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Company : Name Linked Sage YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Crystal Lake
Inspire the leaders of tomorrow.   The Assistant Teacher in collaboration with the Lead Teacher provides support in effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning, assessment, evaluation and related research for children 3-5 years old. The Assistant Teacher is responsible for providing developmentally appropriate learning experiences, supervision of children assigned in the classroom, and providing a supportive and positive classroom climate, while ensuring the individual needs of the children are met as mandated by DCFS, ExceleRate Illinois, NAEYC, federal, state and local standards, as applicable.   Earn a $300 signing bonus 30 days after your start date as an active Y employee!   What you’ll do: - Promotes and models high quality teaching and learning in the classroom that fosters academic readiness. - Demonstrates culturally and linguistically appropriate practices that values all children and families and makes them feel welcomed and an essential part of the program - Maintains awareness and supervision of children’s needs and ensure their physical health and safety, at all times. - Assists with communicating and developing effective partnerships with parents and families, encouraging parent involvement. - Abides by DCFS and all quality standards for maintaining safe, high quality programming - Collaborates regularly with classroom team including: families, volunteers and all staff. - Assists with collecting and using multiple data sources, both formative and summative, to inform instruction and child centered learning and development. - Assists with completing routine professional development annually; utilizes continuous quality improvement (CQI); and identifies different instructional resources and methods to meet children's varying needs and improve the classroom experience for children and families. - Participates and supports association/center efforts towards recruitment, enrollment, attendance and retention of families while supporting the YMCA's mission and center operations as needed.   Lesson Planning and Classroom Management - Collaborates with the Lead Teacher to develop lesson plans with goals, objectives, activities and outcomes for children that integrate health, nutrition, mental health, disabilities and parent involvement. - Assists the Lead Teacher in implementation of high quality, developmentally appropriate instructional activities and curriculum approaches (like Creative Curriculum™) that facilitate active learning experiences and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of each child; while ensuring the program follows DCFS, YMCA, ExceleRate Illinois™, and NAEYC accreditation standards, if applicable. - Takes the lead in absence of the lead teacher. - With the support of the Lead Teacher, uses observational and child data to assist in planning developmentally appropriate and 2 YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago engaging early learning experiences based upon the emergent needs of the child. - Assists the Lead Teacher in leveraging the physical environment and pedagogical documentation to support teaching and learning practices. - Supports and implements planned studies/projects for an in-depth investigation of a topic over time. - Establishes and maintains an attractive, clean, safe and engaging classroom environment which includes positive guidance techniques and that encourages children's independence and self-selection of activities. - Assists with classroom management, arrangement, organization, and labeling materials. - Assists with completion of classroom inventory quarterly; and the selection of materials and equipment to support instruction and children’s learning using environmental assessments to guide decisions.   Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later thantwo (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted. How you’ll do it: - Must meet DCFS licensing, and program related accreditation/credentialing requirements; Associates Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education preferred - Must provide documentation of Gateways credentialing or apply within 90 days of employment. - Passion for and commitment to the YMCA’s mission and serving the needs of children and families - Demonstrated knowledge and ability to assist in the implementation of developmentally appropriate practices to promote early learning and social-emotional development - Assist with the application of early learning best practices to create a child-centered, supportive, inclusive and positive classroom environment to meet the needs of diverse children. Be a part of our mission.   The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment and energy of our teachers and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time.     Our early learning create a child-centered environment that promotes learning, character development, healthy living and positive, nurturing relationships. With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you’ll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families and communities.  
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Duncan
Job Locations US-IL-Ingleside
Build skills to last a life time!   YMCA Camp Duncan   YMCA Camp Duncan is located about an hour northwest of Chicago on beautiful Fish Lake. Camp Duncan is approximately 300 acres and operates a Day Camp, Overnight Camp, and Group Services Department. Camp Duncan sits on a lake with boats and a blob, archery, climbing tower, high ropes course/zipline, hiking trails, campfires, teams course, soccer fields, basketball courts, gaga pits, and so much more!   If you are looking for a fun and exciting experience, Camp Duncan is the place for you. Interning at Camp Duncan will give you a look at how a year round camp operation functions, how to plan and host customer groups, and teach you over 25 outdoor education classes and recreation programs. The Group Services Department serves around 20,000 diverse customers a year.   The Role:   The Group Services Department offers internships during the spring, summer, and fall: Spring Semester (February-early June 2023), Summer Semester (mid May-August 2023), & Fall Semester (mid August-December 2023).  The internship will provide employees with a well-rounded, paid internship experience which focuses on all aspects of a year round camp. Training will include: how to teach outdoor education, facilitate classes, risk management, marketing, budget, and customer service. Ideal candidates will be committed, energetic, and enthusiastic individuals that are working toward a degree in Parks & Recreations or a related field.   Being flexible to work various hours which are dependent on customer needs is very important. Some days start very early, and some run late. Interns must live on the camp property for the internship. Room and board is provided at Camp Duncan, in addition to a stipend.   Camp Duncan is a place to learn, grow, and make memories that will last a lifetime!   What you'll do: Interns will gain the following skills: - Complete trainings and certifications in First Aid/CPR, Risk Management, Customer Service, Child Abuse Prevention, Leadership Development, Classroom Management, Policies and Procedures, and the overall function of the camp. - Learn to teach over 25 outdoor education classes. - Develop and design classes to meet the needs of diverse groups. - Learn to facilitate at the archery range, climbing tower, team course. high ropes course, waterfront, and more. - Grow your communication and leadership skills by working with all departments at camp, including kitchen, maintenance, and resident/day camp. - Assist in marketing, budget implementation, and fundraising events.   Supports the commitment of the YMCA to child abuse prevention and safety by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor. - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children. - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor. - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required.   How you'll do it: - Currently seeking a degree in Parks and Recreation or related field. - Ability to perform moderate physical activity and adapt to changing work conditions. -  Work with diverse groups of people, and work with minimal supervision. - Strong organizational skills.  - Strong ability to communicate effectively with others. - Must be able to commit to one semester (Spring 2022) and commit to working 40+ hours a week. - Must be willing to live on camp grounds for the Spring 2022 semester. - Must be willing and flexible to work various hours/shifts including nights and weekends.   YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.   Be Part of Our Mission   The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 14 membership centers, five camps, early learning, school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Duncan
Job Locations US-IL-Ingleside
BOLD & GOLD is now hiring an Overnight Camp Wilderness Instructor for summer 2023 at Camp Duncan!   YMCA Camp Duncan is located about an hour northwest of Chicago on beautiful Fish Lake. Camp Duncan is approximately 340 acres and operates a Day Camp, Overnight Camp, and Group Services Department. Camp Duncan sits on a lake with boats and a blob, archery, climbing tower, high ropes course/zipline, hiking trails, campfires, teams course, soccer fields, basketball courts, gaga pits, and so much more! If you are looking for a fun and exciting summer experience, Camp Duncan is the place for you.   About BOLD & GOLD BOLD & GOLD is an outdoor leadership development program for teens that is dedicated to inspiring courage and confidence in diverse groups of young people through outdoor adventures. Our summer program runs single-gender and all-gender off-site expeditions that engage youth through frontcountry and backcountry trips ranging in length from 6 to 13 days. Our goal is to increase confidence, courage, emotional intelligence, wonder, and community awareness in participants. We do this through activities such as backpacking, hiking, canoeing, and whitewater rafting. BOLD & GOLD prepares young people to be the next generation of leaders through multicultural experiential education in the natural world.   Job Summary: The Wilderness Instructor will be responsible for co-leading 6 to 13 day outdoor expeditions in wild and scenic locations. This includes driving mini buses with participants, leading activities like canoeing and backpacking, and facilitating leadership and team building curriculum. Because of the nature of these off-property expeditions, a high degree of responsibility and independence is required. Experience camping, canoeing, backpacking, and hiking as well as the ability to swim is also required.    