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Resident Life Coordinator
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- Working as a part of a team that develops individual plans for students with special needs.
- Advocates for students with special needs including dietary restrictions.
- Plans, organizes, and oversees structured cabin time, supporting leaders and students in engaging activities that strengthen and enrich their development and experience.
- Directly support and appraise the volunteers and be available to students and volunteers during cabin times.
- Support volunteers, field instructors and class room teachers by implementing positive behavior management of students.
- Maintains positive, clear and professional communication with staff, teachers, parents and volunteers.
- Conduct site visits to participating elementary schools.
- Lead evening patrol and ensure the safety of all volunteers, students, and staff.
- Responsible for programs including but not limited to: running meals, evening programs, campfires, morning patrol, activity time, teacher time, swim times.
- Maintain proper records as required including but not limited to activity rosters, early and late departures, visitor logs, cabin lists, tables lists and behavior management logs.
- Responsible for leading and collecting various evaluation tools.
- Attend all meals and all camp events (unless cleared by Senior Program Director).
- Use established system for communication with other camp departments.
- Be able to assist with the training of volunteers.
- Be able to work and communicate well with a variety of age groups.
- Have visual ability to recognize hazards in the camp setting and the auditory ability to respond appropriately to those hazards.
- Be able to observe and record student and volunteer's behavior in behavior log, to respond to health and safety concerns, and to deal appropriately and positively with improper behavior.
- A minimum of 21 years of age
- Experience as a group counselor or staff member in a camp or outdoor education setting.
- Experience planning and facilitating large group programming
- Ability to speak to large groups effectively
- Understanding of child/youth development
- Two (2) years of college recommended
- Supervisory experience preferred
- Experience working with peers as an authority figure
- Experience working with students with special needs preferred
- Good character
- Flexibility and maturity, with ability to be self-motivated and work with minimum supervision
- Ability to relate to peers as well as youth effectively
- Believe in the values of the YMCA of Silicon Valley as well as the individual worth of the camper/student.
- CPR and First Aid certified (can be obtained upon hire)
- Completion of YMCA child abuse prevention and injury and illness prevention training within 30 days of hire.
Position Start Date:
Monday, August 29, 2016
How to Apply:
Apply online at:
(search for 'resident life coordinator')
Position starts at $400/week and includes rustic housing and full benefits