Child Watch Caretaker

February 22, 2021

Essential Functions Of This Role

-Ensure a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment

-Foster children's social, physical, spiritual, and mental growth

-Demonstrate the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility

-Interact positively with parents to develop a trusting relationship


-Must be at least 16 years old and have an understanding and knowledge of children, their behavior and development

-Knowledge in age-appropriate activities (crafts, games, etc.) and the ability to lead group activities

-Ability to use age-appropriate behavior management techniques according to YMCA guidelines

-Maintain current certifications in First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention, Safety & Risk Management

-New Employee Orientation and other position-related training required for Child Watch employees within 60-90 days of employment

-Warm and friendly personality and have the willingness to interact and play with children

-Understands and accepts the YMCA's goals and values

-Supervises Child Watch participants in order to ensure safety and provide a caring, nurturing environment

Physical requirements

Position Summary

Child Watch Caretakers are responsible for the care of the children in Child Watch.

YMCA Staff REquirements

Mission advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fundraising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience.

Personal growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.