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Position: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Coordinator

The Connecticut After School Network is a state-wide nonprofit organization located in Hartford, CT. We are looking for a full-time SEL Coordinator to join our team. We are the company YOU are looking for. We have a different way of doing things and treating people; we have unusual perks for a non-profit organization. If you are looking to be part of a small team in a business that treats you like a human being, and not a number, read on.

Job Description The full-time (35 hours per week) Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Coordinator will support the Connecticut After School Network and SEL4CT social emotional learning and professional development initiatives. A central component of the job will be to work with afterschool and summer youth programs to build staff capacity to improve the social emotional competencies for children and youth. The Specialist’s role is to support the developing social emotional learning initiatives for the Network, help after school programs implement SEL curriculum and strategies through professional development and support family engagement and connections around social emotional learning. 

Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Provide support to afterschool and summer program staff around behavior management and best practices in social and emotional development.
  • Develop and deliver training to afterschool professionals on a range of SEL-related topics to build understanding of SEL concepts, content, and strategies for staff and leadership, and make connections with school day staff
  • Curate and create tools for program staff to build parents’ SEL understanding.
  • Fostering a network of learners among the participating afterschool programs through CASN and through communities of practice within the SEL4CT working group; 
  • Work with Communications Team to maintain and update SEL4CT website and curating additional SEL content to the Connecticut After School Network website including resources, blog posts, and assist with newsletter creation. Work with the Data and Evaluation Team to develop an evaluation plan for the SEL4CT to help sites to collect data, analyze the data, and write reports.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of in-state and out-of-state meetings, conferences and Network related training.
  • Collaborate with other staff, board and other stakeholders to support efforts of advocacy and public awareness.  
  • Work with the Development Specialist to explore funding opportunities to sustain SEL4CT and statewide SEL professional development
  • Participate in various operational teams within the organization as needed

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s or better preferred, at least three (3) years of work experience in youth development, social-emotional learning, counseling, psychology, social work, education, or related fields
  • Experience providing professional development activities such as webinars, workshops and classroom trainings.
  • Strong knowledge of child/youth development, training and curriculum development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Organized and able to set priorities.
  • Strong technology skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office software and Google Suite
  • Ability to drive to locations across Connecticut – must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance.
  • Not required, but helpful: at least three (3) years experience working with children. 

Personal Attributes

  • Passion for learning outside the traditional school day
  • Collaborative community-builder
  • A sense of humor
  • Embraces diversity
  • Contagious enthusiasm with energy and tenacity to deliver results 

Compensation 

  • Hourly salary between $26-$29 depending upon education and experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, long/short-term disability, retirement and flexible savings account.
  • Full time position of 35 hours per week, hours vary and will include travel to and from afterschool programs and training locations throughout the state and will include some evening hours and up to four weekends per year.  
  • Mileage and cell phone reimbursement available.

Start Date The ideal start date for this position is June 1, 2022, but there is flexibility on this, and the position will remain open until filled.

Job Information 

  • Location: Hartford, Connecticut, 06106, CT-Hartford County
  • Position Title: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Coordinator
  • Company Name: Connecticut After School Network
  • Job Function: Education
  • Entry Level: No
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Reports to: Executive Director
  • Classification: Full Time/Non-Exempt 

To apply:  Send cover letter and resume to Marla Berrios at mberrios@ctafterschoolnetwork.org

Connecticut After School Network Organization Overview:  The Connecticut After School Network is a public-private partnership of statewide, regional and local groups that promote the safety, learning, and healthy development of children and youth outside the traditional classroom.  Our organization is a network of many partner organizations and agencies, and facilitates connections among a broad range of state, regional, and local partners.

The Connecticut After School Network’s activities are directed toward building the capacity and commitment of communities, agencies, and systems to increase the quality and availability of programs during non-school hours.  The Network’s overarching goal is to build an effective and integrated statewide system of high-quality afterschool, summer, and other expanded learning opportunities (ELOs).  An effective system provides a continuum of support that ensures the academic, social, emotional, and healthy development of children from birth through young adulthood.

