Position Information

Job Title:
Power Scholars Summer Enrichment Lead Instructor
King George County
Job Type:
Work Dates/Times:
20-25 hour per week.
12-4:00 Monday - Thursday.
8:00-1:00 Friday (King George)

The five week program in King George runs May 29-June 29.

Required evening and weekend training will start in May.
Job Application Deadline:

YMCA Competencies of a Leader

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fundraising.

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.

Job Description:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Develops, organizes and implements high quality YMCA Achievement Gap programs, specifically for the POWER SCHOLARS ACADEMY™ program.

Do you believe that all children have extraordinary potential – that all children can be scholars? Do you want to work with educators who share your belief, and who are committed to delivering the best learning experiences possible for the scholars who need them most? Power Scholars Academy is the place for you! Join Power Scholars Academy to teach, enrich, inspire, and transform children into scholars. Work with Power Scholars Academy and change the world, one scholar at a time.

We are hiring in the following areas:
Foreign Languages
Music (Voice and Instrument Instruction)
Nutrition/Health & Wellness
Sports & Dance
STEM (Coding, Construction, Physical Sciences, Robotics)
Social Responsibility (Community Service/Philanthropy)

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

1. Developing and implementing appropriate enrichment classes for assigned grade levels.
2. Preparing classrooms for daily activities and collaborating with academic teachers and teacher’s assistants to ensure that objectives are reached.
3. Maintaining accurate classroom records.
4. Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living.
5. Adhering to all Power Scholar Academy and district professional expectations and compliance issues.
6. Creating a positive, achievement-oriented, organized and engaging learning environment.
7. Motivating and holding scholars to high academic and behavioral expectations.
8. Providing consistent rewards and/or consequences for scholar behavior grounded in positive discipline.
9. Empowering scholars to make positive choices and serving as a role model.
10. Being accountable for meeting scholars’ individual academic and instructional needs.
11. Ensuring enrichment goals are met for each scholar.
12. Creating and directing project based learning.
13. Mentoring and supporting the professional development of the teacher’s assistants.
14. Supervising scholars during guest speaker engagements, field trips, lunch and recess.
15. Assures compliance with federal, state and local regulations as they relate to program areas, including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.
16. Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents, children and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
17. Reports all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner to Child Care Manager.
18. Maintains proper records/department files.
19. Attends staff meetings and trainings.
20. Assists in special events for parents. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities.
21. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
22. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

1. Must be at least 21 years of age.
2. Minimum of two years teaching/childcare experience with children in grades K-5.
3. At least two years of education in a child-related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
4. Enrichment skill set in one of the above listed categories (creative skill sets in another enrichment area may be considered).
5. Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with diverse populations.
6. Desire to work with elementary scholars and their families in under-resourced communities.
7. Outstanding verbal, written, and technological (computer/internet) skills.
8. Ability to build relationships and influence scholars, staff, community members & families.
9. Demonstrated leadership ability.
10. Excellent organizational and communication skills.
11. Committed to the goals of the program and approach.
12. Love and respect for children.
13. Evidence of efficacy and willingness to be a team player.
14. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.
15. Belief and commitment to the Y’s mission and values.
16. Within 30 days of hire include completion of: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; State Licensing Training Requirements; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.
17. Completes Praesidium within 7 days of hire date.
18. Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Physical Demands:

1. Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
2. Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
3. Must be able to lift and/or assist children up to 50 pounds in weight.
4. Must be able to lift and carry food and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
5. Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time.
6. Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking.
7. Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
8. Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency
9. Ability to view/enter data for long periods of time.
10. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
11. Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities.

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