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School Age Child Care Program Assistant

Southern District YMCA

The Southern District YMCA has a long history of providing many communities throughout Southern New Hampshire with outstanding programs and services for youth. The Y’s Camp Lincoln is a traditional summer camp and outdoor education facility offering over 1500 campers the opportunity to engage in healthy activities. More than 750 children are enrolled in 15 before and after school sites through the Y’s child care programs. And just over two years ago, the Y opened the Exeter Area YMCA, a 33,000-square-foot multi-generational health and wellness center, which has seen membership growth that exceeds expectations. The Southern District YMCA is also currently exploring Phase 2 of a capital campaign to add a new aquatics facility to its Exeter location. The YMCA is currently seeking a new leader who will provide strong support for all aspects of the Y’s operations and strategic initiatives.

Mission Statement: Southern District YMCA (SDYMCA) provides opportunities for youth
development, healthy living and social responsibility in our southern New Hampshire community.
We achieve this by putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy
spirit, mind and body for all – regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, ability, religion or

Service Area & Demographics: SDYMCA serves the NH towns of Brentwood, Danville, East
Kingston, Exeter, Fremont, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, Newton,
North Hampton, Plaistow, Raymond, Seabrook, and Stratham.

History: In 1926, YMCA Camp Lincoln began as a summer camp on Kingston Lake. Today,
summers are full of 1,500 campers aged 3-15 and a robust counselor-in-training program for 14-
15-year old’s. Year-round activities at Camp Lincoln include outdoor education, team-building
programs and weekend rentals serving an additional 11,000 people. YMCA School Age Child Care
operates 15 before and after school programs meeting HEPA standards and state licensing
requirements for 750 students. Exeter Area YMCA opened its doors in September 2015 to an
eager community. The 33,000 square feet facility serves over 6,300 members, averaging 400


The Program Assistant works for the Southern District YMCA School’s Out Program, a licensed school age child care program for youth, under the guidance of the Site Director for assisting the Site Director and Group Leader with daily operations which meet YMCA quality standards, ensuring the safety of the children, implementing the selected curriculum, helping to organize special events, developing relationships with parents, and interacting regularly with host site school administration.The Program Assistant will be fully engaged and interactive with the children each day.Additionally, Program Assistants must assist the Site Director with properly maintaining attendance records, staff records, following procedures related to incident reporting, and filing accident reports.Familiarity with state child care licensing regulations and child care industry best practices is desired.  This is a part time, split shift position.

  • Maintain current medical health form.  Form must be on file at YMCA within 60 days of hire date.  Screening must have been conducted within 12 months of new hire and renewed every three years.
  • Obtain New Staff Orientation within 30 days of hire, including child abuse prevention and blood-borne pathogen training.
  • Obtain 6 hours of professional development training within the first 5 months of hire (May be prorated with supervisor’s approval).
  • Obtain a minimum of 18 hours of professional development training every school year.
  • The candidate will be required to be fingerprinted and have background checks conducted by the YMCA and the State.
  • Maintain updated certifications of the job (CPR and First Aid/AED, Medication Administration Training, Supervision Trainings, and any other as directed by your supervisor.
  • Must sign Voluntary Disclosure statement.
  • Must sign and demonstrate the Southern District YMCA Code of Conduct.
  • Must sign and abide by the Southern District YMCA Personnel Policy as well as the School’s Out Staff Manual.
  •     Understands and models YMCA mission and values
  •     Develops and embraces a shared vision
  •     Focus on creating positive social & community change through the development of meaningful programs and services
  •     Models the mission and values of the YMCA in all written, and verbal interactions with peers, co-workers, staff, members and the     community
  •     Deliberate in establishing positive relationships with internal and external members and partners
  •     Connects relationship building to all that he or she does at the YMCA
  •     Makes members and community needs paramount and does everything in his/her power to engage and partner with members and community to exceed expectations
  •     Create a team atmosphere by identifying common goals, sharing information encouraging cooperation and keeping others informed of decisions impacting others
  •     Makes member and community needs paramount and does everything in his/her power to engage and partner with members and community to exceed expectations
  •     Applies positive “can-do” approach to work, accepts full responsibility for own actions and
  •     responds openly and appropriately to people of different backgrounds
  •     Uses a variety of clear and consistent  communications methods to keep all informed and responds to internal and external requests in a timely and appropriate       fashion
  •     Responds openly & appropriately to people of different background & abilities
  •     Represents the YMCA proudly by wearing appropriate attire for the job.
  •     Punctual and reliable; rarely absent but provides sufficient notice if unable to work.
  •     Foster a healthy, safe work environment
  •     Ability to see the “big picture”, long term focus in decision making
  •     Possess competence of budget issues and core business practices
  •     Responds in a timely & appropriate fashion to member and partner requests

Southern District YMCA is an Equal Opportunities employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of SDYMCA to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetic information.

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Date Added: February 7, 2020

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