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Camp Counselor

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Camp Counselor   

JOB TITLE:

Camp Counselor

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Des Plaines Illinois United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

ABOUT US: The Des Plaines Park District, established in 1919, features more than 50 parks and facilities.
As an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency, we service a culturally diverse and growing community with hundreds of affordable recreational and educational programs, classes, and events for kids, teens, adults, and families each season.
\"Enriching Lives Everyday\" is our vision and our constant goal.


JOB IDENTIFICATION

Job Title: Camp Counselor
Grade: II
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Recreation


SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to: Camp Director & Assistant Director
Supervises: n/a


BASIC FUNCTION
Serve as primary caregiver responsible for safety and care of campers at all times.
Counselors will implement the programing, physical/recreational activities including, field trips and swimming set by the Director and Assistant Director.
Counselors will report directly to the Camp Director.
Working schedule; M-F, an 8 hour shift between 7:30am-6:00pm at a Des Plaines Park District Camp for an 8 week period, shift may change at the discretion of the Recreation Supervisor.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES
1.
Report to the Recreation Supervisor, Assistant Camp Manager, Camp Director, Assistant Director
2.
Attend all preseason training sessions and staff meetings.

3.
Adhere to Des Plaines Park District policies, procedures and safety standards.

4.
Responsible for the safety, education, and recreational programming for the participants.

5.
Creating and implementing program activities daily and have them approved by the Director.

6.
Must supervise campers closely during all activities and at all times.

7.
Supervise camper swim time in assigned zone set by Directors.

8.
Attend and supervise campers on field trips and outings.

9.
Work cooperatively as a team member with all other staff members.

10.
Take proper care of all camp equipment and supplies.

11.
Assist with the start and end of day cleanup.

12.
Submit routine paperwork such as Accident/Incident Reports, Time-Off Request Forms.

13.
Supervise and lead group activity sessions and program areas as assigned.

14.
Organize and instruct activities while maintaining control of the program and its participants.

15.
Enforce camp rules.

16.
Maintain open lines of communication with Director and Assistant Director.

17.
Any other related duties.


OTHER DUTIES
1.
Administer First Aid, when required
2.
Adhere to all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual and Crisis Manual.

3.
Direct participants in the event of an emergency, such as fire, severe weather.

4.
Communicate with Recreation Supervisor regarding any equipment needing repair or replacement.

5.
Attend related training as requested.

6.
Additional duties as assigned.


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of some High School or higher education


Experience: Must be 17 years of age or older.

Previous experience working with children between the ages of 4-12 years old.

Previous camp experience desired.

Must pass Illinois State Police Criminal Background check.

Individual employed for this position must be able to effectively communicate with campers and staff.

Must be able to physically accompany campers, interact with campers, deal with improper behavior and address emergency situations.

Must have valid Illinois Drivers License.


Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certification, Classes available through Park District

Valid Illinois Drivers License


PERKS & BENEFITS: SEASONAL STAFF

  • All recreational facilities at no charge during active employment, discounts for dependents
  • A free individual outdoor pool pass to three aquatic facilities, or family pass at 50% discount
  • 3 months free of a fitness center and/or indoor aquatic center pass
  • 50% discount on general programs at resident rates
  • Contractual classes/programs at a discounted rate
  • $3.
    00 off resident daily fees for golf facilities (including mini golf)

Des Plaines Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Des Plaines Park District ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability.
If you need any special accommodations, please contact our HR Coordinator, Ellie Asa, at the Park District at 847-391-5099 or email at ellie.
asa@dpparks.
org so that we may make the necessary arrangements for you.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

15 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707241875-bb8059c45618e936e584f3fe71c3e13b

LOCATION:

Illinois United States

CITY:

Des Plaines

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ABOUT US: The Des Plaines Park District, established in 1919, features more than 50 parks and facilities. As an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency, we service a culturally diverse and growing community with hundreds of affordable recreational and educational programs, classes, and events for kids, teens, adults, and families each season. \"Enriching Lives Everyday\" is our vision and our constant goal.


JOB IDENTIFICATION

Job Title: Camp Counselor
Grade: II
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Recreation


SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to: Camp Director & Assistant Director
Supervises: n/a


BASIC FUNCTION
Serve as primary caregiver responsible for safety and care of campers at all times. Counselors will implement the programing, physical/recreational activities including, field trips and swimming set by the Director and Assistant Director. Counselors will report directly to the Camp Director. Working schedule; M-F, an 8 hour shift between 7:30am-6:00pm at a Des Plaines Park District Camp for an 8 week period, shift may change at the discretion of the Recreation Supervisor.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES
1. Report to the Recreation Supervisor, Assistant Camp Manager, Camp Director, Assistant Director
2. Attend all preseason training sessions and staff meetings.
3. Adhere to Des Plaines Park District policies, procedures and safety standards.
4. Responsible for the safety, education, and recreational programming for the participants.
5. Creating and implementing program activities daily and have them approved by the Director.
6. Must supervise campers closely during all activities and at all times.
7. Supervise camper swim time in assigned zone set by Directors.
8. Attend and supervise campers on field trips and outings.
9. Work cooperatively as a team member with all other staff members.
10. Take proper care of all camp equipment and supplies.
11. Assist with the start and end of day cleanup.
12. Submit routine paperwork such as Accident/Incident Reports, Time-Off Request Forms.
13. Supervise and lead group activity sessions and program areas as assigned.
14. Organize and instruct activities while maintaining control of the program and its participants.
15. Enforce camp rules.
16. Maintain open lines of communication with Director and Assistant Director.
17. Any other related duties.


OTHER DUTIES
1. Administer First Aid, when required
2. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual and Crisis Manual.
3. Direct participants in the event of an emergency, such as fire, severe weather.
4. Communicate with Recreation Supervisor regarding any equipment needing repair or replacement.
5. Attend related training as requested.
6. Additional duties as assigned.


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of some High School or higher education


Experience: Must be 17 years of age or older.

Previous experience working with children between the ages of 4-12 years old.

Previous camp experience desired.

Must pass Illinois State Police Criminal Background check.

Individual employed for this position must be able to effectively communicate with campers and staff.

Must be able to physically accompany campers, interact with campers, deal with improper behavior and address emergency situations.

Must have valid Illinois Drivers License.


Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certification, Classes available through Park District

Valid Illinois Drivers License


PERKS & BENEFITS: SEASONAL STAFF

  • All recreational facilities at no charge during active employment, discounts for dependents
  • A free individual outdoor pool pass to three aquatic facilities, or family pass at 50% discount
  • 3 months free of a fitness center and/or indoor aquatic center pass
  • 50% discount on general programs at resident rates
  • Contractual classes/programs at a discounted rate
  • $3.00 off resident daily fees for golf facilities (including mini golf)

Des Plaines Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Des Plaines Park District ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. If you need any special accommodations, please contact our HR Coordinator, Ellie Asa, at the Park District at 847-391-5099 or email at ellie.asa@dpparks.org so that we may make the necessary arrangements for you.

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