Before & After - Inclusion Assistant / Paraprofessional

Memphis, TN, USA Req #96
Friday, March 13, 2020
Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Inclusion Aide is responsible for supporting and assisting one or more individuals who have a disability and are enrolled in Y programs to promote participation in program activities and independence to the fullest extent possible. The Inclusion Aide serves as a professional role model by leading through example and guiding recreational activities that teach life skills, encourage healthy and safe behaviors and create a positive experience.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must have prior experience working with youth

  • Prior experience working with individuals with disabilities is preferred

  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences

  • Passion for working with diverse youth and ability to provide a high-quality of instruction using age-appropriate practices. Ability to observe student behavior and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.

  • Proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model

  • Continuous learner who leverages opportunities for learning and applies new knowledge and skills

  • Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in the job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Modify activities, rules, equipment, and/or supplies as needed to promote participation in program activities and independence to the fullest extent possible.

  2. Maintain the confidentiality of information pertaining to the individual(s) that you are assigned to support.

  3. Modify recreational activities for assigned individuals as needed, including but not limited to, arts and crafts, sports, social recreation, songfests, and other games and hobbies.

  4. Teach socially acceptable behaviors by serving as a role model and by using age-appropriate positive reinforcement and behavior management strategies.

  5. Implement individualized behavior management plans, when necessary.

  6. Communicate consistently with supervisor, team leader, and other team members to keep abreast of activities and schedule, in order to prepare for activity modifications. Will offer suggestions for modifications, if applicable.

  7. Communicate consistently with parents and the Director of Inclusion through completion of a weekly summary of the individual’s participation.

YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:

Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Y’s values within the organization and the community.  Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the Y’s efforts for all stakeholders.  

Collaboration: Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the Y.  Serves as a community leader building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance the Y’s mission and goals.  Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals.  Provides tools and resources for the development of others.

Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions.  Involves staff at all levels in the development of programs and activities.  Ensures execution of plans. Institutes sound accounting procedures and financial controls.  Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.

Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches.  Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. 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. 

Behavioral Characteristics:  Welcoming, Nurturing, Determined, Hopeful, and Genuine.


WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

  • Climbing, sitting, standing, pushing, walking, kneeling, and stooping 

  • Some Exposure to the outdoor elements

  • Exposure to electrical/mechanical mechanisms 

  • Exposure to some chemical elements

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

For Youth Development For Healthy Living For Social Responsibility

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $12.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $16.00
  • Memphis, TN, USA