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Bellefonte YMCA

Bellefonte

Human Services

Child Care Staff

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Job Description/Requirements

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people in YOUR community. As a non-profit organization committed to strengthening our community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, YMCA of Centre County offers more than just a job: we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference.

Our Bellefonte Branch is currently accepting applications for part-time Child Care Staff to fill shifts Monday-Friday between the hours of 6:30 AM and 6:00 PM in Summer Camp and School Age Child Care Programs. Staff will be responsible for the safety and well-being of the children enrolled in our programs as well as providing an environment rich in activities and experiences to promote the development of each child.

Primary Responsibilities

-Maintain knowledge and understanding of PA Department of Human Services (DHS) regulations.
-Supervise all children and be physically present with the group of children in your care.
-When engaging children in activities, consider the needs of individual children with concern for their interests, special talents, individual style, and pace of learning.
-Assist with the development and implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum.
-Interact and participate in games, activities, and special programs with children in a positive and enthusiastic manner.
-Assist in daily communication with parents.
-Utilize positive disciplinary methods including, but not limited to, redirection, positive reinforcement, proactive guidance, and if needed, appropriate time outs.
-Assist with the completion of any necessary administrative paperwork (i.e. meal counts, attendance, incident reports, supply requests, etc.)

Qualifications (should meet ONE of these criteria)

-High school diploma and 30 credits in an education or human services field.
-High school diploma and 600 or more hours of secondary training.
-High school diploma, 15 credit hours in an education or human service field, and 1 year of experience working with children.
-High school diploma and 2 years of experience working with children.

Salary/Benefits

-$10.00 to $11.15 per hour depending on level of education and experience with opportunities for increases.
-403(b) retirement program.
-Generous employee discounts on YMCA programs.
-FREE YMCA membership with access to all 4 YMCA of Centre County facilities.
-Opportunities for professional development.

Applications, inquiries, and resumes should be directed to Heather Heckman at hheckman@ymcaocc.org

The Y is a great place to work, gain experience in your field of interest, meet new friends, and strengthen your community. Apply today to join our team and our cause!

YMCA of Centre County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Compensation/Benefits

-$10.00 to $11.15 per hour depending on level of education and experience with opportunities for increases.
-403(b) retirement program.
-Generous employee discounts on YMCA programs.
-FREE YMCA membership with access to all 4 YMCA of Centre County facilities.
-Opportunities for professional development.