HOURS: M-F, MWF, or T/R 2:00-6:00 PM
LOCATION: Locations throughout Knox County
The Counselor will provide direct supervision of a group of children in an after school and/or summer day camp setting. Responsible for developing and implementing daily lesson plans with a curriculum that fosters children's social, physical, spiritual, and mental growth. In addition, every position in the YMCA of East Tennessee is responsible for upholding the Judeo-Christian principles that are central to our mission by modeling behaviors that exemplify the Y's core values - caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
There are no supervisory responsibilities.
Individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Must be 18 years of age and have a High School Diploma or GED. One year or more of college preferred. Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp setting. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred. Be able to meet state requirements.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or scheduled form.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
Frequently required to talk or hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk, sit and use hands and fingers. Employee may occasionally be required to lift 50 pounds. Vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of children or employees of the organization.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, COURSES
Additional training, licenses, and courses may be required throughout employment.
The YMCA of East Tennessee is an equal opportunity employment employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.