Camper Support Specialist

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Job Description

Would you like to change lives by providing an amazing experience for every camper? As the Camper Support Specialist will work within the healthcare team and provide support to Unit Leaders for campers with special medical and behavioral needs. Provide a quality experience to campers and families and represent the YMCA and self in a professional manner of safety and fun.

In this role, some additional duties will include:

Assist with check in and check out. You are an integral part of the parent communication team.

Take a leadership role during staff training to help educate staff and provide tools to work with campers that need extra support successfully

Field questions from parents of campers with special behavioral needs prior to the start of their week of camp

Review health histories for all campers, and Communicate behavioral considerations of campers to appropriate staff

Provide support in the event of a behavioral incident with campers, especially those with special needs or known/diagnosed behavioral disorders

Establish and maintain clear phone, and in person, communication with parents regarding daily check-ins, campers health, or behavioral concerns in collaboration with the camp director, including unit leaders and staff as appropriate.

Participate 100% with activities; enjoy playing and not "sit on the sidelines", being visible throughout the day, leading transition times and supervising campers 

Starting Wage: $450+ per week, depending on experience

*This is a Residential position that includes room and board.*

Date of Employment:  June 13th – August 25, 2023 (dates are approximate)

Everyone is Welcome

The Y stands for nondiscrimination, diversity, inclusion, and equity. We welcome all people regardless of ability, age, background, ethnicity, faith, gender identity, gender expression, race, or sexual orientation. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism.

  • Minimum age of 21.
  • Two Summers previous camp staff experience or equivalent.
  • Specialized and practical knowledge of/ experience in: cabin and camp leadership, teen leadership and supervision; staff management, development, and motivation.
  • Outstanding ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Integrity, patience, adaptability, sense of humor, enthusiasm and a commitment to serve youth. 
  • Ability to train, motivate, support, share insights & ideas with, and supervise staff guards and instructors; communicate openly with supervisor; organize, facilitate, and evaluate activities; support and connect with campers; perform duties as specified in job description and by supervisor; behave as an appropriate positive role model in all camp activities.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of families including adults and children.
  • Current First Aid and CPR for duration of the season strongly preferred. Lifeguarding certification preferred.
  • Complete online Child Abuse Prevention training on first day and other online and in-person training as required.