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Summer Camp Counselor

at City of Pearland, Texas

Pay: $11.25 to $11.75/hour
$11.25 - $11.75
Posted: 2/25/2019
Job Status: Seasonal
Job Reference #: 995705

Job Description

  • 06-Feb-2019 to 22-Mar-2019 (CST)
  • Recreation
  • Pearland, TX, USA
  • $11.25 - $11.75
  • Hourly
  • Summer
  • Non-Exempt

Training Dates:  May 20 - 23, 2019 from 4pm-8pm; May 28 - 31, 2019 from 8am-5pm

Camp Dates:   June 3 - August 16, 2019  Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Job Summary:   

Counselors are the primary caregivers for each camper. The Counselor is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. 

This class works under close supervision according to set procedures.

Essential Functions:

Regular and timely attendance at work.

Maintain a positive atmosphere for children through camp activities.

Responsible for leading or assisting with the teaching of activities.

Actively participate in all program areas as assigned.

Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.

Represent the camp when interacting with parents or community members.

Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.

Set a good example to campers and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.

Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their camper group within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.

Conduct outdoor recreation activities and crafts as given on the daily or weekly schedule.

Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.

Be aware of and implement safety guidelines.

Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the mission and outcomes.

Properly supervise campers at all times.

Provide supervision for campers while campers are transported to and from camp or during scheduled field trips off of camp site.

Attend pre-camp training and staff meetings as scheduled.

Additional Duties:

Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to supervisor.

Provide assistance and information to campers and parents regarding programs, activities, and events.

Maintain attendance records.

Arrange equipment, supplies, chairs, and tables in designated rooms or other areas for scheduled, games and programs.

Demonstrate proper methods of equipment storage and cleaning to safeguard facilities and equipment.

Contribute to verbal and written evaluations and communication as requested.

Contribute to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED), preferred; or a minimum of one (1) summer of experience in a day camp or play-ground setting preferred.

Experience working with children, preferred.

Special Certifications and Licenses:

Valid, Class "C" Texas Driver's License.

Current certification in First Aid and CPR, or the ability to obtain within two (2) months of hire date.