|Requisition Number||13004 - KROC - Day Camp Counselor 1 (Temp) - 1/15/2020|
|Title||Day Camp Counselor|
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Under supervision of the Day Camp Manager and Day Camp Coordinators, Counselors will work with youth of various ages. Counselors must have ability and desire to work with children, parents, volunteers, and peers. Counselors supervise and lead activities for all Day Camp sessions. Counselors ensure safety and well-being of campers while they are in their care.
- Know, explain and exemplify the mission, purpose, and values of the Kroc Center and the Salvation Army.
- Infuse the "40 Developmental Assets" into programming and daily interaction to provide building blocks for healthy youth development.
- Assist in the leading all Day Camp activities and other recreation activities with enthusiasm according to training protocol established at the annual Day Camp Staff Training seminars.
- Adhere to and implement discipline procedures created for campers.
- Complete "Report to Parents" forms to inform parents, Day Camp Director, and other Day Camp Coordinators of issues, such as caper injuries, disputes, and behavioral problems.
- Keep camper issues confidential; do NOT share issues with other campers, parents, news organizations, Junior Leaders, or staff members who are NOT involved.
- Adhere to dress code at all times; may be required to wear activity appropriate attire, such as swimwear for aquatic activities.
- Return program equipment to appropriate designated area upon completion of group activity, unless otherwise arranged.
- Clean each program location used with camper group prior to leaving the area.
- Facilitate Day Camp check-in/check-out procedures according to protocol; check ID of each person signing out a camper.
- Communicate respectfully with peers, supervisors, and customers of various socio-economic backgrounds; handle disputes with participants, parents, and staff in a professional manner with guidance form the Day Camp Director and/or Day Camp Coordinator.
- Enforce facility- and activity-specific regulations to ensure safety; ensure that only registered campers participate.
- Maintain safe working environment; report any and all facility defects/problems and any suspicious activities or persons to the Day Camp Director or a Day Camp Coordinator.
- Assist in emergencies and treatment of injured campers, volunteers, and/or staff; follow up by completing appropriate paperwork as directed.
- Perform regular head counts and keep an accurate attendance list of assigned children; plan activities, execute lesson plans, and supervise activity stations with help from other counselors as needed.
- Follow and ensure adherence to The Salvation Army Policy and Procedures and the Day Camp Code of Conduct.
- Recognize spiritual need of individuals, which may require referral to the officer/pastor.
- Perform all other duties as directed.
Ability to walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis. Ability to be able to lift up to 10lbs. Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinets drawers and reach overhead. Ability to operate computer, fax and telephone.
- Minimum 16 years of age.
- Must be able to read, write, and communicate in English; bilingual English/ Spanish preferred.
- Must work well and relate well with people.
- Must attend staff, child safety, and other trainings as directed.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & ABILITIES
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and ability to use new software programs with basic training.
- Must have philosophy of education and child development consistent with that of the Salvation Army Kroc Center.
- Must be able to work well with children, parents, and staff in a capacity of leadership, counseling, and education including but not limited to: Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to children of all ages, Ability to use appropriate discipline consistently, Ability to handle security and crisis situations calmly, ability to handle security and crisis situations calmly, ability to provide constant and continual supervision, and ability to engage and maintain a child's interest in activities.