Counselor

Overview

Requisition Number:
6798
Date Posted:
7/1/2019
Location:
Camp Chase
Address:
15 Canton Rd
City:
Burlington
State:
CT
Category:
Summer Camp
Employment Status:
Seasonal

Description

 

Consistent with the mission and vision of the YMCA of Greater Hartford, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Camp Chase Director, the Day Camp Counselor is responsible for supervising his/her activity group, maintaining the safety of the campers, and ensuring the camp’s daily program is run efficiently through detailed supervision and objective decision making. Camp Chase is located in Burlington, CT but transportation is provided to campers from numerous surrounding towns.

Essential Functions:

  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Be an appropriate role model for all campers
  • Guide the camper’s character development and facilitate friendship forging in their “Unit”
  • Guide & direct campers in a variety of camp activities and teach activity skill development
  • Participate in camp family programs (ex: Family Night)
  • Maintain correspondence home to parents of campers in a timely manner
  • Serve as bus counselor
  • Ensure the safety of all youth and guest at all times while meeting the individual needs of the participants in a fun environment
  • Know, adhere to, and enforce all YMCA rules, policies and emergency procedures
  • Follow all rules and safety regulations as set forth by the center
  • Ensures that each guest and client has a pleasant experience and their goals and purpose was adequately met
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with other staff
  • Be alert to program safety factors and potential hazards; prevent accidents and minimize or eliminate hazardous situations; report any problems or hazards to the Resident Camp Director or Executive Director.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

 

  • Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA
  • Superior supervisory skills and an enthusiastic personality with the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, members and participants to create a culture of service within our Centers
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work on a team and willingness to work outdoors
  • Ability to understand the needs of participants and to place these needs ahead of his/her own
  • Ability to think in the abstract, solve problems, make decisions, instruct, evaluate, lead others
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, overnights, and weekends
  • Minimum 16 years of age if completed a Junior Counselor or have camp experience 

 

Certifications Required:

  • Before start of 1st shift: Redwoods Videos
  • Within two weeks of hire or before 1st shift with children (whichever comes first):  CPR/First Aid/AED, Camp Staff Training Orientation

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand; walk on uneven surfaces; sit; handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; see; talk or hear; taste or smell. S/he must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. S/he may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. S/he must be able to walk and stand in an indoor or outdoor environment for extended periods of time. The noise level is usually minimal to moderate.

 

 

 

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V