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MARK WILL

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Part-Time School Age Activities Teacher (UPK After School Program at Fonda-Fultonville)

 

Our School Age Program is looking for an Activities Assistant who can help create innovative lesson plans and enhance the learning environment for our students. Activities Assistants are responsible in assuring compliance with OCFS regulations, YMCA code of conduct, and employee responsibilities presenting self as a positive role model. The ideal candidate for this position enjoys working with children, understands how they learn and is dedicated to creating a nurturing learning atmosphere for every student. If you have previous experience working in an early childhood center and are interested in joining our growing team, we encourage you to apply.

Job Duties:

  • Assist in implementing an age appropriate weekly/monthly curriculum to nurture and stimulate all domains of early childhood development.

  • Collaborate with teachers to monitor the development of each child.

  • Work with children in the classroom to promote their learning and development.

  • Assist in conducting health checks daily.

  • Ensure a safe, healthy, clean environment following all COVID 19 cleaning and disinfecting protocols and procedures.

  • Understand the teacher’s routine when it comes to delivering a lesson plan and running the class in the event that the teacher is absent

  • Communicate with parents and keep them informed about their child’s development and regular day-to-day schedule.

  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 2:15pm-5:30pm

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required (Associate Degree preferred)

  • Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.

  • Previous experience with diverse populations.

  • Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.

  • Submission of NYS Medical Statement of Childcare Staff Form documenting physician clearance to work in a childcare setting as well as TB Test which meets Health and Social Service requirement.

  • Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; CPR; First Aid; AED; Blood borne Pathogens to be completed within 30 days of hire.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Compassionate attitude and strong understanding of child development.

Lifeguard


General Function:
Under the direction of the Aquatics Coordinator, the lifeguard carries the primary responsibility for the safety and well being of all persons in the pool area. The lifeguard enforces all pool rules and regulations and uses good judgment and experience to prevent accidents. If an incident or accident occurs, the lifeguard will act within FCYMCA procedures in aiding the individual(s).


Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 16 years of age.

  • Current CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification.

  • Current certification in First Aid.

  • Current aquatic certifications (YMCA or Red Cross)

  • Be able to pass the FCYMCA swim test, as administered by the Aquatic Coordinator.

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the YMCA and its capacity to build strong kids, families and communities. The ability to articulate and model YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibilities are essential.


Principal Responsibilities:
1. To actively guard the pool from a standing position or lifeguard chair, at all times and never leave the pool unattended. Prior to ever leaving the pool, arranges for relief by a certified lifeguard or clear the pool of all swimmers and lock the door until a certified lifeguard appears. Never engages in extended conversations or other activities while guarding the
pool.
2. Enforce pool rules and regulations of the FCYMCA as well as any branch specific regulations.
3. Signal infraction of pool rule through use of a whistle, which should be carried at all times.
4. Set up lane lines and safety ropes as required by pool program scheduling.
5. Ensure the pool area is neat and clean prior to ending shift (pick up kick boards, pull buoys and ropes, check safety equipment, etc).
6. Interact with all members and staff in a professional, courteous and friendly manner.
7. Open and close the pool according to the branch procedures.
8. Test and note whirlpool and pool chemical levels (chlorine, pH) in the Pool Log Book when not assigned to pool surveillance. 
9. In the case of an emergency during a lock-in, close the pool and immediately respond.
10. In the case of a lock in, secure all pool access doors at the end of the pool time.
11. Maintain cleanliness of facility as a member of Clean Team.
12. All other duties, as assigned.


Physical Requirements:
This work requires the following physical activities: climbing, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing, visual acuity and swimming. The work is performed primarily indoors.

Fitness Attendant

 

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading charity committed to strengthening community. Interacts with new and existing members to help them in achieving their health and well-being goals. Provides excellent customer service through guiding, supporting and motivating members by creating a welcoming environment for all members of all backgrounds and abilities.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Coach members to support of their desired behavior change. Regularly checks on members’ progress in meeting personal and program goals.

