The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Day Camp Sr. Counselor (18+)/Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    Job Locations US-IL-Villa Park
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Temporary Full-Time
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    POSITION TITLE:                 Day Camp Sr. Counselor (18 years old +)


    LOCATION/DEPT:                Oakbrook Terrace Corps


    REPORTS TO:                      Day Camp Director


    FLSA CATEGORY:               Non-Exempt


    STATUS TYPE:                     Temporary Full-Time



    Work under the direction of the Day Camp Director to ensure that the Day Camp is in keeping with the overall plans, goals and directions of the Corps.



    1. Take part as a leader to youth in regards to their daily class rotation and field trips.
    1. Assist as directed with set-up, registration time, opening, closing and clean-up.
    1. Understand that the overall theme of the Day Camp will have a Christian emphasis.
    1. Read, sign and abide by the Safe from Harm Policy.
    1. Attend the orientation prior to the start of Day Camp, debriefing and the final musical program.
    1. Other duties as assigned.



    Under the direct supervision of the Day Camp Director. In the absence of the Day Camp Director to be under the supervision of the Assistant Day Camp Director or Youth Development Director.


    This individual relates to, and interacts with, a wide range of contacts both within and outside The Salvation Army.  In these contacts, they act as a representative of the Army and its mission.



    This individual will be evaluated on how effectively the outcomes of this position are achieved, as well as the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of accomplishing assigned goals.



    • Must have completed the 11th grade
    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Experience of working with children, preferred.


    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong leadership skills.
    • Understand and uphold that Day Camp overall will have a Christian emphasis.
    • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self-starter.
    • Attention to detail.
    • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
    • A commitment to the mission of the Salvation Army.


    • This individual will only commit Army resources that have been allocated or approved.
    • This individual will keep the Day Camp Director informed on all critical issues relating to their area of responsibility.
    • This individual will adhere to all policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.


    • This position is required to do moderate physical work and must be able to lift 10 pounds.
    • In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary for some periods of time; use hands and fingers; communicate; move; occasionally required to position self to stoop, kneel, or crouch; frequently required to reach with and use arms and hands, as required in using standard office equipment and PC.
    • The work environment for this position includes indoor and outdoor environments with a low to high noise level.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, distance vision, and ability to focus. 


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