Trips will run concurrently with resident camp sessions, with 1-week sessions beginning Sunday afternoon and running through Friday morning, and the 2-week session beginning Sunday afternoon and running through Friday morning of the following week. Instructors will be on-duty for the duration of trips. Shared housing is provided at Camp Duncan.   Scope of Responsibilities Essential Functions - Co-lead 6-13 day wilderness-based backpacking, paddling, or whitewater rafting courses with minimal supervision. Up to 10 participants aged 13-17 will be on each trip. - Build strong rapport with participants and staff, foster positive group development and multicultural leadership, create structure, and draw learning from experiential activities. - Model cultural humility and celebrate diversity, effectively working with people of different identities, backgrounds, experiences, and abilities. - Ensure a physically and emotionally safe and inclusive environment for youth and staff. - Transport participants in 14-passenger mini-buses to and from program areas. - Cook meals in the backcountry on camping stoves. - Manage the unique risks of wilderness-based programs. - Other duties around camp as assigned (could include kitchen, maintenance, or resident camp).   Staff will gain the following skills: - Complete trainings and certifications in First Aid/CPR, Risk Management, Child Abuse Prevention, Leadership Development, and the overall function of the camp. - Learn valuable outdoor living, cooking, and navigating skills.  - Learn to facilitate at the archery range, climbing tower, teams course, high ropes course, waterfront, and more. - Grow your communication and leadership skills by working with all departments at camp, including kitchen, maintenance, and resident/day camp.   Requirements and Qualifications: - One or more years of experience working with teens in an organized setting, including facilitating activities that address issues facing adolescents. - Excellent judgment and decision-making skills in adverse environments. - Strong group facilitation, communication, and conflict resolution skills. - Knowledge of developmental needs of teens; demonstrates an understanding of the needs of teens and the ability to evaluate their needs individually. - Personal or professional experience in backpacking, paddling, hiking, camping, etc - Be able to hike and/or backpack over a variety of terrain and teach techniques for approaching that type of terrain. - Have experience and knowledge of basic backcountry equipment or techniques such as stove use, bear hangs, or water purification. - Have experience and knowledge of reading maps and using them for navigation. - Effectively manage physical risks for yourself and participants including terrain, weather, and wildlife interactions. - Ability to carry/lift objects over 50 lbs, travel over varied terrain (rocks, mud, roots, hills, etc.) up to 10 miles a day, and be comfortable spending extended periods of time in a wilderness setting (including sleeping in a tent for every night of each trip). - Current WFA, CPR, and Lifeguarding certifications (or ability to obtain) - This position requires driving, must be at least 21 with a clean driving record and ability to pass the Y’s van driver training. Child Abuse Prevention Supports the commitment of the YMCA to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor. - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children. - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor. - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required.   Be Part of Our MissionThe mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 14 membership centers, five camps, early learning,  school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.   YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp MacLean
Job Locations US-WI-Burlington
Resident Camp Health Officer    YMCA Camp MacLean has been proudly providing camp programming for children, teens, and adults since 1941. YMCA Camp MacLean is located in beautiful southeast Wisconsin, one mile east of the city of Burlington. Throughout the years the camp has served tens of thousands of youth from all over the Chicagoland area and southeast Wisconsin. Our programs have grown from a summer camp for boys to a year-round camping center serving youth, families, and many different organizations. Camp MacLean YMCA is part of YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago and offers a variety of fun to all ages and families! Following the Y's impact for more than 150 years, the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living.   The Resident Camp Health Officer is a seasonal position. Under the direct supervision of the Camp Director, the Health Officer is responsible for proper health care and first aid for campers and staff.   Scope and Responsibilities: - Collect all campers and staff medication keep them locked up and dispense as directed - Perform a wellness check all campers & staff for communicable diseases, health problems, illnesses as directed in the written health procedures. - Collect and file all camper and staff health forms. - Maintain all first aid kits. - Maintain standing order medication and report medication or supply needs to the camp director. - Maintain daily treatment log. - Be readily available for first aid emergencies and other contingencies. - Secure proper treatment for campers and staff requiring a Doctor's or hospital attention. - Give a brief health check to campers leaving the camp property for overnight trips. Make sure accompanying staff members have necessary first aid information, daily and pm medication, first aid orientation and health forms. - Contact parents of camper requiring physician's attention, overnight stay in health center or whenever is deemed necessary. - Issue written health information to all staff of campers requiring medication and special allegories so that staff are aware. - Report any incident to the camp director. All incident reports are filled out by camp director. - Observe and advise camp director and staff on health, disease, sanitation and cleanliness issues. Requirements: - Must have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or equivalent education experience - Must be licensed by the state as a RN, EMT, or LP - Must have current CPR and First Aid Certification - Must have 1-3 years of nursing and/or related experience - Prior camp experience is preferred   Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required Commitment to Inclusion: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations. Appropriate training and development will be provided to YMCA team members based on your role and responsibilities.   Be Part of Our Mission The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living.    YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp MacLean
Job Locations US-WI-Burlington
Are you looking for a FUN Summer Job where you can make a difference? YMCA Camp MacLean is hiring for the Overnight Camp Summer Leadership Team for Summer 2023!   At the Y, we create an exciting, safe camp environment for kids and staff to have an unforgettable summer. While campers are taking part in in unique experiences and adventures, our Overnight Camp SummerLeadership Team are developing leadership skills and confidence while making lasting friendships and memories.   YMCA Camp MacLean is a part of YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago and has been proudly providing camp programming for children, teens, and adults since 1941. YMCA Camp MacLean is located in beautiful southeast Wisconsin, one mile east of the city of Burlington. Throughout the years, the camp has served tens of thousands of youth from all over the Chicagoland area and southeast Wisconsin. Our programs have grown from a summer camp for boys to a year-round camping center serving youth, families, and many different organizations. Join us for the experience of a lifetime.    YMCA Camp MacLean is now hiring Overnight Camp Summer Leadership Staff Team for the following positions: - Assistant Program Director - Waterfront Director - Unit Director   As an Overnight Camp Summer Leadership Team member, you are responsible to: - Helps plan and implement recreational activities including but not limited to: arts and crafts, fishing, songfests, swimming, nature hikes, archery, boating, adventure activities, and more. - Works with the Program Director and Summer Leadership Team to create weekly programs to engage campers and provide a variety of experiences for campers of all ages. - Assist with the overall functions of the camp daily schedule - Coaches and mentors camp counselors to support them in creating positive experiences for youth and families. - Enforces rules and regulations of the facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety. Monitors campers and counselors and intervenes if campers or counselors are behaving inappropriately or unsafely.  - Supervise camp staff working assigned program areas. - Have current required certification for assigned program area by the camp’s vendor of choice or equivalent or achieve certification upon hire. - Sets up facilities and/or equipment for activities and store equipment appropriately after use. Immediately notifies Program Director of any broken or unsafe equipment or if more resources/equipment are needed. - Works to keep facilities safe, clean and inviting by adhering to YMCA and American Camping Association standards. Promotes the value of keeping camp clean, welcoming and safe with staff. - Serve as a positive role model for staff and campers set example of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. - Follow opening and closing procedures for all program areas. Responsible to ensure program areas are locked and secured while not in use. - Assist in conducting mid-summer and end summer evaluations for counselors. - Responsible for overall safety checks, cleanliness and upkeep and care assigned program area. - Maintain a positive attitude. - Deal with any staff management issues promptly. Summer Leadership Team are expected to not ask staff do to anything that he/she would not do themselves. - Supports the YMCA’s mission and camp operations as needed. What do you need to be a part of the Overnight Camp Summer Leadership Team? - A commitment to and a passion for working with diverse youth - Enjoy being outdoors, are creative and not afraid to work and play hard - At least 3 years of college experience or equivalent - At least 1 summer of camp experience, with proven abilities of working with children in a camp setting - You will be 21 years of age or older by the start of camp - Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences - Passion for working with diverse youth and ability to provide a high-quality of instruction using age-appropriate practices - Proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model - Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to, and a passion for, the mission of the YMCA - Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description - Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all program participants. - Physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aide effectively - Current CPR and First Aide Certification (within the past year) - Ability to train staff and campers of all age levels in safety regulations and emergency procedures - Ability to observe camper behavior and apply appropriate behavior management techniques   Overnight Camp Summer Leadership Team - Assistant Program Director Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Overnight Camp Assistant Program Director assists in the creation, planning and implementation of recreational activities. The Overnight Camp Assistant Program Director helps oversee activities to ensure that they are safe, engaging and well-organized and provide campers with experiences that provide support and enrichment, teach life skills and promote wellness of spirit, body and mind.   