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YMCA of Greater Boston
Make a Difference is a Child's Life!
Description:The YMCA of Greater Boston Child Development Department is seeking enthusiastic role models with an interest in working with school age children (ages 5-13) in an afterschool setting. This is an excellent opportunity to make a significant impact on the physical, emotional and intellectual well-being of school-age children in the communities of Burlington, Winchester and Woburn.
Hours: After School 2:00-6:00pm Monday - Friday
Compensation: $10.00-$13.00 based on Experience
Successful candidate will possess some or all of the following:
- Strong leadership skills
- Experience working with children and families of high-risk populations
- Experience, education credits or training in the areas of social work, social and emotional skill development, violence and trauma intervention, child and family psychology, or other youth development specialty areas.
- Experience working with school age children in an educational or recreational setting.
Position Summary:The OST Educator is a part-time professional committed to represent the YMCA in a manner that aligns with the mission and goals of the YMCA of Greater Boston and partnering educational institutions. Under the direction of the program Site Director, the Group Educator plans and implements classroom curriculum, communicates information to families, and maintains a safe, healthy, warm, engaging, and attractive environment. Age-appropriate activities should provide for growth in academics and social emotional development.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES/PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES:
- Implement curriculum on a daily basis
- Assist youth with homework
- Keep safety of children as a first priority. Emphasizes personal safety and emotional well being with the children, families and other staff at all times.
- By personal example, helps to interpret the quality of the YMCA character values of children, staff and families.
- Must be a positive role model.
- Uses positive and constructive methods of behavior guidance and ensures that all staff does the same.
- Supervises children to ensure safety and appropriate behavior and manage transitions smoothly.
- Implements a variety of recreational and educational programs that emphasize group participation and character development
- Provides activities that foster creativity and awareness of various cultural, educational, recreational, environmental and social issues.
- Maintains accurate attendance records daily. Stays alert to children’s needs
- Reports all accidents and unusual incidents immediately and assists with necessary documentation.
- Attends all staff meetings, training sessions and program special events.
- Participates in at least twenty hours (20) of training per year.
- Abides by the established EEC/YMA OST policies, procedures, regulations and guidelines. Don’t be afraid to ask when in doubt.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit (at times on the floor with children) and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
• At least 18 years of age and meet the EEC requirements for Group Educator.
• High school degree required; some college preferred
• Previous experience providing classes/programs/activities for youth
• Knowledge of youth development principles
• Effective leadership and group management skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Dedication to the pursuit of education (for self and students)
• Excitement and positive attitude toward working with children
• Commitment to the philosophy and goals of the YMCA
YMCA Competencies (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Y’s values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCA’s efforts for all stakeholders.
Collaboration: Serves as a community leader building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance YMCA mission and goals. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Has strong communications skills and uses them to communicate with all members and supervisors. Has an expectation of quality and consistency from self and others.
Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Ensures continuous personal improvement.
Personal Growth: Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills.
- High School Diploma required
- Minimum one (1) year working with school age children and at least six (6) months experience working with youth ages 5-14
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
- CPR and First Aid certified