Teen Camp Counselor Camp Wakanda

TEEN COUNSELOR Reports to: Camp Director Hours: Up to 40 Hours Per Week Organization: The YMCA Is the nation's leading nonprofit, committed to strengthening communities through healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. In Boston, the Y is over 150 years old, successful in empowering people of all ages to learn, grow and thrive. In neighborhoods across greater Boston, the Y is community centered and has the presence and partnerships to deliver positive change. Every day the Y's impact is felt, whether it's an adult who chooses a healthy lifestyle; a child who is inspired to learn a new skill or a community that comes together for the common good. The Y. So Much More. Responsibilities: Keeps safety of campers as the first priority. Emphasizes personal safety and emotional wellbeing with campers, parents and other camp personnel at all times. Creates an active, progressive, and engaging environment. Models the quality of YMCA values to campers, CIT's, parents and staff. Develops appropriate relationships with all campers in their care. Understands, establishes, and abides by appropriate boundaries. Uses positive, constructive methods of discipline/positive reinforcement, and ensures that all staff does the same. Plans and implements recreational and educational programs and trainings that emphasize group participation with an appropriate amount of choice. Assists pool staff during daily swim instruction and aids lifeguards during free swim time. Bathing suits must be worn at all times while in the pool area. Swims with their group daily. Keeps daily attendance records for assigned group. Stays alert to camper needs by practicing active listening. Frequently takes a name to face, at the beginning, during, and end of each activity period. Keeps a direct line of communication open with supervisors. Reports all accidents/unusual incidents immediately to appropriate supervisors and creates necessary documentation. Communicates program information, problems, and concerns as they occur. Assists with planning and implementing Camp Special Events and Family Night Activities. Assists with the coordination of camp activities. Actively participates in and takes ownership of all aspects of camp program, including special events, openings, closings, and extended hours. Attends all staff meetings and training sessions. Becomes familiar with provided training materials and actively incorporates them in their day today interactions and work with campers. Maintains and cares for all program areas and supplies. Ensures that campers treat all equipment, supplies, and camp property with respect and responsibility. Performs other duties as required by supervisor (remains flexible). Demonstrates a willingness to help where needed. Abides by the established YMCA/DPH/ACA day camp policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines. ENVIRONMENT The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Available up to 40 hours per week Monday through Friday for an 8 hour shift between the hours of 7am-6pm. Works in outdoor environment/sun exposure. Maintains a professional image and manner consistent with the YMCA mission and goals at all times. .

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