YOUTH AND FAMILY SUMMER CAMP STAFF
Employment Opportunities- Summer 2019
Please read this entire announcement before submitting your application.
Opportunities for temporary summer employment with the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation include work as Camp Directors, Assistant Directors, and camp counselors in camp programs throughout the County. Camp runs from June 24th to August 30th. This application is specific to the program area described in the following paragraph. If you are interested in other camp program areas, you must apply for that position as well.
FULL DAY CAMPS:
Summer Expedition: 40 hours a week. Hours for this camp are 9am-6pm. Core hours run from 9am-3pm and extended hours 3-6pm for ages 4-10. These are community center based camps serving 60 campers at each site. These camps focus on outreach to neighborhood children in the community so they can experience a classic camp day with a variety of activities and trips once per week.
Summerfest: 40 hours a week. Camp hours are from 8am-6pm for ages 4-10. This camp serves up to 60 campers at each site. This is a classic camp offered at a school site and ventures out on one trip a week and offers one onsite specialty event a week.
Summerfest (Inclusion Site): This camp is the same as above but is specifically designed to work with campers with and without disabilities. Staff will work with all participants to develop social skills, manage challenging behaviors, foster independent participation, plan, lead and implement activities and create a positive inclusive environment for all campers. This role may be responsible for writing documentation for any identified campers with additional supports and will work closely with the Therapeutic Recreation Inclusion Coordinator. Must be willing to provide personal care as needed.
EVENING PARK PROGRAMS:
Rec on Wheels: 15-20 hours per week. Program hours 5:30-8:30pm. This is an evening program that serves the community by offering recreational fun and weekly special events for the whole family (all ages) in various parks throughout Arlington. Staff are expected to do outreach, facilitate and lead family friendly activities at rotating park sites. These programs are offered in an outdoor setting with limited shelter. Programs do not operate if there is inclement weather.
STUDENT ASSISTANT I/II - $7.33-$8.89/Hour
Responsible for assisting all leaders in the summer camp or program activities and operations. These individuals are either non-high school graduates (SA I) or high school graduates enrolled in post-high school level education programs who have not accumulated at least 3 months of relevant experience (SA II). Applicants must be at least 16 years old to be hired for licensed preschool camp, all other camps require the applicant be at least 15 years old. Applications for Student Assistant positions will only be considered from individuals who have previously volunteered in one or more of our summer camps.
SUMMER RECREATION ASSISTANT I- $13.13/Hour
Responsible for assisting with the leading of recreation activities and behavior management of participants for a summer camp. Assist in camp or program operations. Minimum requirements: Completion of requirements for graduation from high school or GED equivalent, plus three months experience in administering recreational programs. CPR and First Aid Certification is desirable for applicants hired at this level.
SUMMER RECREATION ASSISTANT II - $13.97/Hour
Responsible for assisting in the planning, leading, and conducting of recreation activities for a camp, behavior management of participants, and assisting in the evaluations of the activities and the participants. Minimum requirements: Completion of requirements for graduation from high school or GED equivalent, plus six months experience in administering recreational programs or facility monitoring. Certification in CPR and First Aid is required for all applicants hired at this level.
RECREATION ASSISTANT III - $15.75/Hour
Responsible for planning, leading, and conducting recreation activities for a summer camp. Responsible for completing participant and program evaluations. Performs related supervisory and administrative duties. Minimum requirements: Completion of requirements for graduation from high school or GED equivalent, plus one-year experience (equivalent of 4 summers) in administering recreation programs. Certification in CPR and First Aid is required for all applicants hired at this level.
RECREATION ASSISTANT IV - $18.97/Hour
Responsible for directing a summer camp and overall camp operation and supervision of staff and participants. Performs supervisory and administrative duties. Minimum requirements: Completion of the requirements for graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in leisure or recreational studies, special education or a related field, plus one-year experience (equivalent of 4 summers) in administrating recreation programs. Certification in CPR and First Aid is required for all applicants hired at this level.
Please review the minimum requirements listed above.
Applicants may attach a resume in addition to completing the online application. Attaching a resume without completion of the application will be considered "an incomplete application".
The successful candidate will have good character and integrity, positive communication skills, reliable transportation, the ability to complete tasks as assigned, take the initiative when needed, and the ability to work successfully in a team environment. Staff may be asked to work with individuals with disabilities.
- Experience working with youth in a recreation setting.
- Willingness to work with individuals with disabilities.
- Experience working with diverse populations.
- Highly motivated and energetic.
If selected, all summer staff will be required to:
- Agree to a criminal background check.
- Candidates will be asked to provide two letters of reference from related work/school experience prior to an offer of employment. Letters of reference may be attached to this application.
- Provide negative TB results or submit to a TB screening.
- Attend all required trainings.
- Some positions require a valid motorized vehicle operator's license and driving history record check.
- Some positions require First Aid/CPR certification.
- Be open to provide personal care as needed to campers (training provided).
Applications for any of the positions below will be accepted online only. Applications are reviewed as they are received, so interested applicants should apply as soon as possible. We hope to have all camp jobs filled by May 11, 2019.
Applications received after that date will be considered only if there is need to consider other applicants. Please note that interviews will be conducted and positions will be filled on a continuous basis, therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Written notification will be sent to those applicants who applied but were not hired, once all positions are filled. Generally, these letters are sent out in mid-July.
For further information about the selection process or specific camp job duties: Email DPR- YouthandFamily@arlingtonva.us