SSW - Camp Counselor
City of Garland - Garland, TX

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Instructs, plans and implements a full program of structured recreational activities appropriate for the age group which are assigned (6-12 years old or 12-18 years old).

Essential Job Functions

(The position exists to perform these functions.) Supervises, organizes, develops, instructs and inspires activities which meet the physical, mental and emotional needs of children. Enforces and maintains City and Departmental policies as needed. Promotes and maintains good public relations and customer service. Able to exercise extreme safety precautions at all time. Work flexible days and hours.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Knowledge of a variety of recreational activities and the ability to communicate that ability into organized recreational classes and activities; basic first aid and CPR procedures; methods of supervising recreational activities. Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with staff and the public; explain rules and procedures; maintain discipline; prepare and maintain reports as needed; establish and maintain good public relations. Skill to issue supplies; operate office equipment, telephones and photocopier.

Licenses & Certifications

Valid State of Texas Class C driver's license

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

Bending, stooping, lifting, moving, and carrying on a daily basis, up to but not to exceed one hundred pounds. The position will work both outdoors in various weather conditions and indoors in a climate controlled facility.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies Communication, Customer Service, Interpersonal Skills, Managing Conflict, Problem Solving/Analysis, Quality and Teamwork

Minimum Education & Work Experience

Completion of one year of college with courses in recreation or related field that includes a strong fundamental background in instructing, coordinating, promoting and implementing recreational activities to an assigned age group. Must be at least 18 years of age.

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