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The Williams YMCA of Avery County

VOLUNTEER SOCCER COACHES NEEDED FOR FALL SOCCER - to volunteer contact James

Employment Opportunities

After school Program Site Coordinator

The After school program Site Coordinator (SC) is a three-quarter time position and is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the after school and summer programs under the direction of the Program Director.  The SC is committed to quality and provides leadership, supervision; coaching and support to program staff to ensure desired program goals and outcomes are met.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 The After School program Site Coordinator must have the competencies, skills and proven leadership ability to successfully carry out the YMCA mission, goals and vision for serving the community.  Other important responsibilities include the following:

 Administers the day-to-day operation of the after school program, ensuring compliance with the prescribed fidelity and quality markers.

  1. Hires or Designates, supervises, and coaches teaching staff, youth development facilitators, and volunteers.
  2. In partnership with the school staff, promotes program and student recruitment to ensure targeted population and optimal enrollment.
  3. Maintains on-going communication and collaboration with supervisor, appropriate Y staff, school’s administration, and community partners to successfully implement the program.
  4. Prepares program schedule and plans for snacks and meals.
  5. Evaluates program quality and fidelity, implementing necessary steps to remedy weaknesses.
  6. Ensures timely reporting of evaluation requirements.
  7. Assists in developing and monitoring the program’s budget and ordering supplies.
  8. Plans and conducts orientation and workshops to engage parents/caregivers.
  9.  Provides ongoing communication with the parents/caregivers.
  10. Attends required trainings and participates in support calls as needed.
  11. Collects and shares “Bright Spots” – stories of impact from your program.

13. Develops relationships with school and community stakeholders to communicate the goals of the after school and summer programs and ongoing concerns about student needs.

  1. Upholds and exemplifies the YMCA’s Core Values and principles of Character Development.

 EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS:

 Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree related to youth development or education. 

  1. Must have a minimum of four years of relevant experience working with children in an educational setting including at least two years in an administrative supervisory capacity with demonstrated decision making ability.
  2. Must possess oral, auditory and written communication skills appropriate for interacting with both children and adults.
  3. Must be a positive role model with strong leadership, conflict resolution and diplomacy skills.
  4. Must be capable of directing the daily administrative, program related, and supervisory responsibilities of the After School Program.
  5. Demonstrate a working knowledge of YMCA mission, purpose and goals, childcare policies and YMCA standards; ensures the program meets the highest standards of excellence.

RATE OF PAY: $16:00/HOUR

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After school program Teacher

The teacher is responsible for the daily supervision of up to 15 after-school program participants grades K-12. S/he is responsible for assisting in the planning, development, and implementation of all components and program activities in the after-school program.  The Leader guides the academic and social development of children; ensuring a safe, enriching, and healthy learning environment.  Group Leaders use a variety of resources, provided by the After-School Site Director to introduce new skills throughout the execution of activities. To accomplish this, Group Leaders are required to participate in ongoing professional development and planning sessions with the After-School Site Director on a scheduled basis.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The after school Teacher must have the competencies, skills, and proven leadership ability to successfully carry out the YMCA mission, goals, and visions for serving the community.  The after school Teacher will be responsible for the following:  

 Prepare lesson and activity plans.

  1. Work with the site director to administer any required academic or performance assessments.
  2. Attend all required trainings and staff meetings.
  3. Instruct, facilitate, and lead classroom according to the fidelity and quality requirements.
  4. Ensure a no more than 1:15 staff to child ratio is maintained throughout the literacy portion of the day.
  5. Meet daily with the teacher assistant to review activities and ensure continuity of classroom support strategies and to ensure desired program goals and outcomes are met.
  6. Proactively manage classroom behavior.
  7. Differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of students (e.g. inclusion accommodations, English language learner strategies).
  8. Using program supplied data tools, monitor and report to Site Director weekly attendance, student progress and behavior.

10. Assist the site director with planning and attend the parent/caregiver workshops.

11. Work with volunteers and community partners, as needed.

12. Set up for and clean up after all program and classroom activities.

13. Be good stewards in the care and maintenance of YMCA property (e.g., space, equipment, supplies).

14. Collaborate with classroom teachers to ensure individual instruction is aligned with school-based learning activities.

