Website Farmington Family YMCA

Day Camp Counselor – click HERE to apply.

Farmington Family YMCA, 28100 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States of America Req #607
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the foundation of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than just a job—you’ll enjoy a career with the chance to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is seeking positive role models who are caring, outgoing, creative, love to have fun, enjoy being outside, and want to make a positive impact in the lives of youth in our day camp programs. The primary responsibility of a Day Camp Counselor is to supervise and engage kids to ensure their safety and fun while at day camp.



Serve as a role model for all youth participating in the day camp program by displaying exemplary behavior at all times.
Plan, assist, and implement program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA core values for campers.
Be willing to dress up, save the world, sing a song and lose the game when needed.
Ensure a safe and nurturing environment; attending to the needs of campers at all times.
Serve as a role model for all youth participating in the day camp program by displaying exemplary behavior at all times and modeling healthy eating and physical activity.
Be welcoming to all campers, parents and other staff.
Consciously create a climate in camp to foster the goals and objectives of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit.
Supervise a group of 6 – 12 children.
Foster positive relationship opportunities amongst the campers in your group and within the whole camp.
Attend all staff meetings and trainings.
Assume equal responsibility of general housekeeping tasks.
Following YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical situations and behavior management, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
Must be at least 18 year of age.
Will be available through the final day of camp, September 1.
This job description may not be all-inclusive and employee is expected to perform all other duties as assigned by direct management.

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 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.

Experience working with youth preferred.
At least 18 years of age.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Meets the requirements set forth by the state-licensing agency. Documentation of DHS clearance prior to starting work, TB skin test within 30 days, and CPR, First Aid, AED, and Child Safe certifications are required within 60 days.
Complete Blood Borne Pathogens training, Redwoods, and concussion trainings as required.
Must complete successful background screening and drug test for YMCA and all other off-site screenings for partnering organizations.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
Ability to plan, lead and participate in all physical activities
Ability to sit and stand from a seated position on the floor when interacting with children.
Capability to be outside participating for the majority of the day.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit (“YMCA”) is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. The YMCA does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring or other terms or conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetic information, ethnicity, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, military status or application or any other basis protected by state, federal or other applicable law.


The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of children in our programs. We hold all staff, regardless of position, to the highest possible standards. We require all staff to be screened regularly and sign a code of conduct. All staff will be monitored when interacting with
program participants. We take any inappropriate interactions between program
participants and with staff very seriously and will fully cooperate with
authorities in any case of abuse.

Other details
Pay Type Hourly
Hiring Rate $10.00

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