Assistant Camp Site Director

The YMCA of South Florida s Upper Keys Program Center is looking for an Assistant Summer Camp Site Director. The Assistant Camp Site Director is responsible for assisting with the operations and program management of the camp site including; participant and parent relationships, organizing and administering files and records necessary for the program, supervision of staff, creation of program activities, collecting fees and keeping track of supplies. In addition, the individual in this position is responsible for ensuring that the program adheres to the YMCA of South Florida s Risk Management policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with supervision of staff in the planning, supervision and implementation of activities for their assigned group of children in accordance to both age and developmentally appropriate practices as outlined by licensing agency, State of Florida and the YMCA of South Florida mission and YMCA Child Care Personnel Policies.
  • Assist with: ensuring compliance with requirements; including staffing appropriately and monitoring day-to-day operations, activities, curriculum planning, programming implementation, and to ensure use of mandatory curricula and ensuring that staff plan/implement well-organized and well-varied activities based on the mandated curriculum.
  • Assist with the collection of fees as appropriate and help park director keep all fees collected up to date.
  • Create a positive atmosphere, which boosts self-esteem and general self-concept of all participants.
  • Communicate clearly and regularly with parents about the program and their child s participation.
  • When Park Director is not available: Inform parents when there is a behavior problem that cannot be addressed adequately through verbal correction.
  • Maintain cohesive relationship with Partner facility personnel and that facility is used properly.
  • Assists with monitoring of equipment and facilities for safety and security purposes.
  • Work with the Park Director to ensure that all standards required and the YMCA are complied with fully.
  • Maintain close communication with Park Director of all issues concerning the program site.
  • Assists with maintaining accurate participant records (attendance, financial, and sign in and out records) as required by regulatory agencies and / or YMCA policies. This includes following up daily on absent children.
  • Uphold all YMCA policies and Risk Management / Safety procedures, which require reporting all incidents and accidents within 24 hours to the Park Director/corporate office.
  • Communicates all programmatic issues and information immediately to supervisor.
  • Document behavior issues and/or incidents daily, as needed.
  • Ensure that the proper staff to child ratios are maintained at all times and reports discrepancies to the Park Director, as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years-old at the time of hire.
  • A high school diploma or GED and preferably one of the following educational requirements:
    • Post-secondary level vocational certificate in child care through the State of Florida - level vocational certificate in child care through State of Florida - Department of Education.
    • Child Development Associate (CDA)
    • Associates Degree or higher from an accredited college/university in appropriate area; as documented by transcripts and/or degree.
  • A minimum of two (2) years work experience in a child care / day camp facility which includes direct contact with children and supervision of staff.
  • Ability to relate to both children and adults; understand, practice and model YMCA Character Development values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
  • Must excel in both written and verbal communication.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Active First Aid and CPR certification.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit to and satisfactorily clear a thorough Level II fingerprinting background screening.

The YMCA of South Florida is a Drug Free Workplace and is committed to the policy of Equal Opportunity prohibiting discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, age or disability.

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