YMCA of Greater Omaha

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The YMCA is looking for an energetic, dependable individual that loves kids to be a part of their Childwatch team. The position is responsible for the direct care and supervision of all children at the Childwatch ages 6 weeks - 9 year old. 


Shifts available:

Monday: 4:15-8:00 pm

Friday: 5:30-7:30 pm

Saturday 8:00-12:30 pm


  • Organizes, plans, and executes all activities for enrolled children.
  • Greets parents and children with smile and a warm and pleasant greeting. Interacts with members and their children in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Monitors the classroom area at all times to ensure safety, and immediately makes changes as necessary.
  • Provides a positive environment for all participants and involves self with the children in their care through playing games, reading stories, etc.
  • Exemplifies appropriate behavior model for participants; actively listens to all children and shows patience, understanding, and respect for others.
  • Instructs participants of the rules of the center and ensures adherence; re-directs children only when appropriate and within the established guidelines of the YMCA and parent.
  • Immediately reports all unusual incidents or accidents to the Lead Teacher and Executive Director and files all necessary written reports.
  • Must maintain control and account for the whereabouts and safety of children, including arrival and departure.
  • Ensures the childcare facility is neat, orderly, and free of all safety impediments.
  • Develops and fosters interpersonal relationships between participants, and actively creates an environment of cooperation, friendliness, and helpfulness toward others. 
  • Ensures basic care of all children's needs are met (changing of diapers & feedings). 


  • High school diploma or GED highly desirable. 
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications required within 30 days of hire
  •  Previous experience working with children a plus. Ability to work with children of varying ages.
  • Maintain a high level of concentration for extended periods of time. 
  • Ability to work independently using management and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and learn quickly.
  • Possess excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Customer service skills desirable.
  • Individual must possess maturity, sound judgment, with the ability to resolve conflicts in a professional and tactful manner. 

YMCA of Greater Omaha, an Equal Opportunity Employer