**UPDATED HOURS** Beginning June 4th, 2022 Saturday Hours | 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM and Sunday Hours | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA

MORE THAN JUST A JOB

MAKE A LASTING DIFFERENCE AT THE Y

BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA is a great place to work. You can gain experience in your field of interest and meet new friends while actively strengthening your community. Join our team and our cause. Apply today!

Summer Camp Staff | Seasonal/Part-Time

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people in YOUR community. As a non-profit organization committed to strengthening our community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Blair Regional YMC offers more than just a job: we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference.

The Blair Regional YMCA is currently accepting applications for seasonal, part-time Summer Camp Staff to fill shifts in the Summer Camp Program. Staff will be responsible for the safety and well-being of the children enrolled in our programs as well as providing an environment rich in activities and experiences to promote the development of each child.

Primary Responsibilities

 

  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of PA Department of Human Services (DHS) regulations.
  • Supervise all children and be physically present with the group of children in your care.
  • When engaging children in activities, consider the needs of individual children with concern for their interests, special talents, individual style, and pace of learning.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • Interact and participate in games, activities, and special programs with children in a positive and enthusiastic manner.
  • Assist in daily communication with parents.
  • Utilize positive disciplinary methods including, but not limited to, redirection, positive reinforcement, proactive guidance, and if needed, appropriate time outs.
  • Assist with the completion of any necessary administrative paperwork (i.e. meal counts, attendance, incident reports, supply requests, etc.)

Qualifications (should meet ONE of these criteria)

  • High school diploma and 30 credits in an education or human services field.
  • High school diploma and 600 or more hours of secondary training.
  • High school diploma, 15 credit hours in an education or human service field, and 1 year of experience working with children.
  • High school diploma and 2 years of experience working with children.
  • (1) Year Childcare Experience (Preferred)

Pay: $10.50 – $12.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Free Summer YMCA Membership
  • Applications, inquiries, and resumes should be directed to Lauren McCrum at the email Lmccrum@blairregionalymca.org

    The Y is a great place to work, gain experience in your field of interest, meet new friends, and strengthen your community. Apply today to join our team and our cause!

    The Blair Regional YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOIN OUR Summer Camp Team!

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

AQUATICS DEPARTMENT

NOW HIRING LIFEGUARDS AND SWIM LESSON INSTRUCTORS

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LIFEGUARD

BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA is currently accepting applications for a full-time year-round Lifeguard. Lifeguards serve at BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA, as well as several outdoor facilities during the summer season. Under direct supervision of the Aquatic Leader, Lifeguards are expected to ensure a safe, clean, and enjoyable aquatic environment for YMCA members and program participants. Lifeguards will be responsible for the safety of all individuals in the pool area, enforcing facility rules and regulations, and communicating with parents, youth, and members of all ages.

  • Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas
  • Watching all activity in and around the pool
  • Remaining alert at all times while on duty
  • Recognizing emergency situations
  • Rescuing individuals in distress
  • Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals
  • Promotes safety in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures
  • Builds positive relationships with members and program participants through effective listening and verbal skills
  • Finds creative ways to connect participants to one another and the Y community
  • Maintains active surveillance of the pool area
  • Knows and reviews all emergency procedures
  • Responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, and the “safe-in-six” model
  • Completes related reports as required
  • Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies, and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area
  • Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state health department code
  • Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed
  • Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving
  • Performs chemical testing when not guarding, as required, and takes appropriate action
  • Identifies and celebrates the successes of members and program participants
  • Attends all staff meetings and in-service training
  • Adheres to the YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Advancing Our Mission & Cause
Engaging Community, Volunteerism, Change, and Leadership

Building Relationships
Collaboration, Inclusion, Communication, and Influence

Leading Operations
Functional Expertise, Innovation, Program/Project Management, Critical Thinking, and Decision Making

Developing & Inspiring People
Emotional Maturity, Developing Self and Others

Minimum Age of 16

Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support or Professional Rescuer
  • CPR/AED
  • First Aid
  • Emergency Oxygen Administration
  • Current YMCA Lifeguard or Equivalent
  • State Police, Child Abuse, and FBI Clearances Upon Hire
  • Child Abuse Prevention Training Within 30 Days of Hire Date
  • Ability To Maintain Certification-level Physical and Mental Readiness
  • Must Demonstrate Lifeguard Skills In Accordance With YMCA Standards

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must:

  • Physically perform all skills required of a lifeguard
  • Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility
  • Remain alert with no lapses of consciousness
  • See and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility

Pay Rate Based on Experience.

