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Stay and Play Attendant

Outer Banks Family YMCA, Nags Head, North Carolina, United States of America Req #710
Thursday, June 13, 2019
The Y is a dynamic and diverse human service organization committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.






Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of children in your community. Working at the YMCA you’ll discover more than a job – you will have the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the community.


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.



Stay & Play presents an opportunity for early child development while meeting the needs of parents and family members who participate in Y programs and activities. While keeping children safe in a nurturing, caring environment, Stay & Play provides young children additional opportunities for holistic development, social experiences, and learning through play. Stay & Play elevates traditional drop-in child care to include key YMCA program elements, including healthy eating, fun physical activity, positive relationships and enriching activities. As with all child/youth programs in the Y, Stay & Play supports health and well-being, character development, and excitement about learning.


STAY AND PLAY ATTENDANT helps to carry out activities, experiences, and routines under the guidance of the supervisor. Promotes a team concept through a positive approach to supervision, communication, and interactions with others

Uses a diverse selection of materials, equipment and experiences for all participants

Builds effective, authentic relationship with children and their parents.




 Minimum 16 years or older

Six or more months working with children- ages 6 weeks to 7 years old-in a nursery or child care setting

CPR/AED (including Infant/Child) certification (or ability to certify within 60 days of employment)

First Aid certification (or ability to certify within 60 days of employment)

Complete all pre-employment trainings before first day on floor

Adequate speaking, hearing and writing skills appropriate for interacting with both children and adults

Able to communicate and work effectively with groups of children and their parents in a loving yet professional manner.

Clear Criminal Record and C.P.S. checks, negative TB test

 Knowledge and maturity to observe children’s behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety practices and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques

Ability to manage the daily administrative, program-related and supervisory responsibilities of a Stay & Play program

Ability to be punctual at scheduled work times

Demonstrated ability to engage in all functions associated with the daily care, activities, and routines of program’s children




Requires a person of maturity and good judgment, who can operate with a minimum of guidance from the Youth Director

Requires ability to exercise appropriate independent judgment, to assess facts and issues, and make non-routine decisions regarding day-to-day operational problems and issues

Requires effective team-building and team-leadership skills

Must maintain cooperative, functional relationships with senior leadership team, peers, and subordinates

Must maintain positive, energetic attitude toward YMCA work, goals, and values.

Performs the duties of direct reports as needed



Dress in uniform of staff shirt, name tag and khaki or black- shorts, capris, slacks or skirts

Be on time for scheduled shift

Treats everyone with courtesy, respect and consideration; displays integrity; listens actively and genuinely; communicates in a clear and pleasant manner; embraces differences among people; demonstrates an active willingness to learn and grow; accepts constructive criticism; and works cooperatively as a team member

Has a proven ability and concern for youth, and a desire to positively influence their development

Has the ability and enthusiastic willingness to learn and lead games, crafts, songs and other program activities.

May be required to walk, stand, run, kneel, climb and stoop.

Must be able to sit on the floor and get back up

Continuous operations requiring attention to detail and multi-tasking.

Must be able to lift, pull and pull up to 50 pounds

Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time

Must be physically able to successfully complete required certifications




An offer of employment is contingent upon receipt of satisfactory results to meet minimum requirements of the position.  They may include criminal background and reference checks, E-Verify, drug test, driver’s license record, and/or a Child Protective Services Check (CPS).  Additional driver’s license check, CPS, criminal background check, alcohol, and/or drug testing may be required to be processed in the future in order to meet and/or maintain the requirements of this position.


The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

Other details

  • Job Family Child and Family Services
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Outer Banks Family YMCA, Nags Head, North Carolina, United States of America