Child Watch Associate

West Chester Area YMCA, 605 Airport Rd, West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #3330
Monday, April 15, 2024

We are a diverse community joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.

With more than 60,000 members across Chester County, our programs and facilities are always based on the unique needs and interests of the communities we serve. In addition, our volunteers, staff, members and donors are all united by a deep commitment to continually strengthen Chester County.

Job Title: Child Watch Associate

Branch: West Chester

Pay Class: Part Time

Shifts/Availability: Weekends Only

Rate: $13.00-$14.00


About the YMCA of Greater Brandywine: The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of eight YMCAs serving Chester County, is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing the potential of every child, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility through life-changing programs for all.


Position Purpose: The Child Watch Associate is responsible for providing a safe and caring environment for children while in YMCA care. The Birthday Party Associate works with their supervisor to create a fun and engaging birthday at the YMCA.  Engages with parents and children in a positive way in both Child Watch and during birthday parties to further the mission of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine.  




  • Oversee the safety and whereabouts of the children in the group at all times, providing a safe, interactive program.
  • Maintain a clean and risk-free room arrangement.
  • Maintain records, including, (but not limited to): accident and incident reports, sign in/out

    sheets, attendance records.

  • Greet parents and children daily using names in all interactions.
  • Report and/or direct parental concerns to supervisor.
  • Use positive, age-appropriate behavior management tools, including redirection and positive reinforcement, using the Y voice at all times.   
  • Ensure compliance with all YGBW policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 




  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Experience with children preferred
  • Obtain and maintain all additional new hire certifications and trainings within 90 days of hire



  • Making a difference in a person’s life every day
  • Fun, fast-paced work environment
  • Working for a diverse and inclusive community-based non-profit
  • Opportunities for training and advancement
  • Free Family Membership (all members of the family membership must live in the same household)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Referral bonuses 
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - The YMCA of the Greater Brandywine considers candidates for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable federal, state & local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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