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Activity Specialist - Robotics Specialist (McBurney YMCA)

YMCA of Greater New York
Date Posted: 01/13/2023
Location: New York, New York
Salary/Wage: $20 - $35 an hour
Job Type: Not specified
Work Arrangement: Not specified

Description:

The McBurney YMCA is seeking an Activity Specialist. Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Activity Specialist will play a critical role in providing academic enhancement and enrichment in the Y After School program, including Holiday Camps. The Activity Specialist will be responsible for providing a safe and positive environment for school age children, to provide opportunities for learning, interaction, and academic/ personal growth. Specifically, the Activity Specialist will prepare and provide age-appropriate STEM/Robotics instruction for grades K-5th in Y After School.

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of participants in the program by providing appropriate supervision at all times.
  • Plan and implement meaningful activities and special events that are age-appropriate, exciting, challenging, and values based in the area of Robotics and coding.
  • Teach participants the fundamentals of Robotics/STEM, including activities that build their level of skill and confidence.
  • Coordinate and present a culminating performance at the end of the program cycle, if applicable.
  • Work cooperatively with Afterschool Counselors, professional staff, teachers, and other 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.
  • Maintain accurate program documentation (attendance, sign in/out forms, behavior reports, incident reports, and accident reports, as appropriate).
  • Serve as a positive role model for participants.
  • Work with the Site Coordinator and Y &F Director to secure and maintain all equipment or supplies needed for Programming.
  • Understand and communicate the YMCA’s core values and the goals of the Y After School 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.
  • Prepare the learning environment, lessons, and necessary supplies for Robotics activities.
  • Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings, and special events.
  • Adhere to all Department of Health, YMCA of Greater New York, and funder standards, expectations, and regulations.
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.
  • Maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines

Qualifications:

  • ​High School diploma or equivalent required; College credits and formal education in Computer Sciences preferred.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working with youth, specifically in the area of computer science, coding and Robotics.
  • Knowledge working with Lego Mindstorms EV3 and Lego WeDo 2.0 required.
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Access, Adobe PageMaker and Photoshop preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Must be available to work Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00pm-5:00pm.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity.

Application Instructions:

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Site in Cornerstone.

** New Requirement**
All potential YMCA of Greater New York employees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please use the “Additional Attachment” section on the online application to upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

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