School Age Child Care Counselor
SCHOOL AGE PROGRAM COUNSELOR
EASTERN SHORE FAMILY YMCA
Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of children in your community. Working at the YMCA you’ll discover more than a job – you will have the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the community.
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.
Under the direction of the Child Care Director and in harmony purpose of the established policies and goals of the YMCA, the School Age Leader is responsible for the general supervision and management of a group of no more than 15 children. The School Age Leader holds primary responsibility for the education, health, welfare, and safety of the children within his/her group. The School Age Leader possesses the youth competencies for the job that will allow him/her to provide high quality child care at all times. The YMCA mission is your highest priority and its goals for these children and their families are of the utmost importance. A professional, clean appearance and a respectful and committed attitude are always the minimal expectation.
SCHOOL AGE LEADER: Helps to carry out activities, experiences, and routines for children. Promotes a team concept through a positive approach to supervision, communication, and interactions with others. Builds effective, authentic relationship with children and their parents. Adheres to all licensing standards.
Minimum 18 years or older
Six or more months working with children- ages 5 weeks to 12 years old-in a licensed, child care setting
CPR/First Aid certification (or ability to certify within 60 days of employment)
Able to communicate and work effectively with groups of children and their parents in a loving yet professional manner
Clear criminal record, CRC, and C.P.S. check. Negative TB test
Knowledge and maturity to observe children’s behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety practices and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
Ability to manage the daily administrative, program-related and supervisory responsibilities of the school-age child care program
Treats everyone with courtesy, respect and consideration; displays integrity; listens actively and genuinely; communicates in a clear and pleasant manner; embraces differences among people; demonstrates an active willingness to learn and grow; accepts constructive criticism; and works cooperatively as a team member. Has a proven ability and concern for youth, and a desire to positively influence their development. Attend trainings as required
Requires a person of maturity and good judgment, who can operate with a minimum of guidance from the Youth Director
Requires ability to exercise appropriate independent judgment, to assess facts and issues, and make non-routine decisions regarding day-to-day operational problems and issues
Requires effective team-building and team-leadership skills
Must maintain cooperative, functional relationships with senior leadership team, peers, and subordinates
Must maintain positive, energetic attitude toward YMCA work, goals, and values.
Performs the duties of direct reports as needed
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Treats everyone with courtesy, respect and consideration; displays integrity; listens actively and genuinely; communicates in a clear and pleasant manner; embraces differences among people; demonstrates an active willingness to learn and grow; accepts constructive criticism; and works cooperatively as a team member
Has a proven ability and concern for youth, and a desire to positively influence their development
Has the ability and enthusiastic willingness to learn and lead games, crafts, songs and other program activities.
May be required to walk, stand, run, kneel, climb and stoop.
Must be able to sit on the floor and get back up
Continuous operations requiring attention to detail and multi-tasking.
Must be able to lift, pull and pull up to 50 pounds
Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time
Must be physically able to successfully complete required certifications
Accountable for completion of assigned goals as measured by the number of people served and service satisfaction scores.
An offer of employment is contingent upon receipt of satisfactory results to meet minimum requirements of the position. They may include criminal background and reference checks, E-Verify, drug test, driver’s license record, and/or a Child Protective Services Check (CPS). Additional driver’s license check, CPS, criminal background check, alcohol, and/or drug testing may be required to be processed in the future in order to meet and/or maintain the requirements of this position.
The YMCA of SouthHampton Roads is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at YSHR will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. YSHR does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or genetics.
Please Note: Requirements, skills, and abilities described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements be interpreted as all-inclusive.
- Job Family Child and Family Services
- Pay Type Hourly
- Min Hiring Rate $8.00
- Max Hiring Rate $10.00
- Eastern Shore Family YMCA, 26164 Lankford Hwy, Onley, Virginia, United States of America