Parents and kids are awesome, as well as the staff. Pre-school and afternoon teachers were all great people to work with.
Management is nice, but often uncoordinated. Work hours varied wildly. On full days (school holidays or closings) staff is expected to work up to 11 hours without any time for a lunch break, which is required by law. Thankfully only happens about 7 times during the school year.
Awesome co-workers, parents, and children
Lack of communication between staff and management
Nice people, good supervisors who make you feel more equal than inferior. Good hours for the work I do; a community committed to the success of others (which makes you feel you are doing something meaningful)
Demanding directors and
They pay less than any child care.
They have unfair work system.
My advice is to stay away from this company.
I had a bad experience working with this company over all.
I don't recommend it.
The management team at the YMCA did not train nor motivate the teachers. Teachers were just expected to show up and to do the classes. Any information on the students - their ages, their English ability, their learning styles, etc would have been very useful.
Basic teaching materials, well-lit classrooms, sound-proof classrooms, decent class size.
The management of this program gave the teachers no reviews, no guides.
I was working for the Ymca for 20 years. We always had leaders who respected us and appreciated our work. However, when management changed 6 years ago, everything changed. They has no respect for teachers and does not value us. We lost many teachers and parents as well.
Teacher (Jelenlegi alkalmazott) - California - 2019, szeptember 30.
Good place to work if you’re in school and don’t need a full-time job with many hours or decent pay. Otherwise, I’d recommend working elsewhere for any kind of decent pay/hours/commitment. There’s a lot of commitment involved with very little recognition and low pay, and it’s a fight for hours. Not to mention, you’re likely working a split shift if you work in a school Y.
I like my boss and my colleagues, but the second I can find another job with decent pay, I’m out.
The Y was a kinship organization, like being back in middle or high school. Very clickish and unprofessional. The only ones who got promoted were the people who made close friends with management or were kissing their butts. A toxic place to work.
Working at the YMCA, allowed me to experience the joy of witnessing a children develop his or her self-esteem. . By being a teacher, I had the necessary tools to aid in the development of encouraging a high level of self-esteem and build confidence within the child. Once, a child has developed confidence in his or herself they believe nothing is obtainable. I was grateful that management allowed me to give the children the necessary tools to help aid in their growth.The bitter sweet moment was seeing my kids transition out of the program.
The people I worked with were very nice. I really liked teaching the little kids to swim and helping them get over being afraid. The best part of my job was seeing the kids learning not to be scared in the water and being able to make it to the other side of the pool on their own.
Please make sure you get a good vibe with directors because the poor communication and lack of professionalism took over being in a satisfying workplace. I have never had to go to two different people about one day off because the two directors at ymca could not collab about their staff members. Make sure everything is written on paper and signed or it will backlash. I would not reconvene working at the ymca affiliates with Kipp or wit
Overall good place to work. However, as a supply you don't have guaranteed hours and they can call you last minute which can be bummy if you have made plans thinking you weren't working. Work itself is fun, you literally play with kids all day and help them grow/develop. Supervisors are really nice and encourage you in different ways.
I worked at the Ketchum, Idaho YMCA for three summers as a highschool and college student. I was an enrichment teacher through their Power Scholars academy camp during the summer. I taught the kids how to have fun and how to work as a group.
The Trenton YMCA is a horrible place to work management and HR have no clue as to what they are doing and turn a blind eye to what goes on. For one the person who is supposed to be HR lives down south so when you need something no one knows anything and she never contacts you back the CEO let’s her make all the decisions for down south and she’s not even here. No one ever gets a raise . They are taking the money from preschool and using it for YMCA funding. it’s horrible.ever
I have worked for multiple YMCA's, and the experience is always the same. Everyone seems paranoid about what everyone else is doing. It doesn't make for a fun or relaxing place to work. No matter how hard you try or how qualified you are, there is no opportunity for advancement. Workers who are higher up will keep you down, despite your qualifications. Employees who have worked for the YMCA before are not acknowledged and are treated like they are just beginners. Newer or younger employees are favored, even if their performance and knowledge are less.There is not much respect to be had. I will never work at another YMCA again.