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Job Posting ID# 65350

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YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County
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50 Graham Road West,
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Rachael Jackson
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Continuous / All Terms
YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County
50 Graham Road West, Ithaca, NY 14850
Ithaca/Tompkins County
School Age Child Care Counselor
Job Classification Level:
Level I
Employer Type:
Community Work Study Program Employer
Rachael Jackson
Job Description:
The mission of the Ithaca YMCA is simple. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to be healthy, learn, connect and have fun. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and engage in work centered in social responsibility.

1. Actively supervise and engage with children in your care; responding to their needs in a positive and engaging manner.
2. Ensure the safety and security of children at all times. This includes observing sign-in and out procedures, checking identification, ensuring all policies and procedures are followed.
3. Assist students in completing homework assignments.
4. Set up and prepare nutritional snacks for program participants.
5. Develop and maintain a high level of communication and positive relationships with SACC team and families.
6. Handle discipline/behavior issues in accordance with YMCA behavior management procedures and promptly communicate with parents/guardians regarding camper progress and behavior.
7. Develop and execute detailed daily lesson plans, activities, and events based on accepted practices that promote quality experiences, fun, and skill-based learning.
8. Know and review all emergency procedures and respond to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, and completes related reports as required.
9. Maintain program records and reports (behavioral reports, incident reports, emergency cards, attendance sheets, etc.).
10. Know, understand, and consistently apply safety rules, policies, and guidelines for all SACC programs. This includes the YMCA’s Child Abuse Prevention protocols.
12. Maintain a clean and safe room/area.

*Employees are allowed access to facilities.
Required Qualifications/Skills/Experience:
• Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR/AED, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen Administration certifications. (YMCA provides training at no or reduced cost)
• At least 1 year of previous experience in a youth program setting, and/or education in a related field.

Walking, stooping, writing, bending, sitting, standing, running, hearing, looking, carrying 50+lbs, climbing, kneeling, & any other reasonable activity involved with engaging and caring for children ages 4 thru 13 years.
Work Schedule:
2-5:45 Monday through Friday (partial shifts available). Opportunity for more hours over the summer term.
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How to Apply:
Email resume to Rachael Jackson at
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Career Field Information

Career Field:
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Child Development/Care
Career Field:
All Majors - opportunities open to everyone