Part-time School Age Program Staff

POSITION: School Age Program Staff

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly)

SUPERVISOR: Dallas County Area Director

DEPARTMENT: School Age Services



Under the direction of the School Age Services (SAS) Area Director, School Age Program Staff will be responsible for delivering and ensuring program satisfaction through the implementation and daily supervision of before and/or after school activities, school out days, and holiday programming. 



  • Provide premier service to all children and families involved in programs and meet children’s need through stimulated learning in all developmental areas

  • Responsible for planning, leading and implementing of recreational and creative experiences for school age children in a group setting 

  • Each participant’s safety and enjoyment are attained in child development by promoting and role modeling a healthy environment while adhering to state licensing guidelines and the SAS Policy Handbook

  • Assist with the development and implementation of weekly lesson plans

  • Organize and lead a variety of activities appropriate for school age children, which may include, but not limited to:  arts & crafts, indoor/outdoor games, and other enrichment activities

  • Ensure the school site is kept clean and organized

  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including:  incident reports, daily rosters, logbook documentation, and attendance records

  • Exemplify YMCA character development program by demonstrating strong values and integrating all components of school age curriculum into programming

  • Promote partnership with families by frequent and regular communication to build mutual understanding and greater consistency for children

  • Maintain communication with supervisor as it relates to program needs, snacks, forms, first aid equipment, etc.

  • Possess working knowledge of YMCA mission, purpose, goals, school age program policies, and YMCA standards, and be able to articulate to parents, school staff, and program participants

  • Be able to promote other YMCA programs and membership to participants

  • Attend all scheduled staff meetings and trainings



  • At least 18 years of age, preferred high school diploma/equivalent

  • Certifications required within 30 days of hire:  CPR/First Aid and YMCA Child Abuse training

  • Within 10 days of hire, a Physical and TB test results/risk assessment must be on file with ORYMCA School Age Services

  • At least 3 credits in elementary education, child guidance, or child development

  • Previous experience working with school age children preferred



  • Proven ability to deal effectively with people at all levels of responsibility; strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to take initiative, be flexible, use sound judgment, and work well with others

  • Ability to plan, organize, and lead program activities

  • Ability to work with diverse populations

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