Before and After School Counselor (LWD) at Akron Area YMCA

Posted in Management 3 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: MACEDONIA, Ohio





Job Description:

(The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer)
POSITION SUMMARY
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. General support of Before and After School Enrichment (BASE), Summer Day Camp, Fun & Snow Day programs. This position works directly with children and parents to ensure all programs meet and exceed expectations. This position is responsible for all aspects of care, education, and safety of the children in their classroom. The position will incorporate caring, honesty, faith, respect and responsibility into all aspects of the program.
JOB DESCRIPTION
In the Before and After School Education programs we have both Assistant and Lead Teachers. Both of these positions play key roles in the success of our programs. Which role you qualify for is determined by your experience and education; this will be reviewed with you during your interview process. A summary of shared responsibilities is listed below. Complete position descriptions and responsibilities will be shared with you as you progress through the interview process.
YMCA Before and After School Education programs work with kids ranging from 5 - 11yrs old.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Create a vibrant cause-centered culture for children and families.
Ensure that classroom staff, children and volunteers and understand their value.
Implement weekly lesson plans that are aligned to curriculum and State of Ohio standards.
Maintain child and classroom assessments and screenings. Must have an understanding and be able to communicate curriculum, standards, assessments and screenings to a state licensing specialist.
Maintain accurate records for licensing, USDA & other funding agencies.
Create an environment that is welcoming and meets all requirements set forth by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Step Up to Quality programs.
Provides all children with activities that are age-appropriate, engaging, diverse and educational. Guides children's behavior utilizing appropriate behavior management techniques.
Work with site staff to maintain the cleanliness, upkeep and organization of all program areas. This includes assisting with the clean-up following meals and snacks.
Must complete all required training that may include: ODJFS training, Step up to Quality training, or others assigned by your supervisor. Staff are expected to be in attendance at all mandatory staff meetings.
Play an active role in branch fundraising efforts including the Annual Campaign, Special Events, and Grants/Foundations.





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