Ropes Facilitator/Technician

April 10, 2018 2:36 PM | Anonymous member

Organization: Camp Joy

JOB TITLE: Ropes Facilitator/Technician

STATUS: Part Time/Seasonal/As Needed

DEPARTMENT: Outdoor School Programs/Student Leadership Programs/Venture Out!

REPORTS TO: Department Program Managers

OVERALL FUNCTION: Deliver high quality, innovative, mission-centered programs through all Joy teams (Outdoor Education, Adult, Young Adult, and University). Program activities include facilitation of High and Low Challenge courses (i.e. high/low ropes) and Group and Leadership Development. Populations served vary from elementary through college students and adults.


Customer Service:

 Role model exceptional customer service by providing positive interactions with participants,clients, and staff.

 Create positive relationships by learning participant’s name, interacting with participants and creating opportunities for participants to learn and grow.

 Respond effectively and efficiently to participant, client, and staff needs.

Safety Conscious:

 Adhere to all Camp Joy policies and procedures.

 Receive and stay current on required certifications and verifications.

 Clearly instruct participants on equipment, safety, and procedure for course.

 Keep a constant, watchful eye on property, facilities, resources, guests and self.

 Be prepared to respond to group needs including emergency situations.

Program Delivery:

 Facilitate front load and debrief discussions to establish purpose for the activity.

 Day to day operations including but not limited to: client trainings, program set-up/tear-down,inspecting facilities and equipment, and providing program support.

 Complete all required paperwork including but not limited to: incident report, course usage, andpayroll forms.

Group Management:

 Establish age appropriate and clear behavior and safety expectations for every group and program.

 Identify the need for intervention.

 Respond to issues and discipline with dignity in appropriate manner.


 Constantly assess the needs and abilities of guests.

 Provide physical and emotional support when necessary and appropriate.

Team Player:

 Effectively maintain open communication with participants, clients, and staff

 Be willing to assist and support guests and staff.

Time Management/Prepared:

 Arrive on time and prepared for all programs, meetings, and tasks.


 Must be 18 years of age or older

 Successfully complete pre-employment criminal background check and drug screening.

 Successfully complete 40 hour Challenge Course Training Session.

 Ability to lift/move 30-50 pounds

 Provide availability and commit to a flexible schedule.

 Ability to work full and active days outside (under all weather conditions and uneven terrain).

 Given appropriate training, applicant must be able to meet Association for Challenge Course

Technology Level 1 Practitioner standards including but not limited to the following:

o Recognize inherent risk specific to activities and program areas.

o Effectively supervise and monitor participants at heights up to 50 feet.

o Efficiently maneuver and assist participants at heights up to 50 feet.


 Experience and ability to communicate and work with a wide range of ages of clients and staff.

 Experience in organization development and leadership, high and low challenge course facilitation and customer service.


 This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions: and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign for reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at the time.

TRAININGS AVAILABLE: Camp Joy Challenge Course Training, First Aide/CPR/AED, and Facilitation Coaching

LOOKING TO FILL: On-going to build a large team of adjunct facilitators.

SALARY: $12-$16/ hour


 Warren County YMCA Membership Discount

 Outdoor Gear Retail Stores (i.e. Liberty Mountain, Mountain Khaki, etc) discounts

 Shoe discounts (Teva Pro, Chaco)


QUESTIONS: Kirstin Harris 937-289-9147

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