Wakelon Y Learning Counselor-Knightdale YMCA


Under the supervision of the Y Learning Site Director, the Y Learning Counselor is responsible for leading, developing, building relationships and providing academic support to the students in the Y Learning program.

They are responsible for managing these functions in accordance with the stated mission, goals, and policies established by the administrative staff, governing committees, and Board of Directors of the YMCA.

Job Schedule: Monday-Friday, 3:30 pm-6:00 pm

  • Supervises a group of children and leads them in physical activities.
  • Assists students with homework.
  • Leads growth mindset mini projects and implements pre-developed curriculum designed to increase literacy competency, social and emotional learning and group work development.
  • Ensures delivery of snacks to all students and adheres to guidelines in place for snack distribution.
  • Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards while also following YMCA policies and procedures related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  • Attending staff meetings and trainings.
  • Maintains positive relationships with parents and other staff.
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations. Maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within area of responsibility.

  • Previous experience working with children in an academic setting is preferred
  • At least 16 years of age
  • Must obtain certification in Basic Life Support and First Aid from the YMCA upon hire.
  • Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.
  • Ability to take initiative and adapt to the needs of assigned group.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Multi-lingual desired but not required.


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.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.?
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • Compliance with all COVID related PPE, cleaning, reporting and prevention expectations efforts. Further training and detail will be provided upon question and/or hire.