15. Ensures the safety and engagement of children in assigned group.

16. Provide assistance with homework and encourage academic progress.

17. Follows program lesson plans and implementation plan in a developmentally appropriate manner, meeting the individual physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of the participants.

18. Provides careful, attentive supervision, alert at all times.

19. Serves as a positive role model, demonstrates professional behavior and understand positive youth development approaches to the academic and social development of youth.

20. Facilitates a program environment that invites exploration, promotes positive play, and welcomes children.

21. Promotes a team concept through a positive approach to supervision, communication, and interactions with others.  Maintains on-going communication with supervisor.

22. Maintain accurate classroom records as assigned and according to program requirements.

23. Communicates regularly with parents; attends parent/family events as designated by supervisor.

24. Demonstrates a working knowledge of YMCA mission, purpose and goals, child development policies and YMCA standards; ensures the program meets the highest standards of excellence.

25. Assist Site Director in other duties as assigned.

26. Uphold and exemplify the YMCA’s Core Values and principles of Character Development.

 EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Current State teaching certification.
  3. A minimum of two years’ LEA teaching experience in K-12 education.
  4. Exceptional group management, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  5. Experience in planning and delivering reading and/or math instruction.
  6. Must possess speaking, listening and writing, skills appropriate for interacting with both children and adults.
  7. Must have flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
  8. Demonstrate a working knowledge of YMCA mission, purpose and goals, child development policies and YMCA standards; ensures the program meets the highest standards of excellence.

RATE OF PAY: 19.00/HOUR

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PART-TIME TUTOR

FLSA Status: Non- Exempt, Part-Time

Provides academic tutoring in math and reading for children in grades K-12. Instruction and activities are designed expressly to promote subject mastery, develop grade-level competencies and to teach study skills.  Tutoring services are provided during the afterschool and summer time at the Williams Academy and the Williams YMCA locations.    

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 The tutor must have the competencies, skills and proven leadership ability to successfully carry out the YMCA mission, goals and vision for serving the community.  Other important responsibilities of the Tutor include the following:

  1. Help students achieve a better understanding of specific subject material and in improving academic capabilities in designated areas.
  2. Help students develop the study skills necessary for academic success.  Identify students experiencing difficulties and provide encouragement and alternatives.
  3. Provide academic assistance to assigned students, individually or in a small group setting. 
  4. Assist Site Coordinator in preparing for tutoring sessions, reviewing class material, discussing the text, predicting test questions, formulating ideas for materials, or working on solutions to problems.
  5. Utilize the resources of the school and after-school program in order to assist the student(s) in education endeavors.
  6. Attend periodic training sessions to increase competency in working with students.
  7. Document, track and maintain daily attendance and periodic progress and work with schools to review academic records of assigned students.  Provide feedback regarding student’s progress as well as behavior.
  8. Acknowledge student efforts, accomplishments and progress.
  9. Integrate an asset based positive youth development approach in the tutoring sessions.
  10. Assist students in developing self-confidence, raising self-concept, and reducing anxiety or fear of failure in academic work.
  11. Work with students to develop a high level of motivation in academic areas and positive attitudes toward learning and studying.
  12. Serve as a role model for students being served.
  13. Adhere to all processes, procedures, rules and regulations of the YMCA, the afterschool program, and School District.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Qualified adult, 16 years or older and a minimum of four grades above the student being tutored, who meets academic standards for tutoring and demonstrate competence in subject matter and analyzing student’s academic needs and effectively provide solutions and support in assisting the student to reach their academic potential.

  1. Must possess an understanding and knowledge of how schools operate as well as specific knowledge in age-appropriate curriculum.
  2. Must demonstrate good verbal and written communications skills.
  3. Possess good organization and problem solving skills.
  4. Be dependable and supportive of the program.

 CORE COMPETENCIES

 Values. Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times.

