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Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Pinewood
Job Locations US-MI-Twin Lake
Maintenance Assistant Needed    YMCA Camp Pinewood is hiring a part time Maintenance Assistants to perform general maintenance to keep all facilities, grounds and equipment in safe working order.    What you’ll do: - Inspect and test equipment and machinery to diagnose malfunctions and detect problems - Perform routine and preventative maintenance such as inspecting motors, belts, replacing filters, checking fluid levels and maintaining proper pool chemical levels - Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them by referencing repair manuals or parts catalogs as necessary - Keep records of work assignments - Maintain inventory of custodial supplies - Maintain proper storage and security conditions of chemical cleaners, equipment and other inventory - Perform other duties assigned. Hours & Shifts:  - Position works as needed throughout the year with hours increasing during the summer months - Most work is Monday-Friday however weekend shifts may be scheduled during the busy seasons Experience Needed for this position:  - Must have a High School Diploma plus specialized training, 6+ months maintenance experience. - Must be able to read, understand and convey equipment operating instructions.  - Trade experience and knowledge highly perferred  - Ability to learn and operate CMMS application and underlying computerized components.   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, 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.     Child Abuse Prevention: This position will 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  
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Pinewood
Job Locations US-MI-Twin Lake
Now Interviewing for Immediate Hire!! Resident Camp Counselors    Camp Pinewood located in Twin Lakes, Michigan is hiring multiple Resident Camp Counselors for the 2021 Summer Camp Season to start as soon as possible! Candidates are required to live on site during the camp season.       The Resident 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 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 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.     Child Abuse Prevention / Support the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: - Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor. - Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children. - Report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor. - Complete 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 MacLean
Job Locations US-WI-Burlington
YMCA Camp MacLean is hiring for a Program Director  YMCA Camp MacLean has been proudly providing camp programming for children, teens, and adults since 1941. Programs available include a resident summer camp, outdoor education, weekend campouts, family programming, and much more. YMCA Camp MacLean is located in beautiful southeast Wisconsin, one mile east of the city of Burlington.    The Program Director is responsible for the use of YMCA Camp MacLean for all rental groups: outdoor education groups, weekend/conference retreats, scout campouts, universities, church retreats, banquets. In conjunction with the camp executive director, camp registrar and camp business manager, assist in making adequate preparations for summer overnight youth camp (i.e. hiring counselors, recruiting campers, marketing programs, general summer preparation). Support the seasonal summer camp program director. Ensure the safety and welfare of all campers and guests. Carry out the mission of YMCA Camp MacLean.   Scope of Responsibilities: - Ensure procedures, policies and public relations at all times. - Responsible for the continued development, implementation, growth and evaluation of all components of the group services and rental group department. Rental programs to include Weekend/Conference Program, Outdoor education, scout retreats, banquets, public tobogganing and other programs as assigned or developed. - Serve as resident host to facilitate a quality experience for all groups. (Includes weekends & nights) - Maintain positive relationships with all customer bases from the point of contact, scheduling, program development and evaluation. - Articulate safety concerns, emergency procedures, risk management issues to staff and customers. Operate programs adhering to all state laws and ACA standards.  - Responsible for overseeing adventure/challenge/high ropes activities within rental group programs. - Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising part-time and/or seasonal staff that are needed to facilitate camp rental group programs and summer youth camp (as assigned by the executive director)   - Work closely with the Food Service Manager and Property Manager to coordinate food service and facility needs of the customers.  - Act as a team member, working closely and professionally with other staff on all interrelated matters. - Responsible for a budget and for achieving revenue goals and for controlling expenses. Responsible for preparing the group service department budget - Responsible for the marketing of group rental programs.  