Afterschool Counselor - PS 209 (Flushing YMCA)

YMCA of Greater New York


Flushing YMCA - PS 209
16-10 Utopia Parkway
Whitestone, NY, 11357



Job Type:


Minimum age:

18 years old


Part Time



Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Minimum Education:

High School diploma or equivalent.

Area of Focus:

Academic Support/Homework Help

Job Description:

The YMCA of Greater New York reaches half a million New Yorkers through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Flushing YMCA is seeking qualified individuals who, under the supervision of the Y Afterschool Site Director, will play a critical role in the successful operation of the Y Afterschool program, including Holiday Camps. The Afterschool Counselor will be responsible for providing a safe and positive environment for school age children, and provide opportunities for learning, interaction, and academic/ personal growth. Y Afterschool programs operate between the hours of 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday and during public school breaks.
• Ensure the health, safety and well-being of participants in the program, by providing appropriate supervision at all times.
• Plan and implement meaningful activities, lesson plans, and special events that are age-appropriate, exciting, challenging, and values based in the areas of arts, STEM, character development, creative expression, community service, physical fitness, and/or nutrition.
• Prepare the learning environment, lessons and necessary supplies for program activities.
• Support the coordination and presentation of a culminating performance at the end of the program cycle, if applicable.
• Provide support to Activity Specialists with activity implementation.
• Assist children with homework and academic enhancement activities.
• Work cooperatively with program and school staff.
• Promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all participants.
• Create and maintain a strength-based, youth-focused atmosphere that is consistent and sensitive to the needs of participants with learning, emotional, or behavioral differences.
• Serve as a positive role model for participants.
• Maintain accurate program documentation (attendance, sign in/out forms, behavior/incident/accident reports, as appropriate).
• Understand and communicate the YMCA's core values and the goals of the Y Afterschool program to participants and care givers.
• Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents and guardians through regular communication about their child's strengths and areas of growth.
• Adhere to all Department of Health, YMCA of Greater New York, and funder standards, expectations, and regulations.
• Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings and special events.
• High School diploma or equivalent required; college credits preferred.
• Minimum of one year of experience working with youth.
• General knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Access, Adobe PageMaker and Photoshop preferred.
We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with an organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please send your cover letter and resume to your desired work location, with subject line “Afterschool Counselor” to or to:
Flushing YMCA
Attn.: Sarah Algu
16-10 Utopia Parkway
Whitestone, NY 11357


How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email:

To the Attention of:

Sarah Algu