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As a people-centered organization, we are looking for employees who care about kids, families and our community; who exemplify the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility; and who want to improve the quality of life in their communities.

You may stop in and fill out an application or print the application and bring it in. Download the APPLICATION - and come join the team!

The following are positions to grow our current facilities and programs:

Lifeguards
The YMCA is looking for experienced swim instructors and lifeguards to join the family at the Y. Help the youth of today learn to be healthy while they increase their self-esteem and learn life skills such as goal setting and determination.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Aquatic Director, Aquatic Coordinator and the Head Lifeguard, the Lifeguard is responsible for providing a safe environment for all participants in and around the pool, which includes responding to emergencies and administering CPR and First Aid effectively.
 
Childhood development and swimming progression knowledge is needed for instructors, and lifeguards must have a current lifeguard certification.
 
For more information or to apply, contact aquatics director Alyssa Lagoni at alyssa.lagoni@kokomoymca.org
Out of School Time Instructors
We are hiring site instructors for our Out of School Time (OST) program at Kokomo Center, Northwestern & Taylor Elementary locations. Instructors will be responsible for overseeing our students, ensuring that they are safe and learning.
Available hours will be between 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. & 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Applicants must have their high school diploma/GED and be able to complete all required training. Child Care experience or pursuing a degree in a child related field is preferred. Elementary Education or Early Childhood degrees are a great bonus.
Apply at the YMCA Early Learning Center at 701 St Joseph Dr, Kokomo OR at the Y Membership Desk in downtown Kokomo.

For more information contact pam.richard@kokomoymca.org.
Early Learning Center Assistant Teacher
We're hiring part-time assistant teacher positions at our Early Learning Center! Would you or someone you know be perfect for working in a safe place for kids where they learn, have fun and make friends?
This position includes a free YMCA membership! 

Position Summary:
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direction for the children in the classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.

For information or to apply, email Pam Richard at pam.richard@kokomoymca.org
Early Learning Center Aide
We're hiring part-time Center Aide positions at our Early Learning Center! This position supports the Early Learning Center teaching staff. Would you or someone you know be perfect for working in a safe place for kids where they learn, have fun and make friends?

This position includes a free YMCA membership! 

Position Summary:
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direction for the children in the classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.


If you are interested in this position, send your resume to pam.richard@kokomoymca.org
Early Morning Greeter (Membership)

Position Summary: 

The Y is looking for a warm, engaging, cause-driven leader to join our team in membership services. We are looking for an early riser to greet, welcome and engage Y members from 4 to 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday with additional hours possible on weekends. Compensation is $9 per hour an hour and includes a Y membership plus the chance to be part of an incredible team. For more information or to apply, email info@kokomoymca.org or stop by the Y to drop off a resume and fill out an application. 
Membership Services Representative

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides warm, effective and efficient service to Y members, guests and program participants. Membership services staff looks to develop ongoing relationships with members and help them take their next steps with the Y. Compensation starts at $8 per hour an hour and includes a Y membership plus the chance to be part of an incredible team. For more information or to apply, email info@kokomoymca.org or stop by the Y to drop off a resume and fill out an application. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or equivalent required. 
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include: completion of: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens
Completion of YMCA program-specific certifications where necessary.

Certified Personal Trainers
The Kokomo YMCA is looking to hire Certified Personal Trainers. Assist with helping members learn to be healthy while they increase their self-esteem and learn life skills such as goal setting and consistency. 

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Healthy Living Director and Head Personal Trainer, the Personal Trainer is responsible for providing effective and efficient service to health seekers. Maintain a professional attitude when assisting clients. Make every effort to assist them in attaining their health and wellness goals. Develop and implement Y signature in Healthy Living programs. 
Play & Learn Center Program Aide
Play & Learn Center Aide: Part-time Hourly 

POSITION SUMMARY:
 
The Program Aide will be responsible for the care of the children in Play & Learn; ensuring a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment. He/she will foster children’s social, physical, spiritual, and mental growth, and demonstrate the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and will interact positively with parents to develop a trusting relationship. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 
a. Assist in providing a quality environment in Play & Learn, taking into consideration the needs of each child and the goals and objectives of the YMCA; provide positive interaction with children, parents and staff using the core values as guidelines. 
b. Be responsible for the safety of the children at all times and carry out emergency procedures when necessary; continually interacts with the children, when in room and parents as they enter and leave the Play & Learn area (includes greeting parents immediately upon their arrival.) 
c. Maintains the diapering and feeding schedules, and infant reports as set forth by Coordinator; adheres to and maintains the cleaning schedule; monitors usage of the sign in/sign out sheets, ensuring all parents are signing in and out properly.  
d. Professionally handles any conflict or emergency situation that may arise with members or staff; Reports all concerns or problems to Supervisor. 
e. Shows flexibility in working where needed as numbers of children fluctuate. f. Attends all staff meetings and in-service trainings under the direction of the Supervisor. Required child care trainings including acquiring minimum training hours according to the YMCA Training Ladder and ensure staff meets same requirements. g. All other duties assigned as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: 
a. Must be at least 18 years old with high school diploma or equivalent and have an understanding and knowledge of children, their behavior and development. 
b. Knowledge in age-appropriate activities and the ability to lead group activities. c. Ability to use age-appropriate behavior management techniques according to YMCA guidelines. d. Warm and friendly personality and have the willingness to interact and play with children. e. Understands and accepts the YMCA’s goals and values. 
f. Supervises Child Watch participants in order to ensure safety and provide caring, nurturing environment. 
g. Maintain current certifications in CPR, AED, First Aid, Safety & Risk Management, Child Abuse Prevention, New Employee Orientation, or the ability to obtain post hire. 
h. Ability to acquire minimum training hours according to the YMCA Training Ladder. 
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be used as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. 

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