  • Inclusion. Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
  • Relationships. Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y's work.
  • Influence. Employs influence strategies (verbal, personal and written) that engage, inspire, and build commitment to the cause and overall Y goals.
  • Communication. Listens and expresses self effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of the audience. Understands and expertly utilizes current methods of communication (PowerPoint, Prezi, Video, Audio, Animoto etc…)
  • Developing Others. Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others’ capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible.
  • Decision Making. Integrates logic, intuition, and sound judgment to analyze information to identify greatest opportunities, make sound decisions, and solve problems.
  • Change Capacity. Leads self and others through change by navigating ambiguity appropriately and adapting well to new situations, obstacles, and opportunities.
  • Emotional Maturity. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills.
  • Quality Results. Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides evidenced-based quality experiences.
  • Innovation. Participates in the generation, experimentation, and implementation of new approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y’s mission and work.

 Rate of Pay: $8.00/hour

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Group Leader

FLSA Status: Non- Exempt, Part-Time

 The “Group Leader” is responsible for the daily supervision of up to 15 after-school program participants grades K-12. S/he is responsible for assisting in the planning, development, and implementation of all components and program activities in the after-school program.  The Leader guides the academic and social development of children; ensuring a safe, enriching, and healthy learning environment.  Group Leaders use a variety of resources, provided by the After-School Site Director to introduce new skills throughout the execution of activities. To accomplish this, Group Leaders are required to participate in ongoing professional development and planning sessions with the After-School Site Director on a scheduled basis.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Group Leader must have the competencies, skills, and proven leadership ability to successfully carry out the YMCA mission, goals, and visions for serving the community.  The Group Leader will be responsible for the following:  

  1. Ensures the safety and engagement of children in assigned group.
  2. Provide assistance with homework and encourage academic progress.
  3. Follows program lesson plans and implementation plan in a developmentally appropriate manner, meeting the individual physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of the participants.
  4. Provides careful, attentive supervision, alert at all times.
  5. Serves as a positive role model, demonstrates professional behavior and understand positive youth development approaches to the academic and social development of youth.
  6. Facilitates a program environment that invites exploration, promotes positive play, and welcomes children.
  7. Promotes a team concept through a positive approach to supervision, communication, and interactions with others.  Maintains on-going communication with supervisor.
  8. Maintain accurate classroom records as assigned and according to program requirements.
  9. Communicates regularly with parents; attends parent/family events as designated by supervisor.
  10. Demonstrates a working knowledge of YMCA mission, purpose and goals, childcare policies and YMCA standards; ensures the program meets the highest standards of excellence.

 EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  1. High School Diploma or equivalent. Bachelors preferred. (college degree and certified teacher preferred)
  1. A minimum of two years prior experience working with children under 13 years of age required.
  2. Exceptional group management, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  3. Experience in creating interactive and educational/artistic activities, youth development, academic enrichment and arts.
  4. Must possess oral, auditory and written communication skills appropriate for interacting with both children and adults.
  5. Must be capable of implementing the daily administrative, program related, and supervisory responsibilities of an after-school site.
  6. Flexibility, with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

 CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Values. Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times.
  • Inclusion. Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
  • Relationships. Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y's work.
  • Influence. Employs influence strategies (verbal, personal and written) that engage, inspire, and build commitment to the cause and overall Y goals.
  • Communication. Listens and expresses self effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of the audience. Understands and expertly utilizes current methods of communication (PowerPoint, Prezi, Video, Audio, Animoto etc…)
  • Developing Others. Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others’ capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible.
  • Decision Making. Integrates logic, intuition, and sound judgment to analyze information to identify greatest opportunities, make sound decisions, and solve problems.
  • Change Capacity. Leads self and others through change by navigating ambiguity appropriately and adapting well to new situations, obstacles, and opportunities.
  • Emotional Maturity. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills.
  • Quality Results. Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides evidenced-based quality experiences.
  • Innovation. Participates in the generation, experimentation, and implementation of new approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y’s mission and work.

 RATE OF PAY: $8.00/hour

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Wellness Coach

FLSA Status: Non- Exempt Part-Time

Department: Wellness

Closing Date for Applications:  Until Filled

Email Resume to:  bonniec(at)ymcaavery.org or mail to:

Williams YMCA ATTN:  Human Resources, PO Box 707 Linville, NC 28646

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Wellness Coaches are responsible for all aspects of member safety, fitness introduction, supervising, maintaining a clean environment and reinforcing proper fitness techniques in the Wellness Center. As a member of the Wellness team, the Wellness Coach is a constructive employee of the YMCA whose major priority is to serve the members with the highest quality of service and facilities available.

