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Westhab, Inc. - Yonkers Youth Counselor - Yonkers - PT in Yonkers, New York

SUMMARY:

The Youth Counselor delivers a range of academic, enrichment, recreational, and leadership development programming to participating youth through a Positive Youth Development context that fosters growth and learning, maximizes safety, and instills hope and motivation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

. Responsible for the wellbeing of a group of participating youth throughout program hours. Ensures the safety of all participants throughout program implementation.
. Provides academic instruction that supports the school day curriculum of participating youth through curricula focusing on literacy and STEM, including the evidenced-based Afterschool KidzLit and Explorers programs.
. Leads a range of enrichment, recreation, and leadership development programs designed to increase self-esteem and teach important life skills.
. Attends weekly team meetings, training sessions by DYCD and others, parent meetings, and other assigned meetings to market the program and report on outcomes.
. Develops and implements age appropriate activities and programs.
. Documents monthly participation and outcomes; analyzes results and prepares recommendations.
. Participates in initial training, ongoing staff development and supervision.
. Maintains proper safety standards in regards to the health of participants in all programs.
. Ensures that the center is clean and well maintained.
. Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

High School Diploma/GED and at least two years of expertise in direct afterschool program delivery required. College degree or some college preferred. Previous experience working with children and/or young adults is essential. Experience working with low-income population preferred. Must enjoy the challenges involved with working with youth who may present a number of academic and social deficits. Upbeat, engaging personality is desirable. Program hours include afternoons, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Seasonal hours may be subject to change. A clean/valid NYS Drivers License is required.

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