Our team at the YMCA is the foundation of strengthening our community. We employ over fifty people in our community in our programs, and provide quality training and support for our team. If you're interested in becoming a part of the YMCA family, see our open positions below and submit an application or resume to us at the address below. As always, you can stop by and drop off materials to us as well. 

Open Positions:

Job Title: Child Care Worker (General)

 POSITION SUMMARY:  To provide implementation and instruction of daily activities for program participants in Kindergarten through 8th grade.


Supervises a group of children.

  1. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.

  2. Nurtures children through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.

  3. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.

  4. Cultivates positive relationships, conducts parent conferences, and maintains effective communication 

  5. with parents. Engages parents as volunteers and connects them to the YMCA.

  6. Maintains program site and equipment

  7. Maintains required program records.

  8. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.

  9. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.

  10. Attends staff meetings and trainings.

  11. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.

  12. Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents, children and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.

  13. Performs other duties as assigned.


Meets educational and experience qualifications established by state law.
At least 18 years of age. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date. Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities. Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds. Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities.

Contact Tashia Mills, Preschool Director, at tmills@rosscountyymca.org

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