This includes preparation and dissemination of camp literature as well as communicating in person and on the phone to potential user groups. - As assigned by the executive and in partnership with other camp staff, take on duties associated with summer camp preparation (i.e. hiring, marketing, recruiting campers) - Responsible for maintaining accurate files and records. - Responsible for maintaining the proper use of all camp equipment. - Work with the Camp Executive Director to learn all facets of camp programming and operations beyond assigned programs. - Reside on Camp premises; housing provided (required) - Other duties as assigned   Minimum and Preferred Requirements for Qualifications:  - Bachelor's degree plus previous YMCA camp experience required - Proven experience in the area of customer service and youth programming - A background in education or outdoor education is ideal - Previous training and experience in high ropes courses and adventure/challenge programs required - Must be energetic person committed to the YMCA mission - Candidate must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends - This position requires strong organizational, communication, and supervision 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  
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Duncan
Job Locations US-IL-Ingleside
YMCA Camp Duncan is located just 50 miles north of Chicago in Ingleside IL. The camp sits on 300 acres located on Fish Lake and offers amenities such as a 48-foot climbing tower, a high ropes course, archery, waterfront, woodlands, and nature trails. Camp Duncan has overnight camp, day camp and medical camps that serve children ages 7-17 as well as outdoor education and group service rentals. Camp programs are designed to teach life skills, foster independence, build confidence, teach leadership, and increase self-esteem. Visit our website at www.ymcachicago.org/duncan    Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Camp Duncan Executive Director, the Program Director for Group Services coordinates, directs and develops the use of YMCA Camp Duncan for all group service programs including outdoor education, weekend/conference outings, scout trips, church outings, banquets and other groups/programs as assigned. The Program Director lives onsite and serves as the leader in facilitating a quality experience for guests.   Essential Functions: - Ensure procedures, policies and public relations at all times. - Responsible for the continued development, implementation, growth and evaluation of all components of the group services and rental group department. Rental programs include weekend/conference programs, outdoor education, scout retreats, banquets, public events, and other programs as assigned or developed. - Provide high quality customer service including maintaining positive relationships with all customer bases from the point of contact through program delivery. Serve as resident host to facilitate a quality experience for all groups. (May include weekends & nights) - Responsible for hiring, supervision, and management of group services staff as well as  assistant director. The group services assistant director will serve as host to assigned groups as assigned by the Program Director and approved by the Executive Director. - Maintain positive relationships with all customer bases from the point of contact, scheduling, program development, and evaluation. - Articulate safety concerns, emergency procedures, risk management issues to staff and customers. Operate programs adhering to all state laws and ACA standards.  - Responsible for overseeing adventure/challenge/high ropes/aquatic activities within rental group programs. - Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising part-time and/or seasonal staff that are needed to facilitate camp rental group programs. - Work closely with the Food Service Manager and Property Manager to coordinate food service and facility needs of the customers.  - Act as a team member, working closely and professionally with other staff on all interrelated matters. - Responsible for a budget and for achieving revenue goals and for controlling expenses. Responsible for preparing the group service department budget. - Responsible for the marketing of group rental programs. This includes preparation and dissemination of camp literature as well as communicating in person and on the phone to potential user groups. - Responsible for maintaining accurate files and records. - Responsible for maintaining the proper use of all camp equipment. - Work with the Camp Executive Director to learn all facets of camp programming and operations beyond assigned programs. - Must be able to clear a driving record check and have a current driver license.    Requirements: - Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent overnight camp experience - Proven experience in the area of customer service and youth programming. - Previous training and experience (preferred certifications) in aquatics, high ropes courses, and adventure/challenge programs. - This position requires strong organizational, communication and supervision skills. - Experience in: supervision, program development, budgeting, marketing, social media, and computer skills.   - Candidate must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends - Candidate must be willing to live on camp grounds. Housing is provided. 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
