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YMCA of Middle TN

YCAP Prevention Specialist

YMCA of Middle TN

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Job Summary

THE Y: WE’RE FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHY LIVING AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—work to bridge the gap in community needs by nurturing the potential of children and teens, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors. Simply put, the Y is for everyone. Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

Position Summary:

Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle TN, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Y-CAP Operations Director, the Y-CAP Prevention Specialist is responsible for the administration, operation, and success of the Prevention Program through Williamson County.  S/he will assist with the development of quality programs and provide supervision and guidance to program staff to ensure all specific duties are carried out successfully.  S/he will serve as a positive role model, while assisting to maintain community relations, expense control and participant outcomes.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the YMCA mission and model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Model and put into practice behavior that supports inclusion and diversity
  • Implement character development and the YMCA core values in all programs and all aspects of YCAP operations
  • Facilitate and oversee Y-CAP after school programming and staffing, implement curriculum; ensure all program schedules are completed satisfactorily in a timely manner; comply with the program schedule, arriving to work daily on time and working as a flexible team player
  • Ensure that each site is staffed to meet the grant requirements for employee-to-child ratio by recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and training staff
  • Develop and maintain partnerships within the community, including with but not limited to: the Williamson County and/or Franklin County Schools Administration, Transportation Departments
  • Lead and engage a group of children in activities either inside or outside program areas and during transition times
  • Coordinate service learning opportunities
  • Provide consistent and effective communication to families of students
  • Track Y-CAP attendance, intake forms and report data through online data management software, Apricot
  • Coordinate transportation for students if needed
  • Manage all grant, budget, variance reports and forecasting and accounting responsibilities within the guidelines of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee
  • Assist with the various administrative tasks, coordinate payroll process and complete all necessary reports; take inventory of and help purchase necessary supplies
  • Ensure the safety of all children at all times; know, understand, train & execute all program policies & emergency procedures associated w/ the program
  • Actively participate in the Annual Giving Campaign / center fundraising events to raise awareness and ongoing financial support for YCAP and outreach programs
  • Coordinate volunteers to assist in program lessons, meal program, and outreach events
  • Continued development for Standard Operating Procedures
  • Communicate programmatic events, schedules, and offerings to Y-CAP staff
  • Carry out special projects and events as assigned by leadership

Qualifications

Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

Superior supervisory skills and an enthusiastic personality with the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, members and participants to create a culture of service within youth development.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

  • Must present a professional image and possess conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate sound judgment, initiative, versatility, and independent thinking
  • Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills; works comfortably with broad concepts and complex issues at individual, team, and organization-wide levels
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
  • Must present a professional image and possess conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative
  • Experience implementing an SEL curriculum preferred
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • High School diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Education or a related field preferred or equivalent of work experience
  • Experience working with middle school youth required
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Able to travel to offsite program locations
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills

Additional Information

Benefits

For more information about working for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, please visit ymcamidtn.org/careers.

How to Apply

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Details

  • Date Posted: May 26, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: Pay Range:  Starts at $1,668 per pay period, depending on experience (26 pay periods per year)
  • Working Hours: Based on the needs of the program