The Salvation Army - Central Territory

Summer Day Camp Counselor

Job Locations US-MN-St Paul
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Temporary Full-Time


The Summer Day Camp Counselor plays an important role in the development of youth by fostering fun, communication, growth, safety and health. This position will oversee the daily activities and development of elementary schoolers in Community Center programming while maintaining positive relationships with their families.


This is a temporary, full-time position with an expectation of working forty (40) hours per week during the eight (8) week Summer Day Camp program season. In addition, training and facility preparation will take place the weeks before and after the regular program weeks.


This job description is not all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential duties of the position. Other duties, responsibilities and tasks may be assigned by Youth Ministry Director, Corps and Community Ministries Director and Corps Officers.

• Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relationships with co-workers and supervisors. This would include but not be limited to such actions: resolution of conflicts in a professional manner; courteous treatment of staff, children and families; respect of others’ property and person and professional and appropriate communication to and about co-workers, supervisors, and subordinates.
• Support the mission of The Salvation Army by treating every child, family and colleague with individual respect and dignity, and without discrimination of any kind.
• Greet and accommodate the needs of youth and families who participate in Community Center programs.
• Ensure the safety of children in Community Center programs by maintaining a safe and positive environment.
• Support Youth Ministry Director by enforcing policies regarding payment, late fees, safety, and behavior expectations.
• Responsible for implementing and developing programing and activities that align with the daily schedule of activities.
• Responsible for tracking and reporting daily statistics.
• Use program time to engage children in meaningful conversation, activities and learning experiences.
• Encourage respect for individuality and differences in each child.
• Set a good example for children and others by implementing a culture of cleanliness, punctuality, sportsmanship, manners, encouragement and asking for help.
• All other duties as assigned.


• High school diploma.
• Ability to work with and communicate with children and families of diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups.
• Ability to make independent and effective decisions.
• Experience supervising and working with children.
• Be a team player as well as able to work independently.
• Ability to accept supervision and guidance.
• Ability to communicate and work with groups of varying age and skill levels, and provide necessary instruction to children and information to families.
• Ability to observe and assess children’s behavior enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
• Must be willing to support the mission of The Salvation Army.
• Must pass The Salvation Army background checks.
• Must become certified in CPR and First Aid training.
• It must be understood by the incumbent that the provisions of Safe From Harm will apply upon commencement of employment and also understood that the required Safe From Harm training be satisfactorily completed within the first week of employment.


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