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YMCA After School Counselor

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Updated Nov 24, 2022
Job Description

YMCA After School Counselor is a perfect part-time job for local college students. YMCA After School Program is offered at most Conroe ISD Elementary and Flex Schools in South Montgomery County. All YMCA Staff receive a FREE Y Membership. Find Your Purpose. Find your Passion at the YMCA.

Position Summary:

Assist with providing quality care in before and after-school site and camp setting by teaching values, ensuring safety and facilitating structured play and educational activities with the children, in accordance with state requirements and YMCA policy. Assist with providing a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on youth development, including the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, caring, and faith.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Program Quality: Assist with planning and implementing lesson/activity plans curriculum that includes formal and informal play within the center and outdoors that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA core values.
Daily Operations. Maintains the program site and camp environment by adhering to YMCA of Greater Houston program standards and childcare licensing minimum standards.
Leadership: Supervises children under the direction of the Site Lead. Makes sound decisions in alignment with YMCA and state standards. Acts as a role model to the children by exemplifying the YMCA’s five core values.
Relationship Building: Maintains positive relations with children, parents, school personnel, directors and other staff. Attends and participates in staff meetings, and staff trainings.
Child Abuse Presentation: Reports suspicious and inappropriate behaviors and policy violations. Follows mandated abuse and incident reporting requirements. Ensures youth are properly signed in and signed out, ensures only authorized adults are allowed in the facility, etc. Adheres to policies related to boundaries with each child. Ensures unused rooms and closets remain locked; routinely monitors high-risk locations (bathrooms), etc.

Apply online at https://ymcahouston.org/careers. For more info contact teresaa@ymcahouston.org.

Skills Required

At least 18 years of age.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
At least three (6) months working with youth at a licensed facility, church, school or equivalent.
CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention trainings.
Ability to plan, organize, and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities
Previous experience with diverse populations.
Current record of tuberculosis examination and/or current local health department regulations, examinations, and/or immunization as required by the local or State Department of Health.
Pass a local/state background and FBI fingerprinting check as well as independent drug test.

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