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SACC - Counselor Montgomery Schools

Company: Somerset County YMCA
Location: Princeton
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Greater Somerset County YMCA (GSCY) is a local nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. At GSCY, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, we ensure that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.
To learn more about GSCY, visit our website: http://gscymca.org
General Function:
Under the direction of the Site Director & Montgomery School Age Child Care Director, the School Age Child Care Program Counselor oversees the daily operations at a designated Princeton YMCA School Age Child Care (SACC) site and ensures the successful delivery of the program. Working closely with the Site Director & School Age Child Care Director, s/he will work collaboratively with the school staff team and volunteers to implement an appropriate daily schedule that advances the program goals.
Principal Activities:



  • Supervises groups of children and leads staff when applicable


  • Plans and implements activities in conjunction with the Site Director that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA Core Values


  • Create and maintain a fun environment for children to work and play productively and comfortably, and have full access to all necessary materials


  • Demonstrate leadership and be a positive influence and role model to colleagues and staff


  • Assist Site Director in the opening and closing of the site on a daily basis


  • Assume Site Director duties at the absence of the Site Director or Assistant Site Director


  • Communicate issues related to students to Site Director & Program Director


  • Supervise volunteers in partnership with Site Director


  • With Site Director, support parent/family communication and follow-up


  • Participate at in-service meetings


  • Supervise and manage daily snack


  • Maintain and track supplies for programs and activities including equipment and program supplies; administrative supplies; and first aid equipment


  • Maintain rosters and attendance records and assure accurate record-keeping


  • Implement safety measures/regulations in compliance with NJ Department of Children & Families - Office of Licensing & Community Partners


  • Supervise and document fire drills


  • Organize and manage site-based licensing paperwork


  • Ensure implementation of the health and safety policies that pertain to program participants and staff at all times, including follow through on all incident reports and document filing


  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.


  • Support efforts of promotion and publicity of all YMCA programs


  • Ensure that all Emergency Procedures are carried out in accordance with Princeton Family YMCA procedures


  • Ensure that program provides a positive image of the YMCA within the community, in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the Princeton Family YMCA


  • Other duties as assigned


    YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):
    Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
    Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
    Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
    Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. 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.
    Minimum Qualifications:


    • Must be at least 16 years of age


    • Experience with children in school, after school, or camp setting


    • Sound judgment, ability to prioritize and be self-directed, and work independently


    • Ability to work flexibly with a collaborative team of staff members and volunteers


    • Must be willing to work with all persons without regard to race, religion, ethnic origin, socioeconomic status or disability


    • Positive, "can do" attitude which is demonstrated by a willingness to pitch in and help wherever needed as well as an ability to anticipate what is needed


    • Must be committed to the goals and objectives of the Princeton Family YMCA programs


    • Must be willing to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with YMCA standards and best practices


      About the Princeton YMCA School Age Child Care Program
      In YMCA School Age Child Care, children gain experiences that nurture their growth and build positive values. You work without worry, knowing your children are safe and well cared for. Each family is strengthened through participation in YMCA programs that build spirit, mind and body.
      The Princeton Family YMCA's program provides children in kindergarten through 6th grade a safe, secure environment in which to grow and learn. Currently located in the Princeton Public School District and Montgomery Township schools, the YMCA's program features a variety of age-appropriate activities that are imaginative, enriching and fun, such as learning new languages, practicing conflict resolution among peers, and participating in community service projects. A daily snack is provided.
      Hours & Compensation:
      Working hours are typically Monday-Friday from 7:00am-9:40am (Before School) or 3pm - 6pm. Specific hours may vary based on program site. Most weeks will be between 15-30 hours per week.
      Location:
      Montgomery Township Schools:
      Orchard Hill Elementary
      244 Orchard Road
      Skillman, NJ 08558
      Village Elementary
      100 Main Boulevard
      Skillman, NJ 08558
      Montgomery Lower Middle School
      373 Burnt Hill Road
      Skillman, NJ 08558
      Effect on End Result:
      The Program Counselor will ensure that the Princeton YMCA's School Age Child Care program establishes and maintains a level of excellence in areas of quality, creativity and visibility in all areas, and support the goals and priorities of the Princeton Family YMCA. The program will work to benefit participants, and will provide a positive image of the YMCA within the community, in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the Princeton Family YMCA.
      Benefits of working part-time at GSCY include:


      • FREE Individual Membership Access to any YMCA in the Nation.


      • 10% Discount on most programming at Greater Somerset County YMCA.


      • Access to one of the leading retirement programs "Y Retirement Fund" from the first day of employment.


      • Opportunities for professional development, mentoring, growth, and promotion throughout the YMCA Movement.


      • Supportive and inclusive community for people of all backgrounds and access to Employee Resource Networks.


        Greater Somerset County YMCA is a drug free work environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information who share our values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Keywords: Somerset County YMCA, Trenton , SACC - Counselor Montgomery Schools, Other , Princeton, New Jersey

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