Pros: i am constantly learning new things about children
Cons: management, pay
Working at the YMCA as an After School Care, Childcare Counselor, I have the opportunity to change children's lives. There are allot of children who come to the Y, who live in a poor home, who have parents that are in the military, who's parents are never home, or children who don't have parents at all and are in foster care. I get to work with these children and give them the care and support that they need, as well as a giving them guidance with everyday circumstances in life. I have never had a job where I get along so well with all of my co-workers. We work together great as a team. The hardest part of the job, I would say is sometimes working with another coworker when we don't agree. For instance, when it comes to disciplining or redirecting children, we don't always agree on the best coarse of action, so I think sometimes it leads to conflicts with the parents. I am constantly learning new things about children every day, and I love learning. I think children are amazing. They are funny, silly and sometimes grumpy, but I love what I do at the Y.