 QUALIFICATIONS: 

1.    At least 18 years of age
2.    Current certification in CPR, First Aid, AED and O2 (or receive within 60 days of employment)
3.    Knowledge of strength and cardiovascular training principles
4.    Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
5.    High level of enthusiasm

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Gymnastics Instructor:

Under the supervision of the Director of Athletics, the instructor is responsible for developing and implementing a successful children’s gymnastics class at the YMCA. This class is a beginner to intermediate level class that is targeted to children 3-12 years old. The curriculum will be built by the instructor and the YMCA's Director of Athletics. This person is responsible for managing this program in accordance with the stated mission, goals and policies established by the administrative staff, CEO and Board of Directors of the Williams YMCA.

Knowledge and Skills:

Must have a strong desire to work with and encourage children. This position requires and understanding of fundamental gymnastics skills and a commitment to the YMCA Mission and Christian principles.

All applications must be submitted in person at the YMCA or via email to Allison Phillips, Director of Athletics, jamesp(at)ymcaavery.org / 828-737-5500.

Preschool Teacher

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Early Childhood Credentials
  • CPR, First Aid, AED, and Blood Borne Pathogens certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
  • Darkness to Light training within 90 days of hire date.
  • Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate
    program activities.
  • Complete background check and drug screening
  • Candidate needs to be available 8:30 am-1:30 pm Monday through Friday.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTION

  •  Supervise a group of children
  • Plan and implement program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with the YMCA’s values
  • Adhere to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings
  • Follow the YMCAs policies and procedures
  • Maintain positive relations with parents and other staff
  • Accept and demonstrate the core values of the YMCA: Honesty, caring, respect and responsibility.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

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For more information or to apply contact Jenn Roark at 737-5500 x311 or jennr(at)ymcaavery.org

Child Development Center/X-Arcade

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provide direct supervision of a group of children in a child care situation from age 6 weeks to 12 years

Provide a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. At least 16 years of age.
  2. CPR, First Aid, AED, and Blood Borne Pathogens certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
  3. Darkness to Light training within 90 days of hire date.
  4. Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
  5. Complete background check and drug screening.
  6. Be available evenings and weekends.
  7. Flexible and willing to work.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Able to lift 50 pounds

Requires full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.  

Occasionally requires working under stressful conditions.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTION

  1. Supervise a group of children
  2. Interact with children in your care in a positive manner
  3. Communicate with parents/guardians
  4. Plan and implement program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with the YMCA’s values
  5. Adhere to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards
  6. Attend staff meetings and trainings
  7. Follow the YMCAs policies and procedures
  8. Maintain positive relations with parents and other staff
  9. Accept and demonstrate the core values of the YMCA: Honesty, caring, respect and responsibility.
  10. Perform all other duties as assigne

For more information or to apply contact Jenn Roark at 737-5500 x311 or jennr(at)ymcaavery.orgd

Member Services Associate

Location:                        YMCA of Avery County

Salary Range:                $7.50-$8.25

Benefits:                        Free Y membership

Employment Type:          Part Time, non-exempt

Description:                  

The Williams YMCA of Avery County is seeking outgoing individuals that enjoy working in a fast paced environment to work various shifts (weekends/evenings). 12-25 hours a week.

Duties:                          

Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting members, processing memberships and completing program registrations.

Qualifications:              

• Excellent customer service skills
• Computer experience 
• Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
• High School diploma or GED

            Contact Karen Fugate via email at karenf(at)ymcaavery.org

Group Exercise Instructors needed. 

Yoga:  10 or 11am weekdays

Zumba: 10 am weekdays, Saturdays or alternating Saturdays

 Requirements:

  • Regularly attend fitness classes
  • Outgoing personality
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Reliable transportation
  • Background check and drug screen required

 Preferred:

  • Experience leading group classes
  • National group exercise certification

Please contact Traci Ellis at tracie(at)ymcaavery.org or 828-737-5500 x 313

Please download our employment/volunteer application below, fully complete and attach any additional information if needed, and mail to YMCA of Avery County, Attn:  Part-time Opportunities, PO Box 707, Linville, NC 28646; or fax to 828-737-5504.     

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