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YMCA of Greater Seattle Challenge Course Director Summer Overnight Camp in Longbranch, Washington

Overview

Our 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.

Job Summary

This vacancy is a great opportunity to be a part of a team involved in providing inclusive, safe and caring environments, positive role models, creative activities and opportunities to serve the needs of others - all which are the essential building blocks for strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

GENERAL FUNCTION

Provides direct supervision to overall operation of adventure program and challenge course counselors. Ensures the supervision and safety of campers at all times.

Responsibilities

  1. Supervises campers and staff using the Challenge Course. Ensures that all staff are accounting for campers and safety at all times.

  2. Plans, schedules, and facilitates program activities that are developmentally appropriate and which promote camper skill and character development, e.g. village and cabin activities and skill periods.

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

  4. Ensures that counselors are planning and organizing activities.

  5. Communicates personal or camper/staff needs to supervisor in a timely manner.

  6. Maintains equipment in sound and safe order.

  7. Ensures proper documentation of challenge course usage, including (but not limited to) ropes use logs, equipment checks, and more.

  8. Attends meeting and trainings.

  9. Maintains current ACCT certification for self and attends annual professional development opportunities.

  10. Partners with Camp Colman's full time Challenge Course Manager to address any safety or procedural concerns that may arise.

  11. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, program and equipment inspection written documentation, and emergencies.

  12. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  1. 18 years of age or older.

  2. Current state approved first aid certification.

  3. Current state approved CPR certification.

  4. One or more years of college preferred.

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

  6. Demonstrate working knowledge of belaying, rappelling, knots, and rescue techniques.

  7. Ability to participate in activities that involve rigorous physical activity in an outdoor setting.

  8. 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.

Competencies for success at the Y:

  • Values - Strengthens the Y's culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.

  • Inclusion - Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

  • Develop Self and Others - Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.

  • Quality Results - Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.

  • Change Capacity - Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y's mission.

  • Inspire Others - Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

MISSION STATEMENT:

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

OUR VALUES:

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Longbranch

Posted Date 1 month ago (3/5/2021 3:54 PM)

ID 2020-10944

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 1

Location YMCA Camp Colman

Category Resident Camp

Address 20016 Bay Road KPS

Minimum compensation USD $55.00/Da.

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