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Day Camp Counselor Position


FLSA Status: non-exempt                                                     Pay Rate: $7.75

Status: Temporary – up to 40 hours                                    Department: Youth and Family Services

Reports to: Assistant Camp Director                                   Revision Date: March 21, 2018


POSITION SUMMARY:

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.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Supervises a group of children.
  2. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
  3. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  4. Attends staff meetings and trainings.
  5. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  6. Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents, children and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys 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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
  2. Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp setting
  3. Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc…
  4. At least 18 years of age
  5. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
  6. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings

 

HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should email their resume to aweber@ymcaswv.org or apply in person.

 
 
 
 

School-Age Child Care Counselor Position           

FLSA Status: Non-exempt                                                    Pay Rate $7.75/hour

Status: Part-time, Temporary (August – May)                    Department: Youth & Family Services

Reports to: SACC Supervisor                                               Revision Date: February 6, 2018

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direction for the children in the classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families. Counselors provide snack, homework help and support, as well as supervised and structured play time, both inside and outside, for the children in the program.  This position will work onsite at an elementary school in Vigo County, Indiana.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Implements curriculum within the established guidelines.
  2. Nurtures children through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.
  3. Supervises the children, classroom, and all activities including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Follows all procedures and standards.
  4. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
  5. Cultivates positive relationships, conducts parent conferences, and maintains effective communication
    with parents. Engages parents as volunteers and connects them to the YMCA.
  6. Maintains program site and equipment.
  7. Maintains required program records.
  8. Attends and participates in program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys 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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Completion of 60 hours of college credit is preferred
  2. At least 18 years of age
  3. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of
    hire date.
  4. Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
  5. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate
    program activities.
  6. Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships
    with people from different backgrounds.
  7. Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities.
 
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should email their resume to sflowers@ymcaswv.org or apply in person.

Youth Swim Instructor
 
Part-time job
Summary:
Deliver clear knowledge of key concepts that are part of the YMCA Swim Lessons Program to people of all ages. Provide direct leadership, instruction, and motivation to all students.

Essential Functions:
1. Prepare swim lesson plans ahead of time.
2. On pool deck 15 minutes before the start of class to prep for the lesson, equipment and lesson plans out.
3. Responsible for teaching with the highest level of safety (i.e. no turning one’s back on the class). Responsible for every child in the current class.
4. Teach swim lessons according to the age and skill level of the participants in the class. Follow appropriate instructor: student ratios.
5. Communicate effectively, regularly, and appropriately with students and parents, regarding the progress of the students.
6. Maintain proper records (i.e. attendance and progression reports). Provide a report card at the end of each session, letting each student know where they stand with each skill, and informing the parents which group to sign their child up for the next session.
7. Develop relationships with the members; gain regular feedback on the programs and services offered. Use feedback to recommend program enrichment.
8. Participate in staff meeting and training sessions.
9. Prevent injuries and ensure member safety through vigilance and good decision-making.
10. Maintain a full working knowledge of, not only the Aquatic Department’s specific EAP for the pool.
11. Ability to recognize, through sight and sound, swimmers who are in distress.
12. Responsible for assisting the lifeguard in the execution of the EAP, as well as, completing incident reports immediately.
13. Notify the Aquatic Director and Aquatic Coordinator if ever an incident occurs.
14. Ensure all certifications are up to date, going through the renewal process when needed.  
15. Complete and turn in time cards in a timely manner.

Qualifications:
Required:
1. Must be at least 16 years of age.
2. Must, at present, possess and maintain current certifications in:
• CPR/AED for Lifeguarding
• Lifeguarding First Aid
3. Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
4. Must demonstrate lifeguard and swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA or Red Cross standards.
5. Possess adeptness in dealing with members in a positive, friendly, and professional manner at all times.
951 Dresser Dr

Summer Membership Representative (Front Desk Staff)
 
Part-time job
Position Summary: Delivers excellent services to all members and guests. Responds to member and guest needs, promotes memberships and programs. This position will be offered during the summer months of May - August with the potential to extend into the fall.

Essential Functions: 
1. Provides excellent service to members and guests in the facility and on the phone, contributing to member retention.
2. Builds relationships with members.
3. Handles and resolves membership concerns and informs supervisor of unusual situations or unresolved issues. 

Qualifications: 
1. Problem solving skills.
2. Ability to connect with people of diverse backgrounds.
3. Previous customer service or related experience.
4. Basic knowledge of computers and phones. 

It is imperative that applicants are available for the summer months of May - August. Must be able to provide transportation to and from the YMCA. Some high school education and experience a plus. Please stop by the YMCA for an application, or call 812-442-6761 for more information.
951 Dresser Dr

Certified Fitness Instructor

$10 / hour
Part-time
The Vigo County YMCA is looking for a group exercise instructor to provide enjoyable, high quality, and safe group exercise classes for YMCA members.

Essential Functions
Serves as role model to members and Y staff, and at all times lives the mission, vision and values of the YMCA movement
Ensures safety of class participants by following group fitness best practices
Reports any accidents, concerns, or equipment troubles to supervisor immediately.
Ensures that all equipment and supplies needed for class are available prior to the start of class
Returns all equipment and supplies used to proper location after each class.
Makes sure all participants are treating equipment properly to prevent damage, accidents, spread of disease.
Attends all required trainings and meetings.
Interacts with class participants before and after class to foster relationships with and between participants

Certifications and Other Qualifications
YMCA, ACE, ASFA or ACSM Group Fitness Instructor Certification required upon hire.
Current CPR certification and basic first aid training.
Must be available to teach at least one class per week.
Experience is a plus.

Please send applications to Wellness Coordinator Kaylee Maffioli kmaffioli@ymcaswv.org.