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Summer Camp Counselor- Northwest Philadelphia Locations

Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia
Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA 19144
$15 - $18 an hour - Temporary


Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA 19144

Full job description


The Summer Camp Counselor is responsible for planning and implementing a wide variety of programs focused on Art, STEM, Healthy Lifestyles, and Literacy. He/She should ensure that youth development principles are incorporated into programs and activities. He/she will work under the general supervision of the Program Director. The Summer Camp Counselor must be available daily Monday-Friday during daytime hours.

Essential Duties &* Responsibilities*

  • Assists in the planning, implementation and delivery of exciting and engaging programs and activities for youth ages 5-18 with a focus on promoting healthy lifestyles, good character & citizenship, and academic success.
  • Creates and maintains lesson plan and structure learning plans s as requested by the Program Director.
  • Assists the Program Director in maintaining youth files including enrollment files, attendance files, and youth surveys.
  • Ensures the incorporation of character development, age appropriate and gender-specific programs and activities.
  • Ensures that culturally diverse programs are implemented.
  • Provides guidance and discipline to ensure a safe and positive environment for youth.
  • Maintains and cares for applicable equipment and supplies.
  • The Summer Camp Counselor is willing to work in a variety of program areas as needed.
  • Assists in the transportation of kids including, but not limited to, driving, van aides, and walking escorts when necessary.
  • Responsible for helping to keep the Clubs clean.
  • All BGCP employees are Mandated Reporters, and must report any suspected Child Abuse or Neglect to their direct supervisor.

General Responsibilities

  • Performs other related duties as necessary or as assigned by the CEO(s), EVP(s), Unit Director(s), and/or Program Director(s).

Remains flexible and adaptable in work schedules and work assignments as defined by departmental and organizational needs.

  • Represents Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia in a manner that conveys professionalism, confidentiality, courtesy, fairness, personal integrity, and respect for others.



Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma

Skills and Abilities

  • Must possess knowledge of youth development principles and practices
  • The ability and desire to work with youths 5-18 years of age in a variety of recreational and social environments
  • If the Summer Camp Counselor is needed to drive a Club vehicle he/she must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid Driver’s License

Required Competencies

  • QUALITY & PRODUCTIVITY: Provides high quality services, processes and programs while consistently seeking ways to improve outcomes and enhance the organization. Meets or exceeds goals and objectives and consistently engages in productive work effort requiring minimal direction from manager.
  • PROFESSIONALISM: Demonstrates self-control by maintaining composure in difficult situations; deals calmly and effectively with stressful situations. Projects a professional image of oneself and the organization and demonstrates a positive attitude towards work and the organization.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: Demonstrates a commitment to the position and accepts responsibility for personal actions. Comes to work on time and ready to work.
  • COLLABORATION & TEAMWORK: Supports a positive team environment in which employees participate, respect and cooperate with each other to achieve desired results. Builds and sustains cooperative working relationships and demonstrates a positive attitude in work assignment and interaction with others.
  • COMMUNICATION: Expresses self in a knowledgeable, coherent, and professional manner. Works to resolve conflict and promotes an open and honest environment for feedback and constructive criticism.
  • LEADERSHIP: Provides direction and motivation and sets an example through open communication and modeling best practices. Provides appropriate advice, on-going feedback, support and resources to improve effectiveness of individuals and departments.
  • MEMBER FOCUS: Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of members. Consistently acts with members in mind. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with members and gains their trust and respect.

Job Type: Temporary

Pay: $15.00 - $18.00 per hour


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person