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Pinewood
Job Locations US-MI-Twin Lake
High Ropes Director   Camp Pinewood YMCA is a leading community-focused nonprofit facility located near Muskegon Michigan, at the southern tip of the Manistee National Forest, and is situated on 200 acres of pine and oak forest. The camp property includes 80% of the Lake Echo shoreline. The camp serves approximately 1,000 youth and family campers each summer from the Chicago area, Northern Indiana, Southwest Michigan, and from a number of other countries. The camp’s Outdoor Education program serves 5,000 students from Michigan schools.   Camp Pinewood YMCA is part of the 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.    Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Camp Director/Program Director, the High Ropes Director will organize and implement team's course, climbing tower and high rope programs. High Ropes Director must display ability and skill in belaying, knot tying and rope course set up.    Scope and Responsibilities: - Organize, supervise and implement safe, fun high ropes, teams, climbing tower programs. - Display good leadership skills. - Have a current facilitator ropes course certification  by the camp's high ropes vendor of choice or equivalent. - Maintain  high levels of safety and enforce strict safety rules at all ropes courses. - Carry out check-in and check-out procedures for ropes program areas. - Responsible  for overall safety checks, cleanliness and upkeep and care of ropes equipment and shed. - Responsible  for security of ropes courses. - Inform Camp Director/Program Director of any malfunctioning/broken equipment. - Share OD responsibilities. - Assist with over-all supervision of the counselors. - Assist with the over-all functions of the camp daily schedule. - Maintain and organize ropes sheds and equipment. - Serve as a positive role model for staff and campers set example of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.. - Provide leadership to staff training. - Lead and implement  evening activities with other management team members. - Serve on management  team, supervise counselors and share OD responsibility. - Serve as a support and mentor to counselors. - Assist in running and organization of morning breakfast meetings. - Maintain high levels of safety standards and enforce all rules for campers and staff. - Maintain a positive attitude. - Deal with any staff management issues promptly. You are expected to not ask your staff do to anything that you would not do yourself. - Assist in conducting  mid-summer and end summer evaluations for counselors - Supports the commitment of the YMCA to child abuse prevention by: - Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor. - Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children. - Report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor. - Complete all child abuse prevention training as required.   Requirements and Qualifications: - At least 1 year ropes experience - Certification preferred - At least 1 year in teaching rope and team course - 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 - Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the rope program - Physical strength to spot and belay participates, and respond to emergency situations requiring first aid   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  
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 Internship in the Fall 2021Semester (August 2019 through December 2021) 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 training's 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. 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   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 (Fall 2019) and commit to working 40+ hours a week. - Must be willing to live on camp grounds for the Fall 2019 semester. - Must be willing and flexible to work various hours/shifts including nights and weekends.   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 19 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
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. Working 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.   Job Summary:   The Outdoor Education staff will facilitate program areas and teach outdoor education classes to school groups, girl/boy scouts, church groups, and many other different customers. 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 looking for a positive and rewarding experience.   Being flexible to work various hours which are dependent on customer needs is very important. Some days start very early, and some run late. Staff must live on the camp property for the position. Room and board is provided at Camp Duncan, in addition to a weekly stipend.   Camp Duncan is a place to learn, grow, and make memories that will last a lifetime!!   Scope of Responsibilities: Staff will gain the following skills: - Complete training's 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. Requirements: - 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 season and commit to working 40+ hours a week. - Must be willing to live on camp grounds for the season. - Must be willing and flexible to work various hours/shifts including nights and weekends.  
