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Summer Day Camp Counselor

Company: City of Blue Springs
Location: Blue Springs
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for every day operational tasks of Blue Springs Summer Day Camp under the supervision of the Day Camp Manager.

Work is approximately 25 - 40 hours per week beginning around May 26th. Camp runs through August 21st. Applicants who need varied work hours or who need to work fewer weeks during the summer are still encouraged to apply.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Administers standards of behavior and discipline to ensure the safety and well being of campers in a specific assigned group of day campers. Communicates policies and enforcement procedures to campers for the purpose of ensuring their understanding and the potential consequences of violation

  2. Serves as primary caregiver for each camper between 5-12 years old. Assists in planning, teaching, coordinating and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and recreation while ensuring a safe and positive learning environment. Interacts with all campers and parents in a polite manner

  3. Maintains camp equipment, work area, camper's files/records, and attendance records, for the purpose of ensuring availability of items and/or providing reliable information. Maintain a variety of records (e.g. accident and incident reports, discipline, checklists, timesheets, etc.) and submit these to the Day Camp Manager

  4. Be familiar with and have the ability to conduct the program site's emergency action procedures

  5. Obey and comply with all City of Blue Springs, Blue Springs Parks and Recreation, State and Local ordinances and policies

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Education and Special License(s)/Certifications - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, AED and first aid certification preferred or ability to obtain before the start of camp.

Experience - Must be 16 years of age or older. Previous experience working with youth preferred.

SKILLS, COMPETENCIES & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Skills - Skill in effective verbal and written communication; skill in fostering positive, healthy relationships with children or youth, skill in implementing program of activities; skill in preventing accidents and reacting professionally during emergencies.

Mental Requirements - Ability to work well with patrons of all ages. Ability to concentrate and accomplish tasks despite interruptions and perform a variety of tasks simultaneously. Ability to work independently and follow oral and written instructions.

Physical Requirements - Must be able to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear frequently; must be able to frequently use hands to operate, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or office machines; must be able to frequently reach with hands and arms; must be able to occasionally lift, move, push, pull, or transport up to 50 pounds at least 25 feet; must have close vision and the ability to adjust focus frequently. Most work is performed in various aquatic, athletic, recreational, or performing arts settings where noise levels are frequently moderate to loud, and occasionally loud.

Supervisory Responsibility - None.

Keywords: City of Blue Springs, Blue Springs , Summer Day Camp Counselor, Other , Blue Springs, Missouri

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