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Summer Lead Day Camp Counselor

Company: Downers Grove Park District
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Downers Grove Park DistrictSummer Camp Head Counselor Reporting to the Youth and Teen Recreation Supervisor, The Summer Camp Head Counselor is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the day camp program and assist with the overall management and supervision of the camp program and staff. The Head Camp Counselor plans, organizes and supervises activities for all campers in sports, crafts, music, outdoor education, and games, as well as field trips to local swimming pools. Here is what our employee has to say about this position:"My favorite thing about camp has always been the kids and the relationships you build. Each summer I would come back hoping to see our kids from last year back and also excited to meet new kids. I enjoyed the flexibility of working with different age groups, you can work with really little kids or older kids, depending on the age range you would prefer to work with. There are so many different types of camp you can work with, that you are sure to find one that will fit your interests as well. Working in this program also gave me great experience working on communicating/professionalism with coworkers, supervisors, and parents of the kids in our programs. Pay rate: $15.00 per hour Hours:This position is flexible as staff can work additional shifts before or after camp.10-40 hours per week, Monday through FridayBefore Care: Monday to Friday, from 6:45am - 9:00am Camp: Monday to Friday, from 8:45am - 4:00pmAfter Care: Monday to Friday, from 3:45pm - 6:00pmAdditional hours may be assigned by the Recreation Supervisor for meetings, trainings, late-pickups, subbing or special events.Essential Functions Develop and prepare activities such as group games, crafts, and outdoor education programsConducts and supervises camp in accordance with planned lessonsMaintains accurate recordsBrings concerns to the Head Camp CounselorTo ensure the children's safety, counselors must be prepared to be in the water on swim daysMaintains courteous and effective communication between staff, participants and parents Attends staff meetings and trainings, as scheduled by the Recreation Supervisor Follows District's Safety Policies Requirements Must be 18 years of age or older Previous experience working with children in a park district or childcare setting preferred Must be able to understand the needs and issues of staff, parents and children, and provide information to meet these needs. CPR, First Aid and AED certification is required or willingness to obtain. The Park District provides training. Equal Employment Opportunity The Downers Grove Park District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, disability (mental or physical), association with a person with a disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, military or veteran status, genetic information, order of protection status, work authorization status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Downers Grove Park District, Downers Grove , Summer Lead Day Camp Counselor, Other , Downers Grove, Illinois

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