferson County and YMCA Facilities. Wage is based on experience and education. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of children, please apply for this position.

 

POSITION SUMMARY: This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Group Lead at the YMCA SACC program maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals, promotes the potential of all youth, and provides a quality experience to both youth and their families.

 

OUR CULTURE: Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Supervises a group of children and program activities.

2. Follows all policies, procedures, and standards as established by the law or the Y (e.g., safety or emergency procedures, behavior guidance strategies, child abuse prevention policies); makes ADA accommodations where appropriate; maintains the program site, equipment, and required program records.

3. Nurtures children through purposeful programming; plans activities that are intended to achieve program goals and outcomes, are culturally relevant, are developmentally appropriate, and are consistent with the Y’s values.

4. Creates a positive rapport and shared interest with all youth; models relationship-building skills in all interactions.

5. Provides opportunities for youth to lead, problem-solve, and make decisions and choices within the program and provides daily opportunities for youth to reflect on and respond to their experiences.

6. Provides and welcomes ongoing dialogue with parents and caregivers about their child’s needs and progress; connects families to the Y. 7. Attends and participates in program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.

8. Performs other duties as assigned.

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:
• Communication & Influence • Developing Self & Others
• Program/Project Management QUALIFICATIONS:
• High school diploma or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
• Meets minimum age standards as established by state law and/or the Y.
• CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications required (Will train with-in 90 days)
• Child Abuse Prevention training required within 30 days of hire.
• Previous experience working with children preferred.
• Previous experience working with diverse populations.
• Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
• Commitment to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

• The 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.

• Ability to plan, lead, and participate in program activities in a variety of indoor and/or outdoor settings.

 

Please forward resumes to Ammbrose Souza, asouza@nnyymca.org

Lifeguard
  • YMCA LIFEGUARD JOB DESCRIPTION

    Job Title: Lifeguard Leadership Level:

    Starting Wage: Reports to: Aquatics Supervisor

    Employment Type: Part-Full Time Revision Date: 10/04/2021

    Benefits: Individual Membership Primary Function: Aquatics

    Job Code: Job Grade:

     

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and promotes safety in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Builds positive relationships with members and program participants through effective listening and verbal skills and creatively finds ways to connect them to one another and the Y community.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    · Maintains active surveillance of the pool area

    · Knows and reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures; completes related reports as required

    · Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies, and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area

    · Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state health department code

    · Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed

    · Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving

    · Performs chemical testing when not guarding, as required, and takes appropriate action

    · Identifies and celebrates the successes of members and program participants

    · Attends all staff meetings and in-service training

    · Performs other duties as assigned

     

    YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

    · Relationships

    · Communication

    · Developing Others

    · Inclusion

    · Innovation

    · Quality Results

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    · Minimum age of 16

    · Certifications: Basic life support or professional rescuer CPR/AED, first aid, and emergency oxygen administration

    · Current YMCA Lifeguard or equivalent (ie: American Red Cross Lifeguarding)

    · Ability to maintain certification-level physical and mental readiness

    · Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards

    WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    · The 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.

    · Physically perform all skills required of a lifeguard.

    · Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility.

    · Remain alert with no lapses of consciousness.

    · See and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility

Daycare Aide

The YMCA Daycare is looking for a part time AM and PM teacher aide for our facility. We are looking to hire a qualified applicant. This is a part time, hourly position at approximately 25 hours per week.

We are looking for someone who meets the following qualifications:

- Minimum education is a High School/GED diploma (Working on or have Associate's in Early Childhood or CDA)

- Experience working with children ages 6 weeks - 5 years of age

Please submit your resume.

We are located at 514 Washington Street, Watertown. If you have any questions feel free to call 315-755-1208.

All staff are required to wear a mask at all times.

Swim Instructor

Job Title: Swim Instructor

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Reports to: Aquatics Director Revision Date: 10/04/2021

Leadership Level: Leader Primary Function/Department: Aquatics

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Swim Instructor at Anytown YMCA maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swim classes.

OUR CULTURE: Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly, and supports members and program participants in achieving their goals.

2. Develops and maintains positive relationships with volunteers, members or program participants, and colleagues at all levels of the organization; helps participants and families connect with each other and the YMCA; and encourages parent or caregiver involvement.

3. Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers program participants and families to other programs.

4. Maintains records as required (e.g., attendance, progress reports).

5. Evaluates each student and records their progress each class.

6. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.

7. Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment.

8. Trains and supervises class aides as assigned.

 

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:

· Collaboration

· Developing Self & Others

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

· YMCA Swim Instructor certification, or equivalent.

· CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification, within the first 6 months of employment must receive YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification.

· Must be able to swim 25 yards of 4 of the following strokes: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, side stroke, or elementary back stroke.

· Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards.

· At least 16 years of age.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

· The 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.

· Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques.

· Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child.

· Maintain the physical requirements necessary to maintain certification in YSL, CPR and First Aid certifications

Pre-K Aide

The YMCA Daycare is looking for full time Preschool Aide for our facility. This position is a split between the Pre-K program and wrap around care for when Pre-K is over. We are looking to hire a qualified applicant. The position is approximately 37-40 hours per week.

We are looking for someone who meets the following qualifications:

- Minimum education is a CDA Preschool or Associate's Degree in Early Childhood (can be working towards either of these)

- Experience working with children in a center-based programming.

Please email a copy of your resume on indeed. All interviews at this time are being done through zoom. If you have any questions please call 315-755-1208.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.00 - $13.50 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
Required a to wear a mask.

 

COVID-19 considerations:
Required a to wear a mask.

Lead Toddler Teacher

Job description

The YMCA Daycare is looking for a full time Toddler Lead Teacher for our facility. This is a hourly position at approximately 37-40 hours per week. We are looking to hire a qualified applicant.

We are looking for someone who meets the following qualifications:

- Minimum education is a CDA infant/toddler or Associate's Degree in Early Childhood.

- Two years of experience related to caring for children, one of which must be related to working with infants or toddlers

Please email a copy of your resume.

We are located at 514 Washington St, Watertown NY. If you have any question feel free to call 315-755-1208

 

Pay and BenefitsEdit

$13.00 - $13.50 per hour


Benefits: Dental insurance, Employee discount, Health insurance, Paid time off, Vision insurance

Member Services

WATERTOWN FAMILY YMCA

Job Title: Member Services Team Member

FLSA Status: Hourly

Status: Part Time Department: All facilities

Reports to: Branch Director Revision Date: 03/25/2021

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The position serves as part of a team that includes welcome center duties, cleaning, and responsibility for maintaining control and oversight of the facility. The supervision staff team will be responsible for all aspects of operating a safe and clean facility including to ensure compliance with the safety and cleanliness protocols and guidelines put in place by the YMCA and New York State. The position is part of a team that will be a primary responder for both staff, members, and participants while the facility is in operation. The position will help supervise all Y activities within the branch with the goal of maintaining member engagement and safety for all.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

1. Work as a team member staffing the welcome center, building supervision, and keeping up with the cleanliness of the building.

2. Provide excellent service to members, guests, and program participants in the Y. Use Listen First skills

3. Establish a working relationship with members; learn members names and use them frequently.

Introduce members to other members and staff

4. When in Welcome Center area, greet members, staff and volunteers when entering the building and wish them well when exiting the building

5. Communicate YMCA goals, program offerings and events to members, participants and potential members. Promote the YMCA mission and cause in all interactions.

6. Direct incoming phone calls

7. Provide membership and program information and enroll new members and participants

8. Monitor staff and services to make certain the facility is running safely and efficiently.

9. Handle and resolve membership concerns and inform Branch Director of unusual situations or unresolved issues.

10. Make regular rounds of the building to monitor facility operations and compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.

11. Learn and execute the procedures to open or close the facility and emergency procedures

12. Remain aware of the facility schedule, handle changes to the schedule as needed.

13. Ensure building cleanliness, respond and report incidents or accidents, and document any work orders to the Branch Director.

14. Respond and effectively react to emergencies that arise. Serve as part of the team to respond to all security and fire alarms, as well as all operational incidents.

15. Report and document safety, security or emergency items to the Branch Director or authorities, as necessary.

16. Know the work schedule and report to work on time. Complete timesheet on a daily basis.

17. Complete end of shift reports for Branch Director

18. Perform other duties as assigned

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

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.

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. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

2. Excellent organization and the ability to multitask.

3. CPR, First Aid and AED certifications required within 30 days of employment.

4. Familiarity with computer applications required.

5. Familiarity with the facility being overseen (after training).

6. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Able to wear protective equipment appropriate for their job or work area.
  • Able to perform medium cleaning duties on a multilevel facility including moping and sprayer use.
  • Occasional movement of up to 30 pounds.
  • Move about the full facility often (up to once every 30-60 minutes) to detect potential issues.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include identifying and recognizing potential safety issues and ability to work on the computer program.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Able to identify and respond rapidly to emergency situations and perform emergency first aid, abdominal thrusts, CPR and utilization of an AED machine

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $13.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Employee discount

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Work Remotely:

  • No

 

YMCA Youth Sports Coach

Job details

Salary

From $12.53 an hour

Job Type

Part-time

Number of hires for this role

1

Qualifications

    • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Full Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The position will help the mission by growing the talents and skills of youth at all levels. The position helps maintain a positive atmosphere of support and growth for youth.