Overnight Camp Summer Leadership Team - Aquatics Director Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Waterfront Director coordinates and supervises the day-to-day operation of the waterfront programs in overnight camp. The Waterfront Director maintains high levels of safety standards and enforces strict safety standard rules at aquatic areas.  The Waterfront Director must be a certified lifeguard.   Overnight Camp Summer Leadership Team - Unit Director  Under the direct supervisor of the Program Director, the Unit Director will provide support to the day-to-day camp operation. Responsible for assisting ropes programs, aquatic programs, and other program areas in need of support.    Reasons to work at the Y. - Be part of a team that cares about one another. - Make a difference. Contribute to building a better, stronger community for all - When you work here, you will find opportunities to try new things. Every day is something new. - YMCA Membership, discounted programs, and much more! - The job was designed with your schedule in mind. Part-time and full-time positions are available, making jobs at the Y ideal for students and non-students alike!   Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp MacLean
Job Locations US-WI-Burlington
Resident Camp Jr. Counselor   YMCA Camp MacLean has been proudly providing camp programming for children, teens, and adults since 1941. YMCA Camp MacLean is located in beautiful southeast Wisconsin, one mile east of the city of Burlington. Throughout the years the camp has served tens of thousands of youth from all over the Chicagoland area and southeast Wisconsin. Our programs have grown from a summer camp for boys to a year-round camping center serving youth, families, and many different organizations.   Camp MacLean YMCA is part of YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago and offers a variety of fun to all ages and families! Following the Y's impact for more than 150 years, the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living.    Under the direct supervision of the Camp Director/Program Director, the Resident Camp Jr. Counselor is responsible to assist the counselor with the well being of 10-14 youth 24 hours a day for the duration of the camp session.   Scope and Responsibilities: - Responsible for assisting the Summer Resident Camp Counselor with ALL campers. - Ensure safety for ALL campers at ALL times including: - Physical and emotional health - Never leaving a camper unsupervised. - Putting  campers first - Being aware and able to determine if something is unsafe, e.i...pillow fights, sliding down banister, towel whipping, etc.. - Assist the Summer Resident Camp Counselor to supervise campers at all times, so that a camper is never unsupervised.   Jr. Counselor’s cannot supervise campers on their own without a lead counselor (18+ years old) - Providing certain campers with problems extra individual attention, but not to neglect the campers without problems. - Teach skill periods depending on their interest and abilities. - Provide public relations/customer service to parents/guardians to ensure a positive impression of our camps. - Provide and prepare stories, skits, stunts, games, devotions, etc prior to the start of camp for cabin time, rainy days, or extended periods of time.  - Be available and flexible  to provide support and fill in at any area of the camp at all times - Prohibiting intimate displays of affection toward any camper. This including and not limited to: hand holding, writing letters or emails to campers, asking for phone numbers of campers, text messaging campers or sharing phone number with campers. It is prohibited to participate in any camper/counselor romances. - Serve as a lifeguard or look out at the waterfront and at the pool. - Lead cabin devotions or huddle ups each night before bed. - Assist Summer Resident Camp Counselor with tracking camper's hygiene.  Campers are to take a soapy shower every day. Campers are never to go home on check-out day dirty or unclean. - Share and lead songs with other counselors during campfires and before meals.  Each counselor has at least two songs ready to share at campfires. - Assist Summer Resident Camp Counselor with checking campers bedding to ensure cleanliness. If bedding is soiled, bag up bedding and make bed with fresh bedding from the health officer. - Supervise the store line and store area, making sure there are only two campers in the store at one time. - Be mindful of keeping the camp clean by picking up litter - Responsible for the safety and upkeep of all program equipment.  If you use it - put it back, if it is broken - report it to the camp director, if you run out - report it to the camp director, if it is unsafe - don't use it and report it to the camp director. - Responsible for camper discipline and taking campers whose behavior is beyond the counselor to the assistant program director. - Responsible to make sure your campers needing night time medication report to   the health center after the evening snack time. - Responsible to maintain a positive attitude and refrain from behavior that is detrimental to the staff team and staff morale.  - Maintain a clean and orderly cabin, setting examples for campers - Responsible for reporting any of your own health concerns- ill/exhausted to your supervisor.   Requirements and Qualifications - Minimum age of 16 yrs old. - Strong interest, maturity and judgment in working with children in an outdoor setting. - Knowledge and experience in camp related activities preferred. - Current CPR and First Aid certifications  (within the past year)   Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required   Be part of our mission. The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 14 membership centers, five camps, early learning,  school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.   YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp MacLean
Job Locations US-WI-Burlington
Overnight Camp Counselor   The Overnight Camp Counselor serves 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. The Overnight Camp Counselor ensures that each youth has adequate supervision including ensuring that no youth is unsupervised at any time.   Scope and Responsibilities:   Camper Experience - Promotes the YMCA and provides outstanding customer service by creating an outstanding camper experience for children, parents and families. - Leads recreational activities with campers, including but not limited to, arts and crafts, sports, social recreation, songfests, nature hikes, archery, and other games and hobbies. Instructs campers using various teaching methods and modifies activities as needed to ensure that campers of all ages and experience levels are engaged. - Teaches socially acceptable behaviors to campers by serving as a role model and by using age-appropriate positive reinforcement and behavior management strategies. - Communicates consistently with supervisor, team leader, unit leader and other team members to ensure everyone is kept abreast of camp activities and schedule. - Supports camp activities as assigned by supervisor, including any specialty camp activities. Camp Safety - Ensures the physical and emotional health and safety of campers by being safety conscious, following all established YMCA standards and critically evaluating situations for potential risks. - Ensures compliance with established rules and regulations to ensure safety. Monitors campers and counselors and provides corrective coaching and intervention as necessary. - Sets up facilities and/or equipment for activities and stores equipment appropriately after use. Immediately notifies Program Director of any broken or unsafe equipment or if more resources/equipment are needed. - Works to keep camp facilities clean at all times   Child Abuse Prevention Supports the commitment of the YMCA to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor. - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children. - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor. - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required.   Commitment to Inclusion: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations. Appropriate training and development will be provided to YMCA team members based on your role and responsibilities.   Requirements and Qualifications: - Must be at least 18 years of age by the first day of camp - Must have prior experience working with youth; previous experience in a camp setting as a Leader in Training or equivalent strongly preferred - Relevant specialty experience for positions supporting specialty camps - Commitment to, and passion for, the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s mission - Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences - Passion for working with diverse youth and ability to provide a high-quality of instruction using age-appropriate practices. Ability to observe camper behavior and apply appropriate behavior management techniques. - Proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model - Continuous learner who leverages opportunities for learning and applies new knowledge and skills - Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Y Team competencies in previous experience or practice - Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted. Be Part of Our Mission The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 14 membership centers, five camps, early learning,  school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.
