YMCA of Metro Atlanta
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Day Camp (Lead Preschool Counselor) - Chattahoochee Head Start YMCA Academy
at YMCA of Metro Atlanta
- YOUTH DEVELOPMENT - Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
- HEALTHY LIVING - Improving the nation's health and well-being.
- SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
Under the supervision of the Day Camp Preschool Site Coordinator/ Preschool Programs and Camp Assistant Director(s), in cooperation of other staff, and consistent with the YMCA mission, the Lead Preschool Camp Counselor is responsible for achieving the goals of the day camp through planning and implementation of activities which provide guidance, leadership, values education and enjoyment for preschool-aged children served by camp. The Lead Camp Counselor is responsible for the safety and well-being of children in his/her care.
Must be 18 years or older. Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent. Must have prior experience working with preschool-age children in a group setting. A licensed setting is preferred. Excellent verbal/written communication skills. Must pass the State of Georgia criminal background check. Program knowledge of and ability to implement environmental education, crafts, games and Youth Start For Life program.
Organizational Competencies -– Leader
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports Why It Matters Fundraising.
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.
Create an environment that provides various activities and instruction. Oversight of daily activities and curriculum implementation in assigned classroom. Collaborate with and oversee counselor in classroom. Take daily attendance at the start of the program and during each transition. Coordinate supply request with supervisor. Assist in planning and implementing various program activities. Must attend all YMCA and other training's as scheduled. Consult with the Preschool Site Coordinator/Preschool Programs and Camp Assistant Director on concerns related to student(s) development or behavior before speaking with the parent. Perform other duties as related to the delivery of a day camp program.
Ergonomic Requirements: Bending, stooping, standing, lifting up to 40 pounds, seeing, verbal communication and hearing.
Due to the nature and needs of this program, the Day Camp Lead Preschool Counselor should be able to exemplify leadership qualities and perform the following tasks: provide guidance and support to assistant counselor, plan or assemble the day's activities (STEAM, interactive games and songs, reading/literacy, etc.), be attentive to each child's needs, be very engaging and playful, and exhibit appropriate behaviors around children at all times.
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Location:Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA BkHd