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Day Camp Counselor

Website City of Mishawaka

JOB TITLE – DAY CAMP COUNSELOR

DEPARTMENT: Parks Department
SALARY: 
$12.00 per hour
HOURS:
Various

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DEFINITION
The Day Camp Counselor will be responsible for leading summer day camp programming and reports directly to the Camp and Community Engagement Director. Mishawaka Parks and Recreation is looking for ENERGETIC LEADERS to join our camp family for 9 incredible weeks this summer (2024). The Day Camp Counselor would be responsible for ensuring the safety, wellbeing, and excitement of campers during camp hours. Expectations include creating meaningful connections, a willingness to adapt to change as needed, and a passion for youth development. This position is a seasonal position, with the expectation that you would work between 30-40 hours a week for 9 weeks.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
1. Provide opportunities for the group so that each camper experiences success while at camp.
2. Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
3. Guide campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.
4. Observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, implementing positive discipline when required.
5. Enforce safety regulations.
6. Appropriate execution of camp programs, activities, procedures and policies.
7. Supervision of campers, including creating and managing programming, disciplining, and assisting the Senior Camp Counselors and Camp Site Directors as needed.
8. Assist all camp as needed.

ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
1. Maintain a safety-first approach to all endeavors at camp.
2. Commitment to all 9 weeks of camp, Monday to Friday, unless previously discussed with Camp & Community Engagement Director.
3. Attend required trainings.

4. Camp runs from June 3 – July 26, Monday – Friday, No Camp July 4 or 5. Staff Training May 28-31.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
1. Reports directly to the Camp & Community Engagement Director and Site Supervisors.
2. Supervises campers.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
1. Reach with hands and arms
2. Use hands to operate tools or controls
3. Sit, climb, balance, stoop, crouch
4. Occasionally lift or move 50 pounds
5. Talk and hear
6. Lift and move objects without assistance

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS:
In general, we are exposed to varied temperatures and weather conditions.  Equal proportion of time spent indoors and outdoors. Outdoor work depends on weather conditions. Flexible schedule required, with in-season hours normally between 30-40 hours per week.  Must be able to work consistently between the hours of 7:30am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday the entire 9 weeks.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
1. Ability to work independently and show initiative.
2. Must possess good public relations, communications, reading and writing skills.
3. Ability to develop long-range plans and to accurately evaluate work accomplished.
4. Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with employees, coworkers and public.
5. Must accept supervision and responsibility.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Preferred high school or current college student or college graduate interested in learning on the job training relating to the field of camp programming, recreation, communication, psychology, education, sociology, environmental studies, or a related field.
2. Preferred 1+ years of camp experience or related experience.
3. Proven experience to lead.
4. Strong oral and written communication skills required.
5. Valid driver’s license or ability to commute to and from work.
6. First Aid, CPR, AED Certification-Adult and Child (required, may be obtained through the City)

 

APPLICATION:
Resumes/applications may be submitted via email, fax, regular mail, or in person to:
Mail:
Human Resources
City of Mishawaka
100 Lincolnway West
Mishawaka, Indiana 46544
Fax: (574) 254-0197
Email: humanresources@mishawaka.in.gov

To apply for this job email your completed application to humanresources@mishawaka.in.gov

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