Under the supervision of the Gymnastics Director, the Summer Camp Counselor is responsible for the direct care, supervision and well being of children enrolled in the Gymnastics Summer Camp, for children ages 5-14.
Typical Physical Demands
Requires individual to perform a broad range of activities. Requires full range of motion, including manual and finger dexterity and hand and eye coordination. Requires corrected vision, speech, and hearing to normal range, or special accommodations made of sufficient nature for completion of assigned tasks. Ability to lift 30 pounds. Extended standing, bending stooping and walking
Typical Working Conditions
Classroom, Facility Campus, Playground, Kitchen, School Bus, Aquatics area, Gymnastics Center
Organizes and executes all activities for enrolled children.
Monitors the program area at all times to ensure safety, and immediately makes changes as necessary.
Provides a positive environment for all participants, and actively encourages participation to ensure growth and development.
Exemplifies appropriate behavior and is a role model for participants; actively listens to all children and shows patience, understanding, and respect for others.
Instructs and guides participants through the rules of the program and ensures adherence; disciplines children within established guidelines of the YMCA and parent, and only when appropriate.
Immediately reports all unusual incidents or accidents to the Program Director, and fills out all applicable and necessary reports.
Records daily attendance and maintains accurate and complete records.
Ensures the childcare facility is neat, orderly and free of all safety impediments.
Develops and fosters interpersonal relationships between participants, and is pro-active creating an environment of cooperation, friendliness, and helpfulness towards staff and customers.
Develops and maintains age appropriate activities.
Ensures all necessary supplies are on hand and well maintained at all times.
All other duties as required and necessary.
On-site attendance is required of this position
Principle Duties and Responsibilities for all positions
Will appear clean, neat, and appropriately attired in accordance with the Association’s Policy on personal appearance
Will adhere to all policies as stated in the SKY Family YMCA Handbook
Will be trained in and adhere to all policies and procedures including but not limited to privacy, confidentiality and security policies and procedures within department
Sets measurable goals and evaluates achievement of goals
Reports to work at the scheduled time and works as scheduled
Completes work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s job to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time
Experience/Performance Requirements (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
Successfully complete State of Florida Criminal History Background Check requirements as well as meet the Association’s policies on background screening
Prior experience in gymnastics and working with children preferred
Able to adhere to drug-free smoke-free workplace policy
Able to maintain confidentiality
CPR and First Aid Certifications required
Completion of YMCA Blood Borne Pathogens Training
Completion of YMCA Child Sexual Abuse Prevention class
Additional training classes as recommended by Supervisor
Excellent verbal and communication skills
Failure to comply with requirement will result in immediate termination.
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. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for participants.
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.