Feb 18, 2020
SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR Town of Christiansburg Aquatics Department Class Code 798 JOB SUMMARY Under the direction of the Summer Camp Supervisor and Program Coordinator, the Summer Camp Counselor is responsible for the supervision of daily activities, field trips and special events for Summer Camp participants. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Maintains constant supervision of camp participants during all camp activities • Maintains proper records and information pertaining to the camp and submits to the supervisor as required • Greets camp participants and parents upon arrival and departure; assists camp participants and parents adjust to the camp experience • Models enthusiasm and appropriate behavior at all times; encourages camp participants to fully engage in the camp program • Monitors the health and safety of camp participants; identifies participants with illnesses, injuries and special needs and immediately notifies the Summer Camp Supervisor • Maintains attendance counts at all camp activities, reports camp participant absences to the Summer Camp Supervisor immediately and ensures safety for all camp participants • Reports rule violations by camp participants to the Summer Camp Supervisor • Works cooperatively with camp counselors and staff; seeks assistance or advice from the Summer Camp Supervisor as needed • Maintains camp program equipment • Other duties as assigned by supervisor TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT • Camp program equipment JOB CONTEXT The Summer Camp Counselor may work up to 40 hours per week, dependent upon the number of participants and schedule of camp activities. Camp hours are 7:30a.m. – 5:30p.m., Monday – Friday. The Summer Camp Counselor regularly works in a gym, outdoors, swimming pool or other facility and the environment is often noisy. WORK PERFORMANCE The Summer Camp Counselor is required to follow departmental expectations and adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and procedures in the Town of Christiansburg Personnel Handbook. Work performance is reviewed utilizing the Town’s employee performance review program following first 6 month probationary period. JOB REQUIREMENTS EXPERIENCE • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age • Previous summer camp employment experience strongly preferred • Experience in education, arts/crafts or recreation is highly desirable LICENSES/CERTIFICATION • Valid driver’s license with the ability to meet/maintain Town insurability requirements with a minimum of two (2) years driving experience • American Red Cross CPR/ AED/basic first aid certification (or ability to obtain upon hire) KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Ability to: • Demonstrate excellent leadership, conduct self in accordance with the highest integrity and appropriate responsible behavior at all times • Exert patience and self – control; be enthusiastic and dependable • Be flexible, work well with others and follow and provide direction • Adjust to a variety of environmental conditions, i.e., work outside in varied temperatures • Maintain open and effective communication and work with a variety of age and skill levels • Teach and lead various recreational activities and increase participant involvement PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS • Lift/carry/manipulate items weighing up to 50 pounds • Able to sit, stand, swim, walk, run and perform tactile movements with hands • Talk and/or hear to give participant instructions and receive feedback • Lift arms above shoulder level; reach with hands and arms; kneel/bend/stoop/crawl SAFETY The employee shall adhere to Town of Christiansburg policies regarding safety precautions and the use of safety equipment that are necessary for the health and safety of all employees. If a safety concern arises, the employee must stop any life-threatening problem immediately and inform the employee’s supervisor. Safety gear pertinent to this position may include but is not limited to the following: • Non – latex gloves • CPR mask • First aid equipment (band – aids, etc.) DISCLAIMERS The job description is: • Intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and behaviors required of employees in this job title. • Not an employment agreement or contract. The Town of Christiansburg has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. • Intended to describe the essential functions of the position that a qualified individual must be able to perform, either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Town of Christiansburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer and E – Verify participant. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town of Christiansburg will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time without notice.
Town of Christiansburg Christiansburg, VA, USA Part-Time