YMCA of Greater Houston Childwatch Counselor I - Thelma Lay in Alvin, Texas

Supervises and interacts with children while parent engages in program activities; ensures the Childwatch program is safe, values oriented, and interactive

Essential Functions:

Promotes and incorporates the YMCA five core values and character development model in to all program activities.

Supervises children at all times to ensure their safety.

Stays alert to children’s needs and/or problems as individuals and as a group.

Engages children in developmentally appropriate games and learning activities.

Provides for physical needs of children including feeding, distributing snacks/drinks, restroom assistance, first aid, CPR and notifying parent of needed diaper changes.

Provides for the emotional needs of children including soothing distressed children, comforting sick or hurt children, redirecting negative behavior, and giving positive feedback.

Prepares area for program by ensuring toys, supplies, play areas, storage areas, bathroom area and furniture are safe, clean, sanitized, organized and well maintained.

Inform incoming staff of any significant information about a child and list of children present in the group.

Reports any concerns to supervisor about the children, parents, members and/or others as needed, including reporting of any incident where a child is injured, or suspected child abuse or neglect.

Utilizes appropriate software when checking children in/out of program area.

Attends mandatory trainings and meetings.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  1. At least 18 years of age.
  2. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training upon hire.
  3. Previous experience working with children preferred.
  4. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred. Language Skills Ability to read, interpret, retain, and teach documents such as safety rules, operating maintenance instructions, and procedure/educational manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.Ability to speak effectively before groups of children, parents, staff, members of the YMCA, and/or others, as well as in one-on-one situations. Mathematical Skills Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Reasoning Ability Ability to apply common sense, understanding, and sound mature judgment to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form, including assisting with curriculum learning. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.Ability to maintain confidentiality.Ability to be sensitive and alert to the needs, feelings, and safety of others.Ability to ensure children’s safety and maintain YMCA and state standards and guidelines at all times. Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, and/or feel objects, tools, and/or controls; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl.The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and taste and smell.The employee must frequently move and/or lift up to 50 pounds and move up to 100 pounds such as furniture, supplies, equipment, children, etc.Possess adequate vision and hearing to safely monitor environment and children. Work Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. Nonsmoking and drug and alcohol free work environment.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, occasionally loud.The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and airborne particles, toxic, or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, and/or blood.The employee regularly is exposed to bodily excretions of children, depending on developmental level of children in the employee’s care.

Posting ID 73332511925

Location Alvin,TX

Job Category Child Care-Preschool/Child Watch/Early Childhood