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Job Title: Teen Camp / Day Camp Counselors
Department: Athens Clarke County Unified Government
Location: Athens, GA
Application Deadline: 2018-07-31
Minimum Education: None Required
Minimum Experience: Six months of experience working with children in a camp, daycare, or other recreational setting where child supervision was required; or one full season of day camp experience,
Salary:
Date Posted: 2018-02-06
Last Updated: 2018-02-06
Contact Name: www.athensclarkecounty.com/jobs
Contact Method: By Email
Contact Email: petina.cheek@athensclarkecounty.com
Contact Phone:
Contact Address: 375 Satula Avenue
Athens, GA  30547
Job Detail: See full job description and apply online at
www.athensclarkecounty.com
to be considered.

The purpose of this position is to create a positive, supportive, creative and safe learning environment during the day camp programs sponsored by the Leisure Services Department. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to participating in and conducting activities and programs. Ensures safety of all assigned campers, assists with setup, cleanup, and minor cleaning of program and restroom areas.

See the \\\"When Assigned To ...\\\" section for each camp for specific duties.

WORK SCHEDULE: Camp training will begin on Tuesday, May 29, and camp runs Monday, June 4 through Friday, July 27. Shifts will be scheduled between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm Monday-Friday

TEENS IN ACTION WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday June 11-July 21

Summer Camp Hourly Pay Scale
Day Camp Counselor $8.03
Sandy Creek Teen Camp Supervisor $8.84
Camp Director $9.91

Summer Camp locations:
East Athens (Counselor)
Lay Park (Counselor)
Memorial Park (Counselor & Director)
Rocksprings (Counselor)
Sandy Creek (Counselor & Teen Camp Supervisor)
Teens in Action Camp (Counselor & Director)
Zoo Camp (Counselor & Director)

If hired for a Summer position, you will be REQUIRED to attend an Orientation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Six months of experience working with children in a camp, daycare, or other recreational setting where child supervision was required; or one full season of day camp experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Must possess current first aid and CPR by start of camp (Training is provided)

High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.


Additional Requirements by position

When Assigned to Counselor position at:
Teens in Action Camp
Sandy Creek Nature Center Camp
Must be 18 years of age or older

When Assigned to Camp Director position at:
Zoo Camp
Memorial Park
Teens in Action
Must be 21 years of age or older
Supervisory experience preferred

When assigned as a driver to any camp location -
Must possess a current driver\\\'s license

When Assigned to Teen Camp Supervisor position
Two full seasons recreational, day camp programming or curriculum planning and implementation required; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Must be 21 years of age or older
Must possess a current driver\\\'s license
Previous experience with 13-15 year old participants is required.
Supervisory experience preferred

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Attends training and orientation as required.

Creates a positive, creative and supportive learning environment.

Leads and conducts activities and programs with assigned campers.

Completes accident and incident forms as required.

Maintains and cares for equipment used during programs and activities.

Maintains alertness to ensure camper safety.

Performs other related duties as required.

When Assigned to a Camp Director position
Oversees daily operations and supervision of participants/camp staff

Trains, supervises, and evaluates camp staff.

Must be able to plan and create camp curriculum prior to start of camp.

Interacts and provides communication with participants\\\' parents/guardians.

Plans and assigns daily activities.

Ensures the creation of a positive, creative and supportive learning environment.

Oversees volunteers and interns

Coordinates use of supplies and facilities.

Conducts safety/operational inspections of camp related equipment (including vehicles used) and makes adjustments as needed.

Handles discipline problems as required.

When assigned to Zoo Camp:
Must be able to lead outdoor activities including hiking, orienteering, and outdoor adventure skills.

Must be able to teach using wild animals, including snakes and insects, in an educational setting.


When assigned to Sandy Creek Day Camp:
Must be able to follow American Camp Association standards to maintain camp accreditation.

Must possess a valid Commercial Driver\\\'s License when assigned to operate the school bus for Sandy Creek Day Camp.

When assigned to Sandy Creek Teen Camp Supervisor
Must possess a valid Georgia Driver\\\'s License to operate a 12 passenger van.

Must be able to lead outdoor activities and be certified in canoeing and archery. (Training provided by camp.)

Must be able to teach using wild animals, including snakes and insects, in an educational setting.

Must be able to lead off-site day trips that include hiking, swimming, and outdoor activities.

Must be familiar with the principles of outdoor education when working at Sandy Creek Park and familiar with environmental principles when working at Sandy Creek Nature Center.

Must be able to understand and implement American Camp Association standards to maintain camp accreditation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of assigned division in the Leisure Services Department.

Knowledge of management and recreational practices, policies, and procedures as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities.

Knowledge of all applicable laws, ordinances, policies, standards and regulations pertaining to the duties and responsibilities of the job.

Ability to effectively communicate and interact with subordinates, management, employees, members of the general public and all other groups involved in the activities of the Athens-Clarke County Government as they relate to the Leisure Services department.

Ability to effectively handle human relations and technical subjects.

Ability to handle the required mathematical calculations.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.