Unit Leader

Under the supervision and guidance of the Camp Director, the Unit Leader is responsible for the guidance and safety of the staff and children in the summer camp program.  The Unit Leader is responsible for supervising counselors, and their programs.  The Unit Leader must understand the four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and assist the counselors in implementation.  The Unit Leaders will be role models and mentors to staff and counselors.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  1. Ensure all health and safety guidelines are strictly adhered to.
  2. Assist Camp Director in meeting and maintaining YMCA camping standards.
  3. Supervise all counselors in unit.Evaluate staff regularly.Act as a liaison between counselors and Camp Director.
  4. Provide a desirable role model for staff and campers. Provide direction for staff, counselors and volunteers.Work with counselors to plan and executive enjoyable activities according to schedule.
  5. Awareness of emergency procedures.Report all accidents/incidents to supervisor ASAP and fill out accident forms.
  6. Maintain positive relationships with parents in a manner that reflects a “Family Friendly” YMCA.
  7. Greet parents during arrivals and dismissals and address concerns professionally or director to Camp Director.
  8. Approve daily activity sheets submitted by counselors ensuring age appropriate, safety conscious, and the core values are being met.
  9. Responsible for the entire unit on field trip, including safety, attendance, and acting as YMCA representative.
  10. Responsible for turning in receipts for all petty cash, admission fees and tolls.
  11. Assume responsibility of camp in Assistant Camp Director’s absence.
  12. Assist counselors with camper problems.Discipline children in an appropriate manner when necessary following the Guidelines for Positive Discipline.
  13. Adhere to YMCA “House Rules”.
  14. Attend YMCA and/or department meetings and trainings as mandated.
  15. Manage the transportation of camper lunches.
  16. Follow weekly schedules of opening/closing camp.
  17. Maintain staff/camper moral.
  18. Complete all time sheets on a daily basis.
  19. Administer first aid and supervise children’s personal hygiene.
  20. Model healthy eating habits.Bring your lunch from home.Staff will not be allowed to leave camp or children to get lunch.
  21. Participate in physical activity daily with children.
  22. Attend and participate in family nights for your unit
  23. MOST IMPORTANT – EVERY CAMPER HAS FUN, EVERY COUNSELOR IS FUN, AND SMILES ARE A MUST.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have excellent decision making skills, the ability to be a strong role model and an excellent communicator.
  • Must have a positive attitude, enthusiasm and be able to work as part of a large team in a leadership role.
  • Should be at least 21 years of age.
  • Previous experience working with children in a day or resident camp setting, childcare or related setting.
  • One year of experience in staff supervision and leadership.
  • Must have a clear understanding and the ability to embrace the four core values of honesty, respect, caring and responsibility.
  • Must be able to demonstrate skills in motivation, storytelling, games, athletics, crafts & songs.
  • Must have current CPR and First Aid.

 

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