After School Counselor

Pay Rate: $7.25 – $9/hr., Depending on Experience
SCHEDULE: Part time
Far East Mon-Fri 1:30pm-6:00pm
East Mon-Fri 1:30pm – 6:00pm

JOB SUMMARY: Provides supervised homework help, activity, enrichment and recreation for school aged children.

1. Regular attendance at Employer’s place of business and/or during particular hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position. Employee must comply with and follow YMCA’s attendance policy at all times, unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and granted, as required by law.
2. Provides appropriate guidance, care and security in a nurturing environment to ensure safety, physical care and emotional well-being of the children.
3. Provides a variety of supervised activities to children including, but not limited to, arts and crafts, dramatics, story hours, indoor and outdoor games, creative movement and free play.
4. Provides stimulating activities that will enhance the development of each child.
5. Complies with Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (TDPRS) minimum standards for child care at all times.
6. Supports the activity and program of the After School Site Director and assists with lesson planning and activity implementation.
7. Attends training and meetings as required, including participation annually in 20 hours of training per TDPRS minimum standards.

1. High school graduate or equivalent required.
2. Must be at least 18 years of age, or 16 but enrolled in a career program through present high school.
3. Over three (3) months experience working with children in a recognized setting; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
4. Must have an interest in children and be able motivate children while remaining sensitive to their needs and capabilities.
5. Must acquire CPR, First Aid, DFPS background check, FBI fingerprint and food handling certifications prior to start of employment. Must maintain these certifications throughout employment.
6. If you have lived out of state in the past five years you are required to submit for criminal history and child abuse/neglect check for the different states you have resided in.