City of Lakewood company profile

Variable R.I.S.E. Camp Head Counselor

Job Location:

Lakewood, CO - Lakewood, CO, United States

Job Description:

SALARY: $12.00 /Hour

OPENING DATE: 01/11/18

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

APPLY online at www.lakewood.org/jobs

JOB SUMMARY:
JOB SUMMARY
Under general supervision from the Paha Director and the Assistant Camp Paha Directors, the Camp Paha Head Counselor is responsible for the day to day care and supervision of campers. Assistant Head Counselors will serve as the Head Counselor when the Head Counselor is absent (from a work shift or in a group/activity setting). Head counselors and Assistant Head Counselors (when appropriate) will also supervise counselors, counselors in training and volunteers. Head counselors and Assistant Head Counselors will maintain good communication with Directors, staff and parents.



MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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 pre camp training/staff orientation to ensure quality standards are upheld.
Be attentive to the physical, social and emotional needs of the campers assigned to your group.
Participate in all camp activities with the campers.
Maintain an enthusiastic attitude and serve as a role model for positive and appropriate behavior through speech and action on a daily basis.
Provide direct and meaningful supervision and feedback for your respective staff.
Plan and lead small and large group activities for campers during scheduled group times, transitions, or other down times.
Comply with required camp ratios.
Ensure the health, well-being and safety of all campers, participants and staff, abide by and enforce City of Lakewood's policies and procedures including the "No Isolated Moments" policy.
Maintain the cleanliness of all areas and facilities used by campers and staff on a daily basis.
Directly supervise campers on a daily basis.
Adhere to program schedules.
Directly supervise campers on a daily basis.
Adhere to program schedules.
Be knowledgeable of any special camper needs, including health and behavioral.
Communicate with parents regarding camper behaviors, schedule changes and other pertinent information.
Administer medications to campers on schedule.
Coordinate staff to comply with the ratio of at least 1 counselor supervising 4 campers at one time.
Follow all Child Care License standards as set forth by Paha Director and those respective agencies.
Complete written weekly progress notes including camper goals, activities, and behaviors.
Delegate duties associated with the group evenly to group staff.
Other related duties as assigned.


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 Youth Program Specialist/Paha Director and Camp Paha Assistant Directors.


Supervision Given:

Assistant Head Counselors
Counselors
Counselors in Training
Volunteers



ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

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.
Must furnish written proof of at least 480 contact hours supervising children (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 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.


Education

High school diploma or Equivalent

Some College (College degree preferred)


Required Certifications

Current CPR and First Aid Certifications
Medication Administration (training provided)



KSA'S AND PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQS:

Must be 18 years of age or older.
Ability to interact with participants in an appropriate manner.
Ability to supervise participants and redirect negative behaviors as needed.
Ability to give clear verbal direction to groups of 5 or more.
Ability to motivate and work with individuals of all ability types.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to deal effectively with emergency situations.
Ability to provide direction and supervision to volunteers.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.
Ability to be flexible in work schedule.
Background check is required.


Physical and Mental Requirements

Lifting or Carrying:

Must be able to safely lift/pull/push (with assistance) weight of up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to perform or assist in participant transfers in varying situations.


Pushing and Pulling:

Ability to manipulate program supplies as needed.
Ability to push/pull participants using various assistive devices.


Body Positions/Movements:

Ability to stand, walk, run, sit, bend, stoop, squat, twist, and reach for extended periods of time.
Must be able to perform and assist with activities of daily living with participants.


Hearing:

Must be able to communicate with staff and participants via phone and in person.


Vision:

Must be able to instruct, observe, and demonstrate all program aspects.
Must be able to recognize and prevent/redirect potentially-risky behaviors.
Must be able to perform basic office functions.


Mathematics:

Must have basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills for compiling reports.
Must have basic accounting skills to ensure a fiscally sound program.


Remembering:

Must remember participants' names and abilities, follow-up with participants, parents, staff, and recall how to respond to emergency situations.
Must remember policies and procedures and apply them accordingly.
Must meet deadlines.


Language Ability:

Must be able to read accurately.
Must be able to compose accurately and grammatically correct documents, letters, signs and memos.
Must be able to demonstrate logic and verbally communicate.


Reasoning:

Must be able to demonstrate good judgment and assessment of skills.
Must be able to demonstrate sound decision making skills and be reactive to the needs of the participants in providing intervention to injury.


Work Environment

The work environment varies by location of event, class or outing. Times of events, classes or outings vary as well. Programs can run during the day, evenings, weekends, and overnight.

Job Requirements:

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

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.
Must furnish written proof of at least 480 contact hours supervising children (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 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.


Education

High school diploma or Equivalent

Some College (College degree preferred)


Required Certifications

Current CPR and First Aid Certifications
Medication Administration (training provided)

How To Apply:

All applicants for all positions must apply online at www.lakewood.org/jobs

Contact Information:

Contact: Kara Lopez
City of Lakewood
480 S Allison Pkwy
Lakewood, CO, United States 80226
Email: karlop@lakewood.org
Website: www.lakewood.org/jobs

Posted:

January 26, 2018
UID: Variable R.I.S.E. Camp Head Counselor

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