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Summer Camp Lead Counselor
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Full Time | Civic & Environmental Advocacy 4 Months Ago
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YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION is Hiring a Summer Camp Lead Counselor Near Edwardsville, IL

Description

Position Summary:

The Lead Summer Camp Counselor supervises Summer Camp Counselors and facilitates age-appropriate activities in a seasonal day camp setting. Provides a quality day camp experience that is focused on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. Expected Camp dates are late May until mid-August and is a seasonal position where the employee will voluntarily separate at the conclusion of the season.

Essential Functions:

  1. Supervise summer camp counselors and campers participating in day camp activities.
  2. Ensure active compliance with all rules and regulations established for the camp and campers.
  3. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, and consistent with YMCA values.
  4. Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving with summer camp counselors in the supervision of the campers.
  5. Encourage cooperation, teamwork, and participation among the Summer Camp Counselors.
  6. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, and emergencies, and assists in enforcement.
  7. Assess the appropriateness of campers’ behavior and administer appropriate behavior management techniques in accordance with camp rules and regulations.
  8. Report behavior and other problems promptly to the Assistant Summer Camp Director or Director.
  9. Observe and maintain daily alertness for any camper's illness and/or injury. Promptly report all health-related situations to the First Aid Specialist and the Assistant Summer Camp Director, or Director.
  10. Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.
  11. Adheres to program standards, including safety and cleanliness standards.
  12. Availability to work a 6-7 hr daily shift, which will either start at 6 am or finish at 6 pm, Monday-Friday, 25-40 hours per week.
  13. Ability to work 40 out of the 50 camp days

OUR CULTURE:
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are WELCOMING: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are GENUINE: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are HOPEFUL: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are NURTURING: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are DETERMINED: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. 

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.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. One year or more of college is preferred.
  2. Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp setting
  3. Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc.
  4. Previous experience with diverse populations is preferred.
  5. Demonstrated professional behavior and leadership abilities.
  6. Proven experience in leading and counseling others.
  7. CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications within 30 days of hire date.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

? The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the required essential functions.

? Work will be performed indoors and outdoors and may require occasional travel

? Must have visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to respond swiftly in an emergency situation.

? Sufficient strength, agility, and mobility to perform position functions and to supervise program activities.

? Must be able to coordinate a variety of large and small tasks simultaneously 

? Must be able to handle stress and tension in a positive manner

Job Summary

JOB TYPE

Full Time

INDUSTRY

Civic & Environmental Advocacy

SALARY

$76k-106k (estimate)

POST DATE

01/02/2023

EXPIRATION DATE

04/14/2024

HEADQUARTERS

SYLMAR, CA

SIZE

25 - 50

FOUNDED

1996

CEO

WILLIAM BOONE

REVENUE

<$5M

INDUSTRY

Civic & Environmental Advocacy

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