In order to accomplish its system-building goals, the Network brings together a diverse array of leading statewide stakeholders committed to afterschool and expanded learning opportunities to:

  1. coordinate and expand resources and existing capacity in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in service to afterschool and other expanded learning programs;
  2. sustain and expand local and state public and private support for afterschool, summer, and expanded learning opportunities;
  3. build the capacity of afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs across individuals, organizations, and systems through ongoing professional development offerings; and
  4. seek the widespread adoption and use of standards for program quality by a range of afterschool programs and stakeholders statewide.

Position Description – The Connecticut After School Network has an opportunity for several part or full-time interns throughout the course of the year (summer, fall, and spring). This internship does not include a stipend. Reporting to the Executive Director/Director of Professional Development and Research, the intern will provide assistance and support for the communications, events planning, and everyday operations of the Network.

Responsibilities – The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining job, training, grant opportunities, and resource listings online to further professional development and program quality
  • Developing a comprehensive database for afterschool and summer programs statewide, including researching program locations
  • Assisting in organizing Connecticut After School Network’s professional development and network conferences/events
  • Working with the Connecticut After School Network’s Executive Director/Director of Professional Development and Research to develop information briefs, white papers, and infographics and handouts for multiple audiences (programs, legislators, educational leaders)
  • Completing projects to be determined between the Intern and Executive Director out of several options. Options include, but are not limited to: summer learning data collection, planning a fall advocacy campaign, resource development related to an afterschool and youth justice initiative, organizing a storytelling project, and coordinating a work group on shared outcomes measures
  • Shadowing the planning and delivery of workshops for providers

Qualifications

  • Minimum some college experience, graduate experience preferred
  • Strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, problem-solve, and work independently
  • Strong computer skills, including website management preferred
  • Experience with social media preferred
  • Comfortable working in a small, fast-paced office environment

Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter with a subject line of “Connecticut After School Network Intern” to: Dr. Ken Anthony. No faxes or phone calls, please. Located in Hartford, CT.

State Wide Job Opportunities

Position TitleChild Care Director
LocationClinton
Position Status:
Full time

Salary: $45,000 – $57,000 a year
Position Summary: The CCCS Director ensures the delivery of high-quality early childhood care and education for children ages 6 weeks-12 years and is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating the center’s early care and preschool program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create a learning community for CCCS children that promotes optimal child development and partnership with families.
  • Collaborate with the Financial Controller/Bookkeeper to manage the center’s finances, work within an approved budget, and oversee the processing of payroll and billing/collections.
  • Manage recruitment, selection, orientation, and training of personnel and establish corrective action plans when necessary.
  • Supervise staff of 10-15 employees, hold monthly staff meetings, and oversee the staffing schedule to ensure reliable in-ratio coverage in all classrooms.
  • Investigate Federal/Local aid programs in support of Child Care Centers and apply for grants in pursuit of the center’s mission to provide reliable, high-quality early childhood care and education to the families in our community.
  • Conduct annual performance reviews and maintain a program for staff professional development that affirms the center’s values and promotes a shared vision.
  • Maintain compliance with accreditation and state licensing requirements as well as all applicable state and federal laws, and preschool policies and procedures.
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to ensure that center policies and practices are aligned with the center’s strategic goals and mission.
  • Maintain fluent knowledge learning theories and create policies to develop curricula that conform to current understandings of early childhood development.
  • Build, establish and maintain positive relationships in the community that support a diverse student population and reflect the vision and mission of the center.
  • Uphold the center’s standards of conduct and set the example by consistently modeling professionalism, patience, and empathy when interacting with children, parents, and members of the community.
  • Establish partnerships with staff, family members, board members, and community representatives to design and improve services for children and their families.
  • Manage change at the center and establish systems to monitor and evaluate the performance of staff and programs.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field.
  • Minimum of 6 credit-bearing hours of specialized college-level work in administration, leadership, and management. Minimum of 24 credit-bearing hours of specialized college-level course work in early childhood education, child development, or early childhood special
  • Comprehensive knowledge of national and state education standards, OEC licensing requirements and procedures, and fire, health, and OSHA regulations.
  • Compliance with state licensing standards at a director level, including but not limited to criminal background screening and fingerprinting.
  • Proficiency with a PC and Google and Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel, experience with a childcare software system such as Procare, Sandbox, or Smartcare.

