Camp Counselor, Lake Nona YMCA Family Center

The YMCA of Central Florida is seeking a dynamic leader as the Camp Counselor at Lake Nona YMCA Family Center.  
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall camp experience.

Qualifications
  • High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
  • Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp setting
  • Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc…
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
  • Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.
Essential Functions
  • Take responsibility for the leadership and guidance of a group of participants.
  • Acquaint children with rules, activities, daily scheduled, and traditions of the program.
  • Take responsibility for the safety/welfare of each child.
  • Remain in the immediate area assisting in supervision during all activities including aquatics.
  • Assist with organizing, and implementing activity plans for special interest activities.
  • Assist with assuring proper sign in/sign out procedures are followed.
  • Establish positive relationship with each child.
  • Communicate progress of child to immediate supervisor.
  • Monitor the needs of all children; treats each child with respect, dignity and as an individual.
  • Report any suspicions of child abuse to Supervisor as required by Florida State Law.
  • Take responsibility for all equipment and supplies used, helping maintain good working conditions, inventory and cleans-up after all activities.
  • Assist in meeting and maintaining YMCA Day Camp Best Practices.
  • Report all accidents to the Supervisor, and completely fill out proper health log and/or accident/incident form.
  • Attend required staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Assist in maintaining cleanliness of entire facility and report broken equipment and/or possible safety hazards.
  • Participate in special events.
  • Keep accurate attendance and headcount records.
  • Report all hours worked accurately and in a timely manner to Supervisor.
  • Remain up to date on emergency procedures and family center policies.
  • Promote and represent the mission and core values of the YMCA of Central Florida in the Family Center and its programs.
  • The YMCA prohibits from taking photos or videos of campers in their care or in any Y program without the direct permission from the YMCA Association Office and parental consent.
  • All other duties assigned by Management.