School-Age Care Program Staff - Part Time

Job Description


The School Aged 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.


  • Values
  • Inclusion
  • Relationships
  • Quality Results
  • Communication
  • Functional



Qualifications - Required

  • 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

Qualifications - Preferred

  • 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.