Child Watch Aide (Castle Hill YMCA)

The Child Watch Aide will be responsible for maintaining a safe, structured, fun, and value-based program for youths, 1 yr. to 12 yrs. old.
Job Description

Salary: $17.00 Hourly

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

To help fulfill our mission, we cultivate a culture of learning, leading, and collaboration to enhance community impact. Through our talented staff and “LEAP” career framework (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Personal Growth), we are committed to a people-first approach that fosters trust, inclusion, growth, and development for all.

The Castle Hill YMCA is seeking a Child Watch Aide who will be responsible for maintaining a safe, structured, fun, and value-based program for child watch participants, ages 1 year to 12 years old.

The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members, including retirement benefits, medical, paid time off, free YMCA membership, and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (i.e., full-time or part-time), tenure, and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.

  • High school diploma or equivalent; college coursework in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in childcare.
  • Current First Aid/CPR/AED certifications.
  • Excellent hospitality and communications skills. 
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Essential Functions
  • Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of children in the program by providing close supervision of all activities.
  • Supervise program participants and administer recreational activities for children and address any issues that may arise with parents.
  • Effectively develop and implement age-appropriate lesson plans daily.
  • Provide a safe, fun, and inviting environment for participant in our child watch areas.
  • Work cooperatively with professional staff, coworkers, and other departments.
  • Process new child watch applications, orientations, record emergency medical information, and maintain attendance and sign-in records.
  • Maintain knowledge of all YMCA programs and services to assist members in selection of services that meet their individual needs. 
  • Communicate with families on a daily basis about their children’s strengths and areas needing attention. 
  • Actively participate in all training sessions, meetings, and special events. 
  • Obtain shift coverage when unable to report to work.