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.   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. Our network of 20 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 Lake View YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Do you love.. - interacting with children - making new friends  - exploring the outdoors - playing games? 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, you are developing your leadership skills and confidence while making lasting friendships and memories.   Our team receives comprehensive training, M-F work schedules, field trips to cool places, amazing co-workers, and a free Y membership. Join us for the experience of a lifetime.  More about you:  - Must have prior experience working with youth particularly in gymnastics, sports, or aquatics. Experience in a camp setting preferred. - You are committed and passionate about working with diverse youth - You enjoy being outdoors, are creative and not afraid to work and play hard - You will be 18 years of age or older by the start of camp.   Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Duncan
Job Locations US-IL-Ingleside
Resident 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 resident camp.   Scope of Responsibilities: - Develop and supervise craft department and craft supplies. - Communicate with Camp Director in developing skill periods offered each skill period. - Organize and set up skill periods for counselors. - Supervise counselors assigned to craft dept. - Organize crafts for twilight and cabin time. - Maintain craft inventory and communicate to Camp Director when supplies are needed. - Organize and set up craft room for skill periods. - Share OD responsibilities. - Assist with over-all supervision of the counselors. - Assist with the over-all functions of the camp daily schedule; evening act., twilight, etc. - Distribute finished crafts to campers at the end of each session. - Make sure all projects are finished to the best of your ability. - Maintain and organize craft room, keeping craft room neat and clean. - At the end of each session, responsible to make sure supplies put away and are readyfor the next session. - Inventory and shut down the craft room at the end of the summer. - Serve as a support and mentor to counselors. - Run and organize morning breakfast meetings. - Maintain high levels of safety standards and enforce all rules for campers and staff. - Keep the camp looking nice. - Deal with any staff management issues promptly. - Provide leadership to staff training. - Conduct evaluations for counselors. Requirements: - Ability to lead, motivate and develop camp staff - Ability to plan, organize and implement arts and craft programs - Ability to work with different age and skill levels of staff and campers - Ability to identify and respond to hazards in camp; such as emergency plan implementation (fire evacuation, illness, injury)   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 20 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
YMCA Camp Duncan is hiring for multiple Inclusion Aides for Summer Day Camp   Are you looking for a Summer Job? Do you love… Interacting with children - Making new friends - Exploring the outdoors - Playing games If so, we have the summer job opportunity for you! Join the YMCA this summer as an Inclusion Aide   At the Y, we create an exciting, safe camp environment for kids and staff to have an unforgettable summer.    Inclusion Aide receive comprehensive training, a Monday thru Friday work schedule that leaves your weekends free, field trips to cool places, the change to meet and work with amazing co-workers, and a free Y membership!! Join us for the experience of a lifetime.  As a Inclusion Aide, you are responsible to:   The Inclusion Aide is responsible for supporting and assisting one or more individuals who have a disability and are enrolled in Y programs to promote participation in program activities and independence to the fullest extent possible. The Inclusion Aide 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. Scope of Responsibilities   Camper Experience - Promotes the YMCA and provides outstanding customer service by creating an outstanding camper experience for children, parents and families. - Modifies activities, rules, equipment, and/or supplies as needed to promote participation in program activities and independence to the fullest extent possible. Maintains the confidentiality of information pertaining to the individual(s) that they are assigned to support. - Modifies recreational activities for their assigned individual as may be needed, including but not limited to, arts and crafts, sports, social recreation, songfests, nature hikes, archery, and other games and hobbies. - Teaches socially acceptable behaviors to campers by serving as a role model and by using age-appropriate positive reinforcement and behavior management strategies.   Implements individualized behavior management plans, when necessary. - Communicates consistently with supervisor, team leader, unit leader and other team members to keep abreast of camp activities and schedule, in order to prepare for activity modifications.  Will offer suggestions for modifications, if applicable. - Communicates consistently with parents and the Manager of Inclusion through completion of a weekly summary of the individual’s participation. - 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. - Is alert and responsive to any specific health and safety needs of the individual with a disability. - 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 Minimum and Preferred Requirements - Must be at least 18 years of age by the first day of camp, unless in a Junior Counselor role - Must have prior experience working with youth; experience in a camp setting preferred - Prior experience working with individuals with disabilities is preferred - 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 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.     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. 
