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2022 Summer Camp Counselor I - age 21 & older

Company: Young Men's Christian Association of Trenton NJ
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
Responsible for the primary supervision of all camp participants. Responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, carrying out activities and guiding campers in their person growth and daily living skills. Provides a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Act as a leader for Counselors II and Jr. Counselors. 2. Decision making capabilities in the absence of the camp director. 3. Resolves conflicts among campers, enforces behavior management policy, communicates with parents regarding discipline, and keeps accurate records of same for student files. 4. Assign duties for daily set-up and clean-up of area. 5. Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth 6. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values. 7. Provides supervision for campers during transportation to and from camp or during scheduled field trips. 8. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards. 9. Able and willing to wear a face mask or covering while working 10. Willing to maintain health and safety standards which include, but are not limited to: cleaning and sanitizing all program areas using the supplied disinfectant cleaners. 11. Participate in staff training and meetings. 12. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies. 13. Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior. 14. Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. 15. Perform other related duties as assigned. Requirements:
1. Standard teaching certificate or appropriate eligibility required; bachelors degree in education preferred but will accept other majors. 2. At least 21 years of age. 3. Demonstrated leadership ability. 4. Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp setting 5. Ability to communicate with campers, recognize hazards, deal effectively with inappropriate behavior. 6. Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc---7. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred. 8. Able to provide proof of full vaccination for Covid 19. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings including working and walking in extreme heat conditions.
  • Able to lift at least 25 lbs and climb a flight of stairs.
  • Background check must be completed within 15 days of offer. We understand and mutually accept the above position description represents our agreement as to the job to be performed. PM22 PI181844928

Keywords: Young Men's Christian Association of Trenton NJ, Lawrence , 2022 Summer Camp Counselor I - age 21 & older, Other , Lawrence, Kansas

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