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After School Kids' Time Instructor

Department: Child Care
Location: Rockford, IL


The YMCA is now hiring for the 2019-2020 school year in the Rockford, Harlem and Pecatonica school districts. Training will start August 1, 2019. 

After School Kids' Time Instructors assist in leading the implementation of the Kids’ Time Program in an elementary school, adhering to all the policies and procedures as outlined. The staff must be able to lead a group of students through the programming of each day. The Instructor will assist with fostering a safe and nurturing environment for the students. The staff must also assist with students’ homework in order to help improve the academic achievement of the students, address behavior problems as they arise, and provide leadership for activities.


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


1.    Provide guidance and leadership with a group of children.
2.    Assist with group activities throughout the daily schedule.
3.    Develop a caring, consistent adult relationship with the group.
4.    Provide consistent adult supervision with each activity to ensure the safety of the students.
5.    Help students with their homework.
6.    Provide opportunities for discussion of individual and group problems and concerns and providing them the opportunity to resolve them.
7.    Assist the Site Coordinator in handling discipline, complaints, and conflict resolution.
8.    Work collaboratively with YMCA association and leadership.
9.    Be actively engaged in working with students, use provided curriculum materials to assist students in learning and achieving academic success.
10. Role model appropriate behaviors including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing, healthy habits, sportsmanship, and table manners.
11. Perform duties and tasks as assigned by the Site Coordinator.
12. Treat all students, parents, and fellow staff with respect.


1.    Minimum High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and  experience.
2.    Certifications required upon hire: CPR/AED, Child Abuse Prevention, Bloodborne Pathogens and orientation.
3.    Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
4.    Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
5.    While performing the duties of this role, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, swim and occasionally may be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 


All positions are part time, up to 25 hours per week.
Mon-Fri Afternoons

$9.00 - $11.00; Depending on experience & qualifications
Complimentary YMCA membership
Discounted programs and services
Child care available during work hours at avalible sites (K-5th)
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