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YMCA of Greenville After School Counselor I in Taylors, South Carolina

The YMCA of Greenville is a dynamic and rapidly growing association that seeks to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.

We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become.

We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality.

We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world.

We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential.

We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

The After School Counselor I supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Specifically, the After School Counselor I is responsible for providing physical, mental and spiritual growth and development opportunities for each child in the program. This position will plan and implement daily plans in accordance with age appropriate programming through academic rich activities.

The hours for this position will be a hybrid of:

  • Full day childcare from 7:30am – 6pm

  • Traditional after school programming from 2:15pm – 6pm

(Times can vary)

  • Supervise and ensure the safety of children at all times.

  • Build and maintain order and enthusiasm in a group.

  • Supervise and manage groups of school age children during eLearning and homework; lead them in physical activity games, arts and crafts, nutrition lessons, etc.

  • Develop and implement lesson plans for program times utilizing Risk management, State childcare COVID guidelines, social and emotional learning and academic enrichment activities.

  • Maintain equipment and facilities, and use only in an appropriate manner.

  • Report all program changes to Site Coordinator, Youth Program Director, or Executive Director.

  • Be prepared for program responsibilities as assigned including lesson plans, devotions, group activities, Family Events and water activities.

  • Assist in School’s Out Days, Holiday Camp and Special Events as required.

  • Attend quarterly YMCA of Greenville Training events.

  • Build and maintain positive relationships at all times with children, parents and co-workers.

  • Create an environment that promotes belonging, achievement and relationships.

  • Adhere to all program rules as outlined in the Staff Manual, Personnel Policy and Code of Conduct and Risk Management Manual and any other program specific guidelines.

  • Assist in maintaining program standards at all times in regards to Quality Check Standards and Licensing Regulations.

  • Able to drive a 14 passenger bus, if over 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license, when programming allows.

  • Encouraged to participate in the YMCA’s annual support scholarship campaign.

  • Maintains positive relations at all times with members, participants and co-workers.

  • Attend all required staff trainings and meetings, to include New Staff Orientation, and CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, and Child Abuse prevention within the first 30 days of hire date.

  • Assist in maintaining accurate records at all times to include:

  • Attendance Rosters Daily (Arrivals and Dismissal)

  • Medication Logs

  • First Aid Logs

  • Discipline Reports

  • Incident Reports

  • Closing Checklist

  • Assists in all areas of the branch and association operations as requested by management.

  • High School Diploma, GED or a senior in high school.

  • Must be at least 17 years of age.

  • Minimum of 6 months experience working with youth.

  • Requires the ability to be a good role model and to adapt to changing needs and circumstances.


  • Minimum of 6 credits/units in Child Development/Elementary Education or 60 hours of approved Childcare related training (Requires Documentation).

  • At least one year of experience working in a childcare setting.

ID: 2020-2891

Post End Date: 3/31/2021

Targeted Job Start Date: 11/30/2020

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Street: 1250 Taylors Rd