Part Time Afterschool Teacher/Counselor

  • YMCA Greater Boston
  • 316 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, USA
  • Aug 03, 2018
Part time Education/Training

Job Description

This postion is for September 2018- June 2019 School Year.  Programs are located within different communities in the city of Boston.

The Afterschool Teacher/Counselor is a part-time professional committed to represent the YMCA in a manner that aligns with the mission and goals of the YMCA of Greater Boston and partnering educational institutions. Under the direction of the Out of School Time Site Director, the Group Educator plans and implements classroom curriculum, communicates information to families, and maintains a safe, healthy, warm, engaging, and attractive environment. Age-appropriate activities should provide for growth in academics and social emotional development

  • Keep safety of children as a first priority
  • Provide students with homework/academic support
  • Use positive methods of child guidance
  • Supervise children to ensure safety and appropriate behavior and manage transitions smoothly
  • Work to meet daily duties/needs of the program, and to be responsible for making sure that materials are ready for use and put away at the end of the day
  • Develop and implement curriculum that reinforces lessons learned during the school day
  • Greet all parents and update them on children’s progress
  • As appropriate, participate in events based within the school and/or the YMCA
  • Attend all staff meetings, training sessions, and program special events as assigned
  • Participate in at least ten (20) hours of professional development per year
  • Abide by established EEC/YMCA school age policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Site Director or Multi-Site Director
  • At least 18 years of age and meet the EEC requirements for Group Leader.
  • High school degree required; some college preferred
  • Must be able to work Monday thru Friday, for Before and/or After School Programs (Typical Shift: 7:00-9:00am - 2:00-6:00pm)
  • Previous experience providing classes/programs/activities for youth
  • Knowledge of youth development principles
  • Effective leadership and group management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Dedication to the pursuit of education (for self and students)
  • Excitement and positive attitude toward working with children
  • Commitment to the philosophy and goals of the YMCA / BPS


Effect on End Results:  Effectiveness is measured by:

  • The degree to which implemented activities connect to school day learning
  • Positive parental/child evaluation of program
  • The degree to which children are provided with positive channels in which to grow, learn, and develop