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Day Camp Counselor (part-time, seasonal)

Job Details

Community Center - Rolling Meadows, IL
$14.75 - $16.00 Hourly

JOB SUMMARY: The Day Camp Counselor is a seasonal position working directly under the supervision of the Camp Site Director. This is an at-will position. Primary duties include:

  • Supervise a group of 10-15 children, however still responsible for all participants in the camp.
  • Take head counts of children after transitioning to each new activity and routinely during the day.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in daily activities alongside campers.
  • Meet and greet parents and campers upon arrival and departure.
  • Communicate effectively with children, parents and staff to resolve conflicts.
  • Assist with transitioning campers to designated areas in a timely manner.
  • Assist with emergency procedures and building evacuation when necessary.
  • Complete accident/incident reports in a timely manner and turn it in to the site director.
  • Attend parent/camper meetings as needed.
  • Monitor behavior conduct of campers.
  • Incorporate Behavior Management strategies when needed.
  • Be fair, consistent, and use appropriate and positive discipline with program participants.
  • Build relationships with all campers by showing compassion, empathy and understanding.
  • Provide an inclusive environment for all campers.
  • Report to work, staff meeting, and scheduled activities on time.
  • Notify Site Director of any concerns of children's health or safety.
  • Exhibit quality leadership and be a good role model.
  • Follow and enforce all Rolling Meadows Park District general rules, policies and safety procedures.
  • Attend all required trainings.
  • Maintain cleanliness of all facilities used and take care of all equipment and/or supplies used.
  • Wear a staff shirt, gym shoes and appropriate camp attire every day.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must be at least 16 years of age and should have:

  • Excellent skills and experience supervising children.
  • Be reliable, show initiative, possess flexibility, and open to constructive criticism.
  • Possess the knowledge and skills of planning, organizing and leading activities.
  • Able to recognize behavioral concerns and help foster them into a positive experience.
  • Able to communicate with parents, children and co-workers and to respond tactfully to their concerns.
  • Able to complete camp training, CPR certification, and any other required trainings.

 

SCHEDULE & PAY:

This is a part-time, seasonal summer position. Schedule includes nine consecutive weeks during the summer, working hours are 8:30am-4pm at Community Center or Teen Center. Hiring range starts at $14.75 - $16.00 per hour, dependent upon qualifications. Plus applicable facility and program discounts.

 

APPLY TODAY!

www.rmparks.org/jobs

If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing begins early.
The Rolling Meadows Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.