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Assistant Counselor

Traverse City, MI


Posted on June 19, 2018

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About Assistant Counselor

General Function:
  • Provide a fun, safe environment for children to play, learn and grow
  • Must be a high school graduate and at least 16 years of age
  • Must have three letters of recommendation
  • Must be responsible, dependable, enthusiastic and able to communicate effectively
  • Must possess and adhere to YMCA values and Christian Philosophy
  • Must possess current Adult/Child CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Experience with lesson planning and working with kids ages 5-15.
  • A required 30-hour training week will take place 6/11/2018 through 6/5/2018
  • CPR/AED and First Aid required before 6/18/2018
Principal Activities:
  • Responsible for assisting in check in and check out procedures.
  • Assist Lead Counselors with daily camp activities.
  • Provide a fun, safe environment for children to play, learn and grow.
  • Ability to lead and assist in varied group activities and daily routine.
  • Education and knowledge in archery, canoeing, low ropes, camp songs, skits and group games.
  • Communication to director regarding issues and or concerns.
  • Parent communication with each family in assigned group.
  • Arriving to work on time and prepared to start the day.  This includes the designated camp shirt and ID lanyard to be worn at all times, arriving with a positive attitude toward each child, coworker and inquiring parents.
General Activities:
  • Work within the guidelines of the YMCA’s mission, areas of focus, and board-adopted strategic plan; in particular, exemplify YMCA values at all times. Must be intimately aware of and be able to “tell the Y story”.
  • Generally assist with YMCA member promotion and retention by giving facility tours and helping members in other ways to ensure member satisfaction.
  • Participate in the “Invest in Youth” annual campaign.
  • All other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
Effect on End Result:
  • Ensure that the YMCA Summer Day Camp is a safe and fun learning environment for kids in our community to grow as individuals. 

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