If you are passionate about the field of Education, enjoy on-going
training, helping others grow, and have a sincere desire to
cultivate our next generation of children, the YMCA’s Lead
Counselor position is for you! We are currently looking for
outgoing, energetic, team oriented and driven individuals to join
our team. Under the direction of the Site Supervisor, the After
School 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
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 LEAP High students during the program.
Lead the planning, scheduling of counselor(s) and ensure that
counselor(s) performs optimally during the instruction of
Provide initial quality assurance checks with attendance
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
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
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
Assist the Site Supervisor in any other appropriate ways as
Outgoing personality enjoys speaking to people.
Detailed Oriented with strong clerical skills.
Job Requirements :
A high school diploma or GED.
Minimum 1 (one) year experience working with adolescent
Ability to relate to children and adolescents.
The Lead Counselor must be at least eighteen (18) years-old at
the time of hire.
Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively orally and
Must have a demonstrated competency in the planning and
implementation of recreational and educational activities.
Certificates and Licenses:
Current CPR and First Aid certificates may be required by time
of employment or within ninety (90) days from the date of hire.
It is the responsibility of the Lead Counselor to complete and
maintain all necessary certifications, within the proper time
frame, as set forth by either the licensing agency, State of
Florida or the YMCA of South Florida.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit to
and satisfactorily clear a thorough Level II fingerprinting
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.