YMCA Rochester Camp Gorham
  • 18-Apr-2018 to 17-Jun-2018 (EST)
  • Camp Gorham
  • Eagle Bay, NY, USA
  • Seasonal

Description

Under the direction of the Program Director, directly supervise a group of up to 12 campers in a resident camp setting program, providing a safe and fun environment. Greets everyone by name whenever possible. Extends thanks whenever appropriate. Makes relationship building the number one priority at all times. The position is responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose, image and core values or the YMCA of Greater Rochester is conveyed.

Responsibilities

  • Directly responsible for the leadership of the assigned specialty activity.
  • Execute lesson plans as supplied from Camp Gorham.
  • Assist the Cabin Counselor in the daily safety and program schedule for cabin group, in this capacity reports to Village Head.
  • Follow and model established guidelines in regard to safety and emergency procedures and document accidents/concerns as required.
  • Report hazardous conditions and equipment to Village Head immediately.
  • Practice safety awareness at all times (including hydration and sun protection)
  • Take responsibility for maintaining behavior management in assigned group and serve as a role model for good behavior.
  • Be dedicated to creating a camp atmosphere which consists of the elements of safety, friendship, Adirondack experiences, character development and fun.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, safe cabin daily.
  • Begin each day rested and prepared for the day's program. This may include: advance preparation (e.g. stories, skits, games, crafts, and nature projects)
  • Maintain a resource file of camp program ideas, help discover new program ideas and share your ideas with others.
  • Maintain camp supplies and equipment in a clean and neat manner.
  • Assist with the supervision and positive growth of all assigned Counselors-InTraining.
  • Communicate with Village Head in regard to camper concerns and issues.
  • To regularly lead songs and skits as required by program.
  • To maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Ensures all areas of camp are kept clean at all times by participating in regular cleaning duties including end of summer clean up.
  • Will be assigned to kitchen work as needed.
  • To carry out other duties as assigned to assure the overall success of the camp.

Requirements

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:

  • Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Uses best practices, guidelines, and industry standards as a framework to improve performance.
  • Demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology associated with the job.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have experience with camp and working with children.
  • Must have appropriate background and training in program area.
  • Current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer before the first day of staff training and throughout the duration of your seasonal employment.
  • Current certification in Waterfront lifeguarding recommended.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Person must possess values consistent with the mission of the YMCA.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs and transport equipment from one location to another.
  • Ability to visibly observe children.
  • Ability to stand for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to demonstrate and lead activities.
  • Ability to hear distress signals even when distracted by noise and activity.
  • Ability to reason, solve problems and make sound decisions even when distracted by
  • noise and activity.
  • Ability to work in a variety of environments, specifically those subject to extreme heat
  • and humidity.
  • Observe and promote safety and security procedures.
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