Company : Name Linked YMCA Family Camp Nawakwa
Job Locations US-WI-Lac du Flambeau
Are you looking for a FUN Summer Job where you can make a difference? YMCA Camp Nawakwa is hiring Family Camp Leadership Staff for Summer 2023!   YMCA Family Camp Nawakwa is one of a handful of quality YMCA Family Camps in the country.  Nestled between Big Crooked and little Sugarbush lakes near Lac du Flambeau, WI, our 180 acres of pristine forest, wetlands, and lakes is teaming with wildlife and picturesque views.  Open year-round, there is endless opportunity for families to explore, learn new skills and make lasting memories together. Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind and enjoy time together at YMCA Family Camp Nawakwa!   Join us for the experience of a lifetime.    YMCA Camp Nawakwa is now hiring Family Camp Leadership Staff for the following positions: - Camp Store Manager - Aquatics Director - Nature Director - Field & Sports Director - Crafts Director   As a Family Camp Leadership Staff, you are responsible to: - Helps plan and implement recreational activities including but not limited to: arts and crafts, fishing, songfests, swimming, nature hikes, archery, boating, adventure activities, and more. - Works with the Program Director and Program Staff team to create weekly programs to engage camp participants of all ages and provide a variety of experiences. - Assist with the over-all functions of the camp daily schedule. - Coaches and mentors camp counselors to support them in creating positive experiences for youth and families. - Enforces rules and regulations of the facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety. Monitors campers and counselors and intervenes if campers or counselors are behaving inappropriately or unsafely.  - Supervise camp staff working assigned program areas. - Have current required certification for assigned program area by the camp’s vendor of choice or equivalent or achieve certification upon hire. - Sets up facilities and/or equipment for activities and store equipment appropriately after use. Immediately notifies Program Director of any broken or unsafe equipment or if more resources/equipment are needed. - Works to keep facilities safe, clean and inviting by adhering to YMCA and American Camping Association standards. Promotes the value of keeping camp clean, welcoming and safe with staff. - Serve as a positive role model for staff and program participants by setting an example of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. - Follow opening and closing procedures for all program areas. Responsible to ensure program areas are locked and secured while not in use. - Assist in conducting mid-summer and end summer evaluations for counselors. - Responsible for overall safety checks, cleanliness, upkeep and care for assigned program area. - Maintain a positive attitude. - Deal with any staff management issues promptly. Program Staff are expected to not ask staff do to anything that he/she would not do themselves. - Supports the YMCA’s mission and camp operations as needed. What do you need to be a Family Camp Leadership Staff?   - Enjoy being outdoors, are creative and not afraid to work and play hard. - Your experience in camping, childcare, education, recreation, sports or related is a plus but not required.  - You will be 18 years of age or older by the start of camp.  - Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences - Passion for working with diverse youth and ability to provide a high-quality of instruction using age-appropriate practices. - Proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model - Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to, and a passion for, the mission of the YMCA - Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description - Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all program participants. - Physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aide effectively. - Current CPR and First Aide Certification (within the past year) - Ability to train staff and campers of all age levels in safety regulations and emergency procedures   Family Camp Store Manager Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, Family Camp Store Manager is responsible for operating the on-site camp store for the families that stay at Camp Nawakwa and lake neighbors. The Family Camp Store Manager organizes and maintains the camp store to provide campers with accurate information, the ability to purchase grocery items, apparel, fishing licenses and live bait, and hot food. The camp store is a contributing factor to Camp Nawakwa’s revenue so must be run efficiently.   Family Camp Aquatics Director Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the FamilyCamp Aquatics Director is responsible for coordinating and supervising the day to day operation of the waterfront, water activities, and rental boat program for the families that stay at Camp Nawakwa. The Family Camp Aquatics Director organizes and promotes all waterfront activities to provide campers with experiences that provide support and enrichment, teach life skills and promote wellness of spirit, body, and mind.   Family Camp Nature Director Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the FamilyCamp Nature Director is responsible for leading and managing nature activities with youth and families that stay at Camp Nawakwa. The Family Camp Nature Director organizes and promotes staff-led nature programs to provide campers with experiences that provide support and enrichment, teach life skills and promote wellness of spirit, body and mind.    Family Camp Field & Sports Director  Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the FamilyCamp Field & Sport Director is responsible for leading and managing field and sport-related activities with youth and families that stay at Camp Nawakwa. The Family Camp Field & Sport Director organizes and promotes staff-led and non-staff-led field and sport activities to provide campers with experiences that provide support and enrichment, teach life skills and promote wellness of spirit, body and mind.   Family Camp Crafts Director Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the FamilyCamp Crafts Director is responsible for leading and managing craft activities with youth and families that stay at Camp Nawakwa. The Family Camp Crafts Director organizes and promotes arts and crafts and tie dye to provide campers with experiences that provide support and enrichment, teach life skills and promote wellness of spirit, body and mind.    Reasons to work at the Y. - Be part of a team that cares about one another. - Make a difference. Contribute to building a better, stronger community for all - When you work here, you will find opportunities to try new things. Every day is something new. - YMCA Membership, discounted programs, and much more! - The job was designed with your schedule in mind. Part-time and full-time positions are available, making jobs at the Y ideal for students and non-students alike!   Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked YMCA Family Camp Nawakwa
Job Locations US-WI-Lac du Flambeau
Family Camp Counselor   YMCA Camp Nawakwa is now hiring for the 2023 season!   Family Camp Nawakwa is one of a handful of quality YMCA Family Camps in the country.  Nestled between Big Crooked and little Sugarbush lakes near Lac du Flambeau, WI, our 180 acres of pristine forest, wetlands, and lakes is teaming with wildlife and picturesque views.  Open year-round, there's endless opportunity for families to explore, learn new skills and make lasting memories together. Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind and enjoy time together at YMCA Family Camp Nawakwa!   Job Summary and Key Accountabilities:   Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Family Camp Counselor is responsible for leading recreational activities with youth and families that stay at Camp Nawakwa. The Family Camp Counselor organizes and promotes activities such as arts and crafts, sports, large group games, music, social recreation, camping and various hobbies to provide campers with experiences that provide support and enrichment, teach life skills and promote wellness of spirit, body and mind.   Scope and Responsibilities:   - Organizes, leads and promotes recreational activities, including but not limited to, arts and crafts, fishing, campfire songs, nature hikes, archery, canoeing, kayaking, tie dye, small and large group activities. - Works with the Program Director to create weekly programs to engage campers and provide a variety of experiences for campers of all ages. - Shares and leads songs with other counselors during campfires. - Teaches socially acceptable behaviors to campers by serving as a role model and by using techniques such as positive reinforcement and behavior modification. - Enforces rules and regulations of the facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety. Monitors all campers and intervenes if campers are behaving inappropriately or unsafely. - Potentially operates the Camp Store during scheduled hours. Greets campers, operates the cash register, and organizes products on shelves, racks, etc. (discuss during interview) - Sets up activities and/or equipment for activities and store equipment appropriately after use. Immediately notifies Program Director of any broken or unsafe equipment or if more resources/equipment are needed. - Works to keep camp areas clean by picking up litter, maintaining a clean and orderly cabin and tidying up shared spaces when necessary. - Cleans camper cabins (full kitchen and bathrooms in most) on Saturdays as well as other times as directed by the Program Director and/or Executive - Serves as a lifeguard, if hired as one, at the waterfront during guard hours, the triathlon event, and other waterfront activities. - Supports the camp operations with other duties as assigned.   Requirements and Qualifications:   - Must be 18 years of age. - Lifeguard Certification preferred but not required. - Must obtain American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED for Adults and Children prior to the start of camp. - Strong interest, maturity and judgment in working with campers in an outdoor setting. - Knowledge and experience in camp related activities preferred. - Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to, and a passion for, the mission of the YMCA and YMCA Family Camp Nawakwa - Must be willing to engage, entertain and lead campers in songs, skits, and other activities. - Must be willing to plan activities, generate ideas to develop new activities and improve existing activities to continually enhance the camper experience. - Meets physical qualifications required (being able to lift 50lbs, able to stand for long periods of time, and act with urgency during emergencies-like running). - Must be able to pass a background check. YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.   Child Abuse Prevention Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required   Be Part of Our Mission   The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 14 membership centers, five camps, early learning, school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Independence
