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RATE OF PAY: $10.10 + possible incentives
Shift: VARIES (Weekday Afternoons)
Addendum for YREADS Program:
- Assume responsibility when instructor is absent
- Assist in maintaining accurate organizational records and
funding reporting requirements to remain in compliance at all
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
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
B. Supporting a culture of philanthropy by telling your Y story
to others and encouraging them to participate in YMCA fundraising
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
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
Skills: Must be able to supervise and instruct large groups of
children. Knowledge of literacy and education programming
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