For full job description and to apply, click here.

Town of Enfield

Position TitleYouth Development Worker
LocationEnfield
Position Status:
Part time, 25 hours/week

Salary: $35,100 annually
Reports to: Works under the general direction of the Child, Youth & Family Operations
Manager
Position Summary: Responsible for design and implementation of positive youth
development programs and initiatives for youth ages 8-18 utilizing evidenced-based principles and
practices. Serve as a positive role model to support, lead, and encourage program participants,
recognizing the wide range of abilities and diverse needs of youth and their families.

Apply online: Enfield, CT – Official Website | Official Website (enfield-ct.gov)

For a full job description, click here.

What sets the Y apart is our 80 plus years of community service as a charitable organization, dedicated to creating opportunities to enhance the quality of living within the community. The programs at our YMCA encourage healthy lifestyles and are accessible to ALL regardless of financial circumstance. When you join the YMCA you become a member of a worldwide organization whose mission is to help children, families and communities reach their greatest potential. YMCA membership and involvement represents not only an investment in yourself, but also in your community.

SCCYMCA’s is currently accepting application for multiple positions at their Southington and Cheshire locations.

Position Title: Assistant Camp Director
Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:45 am- 3:30 pm
Pay: $15.50/hr.
Candidate must be at least 21 years of age

  1. Self-motivated and possess programming skills
  2. Has an understanding of the general operations of YMCA Camp Quinnipiac
  3. Has experience in personnel management, and is a proven “team” leader
  4. Accepts and demonstrates the values of the YMCA (caring, honesty, respect, responsibility)
  5. Has experience working with children and/or teens
  6. Enjoys working outdoors and understands the potential hazards of an outdoor setting
  7. Has the ability to communicate effectively with children, teens, staff members and parents
  8. Has an understanding of the developmental characteristics of children and teens
  9. Must be certified in CPR and First Aid

Position Title: Camp Quinnipiac – Before and After Care Coordinator 
Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30 am-8:45 am, 3:00 pm-6:15 pm
Pay: $16.00/hr. 
Candidate must be at least 21 years of age

  1. Minimum of 1 year experience working with children 
  2. First Aid and CPR certified, and hold Administration of Medication certification 
  3. Able to effectively handle conflict situations with children, staff and parents 
  4. Able to work independently and professionally & have the ability to instruct, guide and work with individuals of multi-level skills and capabilities 
  5. Committed to the YMCA mission and goals 
  6. Attend all Pre-camp trainings and meetings 
  7. Arrive on time as scheduled each day 

Position Title:  Camp Counselor 
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:45 am-3:30 pm 
Pay: $14.00/hr. 

  1. Must be a minimum of 16 years old or as agreed upon by Camp Director 
  2. Be able to supervise children 
  3. Be able to speak and relate to children ages 5-14 years old 
  4. Have adequate childcare or camp experience 
  5. Have a current CPR & First Aid, and become trained in Administration of 
  6. Medication 
  7. Hold a high school diploma, the equivalent, or be enrolled in pursuit of such 
  8. Be able to work independently and professionally 
  9. Be able to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, ideas and concepts 
  10. to children and adults 
  11. Be creative in the development and implementation of program ideas such as 
  12. new games and crafts 
  13. Be able to exercise proper judgment when dealing with a group of children 

For full list and job descriptions, click here.

Mary Pelletier
HR Coordinator
SOUTHINGTON-CHESHIRE COMMUNITY YMCAs
29 High Street, Southington, CT 06489
860-426-9517 | mpelletier@sccymca.org | www.sccymca.org
Click here for Employment Application.

Position: Head Teacher

This position is open to certified School Aged Head Teachers or those eligible to become certified.

