Summer Job Opportunity for Alumni

Summer Day Camp Counselor, Granada Hills Charter

Position Description:

Granada Hills Charter High School has partnered with the North Valley Family YMCA at Porter Ranch to provide enrichment and support for incoming 9th grade GHCHS students this summer. The YMCA is looking for Summer Day Camp Counselors to support this amazing program, for 3-6 weeks, this June and July. Shifts will typically be 5 hours per day, between 7:45am-1:00pm. The YMCA is looking for enthusiastic youth-oriented individuals who wish to support this program by being a Day Camp Counselor. Daily responsibilities include: engaging youth in fun activities (fine arts, STEAM, recreation, leadership, service learning, community involvement, social-emotional learning, etc.) and supporting school teachers while youth are in summer orientation instruction. We have over 40 openings. This is a seasonal position at $15-$18.00/hour, depending on experience.  

Qualifications: 

  • Nineteen (19) years or older 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • Experience working with School-Age youth (middle school), preferred, but not required. • Strong character values, communication skills, emotional maturity. 
  • Current First Aid, Adult, Infant and Child CPR Certifications (or willing to obtain within sixty (60) days of employment; free courses provided by the YMCA). 
  • Attend all training sessions 
  • Willing to adhere to all current health orders related to COVID-19 safety and precaution (face coverings, physical distancing, good hygiene, etc.). 
  • School may require weekly COVID-19 testing, which is offered free-of-charge. 

Responsibilities: 

  1. Support incoming 9th grade students in the summer program with fun and engaging activities and during instructional time with their teachers. 
  2. Managing a classroom cohort of up to 10-15 youth in both indoor and outdoor environments. 3. Maintaining an environment that maintains all health orders related to COVID-19: physical distancing, face coverings, hand washing breaks, visual health assessments, etc. 
  3. Nurtures youth through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families. 
  4. Maintains close visual supervision of a group of assigned students in a weekly session and in alignment with program ratios set by the YMCA and the school. 
  5. Ensure that no youth is left unsupervised or staff alone with a youth at any time. 
  6. Help student manage behavior using a positive approach, including proactive strategies, redirection and using constructive discipline with natural and logical consequences. 
  7. Actively supports the YMCA and schools’ commitments to inclusion and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), where appropriate. 
  8. Planning, preparation and leading weekly activities and enrichment with an emphasis of the outdoor environment, developmentally appropriate, culturally relevant, and within the guidelines of the YMCA’s program standards, the school’s program standards and the current health orders related to COVID-19.  
  9. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards, maintains site and equipment, and maintains required program records in accordance YMCA and school expectations. 11. Makes ongoing, observations of each youth. Communicates with supervisor and school regarding youth's development. 
  10. Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents. 13. Attends and participates in staff meetings and trainings, including 20 hours of pre-camp training and 4 hours of CPR/First Aid training.  
  11. Follows YMCA and school policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies. Follows reporting procedures and proactively responds to situations to ensure a safe environment for all involved. 
  12. Understands and complies with current federal, state, local regulations and school rules. 16. Maintains positive relationship with school partners, parents, other YMCA team members and community partners. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. 

To apply: 

Apply online here: https://ymcala.workbrightats.com/internaljobs/576840.html

Questions? Contact Erica Snyder at EricaSnyder@ymcala.org.