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

Youth Counselor Position(s) - Yonkers

Part-Time - 16-25 Hours/Week


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.


  • 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.


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.