Position Information

Job Title:
Summer Camp Counselor
Location:
Downtown YMCA
Job Type:
Seasonal
Pay Rate:
$8/hour
Work Dates/Times:
20 - 30 hours Monday-Friday; Camp runs from June 11-August 2 with some mandatory training prior to camp beginning.
Job Application Deadline:
2018-05-11
Contact:
brittanilane@columbiaymca.org

YMCA Competencies of a Leader

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fundraising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Job Description:

Provides direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp. Provides a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

1. Supervises a group of children.
2. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
3. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
4. Attends staff meetings and trainings.
5. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, drop-off/pick procedures, supervision, incident reports, accurate head counts, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
6. Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.

Required Qualifications:

1. At least 16 years of age.
2. CPR, First Aid, and Child Abuse Prevention training before start of 1st shift (included in job training).

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Preferred 18 years of age.
2. High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
3. Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp setting.
4. Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc…
5. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.

Physical Demands:

Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings.


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