Job Title:  Senior Path Leader/ Activity Facilitator

FLSA Status: Seasonal, Exempt                                   Department: Ockanickon for Boys

Reports to: Camp Dir, Journey Leader, Program Dir.                Revision Date: 10/21/2019

                                                                                                                                                           

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal resident camp which includes living in and leading cabins overnight.  Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. Designs and leads activities as assigned.  Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall camp experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Supervises a group of children.
  2. Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents, children and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  3. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
  4. Adheres to program standards including safety, equipment, and cleanliness standards.
  5. Attends staff meetings and training’s.
  6. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  7. Supervises and participates in all assigned aspects of the campers’ day which includes but is not limited to: Camper check-in and check-out; meal times; activities; before/after hours and other duties as assigned including, if certified, serving as a lifeguard for aquatic activities.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. 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. 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 camper experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for camp families.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
  2. Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc…
  3. At least 18 years of age.
  4. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
  5. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  1. Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel & bend (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
  2. Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
  3. Must be able to lift and/or assist children up to 50 pounds in weight.
  4. Must be able to lift and carry food and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
  5. Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EFFECT ON END RESULT:

To change lives for the better.