Day Camp Ropes Counselor


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YMCA of Middle Tennessee
Seasonal
Job Overview

Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle TN, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Ropes Director, the Ropes Counselor will facilitate all aspects of the ropes program, maintain the safety of all campers and staff and ensure the camp’s daily program is run efficiently through detailed supervision and objective decision making.

Essential Functions:

  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Ensure safe and risk free environment at all times while meeting the individual needs of the participants
  • Teach and facilitate ropes programs to campers and staff
  • Assist in maintaining program sites: Alpine Tower, High Ropes, Zip Line, Mt. Widji, Pamper Pole & Archery
  • Ensure proper use & care of for all program equipment and storage areas
  • Ensure camp programs are delivered to all guests in a safe and fun environment
  • Follow all rules and safety regulations as set forth by the center
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with other staff
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications:

Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

Superior supervisory skills and an enthusiastic personality with the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, members and participants to create a culture of service within our programs

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work on a team and willingness to work outdoors
  • Ability to understand the needs of participants and to place these needs ahead of his/her own
  • Ability to think in the abstract, solve problems, make decisions, instruct, evaluate, lead others
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Minimum 17 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Experience with climbing, ropes courses or related activities required

Certifications Required:

  • Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation training
  • Within two weeks of hire or before 1st shift with children (whichever comes first): CPR/First Aid/AED; Camp Staff Training Orientation

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand; walk on uneven surfaces; sit; handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. The employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level is usually minimal to moderate.

This description is a summary of the functions of this position. Other duties may be assigned as needed. The YMCA of Middle Tennessee reserves the right to review and adjust this job description as business needs dictate.