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Tampa YMCA After School Counselor - PT

Posted:July 15, 2021 (posted 74 days ago)View All Jobs
Location:Tampa, FL (Hillsborough County)
Company:Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA
110 E Oak Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602


Now Hiring for the 2021/2022 School Year Pay rate: $12.00 Hours: Monday 12:30-6:00pm and Tuesday- Friday 1:30pm-6:00pm Location: In schools throughout Hillsborough County Regions available: New Tampa, North Tampa, South Tampa, Riverview, Brandon Organization Description Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through all programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Community Impact Areas: Over 80 sites, most of which are in schools – 11 Family Center Ys, 2 Wellness Centers, 65-acre outdoor adventure camp, Community Learning Center, Youth and Family Center, 20 golf program sites, 27 afterschool sites, 18 Early Head Start sites. 2,200 children enrolled in B/A school programs and 21,000 annual summer camper weeks Largest youth development and health & wellness provider in the region 160,000+ community members served, including 23,600+ kids 1,600+ staff members and 600+ volunteers $40M in revenue An independent 501(c) 3, locally-governed and managed POSITION SUMMARY: Assist the YMCA in Closing the Achievement Gap and cultivating an environment in which youth have a sense of belonging. Under the direction of the Site Supervisor, provide for the safety, well-being and development of participants in the after school program. Interact and serve as mentor for youth, helping to nurture their self-esteem, confidence and to reflect the Y core values when interacting with youth. Exhibit behaviors and attitudes that are consistent with the YMCA mission and policies of the association. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Program Quality and Growth Maintain complete responsibility for a program group of 20-25 students at all times. Maintain headcounts and staff ratio at all times. Greet children. Maintain a high level of professional courtesy with parents, facility personnel, staff and clients at all times. Create a positive atmosphere, which boosts self-esteem and general self-concept for all participants. Preserve the quality of supplies, equipment and materials. Implement curriculum that is developmentally and culturally appropriate. Operations/Leadership Adhere to and ensure enforcement of program rules and communicate them positively and effectively to program participants. Supervise and implement activities for a group of children in accordance to both age and developmentally appropriate practices. Assist with the set up and cleanup of program spaces. Accurately complete and turn in all reports by due dates, if required. Ensure the use of the electronic time and attendance. All change request must be completed and submitted by assigned due date. Report to work on time and as scheduled. Be in YMCA uniform at your position when your shift begins. Make arrangements to cover your job responsibilities and participants in your care if you must excuse yourself. Immediately notify your supervisor and the program director if you are going to be late or absent. Adhere to the attendance policy. Model, reinforce and abide by the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and the Code of Conduct. Educate yourself about other YMCA programs and promote YMCA programs. Report and document behavior issues daily to the Site Supervisor immediately. Assist with the Annual Campaign. Suggest ideas and actions to improve the program. Attend all staff meetings and training opportunities. Must have reliable transportation and willing to travel, if needed. Safety and Risk Management: Ensure all emergency procedures are met. Ensure proper attendance procedures are met (sign in/sign out log daily). Report discrepancies to the Site Supervisor immediately. Ensure that the proper staffs to child ratios are maintained at all times and reports discrepancies to the Site Supervisor as needed. Provide daily inspections of areas used by the program to ensure both cleanliness and safety. Report any questionable signs of abuse and document the incident with the Site supervisor immediately. Report incidents and accidents immediately to the to the Site Supervisor and/or Assistant Site Supervisor. Perform first aid as needed and ensure injury incident forms are completed in a timely manner. Report injuries immediately to Site Supervisor. Identify and directly report instances of unusual, disruptive, unsafe or threating behavior, inappropriate language or conduct, or other disciplinary issues. Adhere to the Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting requirements, which mandate by law all childcare personnel to report suspicions of child abuse, neglect, or abandonment. The YMCA requires employees to follow the internal reporting procedures with the assistance of the Program Director and Quality and Risk Management Director. Conduct a thirty-minute face counts to ensure that the proper staff to child ratios are maintained at all times and reports discrepancies to the Site Supervisor immediately. Ensure all required medication for participant is kept on your person during programming and locked in a lock box when not in programming. Additional medication training may be required, including the implementation of administering medicine such as epi-pens, inhalers, shots, injections for diabetes, etc. Performs all other duties as assigned. Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies Mission Advancement > Models and teaches the Y’s values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to improving lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fundraising. Collaboration > Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support. Operational Effectiveness > Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress. Personal Growth > Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. 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.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Education/Experience: Must be 18 years or older. High School Diploma required or GED Must have a minimum of one-year experience in school, community, volunteer or work experience in a role requiring interaction with youth. Must be able to work cooperatively with children, parents and peers; demonstrate character, integrity, adaptability and patience in communicating with others. Certifications/Trainings Required: Must obtain within 30 days of employment and maintain current certifications in CPR, First Aid, AED and Oxygen Administration. Maintain other required certifications as stated in the training matrix. WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or hot/humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting , carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 40 pounds; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 40% walking and 40% standing. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Incumbent will be responsible for their own transportation.

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