Company : Name Linked Sage YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Crystal Lake
Become a Professional Role Model!   As a Summer Camp Inclusion Aide, you will be responsible for supporting and assisting one or more individuals who have a disability and are enrolled in Y programs to promote participation in program activities and independence to the fullest extent possible. You will ensure that individualized needs of participants are met, while serving as professional role model and guide program participants through activities that support a positive learning climate and development of life skills and healthy and safe behaviors.   What you’ll do:   Program Participant Experience - You will serve as a role model in supporting inclusion and high quality camp programming; creating an outstanding participant experience for children, parents and families. - You will modify learning or recreational activities as may be needed, including activities, rules, equipment, and/or supplies as needed. Promotes participation in program activities and independence to the fullest extent possible. Maintains the confidentiality of information pertaining to the individual(s) assigned for support. - You will teach socially acceptable behaviors by serving as a role model and by using age-appropriate positive reinforcement and behavior management strategies. Implements individualized behavior management plans, when necessary. - You will communicate consistently with team members and program leaders to keep abreast of activities and schedule, in order to prepare for activity modifications. Will offer suggestions for modifications, if applicable. - You will communicate consistently with parents, classroom/program team and program leadership through completion of a weekly summary of the individual’s participation. - You will Support program activities as assigned by supervisor including substitute support for ongoing camp activities. Participant Safety - You will ensure the physical and emotional health and safety of participants by being safety conscious, following all established YMCA standards and critically evaluating situations for potential risks. - You will be alert and responsive to any specific health and safety needs of the individual with a disability - You will ensure compliance with established rules and regulations to ensure safety. Monitors participants and team members provides coaching and intervention as necessary - You will set up facilities and/or equipment for activities and stores equipment appropriately after use. Immediately notifies program leaders of any broken or unsafe equipment or if more resources/equipment are needed - You will work to keep program facilities clean at all times   What you’ll Need - High school diploma or equivalent; must be at least 18 years of age or older - Must have prior experience working with children; experience with children with disabilities and/or in a similar program setting preferred. - Commitment to, and passion for, the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s mission and serving the needs of diverse youth - Basic knowledge of child growth and development as well as developmentally appropriate practices for age group - Ability to understand and implement an inclusion plan and provide recommended strategies for Ability to observe participant behavior and apply appropriate behavior management techniques is essential. - Demonstrated interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to build constructive relationships, act as role model, and communicate effectively with children, families, team members and others - 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 - Meet additional program guidelines for background checks and medical screening where necessary based on program supported.   The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.   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    
Company : Name Linked Foglia YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Lake Zurich
Make A Difference In Your Community!    The Foglia YMCA is hiring seasonal Summer Camp, Speciality / Sports Camp Instructors! Join us for the experience of a lifetime.  The Summer Camp, Speciality / Sports Camp Instructor, 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. TheSummer Camp, Speciality / Sports Camp Instructor ensures that each youth has adequate supervision including ensuring that no youth is unsupervised at any time.   The Foglia YMCA is a community-focused nonprofit that is part of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. Located in Lake Zurich, IL. The Foglia Y offers a variety of impactful programming 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.  Summer Camp Counselors receive comprehensive training, a Monday thru Friday work schedule that leaves your weekends free, field trips to cool places, the chance to meet and work with amazing co-workers, and a free Y membership!! 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 As a Summer Camp, Speciality / Sports Camp Instructor, you are responsible to: - Promote the YMCA, provide excellent customer service and create an outstanding camper experience for children, parents, and families - Lead recreational activities with campers, including but not limited to: sports, social recreation, songfests, and other games and hobbies - Instruct campers using various teaching methods and modifies activities as needed to ensure that campers of all ages and experience levels are engaged - Teach socially acceptable behaviors to campers by serving as a role model and by using age-appropriate positive reinforcement and behavior management strategies - Communicate consistently with supervisors, team leaders, unit leaders, 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 - 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 - Set-up facilities and/or equipment for activities and store equipment appropriately after use and work to keep camp facilities clean at all times   Minimum Requirements & Preferred Qualifications: - Must be at least 16 years of age - 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 16 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 high-quality instruction using age-appropriate practices. - 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. Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in the job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.   All YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago employees are required to 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 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 instructors and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time. 
