Day Camp Unit Leader
Company: Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Day Camp Unit Leader
position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit,
charitable organization committed to strengthening community
through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Day
Camp Unit Leader at the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA
maintains a supportive, positive
atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals, promotes the
potential of all youth, and provides a quality experience to both
youth and their families.
CULTURE: Our mission and core values are
brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our
cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality
every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all.
We are a place where you can belong and become. We are
genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality.
We are hopeful: we believe in you and your
potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are
nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your
full potential. We are determined: above all else,
we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger
beginning with you.
to planning and implementation of the day camp program
Coordinates program activity schedule,
field trips and supplies for unit.
Supervises Day Camp Leaders assigned
to their camp unit and conducts daily observations.
Ensures safety, supervision, proper
staff/child ratios and an accurate count of children in the unit at
Adheres to work schedule and is
prepared for activities at the beginning of each shift.
Attends and participates in program
activities, staff meetings, and all staff training
Follows all policies, procedures, and
standards as established by TDFPS or Health Department licensing,
the law or the Y (e.g., safety or emergency procedures, behavior
guidance strategies, child abuse prevention policies); makes ADA
accommodations where appropriate; maintains the program site,
equipment, and required program records.
Assists in implementing
appropriate curriculum/events at camp sites that nurture children
through purposeful programming and ensures the proper
implementation of curriculum that is intended to achieve program goals
and outcomes, are culturally relevant, are developmentally
appropriate, and are consistent with the Y's values. A few examples
of curriculum include physical activities, outdoor living skills,
archery, camping, songs/music, crafts, teambuilding, aquatics,
sports and recreation, STEM, and character development.
Ensures a safe, clean,
neat, and orderly camp atmosphere.
Maintains proper and
Develops and maintains
relationships with staff and parents.
Creates a positive
rapport and shared interest with all youth; models
relationship-building skills in all interactions.
for youth to lead, problem-solve, and make decisions and choices
within the program and provides daily opportunities for youth to
reflect on and respond to their experiences.
Provides and welcomes ongoing dialogue
with parents and caregivers about their child's needs and progress;
connects families to the Y.
Applies all YMCA policies and
procedures and exemplifies the YMCA core values of caring, honesty,
respect, responsibility, and faith.
All other duties as
- Communication &
Developing Self &
- Must be at least 18 years of age,
possess a high school diploma or GED and have experience working
with children ages 5-13.
Possess at least 1 year
of experience in a camp or licensed youth program.
Ability to attend all
Must be able to attend
and complete all required trainings.
Must have or obtain a
current TB test prior to employment.
Must have reliable
Ability to swim at least
25 yards, including deep water preferred.
Should have strong
skills in organizing, relationship building, customer service, and
Possess strong conflict
management, decision making and communication skills.
Previous experience in
one or more of the following areas preferred: songs/music, outdoor
living, crafts, STEM, team building, skits, sports, or recreational
Capacity to be flexible
and adjust to changing work environment.
working with diverse populations.
Ability to develop
positive, authentic relationships with people from different
Commitment to inclusion
and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
certifications and Child Abuses Prevention, Understanding Your
Biases, Anti-Harassment, Blood Borne Pathogens, Hazard
Communication Awareness, and Slips, Trips, and Falls trainings
required within 30 days of hire.
WORK ENVIRONMENT &
- 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 program activities in a variety of indoor and
The noise level in the
work environment is usually moderate.
The employee must
occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
Keywords: Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA, Arlington , Day Camp Unit Leader, Other , Arlington, Texas
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