Job Description


Description

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for working with our special needs campers. They are also expected to keep the children safe in an outdoor environment and make sound decisions with the help of a co-counselor. They should be role-models for the children exemplifying the 5 Core Values of YMCA of the Rockies; Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with children required
  • Ability to plan, lead, organize, and implement program activities
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Ability to work with little direct supervision
  • Fluent in speaking, writing, and reading English
  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, swimming, team building activities, campfires, skits, and physical games

ESSENTIAL FUNTIONS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience working with individuals with special needs is preferred
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance
  • Understand and follow all emergency procedures associated with day camp
  • Understand and follow all safety guidelines for day camp
  • Clear communication with parents about camper's experiences at day camp
  • Ensure that day camp sites are kept clean, organized, and free of litter
  • Promote a cooperative, positive, and problem-solving environment at all times
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others in a diverse environment
  • Currently possess, or are willing to get, CPR/First Aid certification
  • May be required to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. in various forms
  • Ability to work up to 40 hours weekly
  • Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards
  • All other duties as assigned

Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this job.

NOTE: Based on business needs, you may be required to work in other departments and/or our other center.

GENERAL YMCA OF THE ROCKIES REQUIREMENTS

  • Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility in all functions
  • Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies mission, policies, and programs
  • Possess excellent customer service skills
  • Support the association safety program
  • Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards

UNIFORM

  • Staff shirts will be provided and will be worn whenever staff are working
  • Shorts or pants must not have holes
  • Footwear can be sandals but need to have an ankle strap; ie Chacos or Tevas.
  • When going horseback riding or hiking, closed-toed shoes are required
  • Swim trunks or one piece swim suits are required for swimming

COMPENSATION

This is a seasonal, hourly (based on 40 hours/week) position, paying $220/week, with employee perks including:

  • Room (shared room in our staff dormitory with free wifi and no bills!)
  • Board (3 buffet-style meals per day, 7 days per week)
  • Access to the YMCA of the Rockies facilities which include: an indoor pool, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, tennis courts, mini-golf, trails, roller rink, library, and an art center
  • Free gear rentals for sports and outdoor activities
  • Employee programming, including free or discounted staff trips, provided by the Resident Office
  • Other employee perks and discounts, including:
    • Free passes for skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and golf (dependent on season and facility)
    • 20% discount at our General Store, Rustic Caf, and Jackson Stable horseback rides
    • Discounts at local merchants
    • Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges

DRUG/ALCOHOL POLICY

We have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol or drugs on property; in addition, no drug use is tolerated (including marijuana) during your employment with us whether on- or off-duty.

REFERENCES

You must submit three references with your application, including their name, phone number and email address.

Two references must be someone who knows you professionally (former or current manager, supervisor, teacher, professor, coach, pastor, etc.) and one reference must be a family member.

If you are a rehire and have worked for YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center, Snow Mountain Ranch, or Camp Chief Ouray at any time during the last three years, references are not required.

ABOUT YMCA OF THE ROCKIES

The YMCA of the Rockies operates two year-round family resorts and conference centers on each side of the Rocky Mountain National Park: Estes Park Center located in Estes Park, CO; Snow Mountain Ranch located in Winter Park, CO; and Camp Chief Ouray, a summer resident camp for kids located on the Snow Mountain Ranch property.

The Estes Park Center is the largest YMCA conference center in the world. At nearly 900 acres in size and serving over 200,000 guests each year, a dedicated team of individuals work to provide guests with a world-renowned experience.

We employ people of all ages, from across the country and the world, who want to experience the mountains and support our healthy spirit, mind, and body mission. JOIN US!

QUESTIONS?

Please call our HR office at 970.586.3341 x1032, or email epchr@ymcarockies.org

 

Position Requirements
 

Full-Time/Part-Time
Seasonal 

Position
Summer Day Camp Inclusion Counselor 

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Non-Exempt 

Location
Estes Park Center 

About the Organization
 

EOE Statement
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Application Instructions

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