Day Camp Counselor - APEX Centre (Seasonal)

  • City of McKinney, TX
  • McKinney, Texas
  • Aug 26, 2019
Full Time Education and Training Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $10.00 Hourly

Job Description

Summary

WORKING FOR THE CITY OF MCKINNEY
Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named "The #1 Best Place to Live in America." Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we exist.

OUR CORE VALUES
City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-generated values - Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.

SUMMARY OF POSITION
Under direct supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, the Day Camp Counselor plans, organizes and implements various day camp activities for children six (6) to twelve (12) years old.


Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Plan, organize and implement various day camp activities for children ages 6 to 12 (i.e. sports, arts and crafts, nature activities, music, drama, field trips and cookouts).
  • Lead, supervise and conduct classes and activities.
  • Supervise children properly and respond immediately during emergencies, including administering first aid as necessary.
  • Assist in control of equipment and supplies.
  • Maintain attendance, discipline and other records.
  • Effectively communicate with children, parents/guardians, bus drivers, and the public.
  • Arrive to work every day, on time as scheduled.
  • Set-up and take down equipment, may require lifting up to 75 pounds (i.e. ice chests, equipment, etc.).
  • Drives van for field trips.
  • Arrive to work every day, on time as scheduled.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND BEHAVIORS
  • Good verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to motivate children and maintain a positive atmosphere, and if necessary, use positive disciplinary techniques.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect.
  • Ability to motivate children and maintain a positive atmosphere, and if necessary, use positive disciplinary techniques.
  • Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.
  • Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Required Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Six months experience planning, coordinating and implementing recreation programs for children 6 to 12 years old.
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certifications.
  • Ability to motivate children and maintain a positive atmosphere, and if necessary, use positive disciplinary techniques.
  • Good verbal and written skills.
  • Valid Texas Driver's License and a safe driving record.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Non-smoker preferred.
  • Some related work experience preferred, but not required.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
  • Must pass a drug screen and background check.
  • No visible tattoos, body piercing, or unnatural hair color.


Physical Demands/Supplemental

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to see, speak, and hear. Regularly required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The Day Camp Counselor will be required to work a majority of time outdoors in extreme heat and occasionally indoor in a climate-controlled building. Duties involve physical exertion such as standing, bending, stooping, crouching, lifting and reaching. Incumbent must be able to work from Monday through Friday.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous