Careers with a Cause
The YMCA of San Francisco was named as one of the Bay Area's Best Places to Work by its employees as well as one of the Healthiest Employers. Join our team and make a lasting impact every day in communities across San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. Every day, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—are transforming lives through YMCA programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
About the Job
YMCA Scholars Camps at Neil Cummins Elementary in Corte Madera (Marin County) provide distance learning support and enrichment activities for students during the school year. Scholars Camps prioritize serving children of essential workers, youth in foster care, youth experiencing homelessness, youth in public housing, English language learners, and low-income African American, Latinx or Asian Pacific Islander families. Each cohort of youth stays the same for the 4 weeks of the session. Each cohort contains no more than 14 youth, and each cohort is assigned 2 staff.
The Counselor is responsible for: building strong relationships; providing a physically and emotionally safe environment; monitoring behavior management; promoting the core values of the YMCA (honesty, caring, respect and responsibility); mediating conflict resolution; leading activities that will build camper's knowledge and skill base; the safety of camp participants at all times; exhibiting best child safe practices; creating and implementing daily enrichment activities as assigned by supervisor; complying with policies and procedures; supporting youth in logging onto their distance learning platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom); ensuring youth stay focused and engaged in their distance learning and school-assigned activities; monitoring the group's class schedules to ensure youth attend their classes on time.
- Must be 18 years or older.
- Must have at least 3 months of experience working with youth between the ages of 5 & 10.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with diverse ages and groups of people
- Previous experience in Youth Development is a plus, but other experiences that involve leading and facilitating structured activities to a group of young people, outside of Youth Development is also acceptable.
- Willingness to learn and grow on the job and accept feedback.
All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors. Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.