Student: Summer Camp - Counselor

  • UK HealthCare
  • Lexington, KY, USA
  • May 14, 2021
Assistant/Support Counseling

Job Description

**You must be a current UK student to apply for this position. This position is located off-campus with a local Lexington employer and is not affiliated with the university.**
**Job Summary** Responsible for the supervision, management and safety of children. Responsible for directing activities and executing daily lesson plans. The counselor will work with other staff toward providing a program to foster children’s social, physical, spiritual and mental growth.
**Principle Activities** * assisting the site director or camp director in providing a quality curriculum that includes adult directed activities and center choices that takes into consideration the needs of each child and the goals and objectives of the YMCA * assume responsibility for the safety of the children at all times * implement daily/weekly/monthly lesson plans under the supervision of the site director or camp director * be responsible for daily record keeping and adherence to all requirements * be in charge if the site director is absent and asks you to do so * uphold the association’s child protection policies, child abuse and neglect guidelines and proper reporting procedures * manage the program’s resources responsibly * attend all staff meetings and in-service training as required by the YMCA and the Cabinet for Human Resources * directing and assisting the daily cleaning and maintenance of the space and/or facility * attend parent conferences if necessary * meet the individual needs of all children including but not limited to changing diapers/personal care * assist in the planning and implementation of parent-child activities * continue professional development through community involvement, reading and further education * assume any other duties as directed by your supervisor and the YMCA administration * establish and maintain positive relationships and open communication with other staff, parents, children and school administration and faculty * meet the individual needs of all children at the site regardless of group placement * control and maintain supplies and inventory * prepare daily snack for the children * be prepared to work school’s day out programs * support and implement healthy eating and physical activity initiatives (HEPA) **Essential Functions** * must be able to supervise the children by sight and sound at all times * must have oral, auditory, and written communication skills appropriate for interacting with both children and adults * must be able to move freely and quickly through the building and outside * must be able to obtain CPR and First Aid certifications * must be able to remain alert while on duty * must be able to comprehend and implement state licensing rules as they relate to child care * basic record keeping * basic mathematical skills with speed and accuracy * must be able to lift 50 pounds at least 3 feet off the ground **End Result** * A program that is built upon developmentally appropriate practices in which children are encouraged to grow to their full potential. * A program that is respectful and supportive of families. * A program that meets the highest standards of quality. * A safe, warm, friendly atmosphere that contributes to the YMCA vision to build strong kids, strong families, strong communities. **Benefits** * FREE city-wide YMCA membership * Discounted Program Fees * Flexible Work Schedules * Training Opportunities **We are offering a summer camp bonus of up to $500 if staff works up to 150 hours and meets other requirements.**