YMCA of Greater Des Moines

  • Learn & Play Center Shift Leader

    Job ID
    Member Services
    Part-Time, Variable Hour
    Branch Name
    Walnut Creek Family YMCA
    US-IA-Windsor Heights (Walnut Creek Family YMCA)
    Starting Wage/Salary
    USD $9.00/Hr.
    Maximum Wage/Salary
    USD $10.00/Hr.
    Work Hours
  • Overview

    At the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  Our staff members are people who drive this cause – it is because of our drive, our passion, our belief in others, and our belief in the strength of our mission that we are able to make a difference – every day. 


    As a Child Care Site Supervisor, you will lead your site team in engaging the children in active and purposeful play in a way that will encourage them to exercise their bodies and minds to discover who they are and what they can achieve. You will help the children learn, grow, and develop social skills by providing a safe, nurturing and fun environment.  EVERY position positively impacts others at the Y - JOIN US, WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


    To positively impact others, Y Staff Team Members exemplify CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP competencies.



    Demonstrates in word and action the Y's CORE VALUES of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and a commitment to the Y's mission, in all matters at all times



    Delivers the benefits of good health, strong connections, greater self-confidence, and a sense of security to all who seek it



    Tells the Y story to help others understand the impact of the Y; develops relationships with members to support fundraising; supports fundraising efforts



    Values all people for their unique talents and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion and cultural competence



    Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y's work



    Listens for understanding and meaning, seeks to understand the other person's point of view and expresses self effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of the audience       



    1.             Prepare and administer positive activities and activity schedule.

    2.             Train, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff.

    3.             Supervise activities and participants.

    4.             Perform routine checks on equipment to ensure safety.

    5.             Demonstrate and enforce the policies and procedures for the child care 


    6.             Know all emergency procedures and be able to demonstrate them to


    7.             Educate participants on emergency procedures and policies.

    8.             Establish positive relationships with program participants and families.

    9.             Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor or designated staff


    10.           Demonstrate and support the objectives of the Association as embodied

                    in the mission statement and values.



    1.             Ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical functions

    2.             Online New Employee Orientation (available in the YMCA

                    Training Program)

    3.             Online New Employee Safety Orientation (available in the YMCA Training


    4.             Y Leaders Orientation (available in the YMCA Training Program)

    5.             American Red Cross CPR-PR/AED/First Aid Certifications or equivalent

                    certifications approved by the YMCA (available in the YMCA

                    Training Program)

    6.             American Red Cross Blood Borne Pathogens Training or

                    equivalent training approved by the YMCA (available in the YMCA

                    Training Program)

    7.             Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter certification (available in the

                    YMCA Training Program)

    8.             Approval by State of Iowa Licensing requirements including pre-

                    employment physical

    9.             Must be at least 21 years of age



    1.             Visual, auditory, and verbal ability to communicate effectively with  

                    people and monitor property and activity

    2.             Ability to adapt to changing work conditions

    3.             Ability to perform moderate physical activity



    1.             Strong communication skills

    2.             Strong organizational skills

    3.             Ability to simultaneously manage variety of tasks

    4.             Ability to work with minimal supervision

    5.             Ability to work with diverse group of people

    6.             Ability to supervise and provide direction to staff team members

    7.             Attend required trainings and/or courses to maintain requirements for

                    state licensing

    8.             Attend trainings and/or courses as required by the YMCA


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