Experience Level: None
Education: Associate's Degree
Manage the resources, staff and program to provide a quality, safe, fun and worthwhile day camp experience for all involved. Assist in the implementation and planning of activities of the daily program, understand the needs of clients.
Under direction, ensure that the activities of this position and relevant programs are consistent with the mission, vision and values of the Secretariat for Catholic Charities Health and Human Services.
Assist in the planning and implementation of programs of organized recreation and socialization for participants.
Supervise and evaluate the staff and programming on the camp site as well as volunteers associated with the program.
Exercise appropriate judgment and act according to procedure/risk management plan in the event of health or other emergency or in the event of other unforeseen incidents. Assist camp nurse with duties as needed.
Assist campers with restroom trips and personal care as needed.
Encourage and support counselors in their responsibilities.
Be aware of all special needs and concerns of campers, parents and staff.
Conduct appropriate correspondence with parents which may include conversation with parents; answering questions from parents; or relating information as requested or as needed.
Complete and maintain appropriate paperwork which includes, but not limited to, forms, incident reports, attendance logs, schedule logs, staff sign-in/sign-out sheets and others as assigned.
Plan and facilitate weekly staff meetings that include a training component.
Purchase and maintain supplies for use in program.
Ensure the facility is secured and cleaned daily. Close the facility at the end of session.
Regulate use of, and care of all camp equipment so that it is used as intended and within the guidelines of the camping program.
Enforce all safety regulations.
Establish work, cleaning, group assignments and schedules for staff and volunteers.
Participate in pre-camp meetings and all of staff training.
Perform other duties as necessary to accomplish objectives.
Combination of experience and education normally represented by a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Education, Social Work, Psychology or related field.
Three to five (3-5) seasons of previous camp experience demonstrating increasing responsibilities including the supervision of others.
Previous experience working with children with disabilities preferred.
Knowledge of the growth of children and concern for their emotional, physical and spiritual needs.
Knowledge and understanding of camper information including but not limited to behavioral issues, health concerns and other facts unique to campers.
Current certification in First Aid and CPR or attained through training during orientation.
Enjoy the outdoors.
Ability to make quick decisions in life threatening situations.
Must have good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Must have leadership and organizational skills, strong detail oriented skills with the ability to supervise and work as part of a team.
Ability to show patience and courtesy when working with people.
Must be able to site, stand, walk, squat and reach above head.
Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds unassisted.
Must be able to physically assist campers to stand, sit, use restroom and walk.
Final applicant is required to be fingerprinted to complete background check
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