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Variable Camp Paha Camp Care Floating Staff

Job Location:

Lakewood, CO, United States

Job Description:

SALARY: $12.00 /Hour

All applicants must apply online at

OPENING DATE: 01/12/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

City of Lakewood's Statement of Excellence
The City of Lakewood is dedicated to upholding City values to include: Performance Excellence, Leadership, Respect and Collaboration. Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, passion and engagement. All people, citizens and employees, will be treated with respect, relevance, and importance.

Under general supervision from the Paha Director and the Assistant Camp Paha Directors, the Camp Care Floating Staff is responsible for the operation of the Camp's before and after care programs that runs outside of the normal hours of the camp day. During the regular hours of camp, Floating staff float between camper groups assisting Head Counselors with overall day to day needs of groups.

(This job description does not intend to list every function of the position).

Essential Job Functions:

Perform job in a professional manner, i.e. dress appropriately, arrive on time, stay until the end of your shift, attend all appropriate staff meetings, and staff orientation.
Staff the before and after Camp Care program. This includes supervising and caring for campers during the Camp Care hours both before and after the typical camp day.
May need to fill in for a Head Counselor upon their absence and assume responsibility for the camper group until they return. This will include supporting the physical, social and emotional needs of the campers assigned to your group. This may include feeding and helping with other personal needs.
Participate in all camp activities with campers.
Maintain an enthusiastic attitude on a daily basis.
For duties related to Camp Care, report to the Paha Director. For duties related to groups/campers, report to the Assistant Director for that group.
When needed, supervise and lead recreational summer camp activities with children, youth and young adults with disabilities.
Attend and participate in pre-camp training and regular staff meetings.
As needed, responsible for planning and leading small group activities for campers during scheduled group times or other down times.
Serve as a role model for campers and staff by caring, sharing, being honest, enthusiastic, compassionate, and a good sport.
Cooperate with coworkers to comply with the ratio of at least 1 counselor supervising 4 campers at one time.
Abide by and enforce the R.I.S.E. program's "No Isolated Moments" policy where, when one or more campers are present, there must be at least 2 staff present as well (at minimum; see ratio requirements above).
Follow all American Camping Association (ACA) accreditation and Child Care License standards as set forth by R.I.S.E. Coordinator and those respective agencies.
Be familiar with City of Lakewood policies and procedures and adhere to those procedures.
Other related duties as assigned.

Specific Job Functions

Supervise, care for and facilitate activities for campers in Camp Care occurring before or after regular camp hours.
During normal camp hours, serve as a 'floating staff member,' as a Counselor, Head Counselor, assistant for Activity Specialists or other duties as deemed necessary.
Participate in all activities with campers to ensure the full participation and enjoyment of camp activities.
Ensure group safety at all times in all aspects of camp.
When assigned to a camper group, support the daily maintenance of your group's home base room (i.e. dump trash, hang up swim things, vacuum your room, tidy up camper things). Also help maintain the commons areas: lunch room, playground, front grounds, buses used by your group, etc.
Attend mandatory pre-camp Staff training as well weekly staff meetings.
Responsible for your group staying on time and on schedule.
Assist campers with all of their daily personal needs at camp.
Assist Head Counselors with written weekly progress notes including camper goals, activities, and behaviors.
Communicate with parents regarding camper behaviors, schedule changes and other pertinent information.

Hours of Work
Day, nights, weekends as requested

Important Functions
Supports Campers at all times in program participation.
Provides suggestions for future Paha activities/programs.
Works as a part of team by supporting others and taking initiative.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Organizational Relationships
Supervision Received:
Receives general supervision from Paha Director and Camp Paha Assistant Director.

Supervision Given:
Counselors (if directed by Head Counselor)
Counselors in Training (if directed by Head Counselor)
Volunteers (if directed by Head Counselor)

Job Requirements:

Essential Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

Experience caring for and patience to work with people with disabilities.
Experience or background in school, public health, camp nursing, or working with people with disabilities is beneficial.
Ability to complete the Colorado Medications Administration Certification (training provided).
Must furnish written proof of at least 480 contact hours supervising 4 or more children at one time (up to age 18). Contact hours can be a summation of full or part time work and must come from a previous supervisor on company letterhead.
Perform job in professional manner (proper dress, prompt, courteous, flexible).
Ability to problem solve and work with staff members.
Must hold current First Aid and CPR cards, by the Paha start date (training provided).
Must be able to clear TRAILS Registry prior to the first day of work.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, participants, parents and caregivers.
Possess ability in leadership and organization.
Ability to respond to questions from groups, managers, participants, customers, and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with participants, families and caregivers, both verbally and non-verbally.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations in a professional manner.
Ability to interpret and understand instructions, both written and oral.


High school diploma or Equivalent
Some College (College degree preferred)

Required Certifications

Current CPR and First Aid Certifications

How To Apply:

All applicants for all positions must apply online at

Contact Information:

Contact: Kara Lopez
City of Lakewood
480 S Allison Pkwy
Lakewood, CO, United States 80226


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