SUMMER CAMP STAFF - YOUTH & FAMILY

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
See Position Description
Posted
Jul 19, 2021
Closes
Aug 23, 2021
Ref
7233-21C-DPR-SD
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Employment Opportunities - Summer 2021

Please read this entire announcement before submitting your application. This announcement is specific to the Youth & Family Camp Staff. If you are interested in other camp program areas, you must apply for that position as well.

Opportunities for temporary summer employment with the Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation include work as Camp Directors, Assistant Directors, and support staff (counselors) in camp programs throughout the County. Youth and Family Camp Counselors are needed to provide camp programs for the elementary audience ages 4-10. Several positions are available and hours vary.

Staff must commit from June 21 - August 13th (core camp dates). Additional weeks from August 16-27 may also be available. Training and planning beginning mid to late May through June, which includes a combination of independent and self-paced online courses with virtual and in-person trainings during weekday evenings and a few Saturdays. All camp staff will be trained to follow current guidance (county specific protocols) related to Covid19 safety.

Applications are being accepted for the following positions:

STUDENT ASSISTANT I/II (SAI/II) - $11.00/Hour
Responsible for assisting all leaders in the summer camp or program activities and operations. 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.
Minimum requirements: The Student Assistant I qualifications are non-high school graduates, who have worked one month at a summer camp OR with children (in any capacity) for 3 months. The Student Assistant II qualifications are high school graduates enrolled in post-high school education programs, who have not accumulated at least 3 months of relevant experience.

SUMMER RECREATION ASSISTANT I - $13.40/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: 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 - $14.25/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: Graduation from high school/GED, 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 - $16.07/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: Graduation from high school/GED, 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 - $19.35/Hour
Responsible for directing a summer camp with responsibility for all rooms in that program. Performs supervisory and administrative duties.
Minimum requirements: College 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. Must be 21 years old at time of employment.

Selection Criteria

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.

Desirables:

  • Experience working with youth in a recreation setting;
  • Experience working with Arlington DPR Summer Camp programs;
  • Willingness to work with individuals with disabilities;
  • Experience working with diverse populations; and
  • Highly motivated and energetic.

Special Requirements

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 and/or supporting documentation to verify 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).

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