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KidsPlace Afterschool Program Staff Member
Siegel JCC
101 Garden of Eden Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19803

Principal Responsibilities:

Directly responsible for supervising, engaging with and ensuring the safety of the children in KidsPlace Afterschool program. Supports the Director of Youth, Family & Teens, and Department Coordinator in the daily functions of the KidsPlace Afterschool program. Hours: 3-6 PM, Monday-Friday; must work at least 2 days per week.

Minimum Qualifications:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Ensure safety of the children in KidsPlace.
  2. Supervise the children from drop off to pick up.
  3. Assist in implementing the daily program under the direction of the Youth & Family Program Supervisor.
  4. Care, nurture, and provide emotional and social support for children in KidsPlace.
  5. Lead or assist in daily activities where assigned.
  6. Engage and participate in activities with children in KidsPlace on a daily basis.
  7. Aid in the programming of sports/gym/outdoor activities on a daily basis.
  8. Work Schools Out, KidsKlub and Vacation Camps when out of school if possible.
  9. Assist in room preparation, including set-up and break-down where necessary.
  10. Assist with general housekeeping tasks, ensuring cleanliness and safety at all times.
  11. Complete daily paperwork including incident reports, timesheets, and any other additional documentation in a complete and professional manner.

GENERAL SKILLS:

  1. Must be able to manage multiple tasks.
  2. Must be able to work as a team member.
  3. Interact positively with children, parents, and JCC staff.

CHILD CARE SKILLS:

  1. Patience.
  2. Assist with conflicts among children when appropriate.
  3. Willingness to assist children in developing behavior management skills and developmental skills.
  4. Interact directly with children in a manner that shows concern for the care,
    well-being and uniqueness of each individual.
  5. Maintain a continuously safe environment.
  6. Inform the Youth & Family Program Supervisor about issues of health, safety, behavior and well-being of children as necessary.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  1. Must be able to communicate well with children and adults.
  2. Must be able to communicate well with colleagues and supervisors.
  3. Must be able to communicate in writing.

PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS:

  1. Must be able to handle conflict situations with children as they arise.
  2. Must be able to limit harmful situations with preventative supervision.
  3. Must be able to take initiative to solve problems.
  4. Willingness to seek assistance in solving problems.
  5. Utilization of creativity in resolving problems and issues.
  6. Must be able to communicate issues, concerns, and problems regularly with supervisors.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  1. Must be able to tolerate artificial lighting.
  2. Must be able to bend, reach, and sit on the floor.
  3. Ability to lift children and/or heavy items, or seek assistance where needed.

JOB STRESSES:

  1. Must be able to cope with potentially demanding parents.
  2. Must be able to handle emergency and crisis situations with children.
  3. Being entrusted with the responsibility for the health and safety of children.

IN-HOUSE EXPECTATIONS:

  1. Completion of a Criminal History Check through local law-enforcement agency.
  2. Completion of First Aid and CPR certification.

This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive, but is intended to be a generalized description of the primary job responsibilities and expectations. Management may change the job responsibilities and expectations based on business requirements.

Agency Information:

The J is a non-profit membership organization where people come together as a community to learn, share and celebrate. We inspire and connect people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds through social, educational, cultural, fitness and recreational opportunities in a warm and welcoming environment. The J represents a feeling of home for kids, families, teens, singles and everyone in between.

The J houses preschool, child care and camp programs, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, gymnasium and racquetball courts. Our thirty-two acre family campus offers a wide array of outdoor recreational services. The J is also home to Jewish holiday celebrations and cultural arts programming.