Facilitator Positions 

Our facilitators guide collaborative activities in age-based groups during school recess, after-school and summer camp programs. Their job is to create a fun, welcoming and inclusive climate where everyone belongs and to instill life-long social and emotional skills through peer play experiences. Whether a child is socially competent, anxious, shy or has a developmental impairment that impedes social ability, ALL kids benefit from being immersed in inclusive, social learning groups guided by our fun and energetic facilitators!

Employment Options & Hours

  • Paid, part-time hours with options ranging from 5 – 20 hours per week, (1-3 week breaks occur between program sessions, such as during winter and spring break)
  • Volunteer, community service and internship hours, 2 – 20 hours per week during programs  (generally 3 month sessions)

Qualifications

       Lead Facilitator & Support Facilitator

  • Previous experience working with youth
  • Relates well and connects easily with children
  • Friendly, energetic and fun-loving
  • Physically able to lead and participate in rigorous activities
  • Easy-going, adaptable, enjoys fast-paced environment
  • Passion for improving the social and emotional well-being of children
  • Maintains a high standard for self, learns quickly, takes direction well, gives 100% to endeavors
  • Confidence leading structured, team-based physical games and  creative activities for diverse groups of kids
  • Communicates and connects well with children, regardless of backgrounds or abilities
  • Must meet state criminal background check requirements

        Lead Facilitator

  •  Organized, efficient and able to quickly adapt to changes in a fast-pace environment
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Previous experience working with groups of children ( ie., athletic coach, teacher, daycare provider, camp counselor, program instructor, etc.)
  • High school diploma/pursuing or completed a degree in child-related field is preferred
  • Confident interacting with parents and school administrators
  • Ability to lead other facilitators and accomplish tasks with little supervision
 
Responsibilities
       Lead Facilitator
  • Positive role model for children and staff
  • Create, plan, coordinate and execute lesson plans
  • Lead diverse groups of children and serve the needs of individual children
  •  Participate in games
  • Communicate with parents regarding children’s progress
  • Communicate with school faculty and administrators
  • Promote respectful, inclusive and cohesive recess, social groups and camp environments
  • Maintain accurate program records and complete data on participants
  • Follow all child safety and security guidelines and procedures for addressing behavior issues
  • Provide consistent feedback, positive reinforcement and social coaching to children

    Support Facilitator

  • Positive role model for children
  • Assist with preparation, planning and implementation of lesson plans
  • Assist Lead Facilitator in leading diverse groups of children and in serving the  needs of individual kid
  • Participate in games
  • Promote respectful, inclusive and cohesive recess, social groups and camp environments
  • Follow all safety and security guidelines and procedures for responding to  behavior issues
  • Provide consistent feedback, positive reinforcement and social coaching
Please submit your resume and cover letter to programs@connectusnow.org
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