After School Counselor - Spartanburg District 1 School Sites (Campobello Gramling, New Prospect, and OP Earle)


School-Age Programs Coordinator -YMCA of Greater Spartanburg

Job Title: Counselor 

Status: Part-Time- 20-25 hours a week                                                                                                               

Department: Childcare

Reports to: Child Care Director                                                                

Revision Date: 06/29/2021



Under the supervision of the Youth Development Director and after-school coordinator, an After School Counselor provides direction for the program and classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring, while putting the quality and safety of our program at the utmost of importance.


Implements curriculum within the established guidelines provided by the coordinator and Youth Director 

Designs and implements daily lesson/activity plans.

Supervises the children, classroom, and all activities.

Engage fully with all children at all times.

Assist all children with homework and other academic needs. (Must be complete and correct)

Make ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.

Maintain positive relationships and effective communication

with parents.

Maintain program site and equipment.

Wear provided staff shirt and other uniform portions while working.

Maintain required program records. i.e sign in/sign out rosters

Attend and participate in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.


Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of the team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


  1. Meets educational and experience qualifications established by state law
  2. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of
    hire date.
  3. Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
  4. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate
    program activities.
  5. Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships
    with people from different backgrounds.


  • 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.
  • Sufficient strength, agility, and mobility to perform essential functions of the position and to safely supervise children’s activities.

Time Commitment:

  • The coordinator is eligible to work between 20- 25 hours a week. MUST be effective at time management
  • Pay Rate $9-$10
  • Please note this is not a summer position and lasts from August to the end of May. Other opportunities may be available for the summer but are not guaranteed.


 I have reviewed and understand this job description.

__________________________________           _________________________________

Employee’s name                                                    Employee’s signature

Today’s date: _______________________

YMCA of Greater Spartanburg is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
By clicking the button, I agree to the GetHired Terms of Service member? Login to Apply
YMCA of Greater Spartanburg endeavors to make accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact at