Position Information

Job Title:
Afterschool Counselor
Location:
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA
Job Type:
Part Time
Pay Rate:
$8.25 per hour
Work Dates/Times:
Monday-Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm, Half days: 11:00am-6:00pm & All Day Outs 7:00am-6:00pm
Job Application Deadline:
2018-08-02
Contact:
jeepyouth@columbiaymca.org

YMCA Competencies of a Leader

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fundraising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Job Description:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direct supervision of the children in the after school program. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. Promotes & supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections a part of the overall experience.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Ensure the health, safety and well being of children in the program by providing close supervision of all activities. Supervise, participate in, and administer recreational activities for children. Provide a safe and fun environment for participants in the After School program. Plan activities and events that are exciting, challenging and values based. Work cooperatively with professional staff, counselors and other departments. Create and maintain daily lessons plans and attendance. Assist children with homework and guide students in their academic growth. Communicate with families, on a weekly basis, about their children’s strengths and areas needing attention. Actively participate in all training sessions, designated meetings and special events.

Required Qualifications:

High School diploma. Minimum of two years of experience working with children and planning activities in a group setting. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Current CPR/First Aid/AED certifications & other training's upon hiring.

Preferred Qualifications:

College credits in Education, Physical Education and/or Sociology desired. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.

Physical Demands:

Ability to plan, lead & participate in a range in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings.


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