FREE CERTIFICATION

Flexible work schedule

Generous employee discounts on YMCA programs

FREE YMCA membership with access to all BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA facilities

Participation in the Y Retirement Fund

Health & wellness benefits

Opportunities for continuing education and professional training/development

GET YOUR WHISTLES READY AND JOIN US POOLSIDE!

SWIM LESSON INSTRUCTOR

BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA is currently accepting applications for a full-time Swim Lesson Instructor. The ideal candidate with be dependable, patient, energetic, and safety-focused. Under direct supervision of the Aquatic Leader, Swim Lesson Instructors will be responsible for teaching swim lessons using the Y USA Swim Lesson Program and BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA-approved lesson plans. No experience is necessary. On-the-job training will be provided to the ideal candidate.

  • Create a safe, warm, and positive environment that welcomes and respects all individuals and encourages swimmers to meet course objectives
  • Maintain a positive rapport with students, parents, and other patrons
  • Follow lesson plans and create drills and activities within swim lesson program guidelines
  • Support, follow, and enforce all facility rules and regulations with strong emphasis on safety
  • Teach age-appropriate rules to participants in a positive manner
  • Report problems or concerns to the Program Director
  • Take attendance using the class roster
  • Private Swim Instructors must verify payment for private lessons by viewing a receipt from the client prior to teaching the lesson
  • Complete skills sheets after each class
  • Communicate with parents about their child’s progress
  • Assist with keeping the pool area clean and maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas
  • Promote safety in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures
  • Complete other duties within the pool area as assigned
  • Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly
  • Builds effective, authentic relationships with students and parents
  • Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers
  • Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules
  • Refers students and parents to other programs, as appropriate
  • Maintains records as required (i.e.: attendance, progress reports, etc.)
  • Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures
  • Completes incident and accident reports, as necessary
  • Organizes and puts away needed class equipment
  • Reports damaged equipment
  • Trains and supervises class aides as assigned
  • Identifies and celebrates the successes of members and program participants
  • Attends all staff meetings and in-service training
  • Adheres to the YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Advancing Our Mission & Cause
Engaging Community, Volunteerism, Change, and Leadership

Building Relationships
Collaboration, Inclusion, Communication, and Influence

Leading Operations
Functional Expertise, Innovation, Program/Project Management, Critical Thinking, and Decision Making

Developing & Inspiring People
Emotional Maturity, Developing Self and Others

Minimum Age of 16

Strong Swimming Skills

Prior Experience Teaching Swim Lessons Preferred, But Not Required

Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support or Professional Rescuer
  • CPR/AED
  • First Aid
  • Emergency Oxygen Administration
  • State Police, Child Abuse, and FBI Clearances Upon Hire
  • Child Abuse Prevention Training Within 30 Days of Hire Date
  • Ability To Maintain Physical and Mental Readiness
  • Must Demonstrate Skills In Accordance With YMCA Standards

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must:

  • Physically perform all skills required
  • Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility
  • Remain alert with no lapses of consciousness
  • See and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility
  • Effective communication

Pay Rate Based on Experience.

FREE CERTIFICATION

Flexible work schedule

Generous employee discounts on YMCA programs

FREE YMCA membership with access to all BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA facilities

Participation in the Y Retirement Fund

Health & wellness benefits

Opportunities for continuing education and professional training/development

JOIN OUR AQUATICS TEAM!

CLEARANCES

All Y employees and volunteers are required to have State Police, Child Abuse and FBI Clearances upon hire. For more information on these clearances, please visit the following websites:

Cost $23.85

Questions about FBI clearance should be directed to the FBI Background Check Unit at: 717-783-6211 or 1-877-371-5422.

Cost $22.00

Cost of clearances subject to change.

Please contact the respective agency for details.

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BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES

BLAIR, BEDFORD, & HUNTINGDON COUNTIES

Working locally, BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA focuses on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action communities from Hollidaysburg, Altoona, Duncansville, and Tyrone to Roaring Spring, PA, and beyond. You can be part of something bigger and making connections across Pennsylvania, the nation, and around the world.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

It is the policy of BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA to comply with all existing statutes as they relate to all employees and employment applicants.

BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA is committed to ensuring that recruiting, hiring, training, and promotion for all job positions are completed without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law.

BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA

WE’RE FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHY LIVING, AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY