Job Title: Recreation Camp Lead Counselor (Summer Day Camp) (Temporary Part-Time)
Department: Parks and Recreation
Reports To: Recreation Coordinator
Open Date: February 19, 2021
Close Date: Open Until Filled
Salary Range: $10.00 – $13.00 per hour, DOE
Staff training will be the week of June 7 – June 18. Camp will run from June 21 – August 13. Job will consist of 32-40 hours a week from June 21 – August 13.
Responsible for supervising youth program participants. Plans, leads and
implements a variety of recreation activities including sports & field games, arts & crafts, field trips, environmental education, swimming, hiking and other outdoor activities. May assist with department community events and athletic events.
Essential Duties & Responsibility:
Works directly with program participants in day camp setting;
Administers appropriate first aid to program participants;
Assists other program staff with facility clean up following established guidelines;
Responsible for leading daily activities that coordinate with weekly themes;
Assists in maintaining the programs materials and inventory, submits supply request within the deadlines required by the Camp Director and reports any lost or broken supplies or equipment to the Camp Director;
Responsible for proper documentation pertaining to each child including sign in and out sheets;
Responsible for all disciplinary actions taken at the program site within an assigned age group. Refer to Discipline Policy;
Works as a team with other Recreation Camp Counselors various program sites;
Holds primary responsibility for supervising special activities and making sure they are following the program schedule, guidelines and procedures;
Holds secondary responsibility for program management;
Refers all parent complaints and concerns to the Site Director;
Coordinates with the Site Director in planning and implementing activities based on weekly themes;
Assist department staff with set up, implementation and take down/clean up of community events and athletic events.
Upholds all of the City ordinances, policies and procedures set forth by the City of Meridian;
Ensures and promotes safety for children in varying environments of the program.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
Perform other related as assigned or needed.
Work Environment & Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to temperature changes, night lighting and is subject to outside environmental conditions;
Constantly requires clarity of speech and hearing, which permits the employee to communicate effectively;
Constantly requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits they employee to function in an outside environment to accomplish tasks;
Occasionally requires driving a motor vehicle.
High School Diploma plus 1 year experience in a summer camp setting or with youth programs; or any equivalent combination of experience, education and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work;
Must obtain CPR, AED and First Aid Certification prior to camp start date; CPR, AED & First Aid Certification offered as part of staff training;
Must have good public relations skills, and be a good organizer;
Must display an attitude of cooperation and the ability to work well with others and work as a team player;
Ability to act in an emergency;
Ability to communicate with management, co-workers and general public with respect and in a pleasant, courteous manner;
Integrity, in the performance of assigned tasks.
About City of Meridian
The City of Meridian is the second-largest city in the State of Idaho and is the next-door neighbor to the City of Boise, the State capital. Though the City has a long rural history in the state centered around farming and dairy, we have experienced a great deal of growth during the past decade and have consistently been recognized in various publications as "the best place to live, work and raise a family" in the State, region and even nationally.We have a strong culture in the City that revolves around our CARE values, demonstrated externally with citizens as well as internally between employees. CARE stands for Customer Service, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.