Located in North Attleboro & Franklin, MA, Hockomock Area YMCA hosts school and community groups from throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We offer a variety of programs focusing on teambuilding, anti-bullying, leadership development, and adventure recreation. The mission of our ropes course programs is for participants to have positive, growth oriented, and fun experiences. We are seeking applicants who desire to make a difference in their community through outdoor education.
o Ropes Course Facilitators are responsible for leading large and small groups through a progression of teambuilding activities, low ropes elements, high challenge course elements, and reflective discussions.
o Programs must always be facilitated in an environment that is safe, accepting of all people, and outcome oriented.
o Facilitators use the ropes course to provide an opportunity for groups to recognize and safely reach their potential. This will include promoting self-confidence, positive group dynamics, and the expansion of their problem solving abilities.
o Participate in trainings and professional development opportunities.
o Be flexible with schedule changes and customer service
o Facilitators are expected to be professional and work independently.
Qualifications - Required
o Ability to work with middle school students
o Be a positive role model and provide a safe environment for participants
o Strong desire to help participants and peers learn
o Conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times
o Display enthusiasm, patience, and a sense of humor
o Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license
o Must be able to clearly communicate verbally and in writing using English
o Must be 18 or older
Qualifications – Preferred
- Experience working with children in an educational setting
- Ability to work with participants ranging in age from middle school to college
- Experience leading teambuilding activities and/or low ropes elements
- Experience belaying and with high ropes challenge courses
- Understanding of the Experiential Learning process
- Spanish language skills
o Paid onsite training
o Advanced Scheduling
o Competitive Pay
o Free YMCA Membership
o Occasional Free Pizza!
Contact us to learn more about the benefits of being a Ropes Course Facilitator with Hockomock YMCA. Employment available on a 3-month contract or per diem basis.