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Job Title:

Before and After Care Counselor (Morris)

Job Post ID:


Posted Until:







1st Shift


Part Time



Job Description:

Morris Community YMCA

Responsible for the safety and security of all children under your supervision. Responsible for providing leadership for before and after school youth programs for children 5-12 years of age. Encourage children to participate in daily enrichment group activities. Curriculum includes, but is not limited to: school assigned remote learning, character development activities, arts and crafts, nature walks, outdoor/indoor games, and general recreation.

Ensure all children are well supervised and participating in safe activities at all times. Responsible for following all YMCA policies and procedures including, the recommended COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) and local, state and federal health officials. Provides a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.


Assume responsibility for the safety and well being of all program participants at all times and report any problems with staff, children or parents to the Kid Zone Plus Director.
Follow YMCA policy and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
Help plan, implement and supervise group activities in accordance with the goals and plans of the Greater Joliet Area YMCA.
Provide a high level of customer service while interacting with school personnel, YMCA members, guests, and staff.
Develop a positive working relationship with program participant and parents.
Ensure the proper maintenance of storage areas, equipment and supplies.
Actively participate in all programming curriculum.
Assist with the daily set up and clean up of activity area, craft projects and snack.
Know and adhere to all school policies and guidelines, and be respectful of shared space between the school and program.
Attend all staff meetings and trainings.
Be a positive role model for the parents, staff and children.
Ensuring that all staff and students are practicing social distancing and wearing a mask or face covering while participating in the program.
May be responsible for COVID-19 related curbside pick up and drop off procedures, including but not limited to:
Upon drop off ensure masks are worn, conduct temperature checks on all students, and ask parents the required health screening questions.
Upon pick up ensure masks are worn and confirm authorized person is able to pick up student(s) by verifying their photo ID.
Responsible for cleaning/disinfecting all high touch areas on an hourly basis and complete any required cleaning logs.
Accepts other duties as deemed appropriate within scope of position.

Job Requirements:


High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
At least 18 years of age.
Previous experience working with children preferably in a childcare setting.
CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training required before employment.
Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.
Ability to work long hours with positive attitude.


Part-Time Benefits
FREE Y Membership
25% off on Y programming
Participation in the Y’s retirement plan (when eligibility requirements have been met)

Company Information


Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s 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.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

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