Company : Name Linked South Side YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Do you love.. - interacting with children - making new friends  - exploring the outdoors - playing games?   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, you are developing your leadership skills and confidence while making lasting friendships and memories.   Our team receives comprehensive training, M-F work schedules, field trips to cool places, amazing co-workers, and a free Y membership. Join us for the experience of a lifetime.  More about you:  - You are committed and passionate about working with diverse youth - You 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 16 years of age or older by the start of camp.  Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
Company : Name Linked Buehler YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Palatine
Become a Professional Role Model!                                     As a Summer Camp Inclusion Aide, you will be responsible for supporting and assisting one or more individuals who have a disability and are enrolled in Y programs to promote participation in program activities and independence to the fullest extent possible. You will ensure that individualized needs of participants are met, while serving as professional role model and guide program participants through activities that support a positive learning climate and development of life skills and healthy and safe behaviors.   What you’ll do:   Program Participant Experience - You will serve as a role model in supporting inclusion and high quality camp programming; creating an outstanding participant experience for children, parents and families. - You will modify learning or recreational activities as may be needed, including activities, rules, equipment, and/or supplies as needed. Promotes participation in program activities and independence to the fullest extent possible. Maintains the confidentiality of information pertaining to the individual(s) assigned for support. - You will teach socially acceptable behaviors by serving as a role model and by using age-appropriate positive reinforcement and behavior management strategies. Implements individualized behavior management plans, when necessary. - You will communicate consistently with team members and program leaders to keep abreast of activities and schedule, in order to prepare for activity modifications. Will offer suggestions for modifications, if applicable. - You will communicate consistently with parents, classroom/program team and program leadership through completion of a weekly summary of the individual’s participation. - You will Support program activities as assigned by supervisor including substitute support for ongoing camp activities.   Participant Safety   - You will ensure the physical and emotional health and safety of participants by being safety conscious, following all established YMCA standards and critically evaluating situations for potential risks. - You will be alert and responsive to any specific health and safety needs of the individual with a disability - You will ensure compliance with established rules and regulations to ensure safety. Monitors participants and team members provides coaching and intervention as necessary - You will set up facilities and/or equipment for activities and stores equipment appropriately after use. Immediately notifies program leaders of any broken or unsafe equipment or if more resources/equipment are needed - You will work to keep program facilities clean at all times     What you’ll Need - High school diploma or equivalent; must be at least 18 years of age or older - Must have prior experience working with children; experience with children with disabilities and/or in a similar program setting preferred. - Commitment to, and passion for, the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s mission and serving the needs of diverse youth - Basic knowledge of child growth and development as well as developmentally appropriate practices for age group - Ability to understand and implement an inclusion plan and provide recommended strategies for Ability to observe participant behavior and apply appropriate behavior management techniques is essential. - Demonstrated interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to build constructive relationships, act as role model, and communicate effectively with children, families, team members and others - 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 - Meet additional program guidelines for background checks and medical screening where necessary based on program supported.   The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.   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    
Company : Name Linked Foglia YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Lake Zurich
Become a Professional Role Model!   YMCA Summer Camp is hiring for a Summer Camp Inclusion Aide   As a Summer Camp Inclusiona Aide you will be responsible for supporting and assisting one or more  individuals who have a disability and are enrolled in Y programs to promote participation in program activities and independence to the fullest extent possible. You will ensure that individualized needs of participants are met, while serving as professional role model and guide program participants through activities that support a positive learning climate and development of life skills and healthy and safe behaviors.    Position Outline:  - You will serve as a role model in supporting inclusion and high quality camp programming; creating an outstanding participant experience for children, parents and families. - You will modify learning or recreational activities as may be needed, including activities, rules, equipment, and/or supplies as needed. Promotes participation in program activities and independence to the fullest extent possible. Maintains the confidentiality of information pertaining to the individual(s) assigned for support. - You will teach socially acceptable behaviors by serving as a role model and by using age-appropriate positive reinforcement and behavior management strategies. Implements individualized behavior management plans, when necessary. - You will communicate consistently with team members and program leaders to keep abreast of activities and schedule, in order to prepare for activity modifications. Will offer suggestions for modifications, if applicable. - You will communicate consistently with parents, classroom/program team and program leadership through completion of a weekly summary of the individual’s participation. - You will Support program activities as assigned by supervisor including substitute support for ongoing camp activities. Participant Safety: - You will ensure the physical and emotional health and safety of participants by being safety conscious, following all established YMCA standards and critically evaluating situations for potential risks. - You will be alert and responsive to any specific health and safety needs of the individual with a disability - You will ensure compliance