YMCA of the Suncoast
  • 10-Jan-2017 to 31-Dec-2017 (EST)
  • Clearwater, FL, USA
  • $8.85/hr + possible incentives
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • Clearwater Branch

JOB SUMMARY: 

The Camp Leader is responsible for all children participating in the YMCA program.  They will implement and facilitate purposeful activities at the site for their designated group.  They will support the YMCA's promis to strengthen community by interacting with members in a positive and meaningful way.  Members are defined as anyone with a current or potential relationship with the Y, such as children, parents, staff, volunteers, community, donors and guests.   

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Must be 16 years of age or older.  A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred.  Experience working with children preferred.  Within 90 days of hire, Preventing Sexual Abuse Between Young Children, Principles of Youth Development, Youth Relationships:  Creating Positive Interactions, and Youth Affirmations:  Distinguishing Between Praise and Encouragement trainings required.  Within 6 months of hire, Introduction to S.A.F.E., Foundations of Listen First, and Engaging with Families traings required.  CPR, AED, First Aid and Lifeguard certification preferred.

SPECIAL SKILLS:

Must be able to supervise and instruct groups of young children. Knowledge of sports and children's programming preferred.

PHYSICAL AND/OR MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

May be required to stand, remain outdoors and maintain continual physical endurance for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds, watch, listen and facilitate group activities.  The candidate must also be mentally alert and be able to process and follow directions. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise all children in a designated group to ensure safety.
  2. Maintain and possess accurate attendance at all times including bathroom breaks and every transition.  Conduct face to name attendance verification.
  3. Communicate and document children's absences, injuries and incidents according to policies and procedures. 
  4. Use positive reinforcement to encourage appropriate behavior.  Document and communicate inappropriate behavior following disciplinary procedures.
  5. Nuture children by facilitating purposeful programming that develops social-emotional skills, fosters achievement, supports academic growth and provides enrichment.
  6. Cultivate relationships by establishing a positive rapport with children, parents, volunteers and staff.  Create a sense of belonging for the children by encouraging them to connect with others.
  7. Create a nurturing and safe environment by reporting suspicious activity that may lead to child abuse or may violate the code of conduct.  Keep supplies organized, maintain and clean facility and care for equipment.
  8. Create a friendly and welcoming environment for all members of all backgrounds and abilities by role modeling SMART behavior.
  9. Educate members about the services the YMCA offers and further connect them to the YMCA.
  10. Support the strategic work of the YMCA by:
    A.  Creating a culture of volunteerism by educating members about volunteer opportunities.
    B.  Supporting a culture of philanthropy by telling your Y story to others and encouraging them to participate in YMCA fundraising efforts.
    C.  Encourage members and celebrate their sucess in meeting their health and well-being goals.
    D.  Nurture the potential of all youth by promoting meaningful programs and services.

Key Leadership Competencies :

Values
Inclusion
Communication
Developing Other
Quality Results
Functional Expertise            

 

EOE/DFWP

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