Position Information

Job Title:
Summer Day Camp Lead Counselor
NorthWest Family YMCA
Job Type:
Pay Rate:
Work Dates/Times:
shifts vary during camp hours of operation: Mon-Fri 6:45am-6:15pm

Open group interviews at the NorthWest YMCA: please RSVP by e-mail
Saturday, March 17th from 12:30-3pm
Thursday, March 22nd from 5:30-8pm
Thursday, March 29th from 5:30-8pm
Saturday, March 31st from 12:30-3pm
Job Application Deadline:

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:

Plans, leads, and implements recreational and creative experiences for camp attendees and staff. Provides high quality experiences to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

1. Provide leadership and guidance for a summer camp group and staff.
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. Assists children in daily needs, such as washing hands, restroom use, tracking belongings, etc.
5. Attends staff meetings and trainings.
6. 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.
7. Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.

Required Qualifications:

1. High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
2. Two to three years camp or related experience and relevant experience in supervision and administration of camp or youth programs preferred.
3. At least 18 years of age.
4. CPR, First Aid, and Child Abuse Prevention training before start of 1st shift.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience preferred in several of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc…
2. 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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