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Day Camp Counselor

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TITLE: Camp Counselor

CATEGORY: Seasonal - Training May 30-Jun 2; Camp M-F Jun 5-Aug4

SALARY: $9.25/hr

SUMMARY:
The Camp Counselor is responsible for supervising and implementing day-to-day camp activities for their assigned groups and on occasion the rest of camp. The Camp Counselor is a seasonal employee, working approximately 40 hours a week. This position requires you to be on your feet and able to lift approximately 30 lbs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The Camp Counselor should have a background in camp settings, youth programming and has or is striving for a bachelor’s degree in education, physical education, health or a similar area.  One year of experience working in a camp setting is preferred.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:
The Camp Counselor is under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Attend mandatory staff orientation and trainings.
  • Instruct assigned camp programs competently and reliably.
  • Develop and maintain effective public relations/communications with co-workers, campers and parents.
  • Plan, implement and lead various activities.
  • Clean and maintain program area, busses and trip locations as necessary.
  • Assist in evaluating assigned programs and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Supervise campers daily and during visits to the pool and various other field trips.
  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all campers.
  • Attend weekly meetings as required.
  • Work independently.
  • Provide a positive and encouraging teamwork atmosphere.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND TRAITS:

  • Ability to complete the essential functions of the position.
  • Knowledge of children and children’s activities.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Willing to acquire First Aid and CPR training.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain clean and safe camp environment.
  • Walking up to one mile to camp activity destinations.
  • Work well with all personalities.

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS:
The Camp Counselor may feel added pressure during pick up and drop off times as well as on field trips. The Camp Counselor needs to remain calm in all situations. The Camp Counselor must be a good problem solver and be able to work in a fast pace environment.

PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS:
The Camp Counselor must be able to bend, stoop, lift items weighing up to 30 pounds, turn, sit and stand for short or extended periods of time.

ENVIORNMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
Indoor work conditions will include lighting, temperature and noise.  Outside conditions will include extreme temperature, sunlight and precipitation.

COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS:
The Camp Counselor must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.

The Camp Counselor must be in compliance with the loss prevention and safety policies of the Park District.

CONTACT: Alex Weidner, Recreation Supervisor, alexandra@obtpd.org