Birthday Party Leader - Newton YMCA



  • Responsible for building effective, authentic rapport with children, parents, volunteers and staff.
  • Ensuring a well-organized and enjoyable party by completing pre-party preparations which includes notifying supervisor if party supplies are low.
  • Providing exceptional service during the party; serving food and refreshments, escorting the party to their next destination and assisting parents to their vehicle with the gifts.
  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of Birthday Party attendees by following and enforcing all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures.
  • Being knowledgeable and prepared to implement emergency procedures.
  • Reporting all incidents/accidents on the appropriate form as required and provide to supervisor within 24 hours of event.
  • Submitting completed records on time (i. e. attendance, behavior issues, etc.).
  • Completing party cleaning duties and additional as deemed necessary; reporting any facility or equipment irregularities, unsafe conditions or feedback to supervisor in writing.
  • Conveying information on Y programs and schedules and as appropriate; referring children and parents to other programs.
  • Gathering feedback from members and share with supervisor to improve service.
  • Attending all required training sessions and scheduled meetings.
  • Maintaining prompt hours and follow established procedures for absences.
  • Supporting Strong Community Campaign fundraising efforts.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • EFFECT ON END RESULT: Ensuring a positive, safe and healthy environment for all participants.



    Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Relevant experience working with children
  • Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to routinely perform the following moderate physical activities; climb stairs, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, walk and stand for extended periods of time, lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, talk, hear and have visual acuity
  • Must possess and demonstrate a high level of maturity, patience, dependability, sound judgment; and the desire to work with all ages, especially children
  • Must possess problem solving, organizational and task management skills; ability to make independent and sound decisions in a rapidly changing environment
  • Must demonstrate a high level of maturity, patience, dependability, sound judgment and the desire to work with all ages, especially youth
  • Must exhibit initiative in the absence of supervision
  • Must be able to relate to and work with diverse groups of people in a friendly and consistent manner
  • Must work collaboratively as a team member as well as independently and lead by assigned goals, duties and deadlines
  • Must present a neat and professional appearance at all times
  • Job Requirements:

  • Commitment to the YMCA mission, vision and values
  • Must attend New Employee Orientation within 30 days of hire
  • Complete CPR/AED and First Aid in accordance with Conditions of Employment
  • Learn all emergency procedures and action plans for the branch as necessary
  • Understand and abide-by all policies and procedures as set forth by the association
  • Work a schedule that reflects the needs of the branch; including weekends and evenings

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