Job Locations US-IL-Ingleside
Overnight Camp Health Officer - Camp Independence   A special place for children and young adults with spina bifida and other neurological disabilities.   The camp program is designed to teach life skills, foster independence, build confidence, teach leadership and increase self-esteem. Located near Fox Lake in northern Illinois, Camp Independence offers one-week residential camp sessions in the summer and weekend winter retreats.   The camp is situated on 300 acres, and a 90-acre, semi-private lake called Fish Lake. The Camp Independence building is a state-of-the-art facility with two dormitory-style sleeping rooms, several fully-accessible bathrooms, and a full basement for activities and storm shelter. Meals are served in the beautiful Great Room or in the main lodge. Campers will enjoy three nutritionally balanced, “camper friendly” meals daily and an evening snack. A five-station high ropes course, indoor Olympic size swimming pool, large sport fields, kayaks, basketball courts, campfire ring, and a 48-ft climbing tower are a part of the exciting program and facilities.   Job Summary: The Overnight Camp Health Officer is a seasonal position. Under the direct supervision of the Camp Director, the Health Officer is responsible for proper health care and first aid for campers and staff.   Scope and Responsibilities: - Collect all campers and staff medication keep them locked up and dispense as directed - Perform a wellness check all campers & staff for communicable diseases, health problems, illnesses as directed in the written health procedures. - Collect and file all camper and staff health forms. - Maintain all first aid kits. - Maintain standing order medication and report medication or supply needs to the camp director. - Maintain daily treatment log. - Be readily available for first aid emergencies and other contingencies. - Secure proper treatment for campers and staff requiring a Doctor's or hospital attention. - Give a brief health check to campers leaving the camp property for overnight trips. Make sure accompanying staff members have necessary first aid information, daily and pm medication, first aid orientation and health forms. - Contact parents of camper requiring physician's attention, overnight stay in health center or whenever is deemed necessary. - Issue written health information to all staff of campers requiring medication and special allegories so that staff are aware. - Report any incident to the camp director. All incident reports are filled out by camp director. - Observe and advise camp director and staff on health, disease, sanitation and cleanliness issues. Requirements: - Must have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or equivalent education experience - Must be licensed by the state as a RN, EMT, or LP - Must have current CPR and First Aid Certification - Must have 1-3 years of nursing and/or related experience - Prior camp experience is preferred     Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required Commitment to Inclusion: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations. Appropriate training and development will be provided to YMCA team members based on your role and responsibilities.   YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two(2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Independence
Job Locations US-IL-Ingleside
  Are you looking for a FUN Summer Job where you can make a difference? YMCA Camp Independence is hiring Summer Overnight Camp Management Staff for Summer 2023!   At the Y, we create an exciting, safe camp environment for kids and staff to have an unforgettable summer. While campers are taking part in in unique experiences and adventures, our SummerOvernight Camp Management Staff are developing leadership skills and confidence while making lasting friendships and memories.   YMCA Camp Independence is a special place for children and young adults with spina bifida.  The camp program is designed to teach life skills, foster independence, build confidence, teach leadership and increase self-esteem. Located near Fox Lake in northern Illinois, Camp Independence offers one-week residential camp sessions in the summer and weekend retreats during the winter.   The camp is situated on 300 acres, and a 90-acre, semi-private lake called Fish Lake. The Camp Independence building is a state-of-the-art facility with two dormitory-style sleeping rooms, several fully-accessible bathrooms, and a full basement for activities and storm shelter. Meals are served in the beautiful Great Room or in the main lodge. Campers will enjoy three nutritionally balanced, “camper friendly” meals daily and an evening snack. A five-station high ropes course, indoor Olympic size swimming pool, large sport fields, kayaks, basketball courts, campfire ring, and a 48-ft climbing tower are a part of the exciting program and facilities.   Join us for the experience of a lifetime.    YMCA Camp Independence is now hiring Summer Overnight Camp Management Staff for the following positions: - Assistant Program Director - Aquatics Director - Activities Director   As a Summer Overnight Camp Management Staff, you are responsible to: - Helps plan and implement recreational activities including but not limited to: arts and crafts, fishing, songfests, swimming, nature hikes, archery, boating, adventure activities, and more. - Works with the Program Director and Management Staff team to create weekly programs to engage campers and provide a variety of experiences for campers of all ages. - Assist with the over-all functions of the camp daily schedule - Coaches and mentors camp counselors to support them in creating positive experiences for youth and families. - Enforces rules and regulations of the facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety. Monitors campers and counselors and intervenes if campers or counselors are behaving inappropriately or unsafely.  - Supervise camp staff working assigned program areas. - Have current required certification for assigned program area by the camp’s vendor of choice or equivalent or achieve certification upon hire. - Sets up facilities and/or equipment for activities and store equipment appropriately after use. Immediately notifies Program Director of any broken or unsafe equipment or if more resources/equipment are needed. - Works to keep facilities safe, clean and inviting by adhering to YMCA and American Camping Association standards. Promotes the value of keeping camp clean, welcoming and safe with staff. - Serve as a positive role model for staff and campers set example of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. - Follow opening and closing procedures for all program areas. Responsible to ensure program areas are locked and secured while not in use. - Assist in conducting mid-summer and end summer evaluations for counselors. - Responsible for overall safety checks, cleanliness and upkeep and care assigned program area. - Maintain a positive attitude. - Deal with any staff management issues promptly. Management Staff are expected to not ask staff do to anything that he/she would not do themselves. - Supports the YMCA’s mission and camp operations as needed.   What do you need to be a Summer Overnight Camp Management Staff?   - A commitment to and a passion for working with diverse youth. - Enjoy being outdoors, are creative and not afraid to work and play hard. - Your experience in camping, childcare, education, recreation, sports or related is a plus but not required.  - You will be 21 years of age or older by the start of camp.  - Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences - Passion for working with diverse youth and ability to provide a high-quality of instruction using age-appropriate practices. - Proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model - Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to, and a passion for, the mission of the YMCA - Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description - Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all program participants. - Physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aide effectively. - Current CPR and First Aide Certification (within the past year) - Ability to train staff and campers of all age levels in safety regulations and emergency procedures   Summer Overnight Camp Assistant Program Director Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Overnight Camp Assistant Program Director assists in the creation, planning and implementation of recreational activities. The Overnight Camp Assistant Program Director helps oversee activities to ensure that they are safe, engaging and well-organized and provide campers with experiences that provide support and enrichment, teach life skills and promote wellness of spirit, body and mind.   Summer Overnight Camp, Aquatics Director Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Aquatics Director coordinates and supervises the day-to-day operation of the waterfront and/or pool programs in overnight camp. The Aquatics Director maintains high levels of safety standards and enforces strict safety standard rules at aquatic areas.  The Aquatics Director must be a certified lifeguard.   Summer Overnight Camp, Activities Director Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the High Ropes Director will organize and implement team's course, climbing tower and high rope programs. The High Ropes Director must display ability and skill in belaying, knot tying and rope course set up.     Reasons to work at the Y. - Be part of a team that cares about one another. - Make a difference. Contribute to building a better, stronger community for all - When you work here, you will find opportunities to try new things. Every day is something new. - YMCA Membership, discounted programs, and much more! - The job was designed with your schedule in mind. Part-time and full-time positions are available, making jobs at the Y ideal for students and non-students alike!   Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Independence
Job Locations US-IL-Ingleside
