YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Summer Camp Counselors

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/15/2018 6:07 PM)
    ID
    2018-6908
    Type
    Seasonal
    # of Openings
    5
    Location
    West Seattle YMCA
    Category
    Day Camp
    Address
    3622 SW Snoqualmie St
  • Overview

    Who are we?

    At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.

    At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace and beyond.

    • 13 branches
    • 2 overnight camps
    • 10 swimming pools
    • More than 200 program sites


    Where you’ll work…

    You’ll be based out of one off the branches that offers programs ranging from health and wellness, to family programs, to child care, to aquatics (access is a staff benefit - swim a few laps before work, take a yoga class, do some laps on the track before you go home, if you like!).  Specifically the Seattle Y offers summer camp programs throughout the greater Seattle area.  The programs are located in community parks, schools and other community buildings.  Programs use classrooms, multipurpose rooms, gyms, outdoor spaces and take frequent field trips.

     

    The Seattle Y offers a competitive pay range and part time or full time benefit packages, as eligible.

     

    If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!

    Responsibilities

    What you’ll be doing…

    Every day hundreds of children participate in fun and engaging YMCA summer day camp programs. The Camp Counselors serve as a professional role model for our campers by leading through example and guiding campers through recreational activities that teach life skills, encourage healthy and safe behaviors and create a positive camper experience.  Be part of an amazing team of staff focused on teaching teamwork and social skills, and support children as they grow and learn. Recreational activities with campers, include but are not limited to, arts and crafts, sports, social recreation, songs, nature hikes, archery, and other games and enrichment activities.

    Who are you?

    If you're the right candidate for the job, you are excited to spend your days impacting the lives of children.  You thrive on the energy of groups of children and are ready to jump in and lead activities.  You are always stepping up to offer support at the first sign it's needed.  You are comfortable with individual and groups of children, can talk to and partner with parents and other adults, and have an interest in and aptitude for learning new ways to work with kids.  You have an eye for quality programing and can build a sense of belonging with the groups you work with.

     

    Counselor positions include: 

     

    Day Camp Counselor

    Day Camp Counselor, Driver (Drives Y vehicle to transport participants to camp field trip and activity locations)

    Lead Camp Counselors

     

    Position available are seasonal Part-time or On-call

    Qualifications

    Day Camp Counselor:

    • Prior experience with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny, coaching
    • Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honest
    • Experience planning and implementing group activities

    Day Camp Counselor, Driver and Lead Camp Counselor

    • You are 21 years of age or older and should have
    • 1-2 years of experience with children in a camp
    • High school graduate or equivalent
    • Previous work experience in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games
    • Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty
    • Experience planning and implementing group activities

    Positions requiring driving:

    • Current Driver’s License with a minimum 3 years safe driving experience and a driving record which meets or exceeds YMCA standards
    • Maximum one minor violation
    • No speeding violation of more than 20mph over the limit

     

    You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y and the Youth Enrichment Team if you:

    • Thrive in a youth centered environment where all children feel that they belong
    • Are adaptable & flexible, and like that every day is a little different
    • Are excited to see youth grow and thrive
    • Enjoy being of service to others
    • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together
    • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

     

    The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.

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