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Program Facilitator

Company: ASun Star
Location: Bloomfield
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Program Facilitator for I/DD After School and Weekend Program Job SummaryThe ASun Star offers programs of various expanded learning and mentoring opportunities for participants. The facilitator is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing core and non-core programs/ activities and experiences for children in a group setting. They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group, while also providing high quality educational and recreational experiences for participants that focus on ASun Star core values. In instances that there is a co-facilitator or other staff, the facilitator will be considered the "Team Lead." Reports to program coordinator.Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision and care of (up to) 20 participants,
  • Teach by modeling and demonstrating characteristics that participants can learn from.
  • Develop classroom and behavioral management skills
  • Lead and plan recreational activities
  • Communicate regularly with the Coordinator in regards to lesson planning and implementation
  • Develop relationships with children and their families.
    • Enforce all safety procedures and protocols with the participants/staff
    • Document all issues as needed including participant's behavior and incidents.
    • Report all medical, emergency, physical/ verbal incidents in the "incident Report Book." And report them to the coordinator and necessary parities.
    • Making sure that the curriculum is being followed and that program is on time for all components. If not, report this to the coordinator.
    • Weekly documentation for each youth and making sure that other staff/ co-facilitators complete weekly documentation.
    • Completing daily progress documentation for QA calls to parents and referral agencies.
    • Completing program status emails to the office listing participants, no shows (w/ reasoning), and any problems/ concerns that day. Coordinator should be cc'd on emails
    • Complete assigned responsibilities including set-up, clean-up, and program maintenance.
    • Supervise lunchtime and snack time activities.
    • Facilitators are also expected to help in the design, plan and lead the implementation of special projects in and out of program.
    • Attend mandatory monthly program meetings and trainings.
      • Perform other duties as assignedWe expect you to---Be punctual, responsible, positive in attitude, and provide encouragement to children. Teach, supervise, and organize games. Set up all activities before the program starts and clean up the room at the end of program. Assist in any activities needed for the orderly operation of the program, ensure equipment is properly signed out and that all equipment is properly cleaned and returned. Be able to handle crises appropriately per the policy and procedure manual and report incidents to the coordinator and other necessary staff. Communicate with parents in regards to the participant's progress and challenges. Attend regular staff meetings and trainings, complete necessary paperwork, and work cooperatively with other staff members as a team in the program.Minimum Qualifications:
        • Previous experience working with children who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Experience in youth development, mentoring, teaching or managing children required; either in a formal or informal environment.
        • Must be energetic, creative, responsible, dependable and have an enthusiasm for children and program areas.
          • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work independently, problem solve and possess effective time management skills.
          • Maintain regular and punctual attendance at all times.
          • Able to work outdoors for extended periods.
            • Actively participate in or lead programs, games, and activities.
            • Communicate positively when disciplining and interacting with youth members.
            • Must pass a criminal background check, cari check, and any other agency requirements.
            • Must be at least 18 years old to apply.
              • Desire and ability to supervise, lead, and positively manage campers and work with other staff in a cooperative, team-oriented camp atmosphere.
              • Possess excellent character, integrity, adaptability, patience, self-control, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor.
              • Possess NJ state Driver's License
              • Current certification in First Aid and CPR.Job Type: Part-timePay: From $16.00 per hourBenefits:
                • 401(k)
                • Dental insurance
                • Disability insurance
                • Health insurance
                • Life insurance
                • Paid time off
                • Vision insuranceSchedule:
                  • Monday to FridayCOVID-19 considerations:To keep our Program Facilitators safe we're following all CDC guidelines and ensuring that we screen all individuals entering our location and have limited the amount of people in-location.Education:
                    • High school or equivalent (Preferred)Experience:
                      • Intellectual/ Developmental Disability: 1 year (Preferred)
                      • afterschool and/or group: 1 year (Preferred)
                      • Applied behavior analysis: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location:
                        • One locationWork Remotely:
                          • NoWork Location: One location

Keywords: ASun Star, Bloomfield , Program Facilitator, Other , Bloomfield, New Jersey

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