School-Age Care Lead Program Staff - Full Time

Job Description


The School Aged Child Care Program Lead Staff is responsible for assisting with planning, leading, and evaluating group experiences. This position will operate at a specific school age site.  The incumbent will provide quality recreational experiences for children that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

Essential Functions

  • Assist the Site Director with the planning, supervising, and implementation of the program and program activities
  • Assist in the promotion of the program including calendars, newsletters, and other forms of communication with parents and the community
  • Provide work direction to program staff while on duty assisting the Site Director with supervision and training
  • Continuously evaluate the program and recommend needed changes to the Site Director
  • Ensure that the site is kept clean and organized
  • Perform administrative activities to support the program, including record and file maintenance, registration, release forms, and emergency forms
  • Maintain CACFP and Minnesota Department of Health Licensing for meals and snacks, if applicable.


  • Values
  • Inclusion
  • Relationships
  • Quality Results
  • Communications
  • Functional



Qualifications - Required

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Minimum of 6 months experience working with school aged children or 6 months experience as SAC Program Staff
  • Certifications required within 30 days of hire: Adult and child CPR or CPR/PR; First Aid; and AED
  • Knowledge in areas such as child development, child guidance, human relations, communication, or recreational programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with school age children in a recreational setting
  • Demonstrated skills in communication, organization, creative problem solving, and human relations
  • Willingness to work with diverse populations

Qualifications - Preferred

  • Degree in education, recreation, or related field
  • 6 months supervisory/ management experience
  • Knowledge in planning, organizing, communicating and implementing school age recreation programs
  • Knowledge of CACFP Program requirements

Work Conditions

  • Must be able to actively participate in youth games/activities which include getting in the water during swimming
  • Ability to travel locally to YMCA branches and other program sites.
  • Perform all physical aspects of the position, including moving around, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 pounds at a time.
  • Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.
  • Must be able to remain alert in warm to hot environment for prolonged period which may include indoor pool, outdoor activities, bus rides, etc...
  • May provide children with assistance in dealing with issues such as personal hygiene, medical needs, toiletry, lifting, writing, feeding, and getting in or out of transportation.
  • May be exposed to verbal outbursts, physical actions or bodily fluids as part of the child care environment.