Family YMCA of Greater Augusta
  • 11-Jan-2018 to 12-Mar-2018 (MST)
  • Camp Lakeside
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • 7.25-8.50
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp. The Camp Counselor is to provide a quality experience to children and parents while focusing on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.

Typical Physical Demands:       

Requires full range of body motion, including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Occasionally requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.

 

Typical Working Conditions: 

Position is in wellness environment and outdoors. May require automobile travel to branches, training, seminars or workshops. Bending, stooping, lifting up to 50 lbs., verbal communication, hearing, seeing, some sitting.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  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, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  6. Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.
  7. Enjoy working with children and passionate about creating a great camp experience.
  8. Ensure the safety of all campers in cabins, evening programs and various department settings.
  9. Volunteer to give speeches, lead songs and skits, teach an activity, or make a difference in a camper's Camp Lakeside experience.
  10. Ensure that all equipment is safe and working properly each and every time that it is used.
  11. Be prepared to provide alternative programming activity in times of inclement weather.
  12. Ensure that you are skilled and able in whichever department that you have been assigned.
  13. Successfully balance responsibilities in department with those required in cabin and throughout camp.
  14. Report any detrimental incidents to the Camp Director and Program Director.
  15. Notify the Camp Director when equipment must be purchased or repaired.
  16. Demonstrate and support the objectives of the Association as embodied in the mission statement and values.
  17. Accepts and demonstrates the Character Development Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility
  18. Actively participates and supports the annual scholarship campaign
  19. Performs all other duties as assigned

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. At least 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: outdoor living, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc.
  5. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training within 60 days of hire date.
  6. Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
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