Manhattan Youth is looking for several part-time After-school Counselors to join our dedicated elementary and middle school teams for the 2021-2022 school year. We are seeking dynamic and energetic individuals to assist in delivering a wide variety of programs including sports, recreation, and competitive activities; STEM and other academic enrichment; visual, performing, and creative arts; and leadership, community service, and social justice.
As an After-school Counselor you will serve a critical role in our ability to deliver programs to the children in our community. Working with Activity Specialists, you will gain hands-on experience with students in our after-school programs. Counselors are expected to help create an environment that encourages in children creative thinking, verbal communication, independent exploration, self-confidence, self-awareness, and a problem-solving approach to conflict.
Qualified candidates will be punctual, reliable, personable, organized and fun. The right candidate will enjoy interacting with people, love being around children of all ages, have a ready smile, and a lot of patience.
We are looking to fill multiple roles in order to return our after-school programs to in-person learning. These are part-time, hourly positions available during the school year from September through June, following the NYC DOE schedule. After-school programs run from 2:00-3:00 to 6:00pm Monday through Friday. Individual schedules will vary by school.
- Greet students, take attendance and supervise students during transition periods (arrival, snack time, transfer to other activities, dismissal);
- Assist students in recreational and/or sports activities;
- With Activity Specialist, prepare activities and materials for daily schedule and assume responsibility when necessary;
- Maintain open communication with Site Director, Activity Specialist(s) and other staff;
- Ensure safety of students during all activities and address occasional emergencies;
- Participate in professional development opportunities and work toward leading classes independently;
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
- 2+ years after-school, camp or classroom experience or currently pursuing a degree in education or a related field;
- Excellent communication skills, ability to express ideas clearly;
- Ability to work on a team, take initiative, proactively address challenges, and maintain a positive attitude;
- Willingness to learn, work hard and take responsibility;
- Excellent references;
- Previous experience working with children in an after-school program preferred;
- Past participation in theatre groups, varsity sports or significant volunteer experiences a plus.