Full Job Description
The YMCA of South Florida is looking for an experienced Lead Counselor for our Youth Development department. Under the direction of the Program Director and Site Supervisor, the Lead Counselor is responsible for the overall day-to-day group programming, behavior management, and direct supervision of children or adolescents enrolled in the after school/day camp program.
Direct services include: schedule, supervise, and lead efforts of the counselor(s) in assisting teachers with academic enrichment, recreation, and tutoring, and coordinating the transition of actively participating High School students during the program.
Lead the planning, scheduling of counselor(s) and ensure that counselor(s) performs optimally during the instruction of non-academic components.
Provide initial quality assurance checks with attendance data.
Ensure that documentation is collected from site personnel and submitted to the provider on a timely basis.
Perform administrative duties including data entry and student attendance tracking and reporting.
Distribute nutritious snacks/ supper on a daily basis using universal health/sanitation practices.
Document or report behavior issues and/or incidents daily, as needed.
Maintain high level of professional courtesy with parents, facility personnel, staff and clients at all times.
Know and follow proper emergency procedures appropriate to the facility and in conformity with procedures adopted by the YMCA of South Florida and emergency service authorities to ensure the safety of children.
Preserve the quality of supplies, equipment and materials. Ensuring proper supply by reporting re-order needs to the Site Supervisor.
Document all necessary administrative forms as directed by Site Supervisor and/or Program Director.
Attendance at all staff meetings and training opportunities.
Formally report all incidents and accidents within 24 hours to the corporate office.
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 Directors.
Ensure that the proper staff-to-child ratios is maintained at all times and reports discrepancies to the Site Supervisor, as needed.
Assist the Site Supervisor in any other appropriate ways as directed.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essentials 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 humid conditions.
Indoor and outdoor facilities (e.g. childcare and recreational sites); exposure to heat, cold, work on slippery or uneven surfaces.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
The YMCA of South Florida is a Drug Free Workplace and is committed to the policy of Equal Opportunity prohibiting discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, age or disability.
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