Child Watch Associate-Membership

Metro YMCA of the Oranges

Child Watch Associate-Membership

Wayne YMCA, 1 PIKE DR, WAYNE, New Jersey, United States of America

Req #622

Saturday, January 13, 2024

We are an all – inclusive organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a growing, mission focused, and future-oriented association of YMCAs, the Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team.

Under the general direction of the Membership Director, the Child Watch Associate is responsible for maintaining a safe and supportive environment for children in their care. Major areas of responsibility and accountability include, but are not limited to supervising and interacting with children, responding to emergencies promptly, and providing positive reinforcement and redirection when needed, all within the policies and guidelines of the YMCA.


Supervise children in the Child Watch room and other assigned areas; scan room/area for potential harmful situations.

Redirect children using positive reinforcement and redirection techniques within the guidelines of the YMCA.

Engage with and welcome every child within the guidelines of the YMCA.

Engage with parents in a positive and respectful manner.

Ensure that all children are dismissed to designated parent/guardian.

Arrive no more than 10 minutes before the start of the room’s opening and stay until the end of shift, unless otherwise requested by supervisor.

Clean and maintain the Child Watch, Game Room, and Center at the end of each shift.

Attend and participate in open houses, program activities and events, staff meetings, and staff training as requested by supervisor.


Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration : Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. 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.


High school diploma or equivalent.

Prior experience working with children is preferred.

Moderate knowledge of the ages and stages of children.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Ability to understand positive guidance and reinforcement techniques.

Ability to react to emergency situations within the policies and guidelines of the YMCA and in a calm and professional manner.

Ability to work under minimal supervision and making sound decisions within the guidelines of the YMCA.

Ability to communicate with a wide variety of members and guests in a professional manner, displaying tact and diplomacy when needed.


Sufficient strength, ability, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to perform activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations.

SCHEDULES: Monday to Friday E vening shifts: 4:00pm – 8pm

Saturday and Sunday 8:00am- 2:00pm


Current active employees of the METROPOLITAN YMCA OF THE ORANGES should apply via the Careers section of the Dayforce Employee Account.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

Remote interview process

Personal protective equipment provided

Symptom screening and self-reporting

Preventative guidelines/workplace safety trainings (social distancing, frequent handwashing, etc.)

Sanitizing, disinfecting, participation in cleaning procedures

Please note that given the current situation with COVID-19 pandemic, the YMCA is and will continue to follow recommendations given by the CDC, local, state, and federal authorities.

Professional development opportunities and complimentary use of YMCA facilities.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA/employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to extensive background check.

Other details

Pay Type Hourly

Wayne YMCA, 1 PIKE DR, WAYNE, New Jersey, United States of America