Our Commitment to Equity The Y actively promotes a culture free
from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional
and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will
be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable
and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into
every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a
culturally versatile and respectful manner.
Apply now to join the Orkila Staff Community as an Inclusion
Specialist. This is a great opportunity to be part of a team
committed to building safe and inclusive environments for young
people. For more information about Camp Orkila and its programs,
visit us at www.camporkila.org
More about the position:
Team Inclusion is responsible for supporting the Mental,
Emotional and Social Health (MESH) needs both campers and staff,
with the aim of helping everyone to feel safe, happy and
comfortable at camp.
Inclusion Specialists are a presence in all areas of camp and
will work with campers and staff of all ages, documenting
incidents, communicating with parents and guardians and coaching
staff to work with campers with additional needs. Inclusion
Specialists perform other duties as assigned.
Team Inclusion consists of 3-4 Inclusion Specialists and is
overseen by an Assistant Director. The team also receives clinical
supervision from a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and WA State
Supervisor. Supervision hours are available - please inquire about
this during interview.
Significant work experience* or education in social work, mental
health counseling or related fields is required. We acknowledge
that not everyone has the opportunity to access formal education.
Life experience is valued as much as educational background and
lack of education should not be a barrier to joining our
To learn more about working with Camp Orkila and the Y, please
visit us online at www.campingandoutdoorleadership.org
The screening process of this job will begin on January 20th,
Supervises and assists with specific camper supervision. Ensures
that all staff are accounting for campers and safety at all times,
especially campers who need extra support. Works closely with unit
directors, medical team staff, and cabin counselors providing
resources, suggestions, and direct support for campers who need
extra attention due to behavior, health (mental and physical), or
life circumstance. Communicates directly with parents, guardians,
or case workers pro- and re-actively to gain tips for working with
specific campers and to give updates on the campers' experience.
Documents and files reports of suspected child abuse and neglect to
Child Protected Services as mandated. Assists as a member of the
leadership team with plans, schedules, and facilitates program
activities that are developmentally appropriate and which promote
camper skill and character development. Organizes, leads, and
assists with facilitation of all-camp special events. Responds to
issues related to mental health, self-harm, suicide and abuse.
Respond to immediate safety concerns, such as escalated situations,
missing campers or run away campers. Provides extreme behavioral
and homesickness support. Documentation of all cases dealt with:
maintain several spreadsheets and documents to track trends in camp
culture, behavior contracts issued, cases dealt with by InSpecs,
talk box comments received, abuse suspicions reported, CPS reports
filed. Maintains safety and cleanliness standards. Takes special
note of individual camper/staff health needs or concerns on a daily
basis. Shares cleaning duties with fellow staff. Maintains
equipment in sound and safe order. May attend directors meeting and
trainings. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those
related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse
prevention and emergencies. May live in cabin with campers, and
possibly move cabins as necessary to best meet camper and staffing
needs. Masters education (or progress towards) in social work,
therapy, counseling, mental health or equivalent STRONGLY
20 years of age or older. Current state approved first aid
certification. Current state approved CPR certification. High
school graduate or equivalent. One or more years of college
preferred. Other applicable education, training, and experience,
which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to
perform effectively in the position will be considered. Ability to
participate in activities that involve rigorous physical activity
in an outdoor setting, including, but not limited to hiking,
boating, camping and swimming.
Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse
populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual
orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to
English may be helpful.
Competencies for success at the Y:
- Values - Strengthens the Y's culture by demonstrating the
values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in
every aspect of work.
- Inclusion - Models cultural competence and supports diversity,
effectively working with people of different backgrounds,
abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
- Develop Self and Others - Demonstrates teamwork and personal
accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and
resources for development.
- Quality Results - Takes the initiative and holds self and
others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative
goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy,
finance and volunteerism.
- Change Capacity - Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in
the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in
support of the Y's mission.
- Inspire Others - Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and
rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level
of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building
At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people
with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote
healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe
in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y
membership as a benefit of employment.
Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where
we promote a continuous learning environment and career
"YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to
creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified
applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other
status protected by local, state, or federal law.
We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are
contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable
jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We
participate in the Federal E-Verify system.
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