Activity Associate - Babysitter


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Indian Valley YMCA
11 Pinney Street
Member Services
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Assist with the care and supervision of children and with maintenance of toys and equipment.

Greets everyone by using names whenever possible; extend thanks whenever appropriate; makes relationship building the number one priority at all times. The position is responsible for ensuring that the child care programs convey the mission, purpose, image, and core values of the YMCA of Greater Hartford.


  1. In conjunction with other staff members, carry out daily activities required to care for children including, but not limited to, serving snacks and lunch, bottle feedings, comforting injured or upset children, etc.
  2. When possible, participate with children in play activities, ensuring premier quality and innovation.
  3. Constantly monitor children’s activities and behavior.
  4. Be responsible for clean-up and maintenance of toys and materials.
  5. Immediately communicate any problems or concerns with program, staff, children or parents to the appropriate staff member.
  6. Support and contribute to a safe, clean environment for staff and customers.
  7. Report to supervisor immediately any evidence of child abuse including physical, mental, emotional and/or neglect.
  8. Maintain confidentiality of information provided by parents, staff and administration.
  9. Consistently provide friendly, courteous assistance, exceeding customers’ expectations every day, which includes building and maintaining healthy professional relationships with parents, children, host agencies, and staff.
  10. Perform other tasks as assigned.


  • 16 years of age or older.
  • Experience working with children and an understanding of child development.
  • Ability to build relationships with staff, volunteers, and parents.
  • Ability to create a positive and supportive atmosphere for learning and relationship-building.
  • CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications within 30 days of hire.