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  • Ropes & Teambuilding Specialist - Camp - Seasonal

    Job Locations US-NJ-Wall
    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/9/2018 12:02 PM)
    # of Openings
    Entry Level
  • Overview

    Under the supervision of the Director of Camps, the Ropes & Teambuilding Specialists shall implement and assist in the specialty area of our Ropes course and elements, as well as a team-building camp program for his/her assigned groups



    • ASSUME responsibility for the safety and welfare of all campers in the ropes program.
    • PLAN and IMPLEMENT the specified ropes and teambuilding program areas as assigned by supervisor.
    • ASSIST in the maintenance of all ropes equipment; i.e. ropes, helmets, hardware and return to ropes shed after each use. Check equipment daily to assure safety, and report any issues or concerns immediately 
    • PARTICIPATE and ATEND all camp functions (i.e. staff orientations, ropes trainings, meetings, family nights, Camp Carnival, etc.)
    • ASSIST supervisor and other ropes staff in program planning.
    • PROMOTE positive values in campers through the use of effective group work techniques.
    • ACTS in accordance with YMCA philosophy and character development values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility; and policies and procedures (as stated in the Camp Zehnder Staff Manual).
    • PERFORM first aid and follow emergency procedures when necessary as described in the Camp Zehnder Staff Manual.
    • ARRIVE no later than 8:45am in staff shirt and sneakers and be prepared to work. Cut-offs and sandals are inappropriate attire.
    • ACTIVELY supervise campers in the ropes areas and at any teambuilding program area.
    • ADHERE to policies related to boundaries with youth. Complete required abuse risk management training. Follow mandated abuse reporting procedures, including reporting suspicious or inappropriate behaviors and policy violations.



    YMCA Competencies (Leader):

    Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrated the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

    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 effectively; takes initiative to assist in developing others.

    Operational effectiveness: makes sound judgment, and transfers learning from one situation to another; embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience; strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

    Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance; demonstrates and openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process


    Must be at least 18 years of age

    Must be certified (will train on our course in May)

    Must have a variety of skills in working with children, experience with group work, and program implementation, and be willing to further develop these skills

    Physical Demands

    The employee must have the ability to lead, plan, and participate in a range of activities in an outdoor environment and setting; and the ability to walk, stand, lift, bend and stretch.



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