YMCA of Greater Seattle

Camp Colman: Behavior and Inclusion Specialist, Overnight Camp

Job Locations US-WA-Longbranch
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/6/2018 7:50 PM)
ID
2017-6333
Type
Seasonal
# of Openings
1
Location
YMCA Camp Colman
Category
Resident Camp
Address
20016 Bay Road KPS

Overview

YMCA Camp Colman is a traditional, overnight summer camp loacted on the south Puget Sound.  We are seeking a dymamic behavior and inclusion specialist who has a background in working with diverse populations and prior experience with a wide range of youth behaviors.  A background and/or certification in mental health or social work is preferred.

 

Imagine being a part of one of the most respected non-profit organizations in the world - while at the same time improving the overall health and vitality of our community. For more than 135 years the YMCA of Greater Seattle has been transforming lives, encouraging healthy lifestyles and developing future leaders. Enabling people of all ages to achieve their potential and instilling that spirit in others - is at the core of everything we do. We have an immediate job opening for a qualified candidate whose values align with our organization: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring.

 

GENERAL FUNCTION

Provides direct support to campers who need extra support. Works closely with village leaders, cabin counselors, and camper parents/case workers. Ensures the supervision and safety of campers at all times.

Responsibilities

  1. Supervises and assists with specific camper supervision. Ensures that all staff are accounting for campers and safety at all times, especially campers who need extra support.
  2. Works closely with village leaders, medical team staff, and cabin counselors providing resources, suggestions, and direct support for campers who need extra attention due to behavior, health (mental and physical), or life circumstance.
  3. Communicates directly with parents, guardians, or case workers pro- and re-actively to gain tips for working with specific campers and to give updates on the campers' experience.
  4. Assists as a member of the leadership team with plans, schedules, and facilitates program activities that are developmentally appropriate and which promote camper skill and character development. Organizes, leads, and assists with facilitation of all-camp special events.
  5. Provides leadership and supervision to any developing teen leaders placed with the group.
  6. Maintains safety and cleanliness standards. Takes special note of individual camper/staff health needs or concerns on a daily basis. Shares cleaning duties with fellow staff.
  7. Communicates personal or camper/staff needs to supervisor in a timely manner.
  8. Maintains equipment in sound and safe order.
  9. Attends directors meeting and trainings.
  10. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  11. Live on site for the duration of the season.
  12. Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

  1. 20 years of age or older.
  2. Current state approved first aid certification.
  3. Current state approved CPR certification.
  4. High school graduate or equivalent.
  5. One or more years of college preferred.
  6. Ability to participate in activities that involve rigorous physical activity in an outdoor setting, including, but not limited to hiking, boating, camping and swimming.

Competencies for success at the Y:

  • Values - Strengthens the Y's culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.
  • Inclusion - Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
  • Develop Self and Others - Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.
  • Quality Results - Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.
  • Change Capacity - Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y's mission.
  • Inspire Others - Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.

 

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace.

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