Adventure Camp Counselor

Parks · Brownsburg, Indiana
Department Parks
Employment Type Temporary
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $9 - $10/hour

Principal Function: The Adventure Camp Counselor is responsible for the health and welfare of children through enrichment and academic activities.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervises campers during aspects of camp including arrival, departure, field trips, meals, and play and rest times; oversees wellbeing of assigned campers.
  • Builds relationships with campers through daily conversation and quality interactions.
  • Provides opportunities for campers to participate successfully and enjoy aspects of camp experience.
  • Serves as trusted adult figure that is consistent, fair and follows through when redirecting behavior.
  • Organizes, leads, and manages groups and individuals in planned activities.
  • Ensures a safe environment by adhering to safety protocols and camp procedures.
  • Assists campers develop social and conflict resolution skills and create healthy friendships.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no employee supervisory responsibilities.

 

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty according to the requirements of the Town of Brownsburg. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

 

Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma or G.E.D; and one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous experience working with and supervising children is desired.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Resourceful and creative.
  • Analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
  • Must exhibit professionalism and be effective working with customers, vendors, and employees.
  • Skillfully convey information on a wide range of topics to a diverse target audience.
  • Influencing and consultative skills are critical.
  • Proficient with commonly used office software, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office suite as well as telephone and internet communications.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Effective prioritization and time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure, deadline driven environment.
  • Strong initiative to strive for continuous accuracy, quality, and timeliness of information.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships through strong interpersonal skills with emphasis on relationship-building and consistent demonstration of solid professional judgement.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • A genuine commitment to quality on behalf of the Town while building a work culture committed to excellence is mandatory.
  • Must have and maintain a verifiable Indiana Driver's License and a demonstrated safe driving record.

 

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently will stand; walk; and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without an assistive device (greater weights may be required with the use of an assistive device). The employee occasionally will climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), and the ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).

 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

 

This job operates primarily in a professional school/academic environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

 

The Adventure Camp follows a schedule of 6:30AM to 6PM, Monday through Friday. Employee's work schedule may vary within camp hours. Occasional in-town travel may be required.

 

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  • Location
    Brownsburg, Indiana
  • Department
    Parks
  • Employment Type
    Temporary
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    $9 - $10/hour