Counselor

Overview

Requisition Number:
8816
Date Posted:
6/12/2020
Location:
Farmington Valley YMCA
Address:
97 Salmon Brook Street
City:
Granby
State:
CT
Category:
Summer Camp
Employment Status:
Seasonal

Description

 

 

 

YMCA Day Camps are CT Licensed Summer Day Camps.  We serve 50 to 100+ campers on a weekly based program depending on branch location.  Activities include Swimming Lessons, Free Swim, Skills Clinics, Archery, Arts & Crafts, Group Games, Team Building, Climbing Wall, Nature Study, Family Nights, Sports Variety, Skits, Songs, Drama, and Character Development, Field Trips, and more. 

HOURS:

This position is a seasonal position.  From 20 to 40 hours per week depending on position.  From June 1-August 23.  Hours of operation are approximately 7:00AM-6:00PM M-F. 24 to 40 hours of mandatory camp training will be held in June prior to the first day of camp. Some Saturdays and evenings are required.

Essential Functions:

• Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility

• Be an appropriate role model for all campers

• Guide the camper’s character development and facilitate friendship forging in their “Unit”

• Guide & direct campers in a variety of camp activities and teach activity skill development

• Participate in camp family programs (ex: Family Night)

• Maintain correspondence home to parents of campers in a timely manner

• Ensure the safety of all youth and guest at all times while meeting the individual needs of the participants in a fun environment

• Know, adhere to, and enforce all YMCA rules, policies and emergency procedures

• Follow all rules and safety regulations as set forth by the center

• Ensures that each guest and client has a pleasant experience and their goals and purpose was adequately met

• Maintain a positive working relationship with other staff

• Be alert to program safety factors and potential hazards; prevent accidents and minimize or eliminate hazardous situations; report any problems or hazards to the Camp Director or Executive Director.

Minimum Requirements

 

• Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

• Superior supervisory skills and an enthusiastic personality with the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, members and participants to create a culture of service within our Centers

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

• Excellent communication and organization skills

• Ability to work on a team and willingness to work outdoors

• Ability to understand the needs of participants and to place these needs ahead of his/her own

• Ability to think in the abstract, solve problems, make decisions, instruct, evaluate, lead others

• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, overnights, and weekends

• Minimum 16 years of age if completed a Junior Counselor or have camp experience 

Certifications Required:

• Before start of 1st shift: Redwoods Videos

• Within two weeks of hire or before 1st shift with children (whichever comes first):  CPR/First Aid/AED, Camp Staff Training Orientation

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand; walk on uneven surfaces; sit; handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; see; talk or hear; taste or smell. S/he must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. S/he may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. S/he must be able to walk and stand in an indoor or outdoor environment for extended periods of time. The noise level is usually minimal to moderate.

 

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V