Overnight Camp Counselor, Camp Independence    A special place for children and young adults with spina bifida and other neurological disabilities. The camp program is designed to teach life skills, foster independence, build confidence, teach leadership and increase self-esteem.   Located near Fox Lake in northern Illinois, Camp Independence offers one-week residential camp sessions in the summer and weekend retreats from September through April.   The camp is situated on 300 acres, and a 90-acre, semi-private lake called Fish Lake. The Camp Independence building is a state-of-the-art facility with two dormitory-style sleeping rooms, several fully-accessible bathrooms, and a full basement for activities and storm shelter. Meals are served in the beautiful Great Room or in the main lodge. Campers will enjoy three nutritionally balanced, “camper friendly” meals daily and an evening snack. A five-station high ropes course, indoor Olympic size swimming pool, large sport fields, kayaks, basketball courts, campfire ring, and a 48-ft climbing tower are a part of the exciting program and facilities.   The Overnight Camp Counselor serves 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. The Overnight Camp Counselor ensures that each youth has adequate supervision including ensuring that no youth is unsupervised at any time.   Scope of Responsibilities Camper Experience - Promotes the YMCA and provides outstanding customer service by creating an outstanding camper experience for children, parents and families. - Leads recreational activities with campers, including but not limited to, arts and crafts, sports, social recreation, songfests, nature hikes, archery, and other games and hobbies. Instructs campers using various teaching methods and modifies activities as needed to ensure that campers of all ages and experience levels are engaged. - Teaches socially acceptable behaviors to campers by serving as a role model and by using age-appropriate positive reinforcement and behavior management strategies. - Communicates consistently with supervisor, team leader, unit leader and other team members to ensure everyone is kept abreast of camp activities and schedule. - Supports camp activities as assigned by supervisor, including any specialty camp activities.   Camp Safety - Ensures the physical and emotional health and safety of campers by being safety conscious, following all established YMCA standards and critically evaluating situations for potential risks. - Ensures compliance with established rules and regulations to ensure safety. Monitors campers and counselors and provides corrective coaching and intervention as necessary. - Sets up facilities and/or equipment for activities and stores equipment appropriately after use. Immediately notifies Program Director of any broken or unsafe equipment or if more resources/equipment are needed. - Works to keep camp facilities clean at all times   Child Abuse Prevention Supports the commitment of the YMCA to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor. - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children. - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor. - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required.   Requirements and Qualifications: - Must be at least 18 years of age by the first day of camp - Must have prior experience working with youth; previous experience in a camp setting strongly preferred - Relevant specialty experience for positions supporting specialty camps - Commitment to, and passion for, the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s mission - Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences - Passion for working with diverse youth and ability to provide a high-quality of instruction using age-appropriate practices. Ability to observe camper behavior and apply appropriate behavior management techniques. - Proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model - Continuous learner who leverages opportunities for learning and applies new knowledge and skills - Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Y Team competencies in previous experience or practice - Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. Be Part of Our Mission The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 14 membership centers, five camps, early learning,  school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.   YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior your start, date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Duncan
Job Locations US-IL-Ingleside
Summer Overnight Camp Store Director Opening    The Camp Store Director operates the camp store for camper and staff purchases, cashiers, maintains and orders inventory, cleans and organizes facilities.   Scope and Responsibilities: - Provide polite, responsible and personable customer service. - Must be honest, respectful, and courteous to all customers. - Responsible for the cleanliness of the store, welcome center, and outdoor deck areas. - Accurately record inventory and sales using the Retail ICE system. - Accurately enter charges to the correct campers account. - Accurately process payments and make change. - Must be knowledgeable about camp policies and procedures and other general camp information. - Responsible for cleaning the store restroom daily.  Includes sweeping, mopping, cleaning toilet, mirrors and sink.  - Be aware of Camps’s emergency procedures and be prepared to address emergencies at camp.  - Must be knowledgeable about the surrounding communities and answer questions regarding the local communities. - Be responsible for keeping track of store inventory, stocking inventory and purchasing inventory as needed.  Ability to lift and carry supplies weighing up to 25 pounds up stairs is required.  - May be required to pick up supplies at local businesses as needed. - Assisting office manager with special projects - General office work to include alphabetizing, creating registration packets. - Other duties as assigned Requirements: - Must have a high school diploma or equivalent - Must be at least 18 years old - Previous office or retail experience preferred - Must have strong organization and customer service skills Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Duncan
Job Locations US-IL-Ingleside
Now Hiring - Overnight Camp Counselors!   Camp Duncan is now hiring Overnight Camp Counselors for the 2023 Summer Camp Season!    The Overnight Camp Counselor serves 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. The Overnight Camp Counselor ensures that each youth has adequate supervision including ensuring that no youth is unsupervised at any time.   Scope of Responsibilities Camper Experience - Promotes the YMCA and provides outstanding customer service by creating an outstanding camper experience for children, parents and families. - Leads recreational activities with campers, including but not limited to, arts and crafts, sports, social recreation, songfests, nature hikes, archery, and other games and hobbies. Instructs campers using various teaching methods and modifies activities as needed to ensure that campers of all ages and experience levels are engaged. - Teaches socially acceptable behaviors to campers by serving as a role model and by using age-appropriate positive reinforcement and behavior management strategies. - Communicates consistently with supervisor, team leader, unit leader and other team members to ensure everyone is kept abreast of camp activities and schedule. - Supports camp activities as assigned by supervisor, including any specialty camp activities.   Camp Safety - Ensures the physical and emotional health and safety of campers by being safety conscious, following all established YMCA standards and critically evaluating situations for potential risks. - Ensures compliance with established rules and regulations to ensure safety. Monitors campers and counselors and provides corrective coaching and intervention as necessary. - Sets up facilities and/or equipment for activities and stores equipment appropriately after use. Immediately notifies Program Director of any broken or unsafe equipment or if more resources/equipment are needed. - Works to keep camp facilities clean at all times Requirements and Qualifications: - Must be at least 18 years of age by the first day of camp - Must have prior experience working with youth; previous experience in a camp setting strongly preferred - Relevant specialty experience for positions supporting specialty camps - Commitment to, and passion for, the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s mission - Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences - Passion for working with diverse youth and ability to provide a high-quality of instruction using age-appropriate practices. Ability to observe camper behavior and apply appropriate behavior management techniques. - Proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model - Continuous learner who leverages opportunities for learning and applies new knowledge and skills - Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Y Team competencies in previous experience or practice - Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. Child Abuse Prevention Supports the commitment of the YMCA to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor. - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children. - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor. - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required.   Be Part of Our MissionThe mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 14 membership centers, five camps, early learning,  school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.   YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Duncan
Job Locations US-IL-Ingleside
