School-Age Care Program Staff - Part Time

Job Description


Job Summary:

The School Aged Child Care Program Staff is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing recreational and creative experiences for school age children in a group setting.  The incumbent provides high quality recreational experiences for school aged children that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with the writing and implementation of weekly lesson plans.
  • Organize and lead a variety of activities appropriate for school age children.  Activities may include arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, enrichment activities, etc.
  • Ensure that the site is kept clean and organized.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, daily rosters, logbook documentation, and attendance records.
  • Assist in completing child and program evaluations.
  • Maintain CACFP and Minnesota Department of Health Licensing for meals and snacks, if applicable.


This position reports to the Site Director who reports to the Program Director/Sr. Coordinator.  The incumbent interacts regularly with children, parents, and staff members from diverse backgrounds.







  • Minimum age of 16.
  • Certifications required within 30 days of hire: Adult and child CPR or CPR/PR; First Aid; and AED
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.
  • Good skills in communication, organization, and human relations.
  • Willingness to work with diverse populations


  • Previous experience working with school age children.
  • 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 be exposed to verbal outbursts, physical actions or bodily fluids as part of the child care environment.

Additional Notes:

This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from branch/program representatives in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the branch or Association success.