Location and Job Title:
Program Coordinator, KidsPlace & School's Out
Bernard and Ruth Siegel Jewish Community Center
101 Garden of Eden Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19803
The KidsPlace and School's Out Coordinator's role is to support the programs and services that the department provides to the community. They will ensure a smooth and consistent process from program planning to implementation. Hours will fluctuate based on school calendar; position is for the school year. This position is 25-35 hours per week; 1 - 6 PM, dependent on School's Out schedule.
- Provide appropriate and adequate supervision of and engagement with participants throughout all activities, including transitions.
- Ability to lead organized activities for children to develop and strengthen their academic, physical, and social. skills.
- Nurture & support children by promoting a positive and healthy environment for kids. Be responsible for assisting with sensory, behavioral, social, communication and personal care needs as they arise.
- Always ensure safety of participants and that the proper safety parameters are in place throughout activities.
- Interact professionally and appropriately with parents, counselors and JCC staff.
- Work with other counselors including task supervision.
- Responsible for creating daily schedules for Schools Out programming and implementing them with the kids.
- Assist and support Director and counselors as needed.
- Be in constant communication with KP Director regarding social issues, group dynamics, and other concerns.
- Collaborate with other JCC Departments.
- Assist in the long-term visioning of children/teen programs.
- Assist with program supply inventory and purchasing as needed.
- 1-2 years' experience working with children k - 5th grade
- School Age Site Coordinator Qualification or on track to earn
- Degree in related Education/ Social Science Field preferred
- Jewish knowledge a plus
- Must be organized and able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and manage time.
- Must be able to work as a part of a team.
- Must be able to take initiative to solve problems and be willing to seek assistance in solving problems.
- Must be able to communicate well, in written communication and verbally. This includes being an active listener.
- Must be able to accommodate seasonal schedule changes.
- Understands and adheres to the regulations and guidelines set in place by the Office of Childcare Licensing
- Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Excel.
- Must be able to handle emergency and crisis situations.
- Must be able to perform all after school activities including:
- Walking, running, swimming, standing, and sitting on the floor.
- Lifting, moving, physically redirecting kids ranging in age from 5 - 12 years old.
- Lift or move up to 25 pounds occasionally.
- Tolerating conditions associated with the outdoors, various temperatures and humidity ranges, direct sun and insects.
The Siegel JCC is a non-profit membership organization where people come together as a community to learn, share and celebrate. We inspire and connect people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds through social, educational, cultural, fitness and recreational opportunities, in a warm and welcoming environment. The JCC represents a feeling of home for children, families, teens, singles, seniors, and everyone in between.
The JCC houses preschool, child care and camp programs, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, gymnasium and racquetball courts. Our thirty-acre family campus featuring an outdoor pool, ball fields, tennis and basketball courts offers a wide array of outdoor recreational services. The JCC is also home to Jewish holiday celebrations and cultural arts programming.
The mission of the Siegel JCC is to be the hub of Jewish life in our region. We strengthen the greater community by nurturing Jewish belonging and encouraging social, physical, and intellectual growth in an environment guided by Jewish values and culture.