Position Information

Job Title:              Summer Camp Counselor

Branch:                Oakbrook/Ponds

FLSA Status:        Non-Exempt (Hourly) Part-Time

Reports to:           Family Program Director

Grade             Starting Pay:
  I                      $8.50   

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

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

PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES:
• Supervises and intentionally interacts with counselors and their group of children.
• Implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate
and consistent with YMCA values.
• Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
• Attends staff meetings and trainings.
• Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
• Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.
• Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s core values and has a desire to fulfill community needs.
• Provides a high-quality experience to children and parents by planning and implementing program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, and consistent with the Y’s core values.
• Improvises quickly and appropriately when faced with unexpected circumstances, so as to better meet the needs of members.
• Generates and implements new ideas and approaches for improving member experiences by seeking out and including diverse points of view.
• Maintains positive relationships with other staff and participants through seeking to understand the other’s point of view, building credibility, and remaining calm in challenging situations.
• Discipline in a fair manner. Time Out is the ONLY acceptable form of discipline.
• Other duties as assigned.

ABILITY TO:
• Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with members, staff, and others
contacted in the course of the work.
• Maintain cooperative community relationships.
• Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs.
• Set an example for the participants by displaying YMCA Core Values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
• Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings.
• Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and completion of all required on-line courses within 2
weeks of hire.

EDUCATION:
High School diploma or currently enrolled; one year or more of college preferred.

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