Activity Associate- Babysitter


Requisition Number:
Date Posted:
Farmington Valley YMCA
97 Salmon Brook Street
Member Services
Employment Status:
Per Diem



Under the direction of the Program Director, The Activity Associate Babysitter will assist with the care and supervision of children and with maintenance of toys and equipment; while parent/guardian are using the YMCA’s facility.

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. 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 members.
  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 members’ expectations every day, which includes building and maintaining healthy professional relationships with parents, children, host agencies, and staff.
  10. Perform other tasks as assigned.



  • Treats everyone with courtesy, respect and consideration; displays integrity; listens actively and genuinely; communicates in a clear and pleasant manner; embraces differences among people; demonstrates an active willingness to learn and grow; accepts constructive criticism; works as a team member.
  • Provides a quality experience for everyone, including but not limited to Health Seekers, Members, Participants, Internal Customers, Fellow Staff Members and others.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Experience working with children and an understanding of child development.
  2. Ability to build relationships with staff, volunteers, and parents/guardians.
  3. Ability to create a positive and supportive atmosphere for learning and relationship-building.
  4. CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications within 30 days of hire.
  5. At least 16 years of age.



  • Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift and/or assist children up to 30 pounds in weight.
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency



  • The YMCA believes its employees must understand and demonstrate the mission of the organization through actions, which promote the values of the YMCA: Respect, Responsibility, Caring, and Honesty.
  • 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.