Day Camp Director

Job Available

Job Title:
Day Camp Director
Location:
Westside YMCA
Category:
Camp
Classification:
Seasonal
Salary:
$10.25-$11.25 (based on experience)
Days & Hours:
Monday- Friday. Shifts will vary between the hours of 7:00a-6:00p. 35 -40 hours per week.
Deadline
Resumes must be received by March 24th, 2017.
Education & Experience

• Must be 21 years of age or older, per TDH/ACA requirements
• High school graduate or equivalent
• A minimum of two years of supervisory experience in a Day Camp setting

Required Skills

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
• Must meet TDH requirements for personnel
• Must have TB test prior to camp
• Must have current CPR/First aid prior to camp
• Must receive the YMCA Child Abuse training prior to camp
• Must attend the YMCA New Hire Orientation prior to camp
• Must receive the Blood Bourne Pathogens training prior to camp
• Must have knowledge and understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practices
• Must receive 30 hours of training related to Day Camp prior to camp
• Must receive the YUSA Day Camp Director’s certification prior to camp
• Must have/ obtain YUSA working with 5-12 years
• Must have the ability to communicate effectively with children, parents and YMCA staff.
• Display tact, patience, sensitivity, and be able to supervise and work harmoniously with staff.
• Must be able to build relationships through community involvement.
• Must be able to control a group of children through positive interaction and direction.
• Presents self as a good role model.
• Must demonstrate the ability to assist in the recruitment of qualified staff and volunteers, by obtaining a clear understanding of policy pertaining to recruiting and screening.

HUMAN RELATIONS SKILLS
• Must have the ability to communicate effectively with children, parents and YMCA staff.
• Display tact, patience, sensitivity, and be able to supervise and work harmoniously with staff.
• Must be able to build relationships through community involvement.
• Must be able to control a group of children through positive interaction and direction.
• Presents self as a good role model.
• Must demonstrate the ability to assist in the recruitment of qualified staff and volunteers, by obtaining a clear understanding of policy pertaining to recruiting and screening.

SUPERVISION AND LEADERSHIP
• Daily on site observations, weekly site supervisor and/or staff meeting and training sessions for each program area.
• Must be able to delegate appropriate responsibilities involved in day to day operations.
• Conduct required performance reviews to evaluate staff and program performance.
• Awareness and execution of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth Bathroom Supervision policies.
• Ability to effectively and positively direct, monitor, counsel and evaluate group leaders and site coordinators.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION
• Responsible for planning, organizing and conducting quality enriched programming for Day Camp children.
• Maintains all records for the site in regards to TDH, ACA and YMCA.
• Responsible for fee collections and attendance records.
• Accountable for cost and control of site supplies and equipment.
• Responsible for administering program and staff evaluations.
• Ability to recruit volunteers as needed.

DECISION MAKING AND JUDGMENT
• Decisions should be made based on YMCA policies and procedures.
• Requires tolerant, patient and steady person.
• Requires working knowledge of TDH and ACA policies and practices.
• Requires the ability to make sounds judgments for the betterment and quality of the program as it relates to Day Camp in regards to one child or a group of children.
• Requires the ability to problem solve and direct peer mediation with children.
• Must have ability to professionally deal with parents and community questions or concerns.
• Requires the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups to people from all social and economic segments of the community.
• Constant attention and alertness of children’s needs.
• Ability to handle emergency situations.
• Ability to handle day to day operations with a professional demeanor.
• Ability to recognize suspected Child Abuse and report accordingly.

COMMUNICATION AND CONFIDENTIALITY
• Requires the ability to maintain confidentiality regarding YMCA children, parent, staff and volunteer information.
• Has access to information such as participant’s records, family history and income, as well as reports given to state and local agencies.
• Requires the ability to handle suspected child abuse reports confidentially and in a timely manner.

COST AND CONTROL AND FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT
• Maintain the proper use of equipment and supplies to minimize waste and unnecessary replacement.
• Effectively collect fee payment from parents and communicate any issues with business office and/or Program Director.
• Actively participates in the YMCA Step up for Kids Campaign through duties assigned by supervisor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
• Requires the ability to lift children and equipment.
• Requires the ability to stand for long periods of time.
• Requires bending, stooping and sitting on the floor with children.
• Cleaning up after spills and/or accidents.
• Light cleaning of tables and areas after snacks and activities.
• Remove trash from program areas when full or causing a foul odor.
• Ability to lead children in physical activities such as age-appropriate sports, games and exercise activities.
• Ability to work in an outdoor environment in temperatures above 95 degrees.

Responsibilities

• Supervise group leaders and volunteers
• Plan and lead groups of children in daily activities
• Plan and participants in special events.
• Communicate effectively, with parents on the status of children as a YMCA representative.
• Responsible for group’s safety and first aid. Never leave children alone.
• Know the Day Camp program schedule, routine and rules.
• Lead all staff meetings and trainings
• Use a positive disciplinary approach. Never use physical force.
• Receipt all payments and turn in promptly.
• Distribution of daily snacks.
• Implement the YMCA mission through the program planning activities.
• Responsible for the cleanliness and up keep of facility, property, supplies and equipment.
• Responsible for reporting any suspected child abuse and/or disclosures.
• Practice daily Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility as a role model for the children.

Contact

Holli Winn
814-244-4544
hwinn@ymcafw.org

Submission Instructions

Please submit letters of interest and resumes via email to hwinn@ymcafw.org. Interviews will be arranged by phone to selected candidates.

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