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|Short Description of the Job.
||Counselor leads a specific age group of children
|Complete Description of the Job.
This position supports the work of the Y,
a leading nonprofit, charitable
organization committed to strengthening
community through youth development,
healthy living and social responsibility.
Under the direction of the Senior Child
Care Coordinator, the Day Camp Counselor
leads a specific age group of children
through a schedule of daily activities
that allows children to learn and play at
the same time, explore the community they
live in, participate in sports and
swimming and develop positive
relationships. Day Camp counselors model
the Y's leadership core values of caring,
honesty, respect and responsibility.
Our mission and core values are brought to
life by our culture. In the Y, we strive
to live our cause of strengthening
communities with purpose and
intentionality every day. We are
welcoming: we are open to all. We are a
place where you can belong and become. We
are genuine: we value you and embrace your
individuality. We are hopeful: we believe
in you and your potential to become a
catalyst in the world. We are nurturing:
we support you in your journey to develop
your full potential. We are determined:
above all else, we are on a relentless
quest to make our community stronger
beginning with you.
•Emphasizes personal safety and emotional
well-being with campers, parents and other
camp personnel at all times. Camper safety
is a top priority.
•Interprets the quality of YMCA values to
campers, parents, and staff. Must be a
positive role model. Develops appropriate
relationships with all campers in their
care. Understands, establishes, and abides
by appropriate boundaries.
•Plans and implements recreational and
educational programs that emphasize group
participation with an appropriate amount
•Uses positive, constructive methods of
discipline/positive reinforcement, and
ensures that all staff does the same.
•Communicates respectfully, openly and
effectively with all staff, parents and
•Assists pool staff during daily swim
instruction and aids lifeguards during
free swim time.
•Keeps daily attendance records for
assigned group. Stays alert to camper
needs by practicing active listening.
Frequently takes a name to face roll call,
at the beginning, during, and end of each
•Reports all accidents and unusual
incidents immediately to appropriate
supervisors and completes necessary
•Communicates program information,
problems, and concerns as they occur.
•Assists with planning and implementing of
daily camp activities, camp special events
and Family Night activities.
•Actively participates in all aspects of
camp daily leadership schedule including
openings, closings, and extended hours.
•Attends all staff meetings and training
sessions. Becomes familiar with training
materials and actively incorporates them
in their day today interactions and work
•Maintains and cares for all program areas
and supplies. Ensures that campers treat
all equipment, supplies, and camp property
•Performs other duties as required by
supervisor (remains flexible).
Demonstrates a willingness to help where
needed and actively seeks to develop
•Abides by the established YMCA/DOH/ACA
day camp policies, procedures,
regulations, and guidelines and asks when
•Must be at least 16 years of age and have
a passion for working with and nurturing
•Experience working with children (youth
programs, camp settings or related field);
understand the needs of children.
•Must demonstrate cultural sensitivity and
utilize effective communication skills.
•Possesses a knowledge of group process –
collaborative style of working within a
•Must be committed to carry out YMCA
mission, camp philosophy, and departmental
•Must possess or be able to retain a
current First Aid, Oxygen, and CPR
certifications and as required by the
specific camp; or successfully complete
YMCA provided First Aid, CPR, Child
Abuse/Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
•The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met
by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
•Must have the physical ability to lead
and participate in all physical camp games
•Works in a busy indoor environment; leads
outside activities as well.
•May be expected to be in the water during
all swim periods.
HEALTH AND SAFETY EXPECTATIONS:
•Employees must maintain a safe work
environment free of clutter, debris and
•Report all accidents/incidents involving
themselves, members/program participants,
guests or other employees and complete
accident/incident reports immediately.
•Follow all COVID-19 safety and protocol
guidelines laid out by the SRYMCA,
Department of Health, and CDC.
•Be familiar with Emergency Procedures and
specific duties assigned to them.
•Be familiar with additional safety
responsibilities specific to their
The SRYMCA is an equal opportunity
employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, pregnancy, age, national
origin, disability status, genetic
information, protected veteran status,
domestic violence victim status or any
other characteristic protected by law.
|For More Information Contact.
|| Theresa Cooper
518-583-9622 ext. 155
|| Saratoga Regional YMCA
290 West Ave .
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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