Child Care Associate-Prime Time

at YMCA of Southern Maine in Freeport, Maine, United States

Job Description

About the YMCA

The Y is filled with passionate leaders, thinkers and doers. Whether a camp counselor, program director or fitness instructor, we all share a common goal to serve and make our community healthier, happier and stronger. 

We look for people who will show up as their whole self because we value diversity and inclusion, as well as people who enjoy working on a team and with the public. If you can see yourself at the Y, please read on!


Employee Perks

  • Free membership!
  • Program discounts – including childcare, swim lessons and personal training
  • Training, certification and advancement opportunities.


About this Role

This position, working under the direction of the Youth Development Director, is responsible for conducting a safe, quality and age-appropriate small or large group experience for children and families in the Prime Time program, consistent with the YMCA’s core values and the needs of participants and the community.


 Your responsibilities will include:

  • Inclusion - Honors the YMCA of Southern Maine’s Promise Statement. Models a commitment to equity and inclusion. Creates a safe environment that helps all feel welcome and respected. Promotes feelings of mutual respect, acceptance, and appreciation. Supports people with unique experiences or points of view to share their perspectives. Provides safe, effective and creative instruction for individuals at all levels.
  • Programming – Assists children upon arrival to ease the transition into the program. Provides effective supervision and supports safety and programming by leading and actively participating in activities with campers. 
  • Leadership – Is a collaborative, engaged, and positive role model for children through good work habits, positive attitude, and respect for the YMCA’s values and rules, including communicating in an effective and timely manner and making sound decisions. 
  • Relationship Building – Develop positive, authentic relationships within the Y that lead to greater awareness of the Y’s mission and impact, growth in number of people served, as well as revenue. Listens and expresses self effectively and with an understanding of the needs of a particular audience.
  • Personal Growth – Maintains a high degree of emotional maturity and interpersonal skills and is committed to personal growth and skill acquisition.
  • Operations & Safety – Ensures the health and safety of each child and follows all YMCA protocols and rules. Keeps group and program areas safe, clean and orderly. Ensures all equipment is in working order. Provides rapid and timely response to all accidents, situations, incidents and emergencies appropriately, calmly and professionally using proper techniques and completes incident reports as needed. Reports all concerns to the Director.
  • Data Tracking & Documentation –Maintains accurate and consistent data tracking and documentation, as required.


We’re looking for someone who is:

  • 16 years of age or older.
  • Experienced working with youth, preferred. 
  • Detail oriented; extremely reliable, dependable, and punctual.
  • CPR/AED/Basic First Aid certified (YMCA will train).
  • A criminal background check is required prior to hire. This will be paid for by the YMCA of Southern Maine.
  • The ideal candidate must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. 



$15.50 - $16.50/hour, depending on experience. 

We invite you to join us in this amazing work — to develop your skills, to realize your potential and to discover a career that is so much more than a job. 


A Commitment to Equity and Inclusion 

We commit to inclusion in our mission and in our hiring practices by promising to make the Y open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or financial circumstances, without discrimination.

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Job Posting: 1065157

Posted On: Apr 09, 2024

Updated On: May 09, 2024

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