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Greater Philadelphia YMCA Summer Camp Counselor in Media, Pennsylvania

POSITION PURPOSE Under direction of Senior Counselor, the Counselor is expected to guide campers throughout the camping experience and assist in planning daily camping activities and programs; ensure safety and well-being of campers; supervise campers and staff to ensure that camper and parent needs and expectations are met. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS *Read and be accountable for YMCA, state licensing standards, and ACA guidelines, policies and procedures. *Supervise by being able to identify, KNOW, SEE, RESPOND to ensure the safety of each child in your direct care at all times. Adhere to small group/ratio established by DHS and ACA. *Assist in the supervision and planning of camp activities; ensure all campers can participate in all activities, no matter varied abilities whether physical, or intellectual. Actively participate in activities to encourage participation. *Interpret and maintain safety and health policies and procedures; review and understand your roles and responsibilities in emergency procedures *Ensure appropriate behavior of campers and staff to avoid risk of accidents; maintain awareness of camper well-being *Counselors should be able to identify, address, and redirect/correct inappropriate behavior *Adhere to policies and procedures when caring for injured campers; report all incidents. Ensure a safe environment. *Serve as role model for campers by arriving to camp, meetings and activities at assigned time; displaying good sportsmanship; following YMCA rules and regulations. *Assist in maintaining effective communication with parents/guardians regarding camper and camp activities. *Embody the GPY commitment to diversity and inclusion, no matter race, color, creed, or gender identification. *Participate in staff training, meetings and conferences as required. *Ensure quality of camp by noting any problems, safety concerns, or equipment disrepair. *Ensure camp and equipment cleanliness. ROLE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS *At least 18 years old *High school graduate or equivalent *Or enrolled in a minimum of 2 years of child development coursework approved by state licensing requirements. *Have experience working with children and at least six months experience working as a Y Camp Counselor or as a counselor in a comparable program. *Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and experience working with children. *Ability to deal effectively with inappropriate behavior and recognize hazard situations. Acquire and maintain the following certifications: *CPR/AED/O2/First Aid obtained through the American Red Cross (valid 2 years) *Requisite OSHA online trainings (valid 1 year unless otherwise noted) *Mandated Reporter Training (valid 5 years) *Additional training and development specific to your role as reference in onboarding packet. OTHER At the YMCA we value CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY in personal character and behavior and believe that they are essential to attaining our mission OUR MISSION CONNECTING PEOPLE TO HEALTHIER LIVES