  • Supervise the wellness center, enforcing policies and procedures, as well as assisting members, as needed, by being physically present in the wellness center.

  • Answers questions from members to support them in achieving their goals related to healthy living. Maintains working knowledge of wellness and trends to provide effective information and support to members.

  • Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps members connect with each other and the Fulton County YMCA.

  • Utilizes tools and information for the purpose of increasing member knowledge of wellness as well as wellness programs provided through the YMCA (handouts, schedules, etc.).

  • May conduct post-enrollment interviews to understand new members’ definition of well- being, personal goals, cultural background, healthcare needs, diverse abilities and interests and develops plans to meet their individual needs.

  • Maintains and cleans equipment according to the schedule or as requested by supervisor.

  • Assist members in the wellness center by conducting health questionnaire screening and demonstrating proper equipment usage and exercise technique.

  • Follows Fulton County YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations (weather, etc.).

  • Maintain cleanliness of the facility as a member of Clean Team.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Current CPR and national certification (YMCA, ACE, NETA, AFAA, and NASM) in Wellness required.
2. Minimum of one year experience in wellness field.
3. YMCA Healthy Lifestyles certification within 60 days of hire.

Personal Trainer

 

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading charity committed to strengthening community. Provides excellent customer service through guiding, supporting and motivating members through in-depth personal wellness training, testing, and exercise prescription. Interacts with new and existing members to help them in achieving their health and well-being goals. Creates a welcoming environment for all members of all backgrounds and abilities.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Leads energizing, fun, safe, and educational personal training sessions, as directed by the supervisor, to accomplish the Fulton County YMCA mission and goals.
2. Conduct health screening questionnaire to ask and answer questions from program participants and members to support them in achieving their goals related to health and well-being.
3. Maintains working knowledge of wellness and trends to provide effective information and support to members. Assist members with proper usage of wellness equipment and exercise techniques
4. Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps members and program participants connect with each other and the Fulton County YMCA.
5. Customize regimens for members based on an analysis of their specific needs, health, and body requirements. Observes and adjusts approach to support all participants’ capabilities, physical conditions, health, and culture.
6. Celebrates achievement related to personal goals, mastering of specific skills or overall health and well-being.
7. Keeps accurate personal training session records.
8. Follows Fulton County YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations (weather, closings, etc.).
9. Maintain cleanliness of the facility as a member of Clean Team.
10. Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:
1. BA/BS in Physical Ed., Recreation, Sports Mgt., or a related field or equivalent experience preferred.
2. Current CPR and national certification (ACE, NETA, AFAA, and NASM) in Personal Training instruction or YMCA Foundations of Strength and Conditioning certification required.
3. Minimum of one year experience in wellness field
4. YMCA Healthy Lifestyles certification within 60 days of hire.
5. At least one year of experience teaching group wellness classes preferred.

Program Assistant

 

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading charity committed to strengthening community. Assists with the instruction of various programs for youths and adults, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the participants and members in the program.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Ensure designated program areas such as the gym or game room is set up for activities and that all equipment is broken down and put away prior to leaving. Ensure that program areas are cleaned and maintained.
2. Ensure all children are signed in and out, if necessary for the specific program and age group.
3. Supervise the program participants in designated program areas such as the gym or other areas, participating with participants as necessary.
4. Familiarity with and ability to implement emergency procedures.
5. Assist in maintaining all necessary records.
6. Interact in a friendly and age appropriate manner with all participants and members.
7. Enforce all rules of the facility.
8. Maintain a safe work environment, free of clutter, debris and hazardous conditions.
9. Report all accidents and incidents involving self, participants, guests and other employees.
10. Familiar with and able to implement emergency procedures.
11. Maintain cleanliness of the facility as a member of Clean Team.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Minimum of 16 years of age.
2. Prior organized sports or recreation experience preferred, preferably in a supervisory or lead role.
3. CPR preferred.
4. Excellent organizational, communication and problem solving skills.
5. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.