Camp Counselor - Otter Pond at the YMCA of Southern Maine Starting Summer 2019
YMCA of Southern Maine | Standish, ME
Salary Range :11.0000 To 12.0000 (USD) Hourly
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The YMCA of Southern Maine is a charitable community organization committed to building strong communities through programs and services for all. We value diversity and inclusion, and actively work to create a safe, welcoming place for our neighbors. Each year, we serve over 30,000 people through child care, early childhood education, water safety, housing support, summer camp, and community outreach and health programs. As a nonprofit organization, our programs are accessible to all, regardless of one’s ability to pay.
YMCA of Southern Maine Pineland Branch is seeking Camp Counselors to join our OTTER POND camp team located in Standish Maine starting summer 2019.
The schedule is M-F, 30-40 hours weekly. The Camp Counselor will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of their specific group. The incumbent will possess experience and knowledge in the areas of camp counseling, administration skills, youth leadership skills and development, public relations, and experience working with children 5 - 14 years old. Duties include but are not limited to: Providing leadership, direction and supervision to a large-group program which is consistent with the YMCA mission, goals and objectives of the YMCA of Southern Maine; conducting a safe, quality, and age-appropriate large group; being responsible during staff training and staff meetings to become completely familiar with the camping goals, programs, camp personnel policies, safely procedures, skill and protocols necessary to accomplish the specified position. We are seeking individuals that treat everyone with courtesy, respect and consideration; display integrity; listen actively and genuinely; communicate in a clear and pleasant manner; embracing differences among people; demonstrate an active willingness to learn and grow; and work cooperatively as a team member.
- Minimum age of 16 years.
- Copy of necessary certifications and/or training certificates.
- Previous Junior Counselor or equivalent experience.
- Experience, knowledge, and ability to teach, and supervise campers in a variety of camp program activities.
- First Aid & CPR Certification (within 30 days of hire)
- Current lifeguard certification or willingness to be trained, preferred but not required.