Lead Day Camp Counselor
$22 hour minimum
Every day preschoolers participate in fun and engaging YMCA summer day camp programs. Our Mini Camps provide flexible camp hours between 12pm and 5:00pm. Lead Counselors are responsible for making sure all activities are prepared for each week and will communicate with both parents and branch staff. Lead Counselors will co-lead a group of 10-16 children in various activities throughout the Y Facility including group games, crafts, stem projects, cooking projects and more. Spend your summer full of fun with kids all summer long!
Day Camp season runs June 20 – August 26 (start dates vary by location) with trainings for some positions beginning in early May/June.
Jumpstart your career while you help kids have the best summer ever! When you join our team of summer staff, you're signing on for a summer of adventure with energetic coworkers, and plenty of perks like a free Y membership and paid training for certifications like First Aid and CPR.
Seeking ongoing work after the summer? Our seasonal jobs are a great way to begin your career with the Y, with many staff continuing into our year-round job opportunities.
What you'll get from working at The Y
Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle for you and your household
Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
Retirement with generous employer contributions
Free access to mental health resources
Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire
Discounts on qualifying YMCA of Greater Seattle childcare and day camp programs
*Some benefits only available to full-time staff
Minimum compensation for this role is $22.00/hour.
As of March 12, 2022 COVID Vaccinations Requirements: Highly Recommended, Not Required.
*Certain programs may require proof of vaccination, in compliance with local state and federal guidelines. If applicable will be assigned within onboarding.
What you'll be doing
Support instructors in supervision of a group of 3 to 5 year olds to ensure their health, safety and to provide a positive experience for each camper.
Support team in implementation of program activities.
Plans weekly activities.
Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
Professionally engages with parents/guardians to provide pertinent program information and share about their camper’s experience.
Ensures that equipment is clean, safe, set up and stored properly.
Attends staff meetings and training programs as required.
Other duties as assigned.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
What we're looking for in an applicant
18 years of age or older.
Leadership skills and ability to demonstrate, patience, caring and resolve with 3 - 5 year olds.
1 year of experience with camps, child care, tutoring, nannying, early learning, and/or coaching.
1 year + experience leading others as a lead or supervisor.
Demonstrated experience planning and implementing group activities.
Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honest.
Current TB test by the Mantoux method. *
* Within 14 days of assuming camp duties.
• Current state approved first aid certification.*
• Current state approved CPR certification.*
• 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.
• Experience with anti-racism practices and coalition building.
Job Posted 3/23/2022
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