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Lead Child Watch Staff

Victory Family YMCA, 101 Long Green Boulevard, Yorktown, Virginia, United States of America Req #12108
Monday, February 5, 2024

Imagine being part of one of the most respected human services organizations in the world—a place where your work positively influences the lives of others, a place where you thrive in a values-based environment, a place where you are building a better future for yourself and your community.

General Function:

Under the supervision of the designated supervisor, and in harmony with the mission and purpose of the established policies and goals of the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas, the Lead Child Watch Staff shall be responsible for providing a safe, caring environment for the participants in accordance with the policies and procedures of the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas. The Lead Child Watch Staff shall act as the shift supervisor. With an emphasis on ensuring the highest quality service to members and guests, the Lead Child Watch Staff will work with all staff to welcome, connect, support, and engage all members, guests, and staff.



1.Minimum of 18 years of age.

2.At least 2 years’ experience working with children in a supervised setting required.

3.Certification in CPR/First Aid/AED/O2 required within 60 days.

4.Complete and maintain required trainings to include but not limited to: New Employee Orientation (NEO), Bloodborne Pathogens, Child Abuse Prevention (CAP), and Sexual Harassment upon hire and annually thereafter.

5.Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and Child Protective Services check.


Essential Functions:

1.Support the mission, vision and goals of the YMCA.

2.Promote a professional work environment through character development by modeling the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

3.Lead in a manner that advances our cause to strengthen the foundations of community through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

4.Lead the planning and preparation process for daily activities for Child Watch participants.

5.Model for staff how to lead daily activities with children in an appropriate, approved manner to ensure a positive experience.

6.Supervise part time staff during assigned shift and play of children/teens while parent(s) attend “Y” class or program.

7.Assist with training new staff.

8.Maintain attendance records.

9.Responsible for ensuring the cleanliness of equipment and play area.

10.Maintain a positive and respectful manner of communication with parents.

11.Act as an ambassador of the YMCA in behavior and relationships established therein.

12.Follow mandated abuse reporting requirements.

13.Promote and participate in YMCA fundraising efforts to include Annual Support and United Way Campaigns.

14.Act as a leader in emergency situations. Report any accidents or incidents according to Emergency Communication Action Plan.

15.Ensure all members, guests, and program participants are in a safe environment and actively follow center Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).

16.Attend staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.

17.Wear staff uniform and name tag, or professional attire when appropriate.

18.Follow department Association Standards.

19.Carry out other related duties as deemed necessary by the Youth and Family Services department to ensure an excellent member experience.


YMCA Competencies (Team Leader):

Engaging Community, Communication & Influence, Inclusion, Collaboration, Emotional Maturity, Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Developing Self & Others, Philanthropy

Supervisory Responsibilities:

1.Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

2.Reward and discipline employees by addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Skills and Ability Requirements:

1.Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities.

2.Ability to communicate and work with assigned ages and skill levels and provide necessary instruction to participants.

3.Ability to observe participants, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

4.Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to assigned activities.

5.Physical ability to respond appropriately to emergencies and those situations requiring first aid.

6.Physical strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of children.

7.Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.

Effect on End Results:

1.The membership growth and retention plan for the center is achieved.

2.A high degree of member satisfaction is achieved as measured by Net Promoters.

3.A positive image of the YMCA is portrayed to members, staff, volunteers and the community.

4.A pleasant and comfortable working environment is maintained for all staff.

5.Relationships are strengthened through intentional interactions.

6.The facility will be safe, clean and an enjoyable place as measured by Q Checks and Risk Management Audits.

7.Superior quality standards are met as evidenced by department’s Association Audit Score.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. It is understood that the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties if requested by the supervisor. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically and may be revised if deemed necessary. This job description is not a written or implied contract.

Excellent benefits, including 12% retirement upon meeting the requirements of the National YMCA Retirement Fund.  Includes YMCA Adult Membership.

Other details

  • Job Family Child Watch
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $13.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $14.75
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  • Victory Family YMCA, 101 Long Green Boulevard, Yorktown, Virginia, United States of America