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After School Sports Specialist 2023-2024 School Year

Company: Just for Kids
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

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Just for Kids, awarded Employer of the Year by Buffalo State and the University at Buffalo, is looking for enthusiastic, creative, and motivated staff who have a passion for working with today's youth and whose everyday priorities align with Just for Kids core values: to provide an engaging, enriching, and safe out of school experience.

Company Information

Just for Kids is a community centered non-profit organization that offers before and after school programming in the Amherst, Cheektowaga Central, Cheektowaga Sloan, Grand Island, Sweet Home, and Williamsville Central School Districts. We also offer programming at The Park School of Buffalo, Saints Peter and Paul School in Hamburg and Williamsville, St. Andrew's Country Day School in Kenmore, St. Benedict School in Amherst, St. Mary's School in Swormville, and Aurora Waldorf School in West Falls.

Position Summary

Sports Specialists work directly with groups of children creating and implementing safe, supervised, fun, engaging, and age-appropriate physical activities within a structured after school setting.

  • Plan and implement age-appropriate activities that support gross motor skills, creativity, incorporating teamwork and wellness/physical activity; approved by Program Manager beforehand.
  • Maintain general housekeeping of all program areas including program spaces and storage areas.
  • Provide direct competent supervision of children and staff at all times, while maintaining ratios.
  • Communicate activity plans, group needs, and incidents/injuries to Program Manager.
  • Daily communication with participating families, staff and school personnel.
  • Help maintain a positive work environment.

    After school programs follow the District/School calendar, Monday through Friday, from dismissal through the close of program (5:30pm or 6:00pm). Morning programs run from 7:00am/7:15am through the start of school. Five day availability preferred, but not required.

    • Competitive hourly rate
    • Performance, Attendance, and Referral Bonuses
    • Paid Sick Time
    • Stellar Dental Discount Plan
    • Just for Kids School-Age Program Discount - Free or Reduced Childcare
    • 401(k)

      Just for Kids takes pride in the services we offer the community and our staff. We have won multiple awards for our childcare services and the manner in which we treat our staff.
      • Buffalo Business First - Best Places to Work Finalist - (2015, 2019, 2023)
      • Network for Youth Success - Quality Leadership Award (2022)
      • Child Care Provider of the Year, Child Care Resource Network (2015)
      • Employer of the Year - Buffalo State (2012) + University at Buffalo (2015)
      • UB Nonprofit Internship Site of the Year (2015)


        • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
        • Must have earned a minimum of an Associate's Degree in Education or related field OR High School Diploma and 1 year of direct experience in care of children 13 years of age and younger.
        • Experience planning and implementing sports curriculum/activities to children preferred.

          Salary Description

          $15.00 - $15.50 / Hour

Keywords: Just for Kids, Buffalo , After School Sports Specialist 2023-2024 School Year, Other , Buffalo, New York

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