Camp Horizon’s currently has multiple positions open for summer. Hours will range between 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for a total of no more than 40 hours a week.
Children participate in a variety of academic enrichment, recreational and cultural activities that informally support learning and social development. Life and social skills, such as cooperation, teamwork, and problem solving are fostered in a caring and accepting environment.
Works directly under the general supervision of the School Age Care Coordinator; work direction provided by Site Leads.
- One years’ experience working with school-aged children preferred
- College credits in Psychology, Child Development, Education or a related field
- Current First Aid and CPR certificates are desirable
The essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the duties below.
- Independently implement appropriate enrichment and recreational activities planned by Site Leads for a group of up to 15 children and/or jointly responsible for leading larger groups in cooperation with other staff.
- Provide appropriate behavior guidance and disciplinary action as needed.
- Develop supportive relationships with Camp Horizon’s participants and families.
- Build community and establish a welcoming, engaging, respectful, cooperative environment.
- Teach and model social skills, personal responsibility, problem solving, respect, and related skills.
- Carry out appropriate health and safety procedures.
- Must participate with children in active indoor and outdoor recreational activities including swimming and walking.
- Implement and actively support the policies, procedures, and goals of the District and Camp Horizon.
- Maintain a clean, attractive environment in programming areas.
- Practice effective teamwork; work cooperatively and collaboratively with co-workers and school staff.
- Report to work on time and complete assigned hours.
- Attend all required staff development sessions and staff meetings.
- Follow child accountability and supervision of children procedures.
- Provide accommodations for children with special needs and modify activities as needed to ensure respectful inclusion.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Beginning knowledge of child development.
- Basic knowledge of health and safety procedures for young children.
- Basic computer skills.
- Ability to implement appropriate program experiences by carrying out provided activity plans.
- Ability to actively supervise and participate with children in all activities.
- Ability to be solely responsible for a group of up to 15 children.
- Ability to use positive methods of behavior guidance.
- Ability to make decisions with minimum assistance.
- Ability to ride a school bus to accompany children on field trips.
- Ability to walk two miles on uneven terrain, lift 20 pounds, and accompany children in the water on swimming field trips.
- Ability to relate to children and their parents/guardians with respect, enthusiasm, warmth, friendliness, sensitivity, patience, and cooperation.
- Ability to work effectively with children and their parents/guardians who represent a wide range of social, economic, racial, and ethnic groups and level of ability.
- Ability to effectively implement accommodations and interventions for students with special needs to ensure respectful inclusion of all students in programming.
- Ability to be flexible and work cooperatively with co-workers and school staff.
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.