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Day Camp Counselor

SUMMARY:
Working under the direction of the Day Camp Supervisor, the Day Camp Counselor is responsible for creating a safe, enjoyable and educational atmosphere for participants by planning and implementing age-appropriate daily activities. Work is reviewed for achievement of desired results and adherence to policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Supervises all assigned program participants to assure a safe and enjoyable experience
Organizes, implements, and actively participates in daily camp activities
Follows all policies and procedures of the Department and camp program
Ensures meaningful interactions with campers
Promptly responds to inquiries from campers, parents, and other staff members
Encourages problem solving skills in campers, while still monitoring interactions between campers and intervening when appropriate
Facilitates and encourages relationships between campers
Assists in creating and maintaining an enjoyable and supportive environment
Manages attendance records for assigned campers in an orderly fashion
Implements behavior management procedures in a proactive and positive manner
Serves as an inclusive and encouraging role model for participants and fellow staff
Must be able to work with children of all abilities and coordinate with MNASR staff
Recommends improvements to the Day Camp Supervisor
Complies with all Village Policies, Protocols, and Procedures
Performs other duties as assigned
Assists with maintaining inventory of all supplies
Assists with the implementation of the family picnic
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
One year of related experience is preferred, but not required. CPR, AED, and First Aid Certifications required prior to the start of camp.
COMPUTER SKILLS:
Proficient with email communication.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to compose and prepare reports and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money, weight measurement, volume, and distance.
REASONING ABILITIES:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Ability to work with children
Ability to prioritize duties and complete tasks within allotted planning hours
Understanding of the principles, practices, and objectives of Parks and Recreation administration and recreation programming
Capacity to troubleshoot, problem solve, and use good judgment
Ability to deal with the public tactfully and courteously
Commitment to promoting the positive image and growth of the Day Camp program
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
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 required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is often required to walk, run, sit, stand, reach with hand and arms, talk, and hear. The employee will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment varies between moderate and high. Frequent exposure to natural and seasonal weather conditions as well as insects while supervising employees and completing job duties.
SAFETY:
All employees are expected, as a condition of employment, to adopt the concept that the safe way to perform a task is the most efficient and the only acceptable way to perform it. Safety adherence of performance will be considered an important measure of employee performance evaluation. As such, the employee must:
Comply with established safe work rules and the special instructions of the supervisor
Report all accidents and injuries immediately and cooperate in all accident and injury investigations, supplying supervisors with full and complete information
Submit recommendations for safety and efficiency, as well as report defective equipment and unsafe conditions
Know their exact duties in case of fire or catastrophe
Use safety equipment provided for personal use in performing daily work assignments
Only operate equipment trained and authorized to operate
Provide public protection from unsafe conditions and hazards resulting from municipal work operations
Participate in special safety activities, as designated, such as Safety Committees, Job Safety Analysis, special training, etc


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