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YMCA of Greater Seattle Summer Camp Day Camp Counselor in Eastsound, Washington

Overview

We have a strong commitment to equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

Tell me about this job!

Day Camp Counselor serves as a professional role model for our campers by leading through example and guiding campers through recreational activities that teach life skills, encourage healthy and safe behaviors and create a positive camper experience. Recreational activities with campers, include but are not limited to, arts and crafts, sports, social recreation, songs, nature hikes, archery, and other games and enrichment activities.

Compensation for this position is currently under review; Camping & Outdoor Leadership salary rates will increase once the Y's 2022 budgeting process is complete.

To learn more about working with Camp & Outdoor Leadership at the Y, please visit us online at www.campingandoutdoorleadership.org

What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle for you and your household

  • Retirement with generous employer contributions

  • Free access to mental health resources

  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire

  • Discounts on qualifying YMCA of Greater Seattle childcare and day camp programs

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines.

YGS will comply with all WA State mandates regarding COVID vaccinations. All YGS staff will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by November 1, 2021 regardless of work location. Religious and Medical Exemptions will be considered at time of hire.

Responsibilities

What you'll be doing

  1. Supervises a group of campers. Ensures that all campers are accounted for and safe at all times.

  2. Facilitates program activities that are developmentally appropriate and which promote camper skill and character development.

  3. Leads and assists with facilitation of all-camp special events.

  4. Provides leadership and supervision to any developing teen leaders placed with the group.

  5. Maintains safety and cleanliness standards. Takes special note of individual camper health needs or concerns on a daily basis. Shares cleaning duties with fellow staff.

  6. Communicates personal or camper needs to supervisor in a timely manner.

  7. Maintains equipment in sound and safe order.

  8. Attends staff meetings and trainings.

  9. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.

  10. Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This job operates at a seasonal residential camp, both inside and outdoors.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift store or janitorial products and supplies, up to 50 pounds.

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This is a part-time, shift position. Shifts vary depending on group needs. Working nights and weekend shifts may be required.

TRAVEL

All travel required for work will be done by YMCA Authorized Drivers.

Qualifications

What we're looking for in an applicant

  1. 18 years old or older

  2. 1-2 years of experience with children; camps, childcare, tutoring, nannying, coaching

  3. Previous camp experience preferred

  4. 1+ years of experience leading others as a supervisor or lead

  5. Demonstrated experience planning and implementing group activities

  6. Ability to participate in activities that involve rigorous physical activity in an outdoor setting including, but not limited to hiking, boating, camping, and swimming.

If applicable, "Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered."

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Current state approved first aid certification

  • Current state approved CPR certification

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Current Wilderness First Responder strongly preferred. Documented knowledge of challenge courses and current safety standards and practices

  • Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

  • Experience with anti-racism practices and coalition building.

Our Mission

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.

YMCA of Greater Seattle's Core Values

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.

All job offers are contingent on the results of a background check. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

Job Locations US-WA-Eastsound

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (11/22/2021 12:07 PM)

ID 2021-12703

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 12

Location YMCA Camp Orkila

Category Resident Camp

Address 484 Camp Orkila Rd

Minimum compensation USD $45.83/Da.

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