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Lead Summer Day Camp Counselor - HIRING FOR SUMMER 2018

Lead Summer Day Camp Counselor - HIRING FOR SUMMER 2018

Job ID 
2018-4831
# of Openings 
5
Job Locations 
US-WI-Green Bay,
Category 
Camp
Type 
Seasonal Full-Time

More information about this job

Overview

The Summer Camp Lead Counselor works directly with children and organizes, prepares, and leads general activities such as arts and crafts, sports, educational, and other age-appropriate activities at the Kroc in Green Bay. Under direct supervision, per state requirements, is responsible for the safety and well-being of a small group of children aged 5 – 12 by ensuring appropriate behavior and that the group is in the proper location at all times.

Responsibilities

  1. Assist the Youth Development Supervisor in the preparation and execution of summer day camp activities.
  2. Organize, prepare, and lead age-appropriate activities for children ages 5 – 12, such as arts and crafts, sports, educational activities and games.

 

  1. Assist supervisor in communication to parents, administration of state forms, and other administrative duties. This does not include communication regarding financial or disciplinary situations.
  2. Ensure campers meet behavioral expectations and positively intervene when necessary.
  3. Coordinate camp activities when coordinators are unable to perform their duties due to emergencies or absence.
  4. Utilize CCMS (Community Center Management System) for timely and accurate record keeping, including the areas of statistical reports related to all camp activities.
  5. Ensure the attractive appearance, operational function, and general upkeep of the camp venues including equipment and furnishings.
  6. Submit material and equipment requirements to the Youth Development Supervisor as necessary.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 6 college credits in education / early childhood development is highly preferred.
  • 1 year of experience working with youth in a camp setting required.

 

  • OR –

 

  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: First Aid, CPR and AED Certification must be obtained within the first 30 days of hire.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with children, parents and guardians. 
  • Ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a positive, professional manner.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances. 
  • Ability to use sound judgment in challenging situations.

  

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions will vary based on the activity being conducted. Some activities will take place indoors in a climate-controlled area while others will take place outdoors with varying temperature and humidity levels.