This position supports the work of the YMCA, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. This position coordinates and oversees implementation of programming that encourages physical, emotional, and intellectual growth in a safe and nurturing environment.
- Responsible for daily operation of camp and overseeing daily activities from arrival to dismissal, and programs to ensure a quality camp.
- Ensures that the camp daily activities, as well as, the themed activities are completed by the camp staff or specialists, and communicated with parents
- Responsible for the selection, onboarding of staff and performing evaluations.
- Offers support to all staff and serves as a resource to them
- Handles staff disciplinary issues and utilizes appropriate documentation steps
- Enforces camp staff and camper policies
- Reviews and approves weekly lesson plans submitted by the camp staff
- Inventories camp supplies regularly and informs recreation office of any items that are needed including medical; arts and crafts; sports; and general supplies
- Makes routine visits to activity areas to observe and ensures safety requirements.
- Handles discipline/accident reports according to camp procedures and company policy to be reviewed by the Director
- Provides first aid care including dispensing of medications
- Ensures appropriate staff schedules meet camper to staff ratio requirements.
- Participate in member retention, special events and fundraising.
- Remain up to date on emergency procedures and Family Center policies.
- Assure all programs are in compliance with all state and local requirements governing child care.
- Promote and represent the mission and core values of the YMCA of Central Florida in the Family Center and its programs.
- All other duties assigned by management.
- Must be age 21 or older
- High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree preferred.
- Current certification in CPR, AED, and First Aid (American Red Cross Standard preferred)
- Approved course work in Childhood Development, Child Abuse Prevention, Blood borne Pathogens, and Hazard Communication
- Must have a minimum of 2 years work experience with school age children or the equivalent education
- Must have at least one year of camp programming leadership experience.
- Must have previous staff supervisory, selection and leadership experience.
- Must have a valid driver's license
- Must be motivated, enthusiastic, and energetic
- Possess the ability to work independently and be able follow through with the activities planned
- Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, which may include weekends and holidays as needed.
- Must be willing to work an on-call schedule rotation as required.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
- The physical activities of this position include: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions. May be required to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. in various forms, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. The employee must be able to perform medium work.
- May be required to sit, stand, or maintain physical activity for extended periods of time.
- Must exhibit patience and understanding. Receives and follows detailed instructions.
- Must be alert at all times, keeping safety in mind.
- Must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities in order to monitor environment and children's well-being. Talking is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, with or without correction
- Must be capable of working under pressure in a somewhat disruptive environment.
- Must complete successful background screening, which includes criminal and employment verification.
- All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. The YMCA promotes an equal employment opportunity work place which includes reasonable accommodation of otherwise qualified disabled applicants and employees. Please see your manager should you have any questions about this policy or these job duties.
- This job description may not be all-inclusive and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by management. Job descriptions and duties may be modified when deemed appropriate by management.