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Day Camp Counselor

  • Type:Limited Term
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$10.00/hr
  • Posted Date:03/06/2019
  • Deadline to Apply:05/06/2019

JOB SUMMARY:

Under general supervision of the Camp Supervisor participates in all activities relating to summer camp program.  The Day Camp Counselor is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing core and non-core programs and experiences for children in a small group setting.  They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group.  The Summer Camp Counselor will be responsible for the activities, safety, and protection of all children ages 5 to 12 years old in the City of Bay City Day Camp Program.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Help write and implement a weekly schedule for the camp group.
  • Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week.  Activities may include crafts, nature, songs, games, opening and closing ceremonies, swimming, etc. 
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues.
  • Ensure that the site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter.
  • Communicate with parents about participant’s experiences and report concerns to Camp Leadership.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports and daily attendance.
  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program.
  • Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program areas.  This includes but is not limited to being responsible for your campers’ safety and their whereabouts at all times. 
  • Must have patience when working with camp participants.
  • Accompany and supervise summer camp participants on local and out of town field trips.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Provide excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions.
  • Ability to solve problems.
  • Ability to work with an ethnically and culturally diverse public.
  • Assist in the setup, operation, and cleanup of activities; adheres to assigned work schedule.
  • Conduct oneself in a professional, responsible, and safe manner.
  • Assist Parks and Recreation with special events.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements

  • Must have good communication skills; requires a calm demeanor in responding to customer questions/and or complaints, and dealing with the general public in everyday activities.
  • Must have a Texas Driver License.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED, if applicant is not a current student.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a strong background in mentoring, camps, and/or leadership roles.
  • Ability to work within established guidelines.
  • Must participate in employee performance evaluations in accordance with the City of Bay City Employee Guidelines for City Employees.
  • Must pass a medical physical examination and drug test.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • To perform this job successfully, the person in this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Desirable Requirements

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • First-Aid/CPR Certified.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION:

  • Endurance/Moving About: Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time). Move from location to location.
  • Endurance/Overall strength: Heavy work. Exerts force and/or lifts or carries objects weighing up to 5 pounds occasionally.
  • Walking: Constantly (up to 2/3 of the time). Move about on foot.
  • Sitting: Frequently (1/3 or more of the time).
  • Lifting/Carrying: Periodic. Lift by manually raising or lowering an object from one level to another (including upward pulling), and/or carry transport and object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder.
  • Pushing/Pulling: Periodic. Push by exerting force on an object so that it moves away from the force or worker (including slapping, striking, kicking, and treadle actions); and/or pull by exerting force on an object so that it moves toward the force or worker (including jerking).
  • Climbing Periodic. Ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, ropes, and the like using the feet and legs and /or hands and arms.
  • Balancing: Periodic. Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or running on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Bending/Stooping: Periodic. Stoop by bending the body downward or forward by flexing the spine at the waist, and /or bend by extending the spine backward or from side to side.
  • Kneeling/Crouching: Periodic. Kneel by bending the legs at the knees to come to rest on the knee or knees, and/or crouch by bending the body downward and forward by bending the legs and spine.
  • Crawling: Periodic. Move about on the hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Reaching: Constantly (2/3 or more of the time). Extend hands and arms in any direction.
  • Handling: Constantly (up to 2/3 of the time). Seize, hold, grasp, turn or otherwise work with the hand or hands.
  • Rotation: Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time). Twist and turn the spine or a ball and socket joint such as the shoulder or hip.
  • Talking: Constantly (2/3 or more of the time). Express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to clients or to the public and convey detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Hearing: Constantly (2/3 or more of the time). Perceive the nature of sounds by the ear.
  • Seeing: Constantly (2/3 or more of the time). Obtain impressions through the eyes of the shape, size, distance, motion, color or other characteristics of objects.
  • Reading: Read written reports and instructions.
  • Writing: Able to accurately record information and summary of events.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Location: Both inside and outside. Work is spent inside (where there is protection from weather, but not necessarily from temperature changes) and outside (where there may be no effective protection from weather).
  • Extreme Cold: Endure temperature(s) sufficiently low to cause marked bodily discomfort unless exceptional protection is used.
  • Extreme Heat: Endure temperature(s) sufficiently high to cause marked bodily discomfort unless exceptional protection is used.
  • Wet Conditions: Endure contact with water or other liquids.
  • Noise / Vibration: Periodic. Occasionally endure noises, either constant or intermittent, or work sites.
  • Subject to after hour call-out for emergency situations and after hour Parks and Recreation events and programs.
  • Subject to schedule changes for late returning field trips or late pick up of summer camp participants by parents.
  • Shift work (including weekends and holidays) may be required.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Receive direction from the Summer Camp Supervisor, Parks & Recreation Supervisor, and Director of Parks and Recreation.

 

WORKING HOURS:

Normal working hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with one hour for lunch.  Overtime may be required.

 

EXPECTATIONS OF ALL CITY EMPLOYEES:

  • Support City and Department goals and objectives.
  • Serve and meet the needs of our citizens during routine or emergency situations.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, demonstrate team skills, and perform a fair share of team responsibilities.
  • Plan and organize his/her work, time and resources, and, if applicable, that of subordinates.
  • Contribute to the development of others, to the Department, and the City.
  • Produce desired work outcomes including quality, quantity and timeliness.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates and people to whom service is provided.
  • Understand and value differences in employees and value input from others.
  • Consistently report to work and work assignments prepared and on schedule.
  • Consistently display a positive behavior with regard to work, willingly accept constructive criticism and be respectful of others.

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City of Bay City and the employee and is subject to change by the City of Bay City as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change.  The City of Bay City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In compliance with the American’s with Disability Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Formal application or letter of interest, rating of education and experience; oral interview, reference and criminal background checks, and drug screens are required.  In addition, job related tests may also be required.

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