Overnight Camp, Health Officer    YMCA Camp Duncan, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends.  But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group. At camp, we teach self-reliance, a love for nature, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character—all amidst the fun of camp fires, canoeing, archery, swimming, and meaningful relationships.    The Overnight Camp Health Officer is a seasonal position. Under the direct supervision of the Camp Director, the Health Officer is responsible for proper health care and first aid for campers and staff.   Scope and Responsibilities: - Collect all campers and staff medication keep them locked up and dispense as directed - Perform a wellness check all campers & staff for communicable diseases, health problems, illnesses as directed in the written health procedures. - Collect and file all camper and staff health forms. - Maintain all first aid kits. - Maintain standing order medication and report medication or supply needs to the camp director. - Maintain daily treatment log. - Be readily available for first aid emergencies and other contingencies. - Secure proper treatment for campers and staff requiring a Doctor's or hospital attention. - Give a brief health check to campers leaving the camp property for overnight trips. Make sure accompanying staff members have necessary first aid information, daily and pm medication, first aid orientation and health forms. - Contact parents of camper requiring physician's attention, overnight stay in health center or whenever is deemed necessary. - Issue written health information to all staff of campers requiring medication and special allergies so that staff are aware. - Report any incident to the camp director. All incident reports are filled out by camp director. - Observe and advise camp director and staff on health, disease, sanitation and cleanliness issues. Requirements: - Must have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or equivalent education experience - Must be licensed by the state as a RN, EMT, or LP - Must have current CPR and First Aid Certification - Must have 1-3 years of nursing and/or related experience - Prior camp experience is preferred   Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required Be part of our mission The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment, and energy of our teachers and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time.     YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than your start dateunless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Duncan
Job Locations US-IL-Ingleside
  Are you looking for a FUN Summer Job where you can make a difference? YMCA Camp Duncan is hiring Summer Overnight Camp Management Staff for Summer 2023!   At the Y, we create an exciting, safe camp environment for kids and staff to have an unforgettable summer. While campers are taking part in in unique experiences and adventures, our SummerOvernight Camp Management Staff are developing leadership skills and confidence while making lasting friendships and memories.   YMCA Camp Duncan is a special place for children and young adults.  The camp program is designed to teach life skills, foster independence, build confidence, teach leadership and increase self-esteem. Located near Fox Lake in northern Illinois, Camp Duncan offers one-week residential camp sessions in the summer.   The camp is situated on 300 acres, and a 90-acre, semi-private lake called Fish Lake. Campers will enjoy three nutritionally balanced, “camper friendly” meals daily and an evening snack in the Main Lodge overlooking Fish Lake. A five-station high ropes course, indoor Olympic size swimming pool, large sport fields, kayaks, basketball courts, campfire ring, and a 48-ft climbing tower are a part of the exciting program and facilities that Camp Duncan has to offer.   Join us for the experience of a lifetime.    YMCA Camp Duncan is now hiring Summer Overnight Camp Management Staff for the following positions: - Assistant Program Director - Aquatics Director - High Ropes Director - Teen Leadership Director - Arts & Crafts Director   As a Summer Overnight Camp Management Staff, you are responsible to: - Helps plan and implement recreational activities including but not limited to: arts and crafts, fishing, songfests, swimming, nature hikes, archery, boating, adventure activities, and more. - Works with the Program Director and Management Staff team to create weekly programs to engage campers and provide a variety of experiences for campers of all ages. - Assist with the over-all functions of the camp daily schedule - Coaches and mentors camp counselors to support them in creating positive experiences for youth and families. - Enforces rules and regulations of the facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety. Monitors campers and counselors and intervenes if campers or counselors are behaving inappropriately or unsafely.  - Supervise camp staff working assigned program areas. - Have current required certification for assigned program area by the camp’s vendor of choice or equivalent or achieve certification upon hire. - Sets up facilities and/or equipment for activities and store equipment appropriately after use. Immediately notifies Program Director of any broken or unsafe equipment or if more resources/equipment are needed. - Works to keep facilities safe, clean and inviting by adhering to YMCA and American Camping Association standards. Promotes the value of keeping camp clean, welcoming and safe with staff. - Serve as a positive role model for staff and campers set example of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. - Follow opening and closing procedures for all program areas. Responsible to ensure program areas are locked and secured while not in use. - Assist in conducting mid-summer and end summer evaluations for counselors. - Responsible for overall safety checks, cleanliness and upkeep and care assigned program area. - Maintain a positive attitude. - Deal with any staff management issues promptly. Management Staff are expected to not ask staff do to anything that he/she would not do themselves. - Supports the YMCA’s mission and camp operations as needed. What do you need to be a Summer Overnight Camp Management Staff?   - A commitment to and a passion for working with diverse youth. - Enjoy being outdoors, are creative and not afraid to work and play hard. - Your experience in camping, childcare, education, recreation, sports or related is a plus but not required.  - You will be 21 years of age or older by the start of camp.  - Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences - Passion for working with diverse youth and ability to provide a high-quality of instruction using age-appropriate practices. - Proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model - Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to, and a passion for, the mission of the YMCA - Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description - Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all program participants. - Physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aide effectively. - Current CPR and First Aide Certification (within the past year) - Ability to train staff and campers of all age levels in safety regulations and emergency procedures    Overnight Camp Assistant Program Director Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Overnight Camp Assistant Program Director assists in the creation, planning and implementation of recreational activities. The Overnight Camp Assistant Program Director helps oversee activities to ensure that they are safe, engaging and well-organized and provide campers with experiences that provide support and enrichment, teach life skills and promote wellness of spirit, body and mind.   Summer Overnight Camp, Aquatics Director Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Aquatics Director coordinates and supervises the day-to-day operation of the waterfront and/or pool programs in overnight camp. The Aquatics Director maintains high levels of safety standards and enforces strict safety standard rules at aquatic areas.  The Aquatics Director must be a certified lifeguard.   Summer Overnight Camp, High Ropes Director Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the High Ropes Director will organize and implement team's course, climbing tower and high rope programs. The High Ropes Director must display ability and skill in belaying, knot tying and rope course set up.      Summer Overnight Camp, Teen Leadership Director  Under the direct supervisor of the Program Director, the Teen Leadership Director will provide support to the day-to-day camp operation. Plans and implements the Leader-in-Training (LIT) and Counselor-in-Training (CIT) programs.  Assists with daily camp functions and evening activities.   Summer Overnight Camp, Arts and Crafts Director Under the supervision of the Camp Director or Program Director, the Arts and Crafts Director is responsible for the arts and crafts program for overnight camp.   Reasons to work at the Y. - Be part of a team that cares about one another. - Make a difference. Contribute to building a better, stronger community for all - When you work here, you will find opportunities to try new things. Every day is something new. - YMCA Membership, discounted programs, and much more! - The job was designed with your schedule in mind. Part-time and full-time positions are available, making jobs at the Y ideal for students and non-students alike! Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Pinewood
Job Locations US-MI-Twin Lake
The Resident Camp Health Officer is a seasonal position. Under the direct supervision of the Camp Director, the Health Officer is responsible for proper health care and first aid for campers and staff.   Be Part of Our Mission The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 14 membership centers, five camps, early learning, school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.   Scope and Responsibilities: - Collect all campers and staff medication keep them locked up and dispense as directed - Perform a wellness check all campers & staff for communicable diseases, health problems, illnesses as directed in the written health procedures. - Collect and file all camper and staff health forms. - Maintain all first aid kits. - Maintain standing order medication and report medication or supply needs to the camp director. - Maintain daily treatment log. - Be readily available for first aid emergencies and other contingencies. - Secure proper treatment for campers and staff requiring a Doctor's or hospital attention. - Give a brief health check to campers leaving the camp property for overnight trips. Make sure accompanying staff members have necessary first aid information, daily and pm medication, first aid orientation and health forms. - Contact parents of camper requiring physician's attention, overnight stay in health center or whenever is deemed necessary. - Issue written health information to all staff of campers requiring medication and special allegories so that staff are aware. - Report any incident to the camp director. All incident reports are filled out by camp director. - Observe and advise camp director and staff on health, disease, sanitation and cleanliness issues. Requirements: - One of the following, or willingness to obtain - Camp Health Officer training - Wilderness First Responder certification - Practical Nurse, Registered in Michigan - Registered Nurse, licensed in Michigan - Certified EMT, Licensed in Michigan - Physician, Licensed in Michigan - CPR/AED/First Aid Certification - Previous camp experience preferred - Previous camp health office experience preferred YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted. Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required Commitment to Inclusion: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations. Appropriate training and development will be provided to YMCA team members based on your role and responsibilities.  
