Website Farmington Family YMCA

Y Learning Site Assistant – click HERE to apply.

Farmington Family YMCA, 28100 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States of America Req #544
Monday, January 11, 2021
The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the foundation of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than just a job—you’ll enjoy a career with the chance to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Under the direction and supervision of the Program Director, the Y Learning Site Assistant will be responsible for the general supervision and management of the site, as well as assisting in the child’s social, emotional, physical, spiritual and cognitive development.

Ensure a safe and nurturing environment, attending to the needs of the children at all times.
Welcome parents and children at all times with a smile and by name.
Assist in general overall site management. Be visible!
React kindly and firmly in a positive manner when disciplining children.
Lead curriculum activities as decided with the Site Supervisor
Assist in planning and implementing of the daily program and monthly lesson plans under the guidance of Site Supervisor.
Assist children in their virtual learning needs on a daily basis.
Assist in planning and preparing of learning environments, set-up and clean-up and preparing needed material and supplies
Monitor the quantity, quality, appearance, maintenance and storage of all supplies and equipment needed for the program. Maintain general supply list on an ongoing basis.
Establish and maintain a positive relationship with all school staff, YMCA staff, program participants and the general public.
Attend all staff meetings and other activities (i.e. open houses, PTA meetings, etc.) as required.
Have a working knowledge of and adhere to all licensing regulations in accordance to state laws and requirements.
Follow all safety, bloodborne and child abuse prevention guidelines.
Continue professional development through community involvement, workshops and seminars or formal education.
Serve healthy snacks and maintain paperwork as required.
Maintain the appropriate staff-to-child ratios.
Have an understanding and follow all emergency procedures at the site and record drills as needed.
Document incidents and accidents by filling out an FYI for parents, and YMCA Incident Report forms, submit them to supervisor. Communicate all emergencies to supervisor immediately.
Serve as a role model for all youth participating in the Y Learning program and all staff by displaying exemplary behavior at all times included but not limited to demonstrating YMCA core values, voice, and HEPA standards.
Assist and attend community events sponsored by the YMCA as required.
Assume equal and shared responsibility of general housekeeping tasks.
Communicate with other staff on a regular basis regarding the care of the children.
Meet the needs of the children participating in the program.

Provide a safe and loving environment for the children participating in the program.
Provide positive relations with those associated with the YMCA, children and parents alike.
A positive image of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit in the community.
Sound management skills of the various components of the position, including all supervision.
The degree to which the needs of the Y Learning participants, and their families are being met.

Position requires the individual to be 18 years of age.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Meets the requirements set forth by the state-licensing agency. Documentation of DHS clearance prior to starting work, TB skin test within 30 days, and CPR, First Aid, AED, and Child Safe certifications are required within 60 days.
Complete Blood Borne Pathogens training, Redwoods, and concussion trainings as required.

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit (“YMCA”) is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. The YMCA does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring or other terms or conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetic information, ethnicity, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, military status or application or any other basis protected by state, federal or other applicable law.


The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of children in our programs. We hold all staff, regardless of position, to the highest possible standards. We require all staff to be screened regularly and sign a code of conduct. All staff will be monitored when interacting with
program participants. We take any inappropriate interactions between program
participants and with staff very seriously and will fully cooperate with
authorities in any case of abuse.

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