Summer Camp Youth Leader

Gallatin Valley YMCA

Full Time

Job Title: Summer Camp Youth Leader Start Date: June 3rd, 2022 FLSA Status:Non-Exempt 32-40 hrs/week during summer camp operations Reports to: Camps & Family Programs Director/Program Coordinator Pay: $14.00 POSITION SUMMARY: Provides direct supervision of a group of children aged 5-12 in summer day camp. Providing a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Supervises a group of children with a creative, fun, positive attitude. Implement program activities and curriculum that is culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, addresses summer learning loss components in conjunction with Montana Core Standards and are consistent with YMCA values. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards. Attends staff meetings and trainings. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, and emergencies. Maintains a positive relationship with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader): Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising. Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others. Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members. Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred. 2. Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp setting. 3. Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc… 4. CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications prior to start date. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings. Please send resume and cover letter to: Leah Weaver/Camps & Family Programs Director COVID-19 Precaution(s): Remote interview process Personal protective equipment provided or required Temperature screenings Social distancing guidelines in place Virtual meetings Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place Typical end time: 6PM Typical start time: 7AM This Job Is: Open to applicants under 18 years old, provided it is legally allowed for the job and location Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks) Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma Work Remotely No This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is: Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity High-stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment
Contact Information

Please send resume to Camps and Family Program Director- Leah Weaver 406-994-9622

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