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Pinewood
Job Locations US-MI-Twin Lake
Take your passion and build a career.    Under the direct supervision of the Camp Director or Program Director, the Aquatics Coordinator facilitates and supervises the day to day operation of the waterfront or pool programs in resident camp.   What you’ll do: - Organize interesting and safe programs that meet the camper's needs. - Train staff in pool/waterfront safety standards and emergency procedures. - Maintain high levels of safety standards and enforce strict safety standard rules at aquatic areas. - Maintain high levels of lifeguard duty; pull any staff person not upholding those high standards. - Assist with the over-all functions of the camp daily schedule. - Responsible for the overall safety and cleanliness of all aquatic areas and its equipment. - Assist to supervise counselors. - Organize and teach waterfront search and supervise practice drills. - Responsible for security of the aquatic areas. - Supervise camp staff working the aquatic areas. - Supervise and organize additional aquatic activities, i.e., swim parties, blobbing, etc. - Responsible for aquatic keys loaned out to staff wanted to swim on time off. - Report all injuries and complete required forms to the Camp Director/Program Director. - Maintain a positive attitude. - Assist in keeping the camp looking nice-pick up litter- it can be contagious. - Deal with any staff management issues promptly- You are committing to report any staff issues to the Camp Director immediately.  You are expected to not ask your staff do to anything that you would not do yourself. - Evaluate camper swimming ability at the beginning of every session. - Organize pool lifeguard rotations daily. - Initiation of a strict and efficient water safety program for the entire camp in keeping with the American Camping Association, YMCA, and Red Cross requirements. - Be on the pool deck at all times, never leave the deck unattended. - Serve as a positive role model for staff and campers set example of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. - Follow opening and closing procedures for all aquatic areas. Follow opening and closing procedures for all aquatic areas. Responsible to be sure aquatic areas are locked up and secured while not in use. - Provide leadership to staff training. - Assist in conducting mid-summer and end summer evaluations for counselors. - Plan and implement camp pool and/or waterfront programs and activities   How you’ll do it: - Current Lifeguard certification - Current CPR and First Aid Certification (within the last year) - At least 1 year aquatics and supervisory experience - Proficient in swimming and safety skills. - Must pass a water skills test and written exam. - Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers. Physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aide effectively. - Physical mobility to properly use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200lb person. Physically able to see, hear, and communicate clearly. - Able to read, write, and perform basic math to complete daily chemical logs and individual must possess strong organizational, budgetary, computer and communication skills, written and verbal. - Ability to communicate and work with all ages of campers and skill levels    Be Part of Our Mission The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 14 membership centers, five camps, early learning, school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland. YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted. Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required Commitment to Inclusion: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations. 
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Pinewood
Job Locations US-MI-Twin Lake
Now Hiring Overnight Camp Counselors at Camp Pinewood!   Camp Pinewood located in Twin Lakes, Michigan is hiring multiple Resident Camp Counselors for the 2022 Summer Camp Season to start as soon as possible! Candidates are required to live on site during the camp season.     The Overnight Camp Counselor serves 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. The Resident Camp Counselor ensures that each youth has adequate supervision including ensuring that no youth is unsupervised at any time.   Camp Pinewood is a place to learn, grow, and make memories that will last a lifetime!   Scope of Responsibilities for Resident Camp Counselor:   Camper Experience - Promotes the YMCA and provides outstanding customer service by creating an outstanding camper experience for children, parents and families. - Leads recreational activities with campers, including but not limited to, arts and crafts, sports, social recreation, songfests, nature hikes, archery, and other games and hobbies. Instructs campers using various teaching methods and modifies activities as needed to ensure that campers of all ages and experience levels are engaged. - Teaches socially acceptable behaviors to campers by serving as a role model and by using age-appropriate positive reinforcement and behavior management strategies. - Communicates consistently with supervisor, team leader, unit leader and other team members to ensure everyone is kept abreast of camp activities and schedule. - Supports camp activities as assigned by supervisor, including any specialty camp activities.   Camp Safety - Ensures the physical and emotional health and safety of campers by being safety conscious, following all established YMCA standards and critically evaluating situations for potential risks. - Ensures compliance with established rules and regulations to ensure safety. Monitors campers and counselors and provides corrective coaching and intervention as necessary. - Sets up facilities and/or equipment for activities and stores equipment appropriately after use. Immediately notifies Program Director of any broken or unsafe equipment or if more resources/equipment are needed. - Works to keep camp facilities clean at all times   Requirements and Qualifications for Resident Camp Counselor: - Must be at least 18 years of age by the first day of camp - Must have prior experience working with youth; previous experience in a camp setting strongly preferred - Required to live on-site for camp season - Work a variable schedule, which includes nights and weekends - Relevant specialty experience for positions supporting specialty camps - Commitment to, and passion for, the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s mission - Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences - Passion for working with diverse youth and ability to provide a high-quality of instruction using age-appropriate practices. Ability to observe camper behavior and apply appropriate behavior management techniques. - Proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model - Continuous learner who leverages opportunities for learning and applies new knowledge and skills - Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Team competencies in previous experience or practice - Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.   Be a part of our mission The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, and fitness and healthy living. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment and energy of our instructors and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time.   YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.   Child Abuse Prevention:  Support the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required Commitment to Inclusion: Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations.
Company : Name Linked Elmhurst YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Elmhurst
Engage Youth in Sports     The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is hiring a part-time Sports Instructor to provide leadership to different age groups all while promoting a high-energy, fun and positive environment for program participants! You will be responsible for the planning of sports programs and supervision of different age groups in accordance with the goals and policies of the YMCA.    Salary range starts at $15.40 per hour   Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including: - Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members - Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities - Complimentary Adult YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs - Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y! Requirements: - Must be at least 16 years of age. - Must have prior experience sports/specialty experience (i.e. Playing, Coaching, etc.) Child Abuse Prevention: This position supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor - Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children - Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor - Completing all child abuse prevention training as required YMCA Vaccine Policy We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.