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Day Camp Junior Counselor (Harlem YMCA)

YMCA of Greater New York

Summary

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.
To help fulfill our mission, we cultivate a culture of learning, leading, and collaboration to enhance community impact. Through our talented staff and “LEAP” career framework (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Personal Growth), we are committed to a people-first approach that fosters trust, inclusion, growth, and development for all.
The Harlem YMCA is seeking a Day Camp Junior Counselor. Under the supervision of the Day Camp Director, the Day Camp Junior Counselor will play a critical role in the successful operation of the Summer Day Camp program. The Day Camp Junior Counselor is responsible for providing a safe and positive environment for school age children, to provide opportunities for learning, interaction, and academic/personal growth. Summer Day Camp program operates from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday - Friday, from July through August.
 

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or at least 1 year of experience working with children under 13 years of age.
  • Must be at least 16 years old.
  • General knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of Zoom and Microsoft Teams and Google Meet.
  • Knowledge of Access, Adobe PageMaker and Photoshop preferred.

Duties

  • Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of participants in the program by providing appropriate supervision at all times. Understand, maintain, and ensure that participants follow Risk Management and safety procedures.
  • Plan and implement meaningful activities, lesson plans, and special events that are structured, age-appropriate, fun, exciting, challenging, and values based in the areas of arts, STEM, character development, literacy, creative expression, community service, physical fitness and/or nutrition.
  • Perform specific scheduled assignments, including but not limited to arrival and/or departure, and lunch duty.
  • Support the planning and implementation of all camp activities, including but not limited to summer learning initiatives, field trips, in-camp events, and culminating performances.
  • Work cooperatively with all program staff.
  • Promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all staff and participants.
  • Create and maintain a strength-based, youth-focused atmosphere that is consistent and sensitive to the needs of participants with learning, emotional, or behavioral differences.
  • Maintain accurate program documentation (attendance, sign in/out forms, behavior reports, incident reports, and accident reports, as appropriate).
  • Understand and communicate the YMCA’s core values and the goals of the Summer Day Camp program to staff, participants, and care givers.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents and guardians through regular communication about their child’s strengths and areas of growth.
  • Attend all required pre-camp trainings. Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings, and special events.
  • Adhere to all Department of Health, YMCA of Greater New York, and funder standards, expectations, and regulations.

How to Apply

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

Benefits:
The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members, including retirement benefits, medical, paid time off, free YMCA membership, and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (i.e., full-time or part-time), tenure, and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.

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