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Acting as a positive role model and facilitating activities were the major roles of a camp leader. This role proved to be testing at times and required a great deal of patience, energy and persistence, however, the transformations and joy of the participants made it all the worthwhile. The lack of funds further problematised the program where the efforts of the voluntary leaders was heavily relied on.
I am starting a Certificate of Education Support - Integration Aide/Teacher Aid course in February 2015, through Monash University.
Get to work with children, who I absolutely adore.
Only casual, would enjoy more hours if possible.
I am a very flexible person, can work with less supervision, very independent and honest. Willing to learn new things and dedicated to every task that will assigned to me.
My day sometimes looks like this. I arrive at 615, give children breakfast, ensure oldest child gets on bus at 8am for school. Baby needs a sleep at this point, once he is asleep I do painting or craft with 4 yr old. Baby wakes up, we have morning tea then we go for a walk to the beach or park to play. Then we have lunch and everybody lies down for a sleep for an hour or more. I read and have my break. Then we have afternoon tea, sometimes as a tea party on the floor. Then we play outside playing whatever imagination game the 4 year old wants to play, usually mums and dads or doctors. Then sometimes their mum comes back about 430 and I go back to my house to recover a bit before going out again to help lead youth group.
can sleep in afternoon if I am tired
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working at the YMCA was really enjoyable, the kids were great, i had fun working with my co-workers. Sometimes just waking up really early was hard but I got use to it. I enjoyed going out and interacting with all the kids, playing all sorts of games.
kids were amazing
clean early mornings 4.30am start, lifeguard during day sometimes although mostly on the weekends and learn to swim every afternoon amd saturday morning.
everyone in the ymca were close friends, always a happy place, gym and pools handy, made lots of little friends through teaching kids how to swim
I am quite new to the work force, I have been a youth worker trainee for only a month, it is hard for me to be given an opportunity considering my lack of work experience. All I have is commitment and dedication to improve my life style and start developing a career. I do one day hope I can start work and really prove myself as I know I will be a great asset to any company because I am reliable, responsible, good problem solver, punctual and a quick learner. The team I have previously worked within was a good and trust worthy team that has shown great leadership to me. My most exciting part of the day would have to be, being able to work independently and showing my skills I have learnt so far.
The opportunity to work and weekend work
YMCA was a great place to work with flexible hours to suit our needs and a great opportunity for upskilling.
I learnt Accounts Payable / Receivable and Facility management during my time with YMCA. I enjoy the work I do and I enjoy the team I work with. The hardest part of this job was being told that my position is about to become redundant.
Long drive to and from home
YMCA has been a great company to work for with part time hour flexibility. Unfortunately due to restructure, my position is being made redundant. With various YMCA accounts across states, I have had the opportunity of processing payrolls from various software packages and learning various awards. I have enjoyed working with staff and managers from these centres and I have formed ongoing friendships. The hardest part of the job will be leaving such a great supportive team.
Working school hours
A typical day at work would be say hello to the team and see how everyone else is going and see what has happened before I came in. Check emails, sort through paperwork and comile a list of immediate jobs that need attending to. Set goals for the day. At the end of the day go through the list and evaluate what I have achieved. Working at the YMCA I learned the importance of team work. Working together as a team not only makes the job more enjoyable, but also creates a more efficient work environment enabling the team team to achieve the best outcome for the business. Manangement at the Y is very supportive to all employees at all levels. All managers have an open door policy and are all very approachable. They are always available to help out and provide direction and support. People choose to work at the Y because they are passionate about the companies values and the culture it presents. It is not the place to work if you want to 'get rich quick'. Working with people who love what they do creates a vibrant, proactive environment which rubs off onto the the customers who also come along to experience the fun energetic environment. The Hardest part of the job was probably the multi tasking required. Working in accounting, I was also required to perform the role of Duty Manager on occassions. This may have involved on certain days juggling between processing payroll, serving customers, covering lifeguards breaks and performing month end. Challenging, but also rewarding. The variety keeps the head clear and certainly makes the day go fast! The culture and team - more...
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