Childcare – Day Camp Counselor
Hours: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM (preferred: 6–8-hour availability)
LOVE YOUR JOB. SHAPE OUR FUTURE.
Kids are our Cause and serving the families of our communities is the passion of YMCA Childcare. As a member of our team, you will find no shortage of talented, passionate people ready to help you grow and succeed — all the while building a brighter future for children, families, and communities.
Our mission at YMCA is to put programs into practice that build a healthy body, mind, spirit for all. We strive to inspire a child’s total wellness and give parents peace of mind. We know that we can only achieve this mission by recruiting, supporting, and retaining talented staff and equipping them with the tools they need to serve our students and grow professionally. We seek to hire a diverse group of individuals who desire to influence children and those that will uphold our values and represent our inclusive, cause-driven organization.
We don’t rest on past success. Our role as YMCA Leaders is to continually seek new ways to serve our children, parents, and communities! We all are responsible to improve our current offerings and identify new programs and services to meet the ever-changing needs of our families. We look for individuals who possess a willingness to learn, have proven leadership skill and organizational skills, and those that have the ability to multi-task and problem solve. We desire our team members to have an imagination, a sense of humor, patience, conviction, sincerity, enthusiasm, initiative, self-control, adaptability, integrity, and ingenuity.
Each YMCA Team Member is offered a free membership to their local YMCA and is encouraged to be active in both Y and community led events to better understand community needs. Additionally, our local full time leadership team of over 40 staff ensures that the standards we set we abide by and continue to revamp to grow.
Safety is our NUMBER ONE priority for our team members and our children. For this reason, we invest in each Team Member’s certification in: First Aid and CPR, Child Abuse Awareness, Various Childcare Trainings required for licensed childcare operations, COVID-19 Safety regulations, Diversity and Inclusion Trainings, and other YMCA Professional Development Training Opportunities.
A Day Camp Counselor is instrumental in making sure they provide a safe, engaging, bully-free and intentionally fun environment for our campers while implementing activities planned for the day.
§ Must follow state licensing standards with [Texas Department of Safety and Health Services (for YMCA Traditional Day Camps) or Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (for school-based camps)]. http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/documents/Child_Care/Child_Care_Standards_and_Regulations/ch744_Programs.pdf
§ Minimum age: 18 years of age; Education: High School Degree/ G.E.D. or higher
§ Previous childcare experience is preferred but not required.
§ Ability to work outdoors for majority of the day and lead activities, including being in the pool on swim days.
§ Standing and walking for long periods of time to provide proper auditory and visual supervision while walking around, and carry at least 30 pounds when needed, and be able to go from sitting to standing with ease.
§ Maintain a strong, positive relationship with the local YMCA personnel to ensure our community connection to that branch. As well as communicating effectively with parents and co-workers.
YMCA Childcare Perks/Benefits
The YMCA truly cares about its employees, is a great place to help build your resume, every day is different, you can make an impact and enjoy many perks of working at the Y!
§ NO WEEKEND WORK SCHEDULE (seasonal paid trainings will be announced two months in advance)
§ FREE Y Membership/Discounts on Y programs (sports/childcare/personal training)
§ Opportunity to earn Paid Time Off
§ Bi-weekly pay, mileage reimbursement, paid orientations, and trainings
§ Peer Mentoring opportunities
§ Paid CPR certification and fingerprinting
§ 403b Retirement Option
§ Discounts on Y programs
§ Opportunities for Professional development and childcare certifications
§ Career Advancement Opportunities
§ Opportunities for sign-on, retention, and referral bonuses
§ Discounted YMCA gear
§ Paid PPE
§ Employee Referral Bonus of $50 and up
§ Seasonal Discounts for entertainment and retailers
MAKE A DIFFERENCE. WORK AT THE Y.