  • Runs during the school year there is no summer camp at this time
  • 30 hour a week commitment with some flexibility for college students
  • Health Insurance and the ability to participate in an IRA
  • Hourly wage starts at $20.00 an hour for a candidate working to acquire a Head Teacher Certificate and $22.00 an hour for a certified Head Teacher.
  • Opportunity for advancement to Assistant Director/Director.

More details on the position and the responsibilities can be shared with any interested applicants.

Interested parties can email Wheeco425@gmail.com or call 860 929-5573.

Summer Camp Positions

BringtheHoopla is a traveling educational fitness company that provides high-quality programming for children of all ages by using the hoop as a form of play, exercise, and learning. Our unique curriculum aligns with state and national standards to ensure developmentally appropriate programming that promotes physical literacy. Our curriculum focuses on using our custom-designed weighted hula hoops to provide high-quality programming focused on physical literacy, team building, conversational and group discussion skills, positive self-image, and self-expression through physical fitness and movement.

Bring the Hoopla is looking for committed part-time team members to complement their qualified workforce of educators for their full-time traveling educational fitness business.  The ideal candidate will know how to lead a class, support their co-teacher and make learning an easy and meaningful process as well as engaging students through BringtheHoopla’s curriculum.

Position: Instructor/Classroom Teacher
Salary:  $15 – $25 per hour, Summer (June 15-August 25): Daytime and weekday availability, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM and some weekends (weekends can be discussed).

Ideal candidates are:

  • From Fairfield, New Haven or Hartford Counties
  • 3+ years work experience in classroom teaching and/or working with children
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood and/or Physical Fitness/Recreation
  • A passion for (hula) hooping or desire to learn
  • Valid driver’s license & dependable car
  • No other hoop company affiliation
  • Commitment to grow a small, women-owned and led business.

Responsibilities:

  • Present lessons in a comprehensive manner and engage students for duration of program
  • Provide individualized instruction to each student by promoting interactive learning
  • Create a positive and welcoming learning environment
  • Develop and enrich professional skills and knowledge by attending seminars, conferences etc.

Apply by: June 2022

Contact BringtheHoopla@gmail.com for more information or to submit your resume.

What sets the Y apart is our 80 plus years of community service as a charitable organization, dedicated to creating opportunities to enhance the quality of living within the community. The programs at our YMCA encourage healthy lifestyles and are accessible to ALL regardless of financial circumstance. When you join the YMCA, you become a member of a worldwide organization whose mission is to help children, families and communities reach their greatest potential. YMCA membership and involvement represents not only an investment in yourself, but also in your community.

SCCYMCA’s is currently accepting application for multiple positions at their Southington and Cheshire locations.

Position: Camp Sloper Lifeguards
Salary:  $14.25 per hour, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 3:30pm, additional hours on weekend may be available

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Holds current CPR, First Aid, and YMCA Lifeguard certifications
  • Maintain fitness required in above certifications
  • Be familiar with the YMCA Progressive Swim Program
  • Possess solid leadership and administrative skills
  • Has an understanding of developmental characteristics of people of all ages
  • Has experience working with children and /or teens
  • Accepts and demonstrates the values of the YMCA (caring, honesty, respect, responsibility)
  • Enjoys working outdoors and understands the potential hazards of an outdoor setting
  • Has the ability to communicate effectively with children, teens, staff members and parents

Duties and Responsibilities:  Waterfront staff are responsible for assisting the Waterfront Director in any area assigned at waterfront.

To apply click here for Employment Application.

Mary Pelletier
HR Coordinator
SOUTHINGTON-CHESHIRE COMMUNITY YMCAs
29 High Street, Southington, CT 06489
860-426-9517 | mpelletier@sccymca.org | www.sccymca.org

Remote/Work from Home Opportunities

Employers! Are you looking to fill your vacant position(s)? Please fill out the Summer Job Posting form or the After School Program Job Posting form, and we will post here and on our social media platforms.
For additional information, please contact Marla Berrios at mberrios@ctafterschoolnetwork.org.