YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley
  • 17-May-2023 to 02-Jun-2023 (CST)
  • Child Watch
  • Davenport, IA, USA
  • 12.00 per hour $12.00/hr
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Part time employees enjoy a free individual Y membership and participation in the Y retirement program! (must meet hourly eligibility requirements)

Perks of working at the Y!

  • Free individual YMCA membership! Discounts on programs
  • Child Care discount 25% (must work min 20 hrs/week to qualify); Summer Camp discounts
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Program
  • Y Retirement Fund: Y pays 12% after employee meets eligibility requirements
  • Eligible to participate in 403B savings account through Y Retirement Fund
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Competitive Wages
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Career Development

PAY RATE: $12.00/hr

The Child Watch Attendant is responsible for directly participating with and ensuring the safety and care of children participating in the Child Watch program.


  1. Serve as a role model to members and Y staff and live the YMCA mission, vision and values of the YMCA movement.
  2. Participate with children in all activities and implement character development activities.
  3. Maintain assigned area in order to ensure safe and sanitary conditions including disinfection of toys and furniture.
  4. Notify supervisor if equipment, toys or furniture is damaged
  5. Adhere to Child Watch best practices.
  6. Follow appropriate discipline techniques.
  7. Able to communicate effectively with parents to ensure they are well informed, explaining policies and procedures and maintaining positive rapport.
  8. Handles complaints and comments and refers comments to proper personnel.
  9. Ability to move and react quickly to a variety of circumstances.
  10. Assist in the maintenance of the Child Watch room in accordance with YMCA standards.
  11. Participate in and solicit others to participate in necessary YMCA financial development efforts, specifically the Annual Campaign.
  12. Maintain certifications listed under Certificates and Other Requirements.
  13. Adherence to all policies and procedures of the YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley.
  14. Understand and follow all safety rules and regulations including knowledge of emergency procedures and location of emergency equipment.
  15. Regular and timely adherence to respective schedule/meetings.
  16. All other duties as assigned by the Branch Executive.


  1. Less than High School.
  2. Proven ability to communicate effectively.
  3. Prior experience working with children ages 6 weeks - 6 years of age.


  1. Must be able to pass background check
  2. CPR /AED/First Aid Certification*
  3. Mandatory Reporter*

*Note: The * noted certification training programs are provided by the YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley staff and must be obtained within 30 days of hire, if not currently certified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to sit, stand and walk frequently and able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms regularly. Possess the ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as needed to care for young children. Will frequently need to be able to see, smell and hear.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to small children and toys. Occasionally the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts and varying fitness equipment. The noise level in the work environment can vary from quiet to moderate depending upon the number of participants. This position works in a variety of environments which can include but are not limited to, office settings, gymnasiums, and outdoors. This position works a varied work week as determined by the needs required to manage operations.

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