The After School Staff/Counselor, under the direction of the Youth Director, will provide day-to-day direction and supervision at the assigned location. As a staff member, you will play a crucial role in planning and leading group games, arts/stems activities, and providing homework help to program participants. You will uphold the standards to ensure that all programs operate in a quality manner consistent with the mission, cause, and values of the YMCA.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
1.Provide day-to-day direction and supervision at the assigned after school location, following the guidelines and policies set by the Youth Director.
2.Plan and lead engaging group games, fostering a sense of teamwork, cooperation, and fun among program participants.
3.Organize and facilitate arts/stems activities, encouraging creativity, exploration, and skill development.
4.Offer homework help and academic support to assist program participants in their educational endeavors.
5.Maintain a safe and inclusive environment, ensuring the physical and emotional well-being of all participants.
6Uphold the YMCA mission, cause, and values in all interactions and program activities.
7.Communicate effectively with program participants, parents, and guardians, providing updates and addressing any concerns or questions.
8.Collaborate with the Youth Director and other staff members to evaluate and improve program effectiveness, implementing necessary changes or adjustments.
9.Adhere to all YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to child safety, health, and behavior management.
10.Attend staff meetings, training sessions, and professional development opportunities as required.
11. Maintains annual training requirements.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.
Mission Advancement,Collaboration, Operational Effectiveness,Personal Growth

Required Qualifications:
1.Two to three years of experience in child care or a related field, including supervision and administration of youth programs.
2.Demonstrated leadership qualities, including project management, time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
3.Minimum age requirement: At least 16 years old.
4.Completion of CPR, First Aid, AED, Oxygen, and Child Abuse Prevention training before the start of the first shift.

Preferred Qualifications:
1.Genuine passion for working with youth and a desire to make a positive impact on their lives.
2.Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with youth, parents, and colleagues.
3.Ability to actively participate in program activities, demonstrating energy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to engage in various recreational and educational pursuits.
4.Previous experience working with youth in a formal or informal setting is desirable, but not mandatory. We welcome individuals who are eager to gain experience and make a difference.
5.Knowledge of youth development principles and a commitment to creating a nurturing and empowering environment for youth.
6.Ability to follow instructions, take initiative, and work collaboratively as part of a team.
7.Flexibility to adapt to changing needs, schedules, and program requirements.
8.First Aid and CPR certifications (or willingness to obtain them before starting)

Physical Demands:
1.Ability to frequently stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, type, run, jump, kick, catch, throw, climb, kneel, bend, reach, balance, crouch or crawl, and reach with hands and arms.
2.Ability to handle or feel, stoop, lift/move, and carry approximately 35 lbs.
3.Proficiency in using hands and fingers for various tasks.

Pay Rate: starting $10.00
Work Days and Times: 2:30pm-6pm Monday-Friday. Hours may vary; 1:30-5:30 for Bus Monitors