BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL COUNSELOR, EAFB

STATUS Part-Time, Permanent, Eielson Air Force Base

Basic Job PurposeThis position supports the work of the Armed Services YMCA, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the military community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direction for the children in the before and after school program, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.

Functions and Duties:

  • Serves as a role model to program participants, parents and other staff, and, at all times lives the mission, vision and values of the ASYMCA movement.
  • Provide a safe, nurturing environment for children ages 5-12 enrolled in the ASYMCA Before and After School Program.
  • Effectively deliver the Before and After School curriculum and use positive behavior management techniques
  • Duties include homework assistance, child supervision/direction, group games, arts and crafts projects, outdoor play. 
  • Entertaining and engaging with children during the program.
  • Perform other duties as needed for the successful operation of the Before and After School Program.

YMCA Competencies:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Meets educational and experience qualifications established by Alaska state law.
  • At least 16 years of age.
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of
    hire date.
  • Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
  • Experience working with children between the ages of 5 - 12

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to work inside and outside with varying temperatures.
  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities.