Description: Provides minute to minute supervision of campers in a residential setting; plans and implements developmentally appropriate camp activities for youth. Requires employee to live at Camp, during camp season.
- Provides active, engaged, and continuous supervision to all children in their direct care or activity area.
- Plans and leads activities independently and with other staff, that meet the emotional, physical, intellectual needs of both the individual child and the group, and contribute to the goals and philosophies of the camp program.
- Establishes and provides appropriate interactions with the children individually and in groups and encourages their involvement in activities.
- Utilizes appropriate positive behavior guidance techniques that include: redirection, positive reinforcement of children’s efforts, and anticipation of elimination of potential problems.
- Supports the health and wellness of campers and self through following health care protocol, and adhering to camp policies and procedures.
- Encourages identification and verbalization of feelings.
- Participates in the maintenance of the facility to ensure it is clean at all times, including but not limited to: cleaning cabins, picking up trash, cleaning up spills, cleaning furniture, toys and supplies, sweeping up after meals, or art activities, cleaning tables, keeping bathrooms clean, stacking chairs, etc.
- Remains constantly aware of the growing needs of each child, offering new and enriching experiences as each child reaches each level of development and skill.
- Contributes to an inclusive, positive and solution oriented staff/team culture.
NOTE: This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
YMCA Competencies (Leader):
Values: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values.
Inclusion: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
Relationships: Builds rapport and relates well to others.
Communication: Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively.
Decision-Making: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another.
Emotional Maturity: Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships.
- At least 18 years of age.
- CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
- Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
- Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
- Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
- Swim skills are preferred.
- Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities.
- Ability to live for up to a week at a time in a Camp Cabin in possibly harsh weather elements such as heat or rain.
- Be in good physical health.
Pay Rate: Paid a weekly stipend during camp- $300.00 per week. The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast is an Equal Opportunity Employer, DRUG FREE Workplace.
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