NOTE:

We are specifically looking for people who are knowledgeable and experienced with Soccer. Previous playing experience, coaching experience, and an ability to work with 3-12 year old children is a plus. We will ask that all applicants be willing to have some availability to work 4-8 hours minimally during the week in order to instruct Kicks4Kids, and 2-4 hours on the weekend in order to coach YMCA-organized recreational Soccer teams. Being 18 is not necessary but having availability is a must throughout Fall and Winter seasons.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Instructs the program activities and aids program growth.

2. Responsible for equipment set-up and take-down.

3. Promotes and incorporates the YMCA core values and character development model into all program activities.

4. Adheres to and promotes all YMCA character values.

5. Assists in cleaning the facility to standard laid out in the Watertown YMCA Wellness and Safety Plan.

6. Acts as a safety officer to maintain compliance by both staff and members to the standards laid out in the Watertown YMCA Wellness and Safety Plan.

7. Maintain a written attendance record for each class when needed.

8. Performs other duties as assigned.

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:

Mission Advancement

Collaboration

Operational Effectiveness

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrates excellent planning and organizational skills, ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Effective interpersonal and communications (oral and written) skills, as well as the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Good time management skills.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $12.53 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
Need to wear mask if you are not fully vaccinated.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Watertown, NY 13601: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No
Aquatics Supervisor

Job details

Salary

$12.25 - $17.00 an hour

Job Type

Full-time

Number of hires for this role

1

Qualifications

    • Lifeguard: 1 year (Preferred)

    • Supervising experience: 1 year (Preferred)

    • Management: 1 year (Preferred)

Full Job Description

YMCA JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Aquatics Coordinator
Location: Downtown YMCA
Reports to: Aquatics Director Date: May 2020

POSITION SUMMARY: *

Under the guidance of the Aquatic Director, the Aquatic Coordinator will lifeguard, instruct classes, coordinate all swim programs, and any other tasks deemed necessary by the Aquatic Director. The position is responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose, image and core values of the YMCA is conveyed.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader): *

  • Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Uses best practices, guidelines, and industry standards as a framework to improve performance.
  • Demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology associated with the job.

QUALIFICATIONS: *

  • Must be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate
  • Must have current Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First

Aid Certification.

  • Must possess good communication skills to deliver excellent member service.
  • In addition to the above requirements, it is expected that the Coordinator will bring to his/her position maturity, responsibility, positive values, and a sincere interest in working with people.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: *

  • Oversee all lifeguards: fulfilling vacancy shifts, no shows and staffing.
  • Teach, coordinate group fitness classes, swim lessons and lifeguards.
  • Assist in preparation for all swim programs. Also, coordinate with camps and fun clubs for their aquatic needs.
  • Ensure the safety of every individual at the YMCA, both in and around pool area by maintaining compliance with Watertown Family YMCA Aquatic Safety Policies and

Guidelines.

  • Enforce all aquatic regulations including those pertaining to food and drink, and conduct.
  • Schedule staff to cover shifts as needed to ensure safety ratios are met. The Aquatics

Coordinator is expected to fill in when there is a staff shortage.

  • Maintain accurate records as required by the NYS Health Department Sanitary Code.
  • Learn and review all emergency procedures and implement when required.
  • Order supplies as needed.
  • To assist with YMCA Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Certification classes as scheduled.
  • To assist with all staff meetings and in-services as assigned; including swim instructor and lifeguard trainings.
  • To maintain all required certifications.
  • Attend all required meetings, branch events, in-service, and trainings.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Aquatics Director.

Watertown Family YMCA
119 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to stand for extended duration of shift
  • Must be able to bend and stoop frequently
  • Must be able to lift at least fifteen pounds
  • Must be able to stay in the pool for an extended period of time.
  • Communicate verbally, including projecting the voice across distances, and communicate swiftly and effectively with emergency personnel over the telephone and in person.
  • Hear noises and distress signals in an aquatic environment, including in water, understanding that significant background noise exists in aquatic environments.

EFFECT ON END RESULT:

  • Consistent, superior member service and satisfaction resulting in substantial growth in enrollment.
  • The YMCA will be recognized by the community as providing excellent service to all who walk through our doors or contact us on the phone.
  • The YMCA will effectively connect and build relationships with its members and the community, resulting in increased member enrollment and retention.

The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $12.25 - $17.00 per hour