Youth Behavior Support Counselor-Multi Sites-Part Time-Northwest Cary YMCA


Under the supervision of the Director and Site Coordinator, the Youth Behavior Support Counselor is responsible for leading, developing, and building relationships with special needs youth participants in the after school 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 (days): Monday; Tuesday; Wednesday; Thursday; Friday

Job Schedule (hours); 3:30-6:00 p.m.

Sites include: Alston Ridge Elementary; Carpenter Elementary; Highcroft Elementary; Hortons Creek Elementary; White Oak Elementary; Mills Park Elementary, Middle School After School


• Supervises and builds relationships with a group of elementary school students.

• Provide support and assistance with tasks and basic needs as needed for each individual child. This will include assisting with activity participation, supporting positive behavior, and individualized attention as needed.

• Implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.

• Creates an atmosphere that is fun, safe, friendly, supportive and challenging.

• Models appropriate behavior and social interactions to participants in the program.

• Models relationship-building skills in all interactions and maintains positive relationships with

• Campers, parents and other staff.

• Adheres to YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.

• Ensures space and equipment use is clean and in good condition every day of program.

• Attends and completes additional specialized inclusion trainings as needed.

• 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.


• Must be at least 16 years of age.

• Previous experience working with children or teens preferred but not required.

• Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor education, planning and organizing activities, crafts, songs/music, skits, sports, recreational games, etc.

• Specific certifications and/or training may be required.

• 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.

• Requires corrected vision, speech, and hearing to normal range, or have special accommodations made of sufficient nature for completion of assigned tasks.

• Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds, as well as stand, walk, kneel, stoop, bend, and climb.

• Ability to work in a confined space, drive a motor vehicle, pull, and push to appropriate standards.

• Ability to quickly adapt to change, work under stressful conditions, be responsible for others, and communicate clearly through written and verbal communication.

• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

• Compliance with all COVID related PPE, cleaning, reporting and prevention expectations efforts. Further training and detail will be provided upon question and/or hire.