with established rules and regulations to ensure safety. Monitors participants and team members provides coaching and intervention as necessary - You will set up facilities and/or equipment for activities and stores equipment appropriately after use. Immediately notifies program leaders of any broken or unsafe equipment or if more resources/equipment are needed - You will work to keep program facilities clean at all times Requirements:  - High school diploma or equivalent; must be at least 18 years of age or older - Must have prior experience working with children; experience with children with disabilities and/or in a similar program setting preferred. - Commitment to, and passion for, the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s mission and serving the needs of diverse youth - Basic knowledge of child growth and development as well as developmentally appropriate practices for age group - Ability to understand and implement an inclusion plan and provide recommended strategies for Ability to observe participant behavior and apply appropriate behavior management techniques is essential. - Demonstrated interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to build constructive relationships, act as role model, and communicate effectively with children, families, team members and others - 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 - Meet additional program guidelines for background checks and medical screening where necessary based on program supported.   The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.   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 -    
Company : Name Linked Lake View YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Do you love.. - interacting with children - making new friends  - exploring the outdoors - playing games?   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, you are developing your leadership skills and confidence while making lasting friendships and memories.   Our team receives comprehensive training, M-F work schedules, field trips to cool places, amazing co-workers, and a free Y membership. Join us for the experience of a lifetime.  More about you:  - You are committed and passionate about working with diverse youth - You 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 16 years of age or older by the start of camp.  Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
Company : Name Linked South Side YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Do you love.. - interacting with children - Aquatics - making new friends  - exploring the outdoors - playing games?   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, you are developing your leadership skills and confidence while making lasting friendships and memories.   Our team receives comprehensive training, M-F work schedules, field trips to cool places, amazing co-workers, and a free Y membership. Join us for the experience of a lifetime.  More about you:  - You are experienced in Aquatics  - You are committed and passionate about working with diverse youth - You 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 16 years of age or older by the start of camp.  Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
Company : Name Linked South Side YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Make A Difference In Your Community!    The South Side YMCA is hiring seasonal Summer Camp, Sports Camp Instructors! As a Sports Camp Instructor, Join us for the experience of a lifetime.  The Summer Camp Counselor serves as a professional role model for our campers by leading throug h example and guiding campers through recreational activities that teach life skills, encourage healthy and safe behaviors and create a positive camper experience. The Summer Camp Counselor ensures that each youth has adequate supervision including ensuring that no youth is unsupervised at any time.   The South Side YMCA is a community-focused nonprofit that is part of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. Located at 63rd and Stony Island in Chicago, IL. The South Side Y offers a variety of impactful programming 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.  Summer Camp Counselors receive comprehensive training, a Monday thru Friday work schedule that leaves your weekends free, field trips to cool places, the chance to meet and work with amazing co-workers, and a free Y membership!! 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 As a Summer Camp Counselor, you are responsible to: - Promote the YMCA, provide excellent customer service and create an outstanding camper experience for children, parents, and families - Lead recreational activities with campers, including but not limited to: sports, social recreation, songfests, and other games and hobbies - Instruct campers using various teaching methods and modifies activities as needed to ensure that campers of all ages and experience levels are engaged - Teach socially acceptable behaviors to campers by serving as a role model and by using age-appropriate positive reinforcement and behavior management strategies - Communicate consistently with supervisors, team leaders, unit leaders, 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 - 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 - Set-up facilities and/or equipment for activities and store equipment appropriately after use and work to keep camp facilities clean at all times   Minimum Requirements & Preferred Qualifications: - Must be at least 16 years of age - 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 16 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 high-quality instruction using age-appropriate practices. - 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. Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in the job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.   All YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago employees are required to 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 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 instructors and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time. 
Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp Duncan
Job Locations US-IL-Ingleside
Group Services Specialist opportuinty at 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. Working 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.   Job Summary: The Group Services Program will provide employees with a well rounded 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 towards a degree in Parks and Recreation 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. Nights and weekends may be required.   Camp Duncan is a place to learn, grow, and make memories that will last a lifetime!!   Scope of Responsibilities: Staff 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 Requirements: - 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 willing and flexible to work various hours/shifts including nights and weekends. 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 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.