Job Description

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

Essential Functions:
1.  Supervise participants in the summer day camp programs.
2.  Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA core values.
3.  Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards and record participant counts and reports any incidents to a supervisor.
4.  Inspect activity areas; ensure no hazards are present. Set boundaries to ensure the safety and well being of the participants.
5.  Ensure that respect for the backgrounds, and needs of all participant and staff are integrated into both program planning and implementation.
6.  Maintain positive role model and attitude.
7.  Attend all staff meetings, trainings and other YMCA functions as required by Supervisor.
8.  Maintain open lines of communication with participants, staff and supervisor.
9.  Perform 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.

1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
2. High school diploma or equivalent required.
3. Completion of camp training session and CPR/First Aid certification required.
4. Criminal Clearance: including Fingerprints
5. Health Exam to include Negative TB test and Negative drug test screening.
6. Complete al required training(s).
7. Previous experience with diverse populations.
8. Ability to plan, organize, and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
9. CIT or LIT training completion recommended or 1-2 years experience working with children

More about the job:

This opportunity may be a good fit for you if:

  • you are comfortable working outdoors
  • you are comfortable working on your feet with children
  • you are comfortable supervising children in a pool
  • you are able to attend all trainings

Working Conditions:
Environmental Factors: Indoor and outdoor facilities (e.g. childcare and recreational sites); exposure to heat, cold, potentially hazardous chemicals, toxic materials; work on slippery or uneven surfaces. Noise level is usually moderate.
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 essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, talk, hear, stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.