Day Camp Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Senior Counselor and Unit Director, the Day Camp Counselor will have responsibility to assist in the operation of all day camp programs. The Day Camp Counselor serves as a leader and counselor to campers and participates in the planning and implementation of the day camp programming, taking responsibility for each child's safety and for the overall quality of his/her camp experience. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Understand and follow state licensing and requirements listed in DCF 252 2. Assure that all campers are being safe while having fun at the same time, and making sure counselors are supervising campers at all times 3. Serve as a positive role model for all campers 4. Plan and organize camp activities with both small and large groups. 5. Participate in 100% of camp activities 6. Maintain a clean, neat, organized and safe camp atmosphere. 7. Arrive on time, rested and well prepared 8. Make meaningful connections with group of campers, fellow staff members, and families. 9. Maintain a high degree of communication with staff, campers, and parents 10. Attend all staff training and staff meetings 11. Attend 40 hours of mandatory pre-camp orientation. 12. Recognize and solve individual and group conflicts effectively. 13. Balance camp standards and expectations with flexibility. 14. Manage personal stress and stress of others effectively. 15. Be willing to, dress up, save the world, sing a song and lose the game when needed 16. Perform all other duties as assigned by Senior Counselor and/or Leadership Staff. COMPETENCIES (Leader): Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. 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; speaks and writes effectively. 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 member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work, and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members. 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. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

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