School Aged LEAD Counselor Akron Area YMCA Akron Area YMCA 29,831 reviews

(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.

OUR CULTURE

Our mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all – and core values – Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith – 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

In the School Aged 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 School Aged 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.

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:

  • Engaging Community -Builds bridges with others in the community to ensure the Y’s work is community-focused and welcoming of all, providing community benefit.
  • Inclusion -Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence
  • Collaboration- Creates sustainable relationships within the Y and with other organizations in service to the community
  • Program/Project Management- Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs
  • Emotional Maturity -Demonstrates ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must qualify to be an Assistant or Lead Teacher under the Step Up to Quality program and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
  • Must be able to provide a copy of High school diploma, a completed medical form (JFS 01296) and undergo a BCI/FBI background check prior to first day of work.
  • Certifications in CPR, First Aid, Communicable Disease and Child Abuse Prevention should be obtained within 90 days of hire.
  • Experience working with children preferred.
  • Must be committed to YMCA mission, values and philanthropic efforts.
  • Must have reliable transportation

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Indoor and outdoor work required

Required Degree : HIGH SCHOOL

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