YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow
With the general guidance of the Site Director or Program Director, the Group Leader supervises a group of children in accordance to YMCA and Texas Licensing regulations. Group leaders must provide a safe, supportive, and enjoyable environment for the children. This team member is responsible for the direct supervision of program participants and will assist in leading program activities.
1. Supervises children’s arrival and departures, accounting for the attendance of each child.
2. Supervises children at all times both in small and large group activities.
3. Directs and assists children with learning activities to include homework.
4. Implements daily enrichment activities.
5. Supervises and safely leads recreational activities.
6. Provides age-appropriate behavioral guidance and support.
7. Maintains program and facility cleanliness according to YMCA guidelines and standards.
8. Builds partnerships with parents, school day care personnel, and the community.
9. Distributes snacks and meals to participants in accordance with DFPS regulation.
10. Clocks in and out on time daily.
11. Completes required on-going training to include:
a. Fall In-service
b. Spring In-service
c. 40 Developmental Assets
d. Redwoods Trainings
e. A minimum of 6 hours of training per semester
f. Site based Meetings
g. All-Staff Meetings
12. Participates in school and branch events.
13. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
14. Adheres to all YMCA safety procedures.
YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):
Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
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.
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.
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.
1. Must be 18 years of age and with at least 6 months of childcare experience.
2. A High School Diploma or GED is required.
3. Certifications required within the first week of hire: Redwoods Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazardous Communications
4. Certifications/Trainings required within the first 30 days of hire: ASHI CPR Pro and First Aid; Redwoods Child Sexual Abuse and Appropriate Touch; Licensing Pre-service.
5. Must be able to establish and maintain harmonious relationships by promoting caring, honesty, respect and responsibility with staff, YMCA members, and program participants.
6. Must be a positive role model to children, displaying emotional maturity and stability at all times.
7. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
8. Previous experience in building positive, authentic relationships with diverse populations.
1. Work is performed in an active environment.
2. Incumbent must have the ability to communicate with staff, children and parents.
3. This position requires high levels of attention and alertness.
4. Visual acuity is required for child supervision.
5. Repetitive stooping and bending with regular lifting of up to 20 pounds is required. Ability to stand and walk for long periods at a time is required, as well as, the ability to run and be able to participate in sports.
6. Must be able to respond to emergency situations.
YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow
Website : http://www.ymcasatx.org/campflamingarrow/
YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow was originally known as the San Antonio YMCA Boys Camp In the late 1800s the San Antonio YMCA began offering summer camp experiences to area boys and in 1927, bought its first permanent campsite in Hunt, Texas. The 217-acre site located on the banks of the south fork of the Guadalupe River was named the San Antonio YMCA Boys Camp. During the next couple of years, ten, wooden, screened cabins that held eight people each were built facing the river. The camp was used only during the summer season and its leaders were made up of San Antonio Y staff, school teachers, and administrators. Activities offered included swimming, boating, archery, woodwork, camp craft skills and sports. In the 1940s horses were added to the program as well as canoeing, tennis, riflery, rope swing, and Ping-Pong. It was during this time period that a recreation hall was built in front of the camper cabins.