Akron Area YMCA
Summer Day Camp Counselor - Longwood YMCA (Project Management)
Assist with planning and implementing the program in accordance with the goals and policies of the School Age Summer Day Camp program
Comply with all ODJFS state licensing guidelines and requirements
Have complete knowledge of emergency procedures appropriate for the site to ensure the safety of the children and record as required
May be responsible for monitoring childcare payments, attendance records, sign in/out sheets, and Title XX POS device
Develop and maintain relationships with school district administration, parent groups and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs
Must provide updated registration information to Child Care Director
Ensure quality control standards and participants safety
Treat all children, parents and staff with dignity and respect
Follow age-appropriate discipline policy
Interact with the children and provide positive role model during all activities
Be dependable, punctual and organized
Be responsible for the appearance and cleanliness of the learning environment of the site
Attend all staff meetings, training sessions, workshops and conferences as requested or required
Understand the need for and play an active role in the Annual Campaign & UW Campaigns
Take the initiative to do what needs to be done
Maintain a professional demeanor and appearance
All other duties as assigned
YMCA Competencies (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
Must qualify under ODJFS stipulations to be a Counselor
Experience working with children preferred
Must maintain professional appearance, strong communication, organization and administrative skills
Must believe in YMCA's philosophy and mission and willing to teach, model and implement character development values
Must be flexible and maintain positive attitude
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
This position can and should positively affect the physical, mental, social and emotional development of the YMCA participant. The counselor will successfully fulfill his/her job description by meeting or exceeding the childcare and youth development programs. Participants should always have a positive and enjoyable experience at the YMCA.