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
Over the years the ymca has had new supervisors. With each supervisor they have promised this and that and we’re good at first, then they all seem to fade away from being good supervisors. One thing that made me not want to work there anymore was how it didn’t seem fair to me how they chose their staffing. Some people who had more experience could be cut like they didn’t matter.
Great place for community, generous towards community needs. Workload and pay not a good match. Advancement moves at a snails pace. Not a good fit for anyone who doesn’t have a significant other to help provide.
Management is very unorganized and lacks communication skills. There is little support from coordinators and directors when you really need it. They talk about personal matters more than professional matters, so everything is last minute. I mentally and physically took my work home with me everyday. Its not worth the pay, but its always great working with kids. They expect so much for what little materials and support they give.
kids are awesome
poor management, lack communication, no supplies, not professional
A typical day at work is busy. We work with children who have several behavior challenges. The management is loving and caring for the children. We are always short staffed, due to the low pay in childcare. We have a very diverse work culture. The hardest part of my job is dealing with the behavior challenges. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing those little smiling faces everyday and the fact that they love our classroom. It is a challenge, it is the best job I have every had.
They didn't follow govt.guidelines, lazy co workers, changing the schedule excessively. Counselors were not involved with parents. I did, but the rest of the staff was on cell phones or email not doing their job.
Staff needs better training in dealing with disabled children. The work was fun at times. The expectations for such little pay is not fair to the average worker. They do not give benefits to any part time employees.
While working for the ymca I have been helped so much in the matter of becoming a better team member. I enjoy coming to work each day because I am surrounded by such a great team. Together we get activities done and help one another.
My supervisor while working here did little to help me be a productive worker at the YMCA. Constantly ran into problems that I had no knowledge about and would go to my supervisor and was never given any help.
Fun and encouragement workplace. Staff and management work together as a team. Enjoy organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling and field trips.