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YReads Youth Development Specialist (Frontier Elementary School) - Pinellas/Pasco School Age Programs

Company: YMCA of the Suncoast
Location: Clearwater
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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RATE OF PAY: $10.10 + possible incentives

Shift: VARIES (Weekday Afternoons)

Addendum for YREADS Program:

    1. Assume responsibility when instructor is absent
    1. Assist in maintaining accurate organizational records and funding reporting requirements to remain in compliance at all times.

Supplemental Information:

YMCA Reads at Frontier Elementary provides students with the intensive reading instruction they need to succeed. Students are referred by teachers to work with YMCA staff and mentors in small groups weekly and this position will facilitate the program curriculum for these small groups. The typical work schedule will be in the afternoons on days that Pinellas County Schools is in session.

This program builds bridges towards equity in our community by providing youth with the individualized attention they need to improve their literacy skills. We continuously measure reading skills through diagnostic tests and informal assessments to provide targeted, individualized instruction and track the results of the program.

  • Our participants come from all backgrounds and walks of life and our ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish.*


The Youth Development Specialist is responsible for all children participating in the YMCA program. They will implement and facilitate purposeful activities at the site for their designated group. They support the YMCA's promise to strengthen community by interacting with members in a positive and meaningful way. Members are defined as anyone with a current or potential relationship with the Y, such as children, parents, staff, volunteers, community, donors and guests.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise a designated group of children to ensure safety.
  • Maintain accurate attendance at all times including bathroom breaks and every transition. Conduct face to name attendance verification.
  • Communicate and document children's absences, injuries and incidents according to policies and procedures.
  • Use positive reinforcement to encourage appropriate behavior. Document and communicate inappropriate behavior following disciplinary procedures.
  • Nurture children by facilitating purposeful programming that supports academic growth and enrichment opportunities.
  • Cultivate relationships by establishing a positive rapport with children, parents, volunteers, staff and school personnel. Create a sense of belonging for the children by encouraging them to connect with others.
  • Create a nurturing and safe environment by reporting suspicious activity that may lead to child abuse or may violate the code of conduct. Keep supplies organized, maintain a clean facility and care for equipment.
  • Create a friendly and welcoming environment for all members of all backgrounds and abilities by role modeling SMART behavior.
  • Educate members about the services the YMCA offers and further connect them to the YMCA.
  • Support the strategic work of the YMCA by:

A. Creating a culture of volunteerism by educating members about volunteer opportunities.

B. Supporting a culture of philanthropy by telling your Y story to others and encouraging them to participate in YMCA fundraising efforts.

C. Encourage members and celebrate their success in meeting their health and well-being goals.

D. Nurture the potential of all youth by promoting meaningful programs and services.

All responsibilities are essential to the position

Key Leadership Competencies:



Communication and Influence

Developing Others and Self

Emotional Maturity

Functional Expertise

Position Qualifications:

Upon hire, must complete Intro to the Ys Cause & Culture and Y's Way to Service & Engagement. Principles of Youth Development training required. Within 90 days must complete Preventing Sexual Abuse Between Youth Children, Youth Affirmations: Distinguishing Between Praise and Encouragement, Foundations of Listen First, and Engaging with Families trainings required.

Education: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. A degree in a child-related field is preferred.

Work Experience: Experience working with children in an educational environment preferred.

Physical: Must be 18 years of age or older. Must be able to stand, remain outdoors and maintain continual physical endurance for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds, watch, listen and facilitate group activities.

Mental: Must be mentally alert and be able to process and follow directions.

Skills: Must be able to supervise and instruct large groups of children. Knowledge of literacy and education programming preferred.

Note: You have received this search result if you searched for: Early Childcare, Child Care, Development, Academic, Youth, School Age, Tutoring, After School, Afterschool


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Keywords: YMCA of the Suncoast, Clearwater , YReads Youth Development Specialist (Frontier Elementary School) - Pinellas/Pasco School Age Programs, Other , Clearwater, Florida

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