As Assistant Camp Site Director :
This is a seasonal position responsible for the camp program and activities for children and young adults. The person in this position assists and reports directly to the Camp Site Director.
Functions & Duties:
- Supervise Camp Counselors in the planning, organizing, and implementation of camp activities.
- Keeps Site Director apprised of any camp problems concerning staff, participants or the camp activities.
- Counsels staff and campers when necessary to resolve problems.
- Meets with parents of campers if situation warrants.
- Visits group activities in order to monitor activities and to interact with staff and campers.
- Provides direction and guidance to the employees working in the camp.
- Fills in wherever there is a vacancy in order to ensure the program runs smoothly.
- Assists in th evaluation of counselors and the camp program at the commencement of the season and makes suggestions and recommendations for improvements for the next season.
Qualifications & Competencies:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Thorough knowledge of the theories of youth recreational activities and their application to the community needs.
- Knowledge of the occupational safety rules and regulation governing playgrounds or other facilities and the necessary precautionary measures.
- Ability to plan, organize and direct the activities of personnel involved in the summer camp program.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, participants, and the general public.
- Ability to express one self orally and in writing.
Two years of experience in the field of recreation or a related field with some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
High School graduate or possess a GED from a recognized institution.
Must be of good moral character and provide a positive attitude toward individuals with disabilities ( signed/ notarized affidavit).
Must have worked for the Parkland Kids Camp in the past as a Senior Counselor.
Must hold a current CPR/AED certificate and provide a copy of certificate.
Must work the entire eight (8) week program.
Must attend all Mandatory Camp Training dates and Camp Open House one week prior to the start of camp. Time off requires prior approval.
Must complete an interview with the Parks and Recreation Manager.
Must be fingerprinted and pass the background check.
Assist in the evaluation of counselors and the camp program at the commencement of the season and makes suggestions and recommendations for improvements for the next season.
Must be physically able to work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather conditions. Must possess the ability to speak or signal to convey or exchange information.