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Camp Counselor- Summer Camps

Location:Pflugerville, TX
Salary Range:$8/hr DOE
Employment Type:Seasonal - Part Time
Department:Parks & Recreation
Description:General responsibility of Counselors:
To identify and meet camper needs by carrying out the requested activities and structure throughout the day with special attention paid to group and individual needs of safety and Pfun Camp values.

Staff Training (REQUIRED): It is a requirement of employment that camp staff�s training dates are attended by all staff members unless otherwise approved by the Camp Director.

Training dates will be announced at a later time.

The following are Pfun Camp Staff Training requirements:

� Human Resources Orientation

� Staff Development-Group Projects & Summer Programming

� Staff Development-Child Behavior & Group Planning

� Basic Water Rescue

� CPR & First Aid (only if you choose not to challenge or have never been certified)

� Staff Preparation and Camper Orientation in Gilleland Creek Park

Duties:Specific responsibilities of Counselors:

� Supervise all assigned aspects of Pfun Camp safety and regulations of the campers' day including morning arrival, appropriate care of personal items, meal/snack times, rest periods, activities, and after-camp-hours duty as assigned.

� Learn the likes/dislikes of each participant.

� Guide groups and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.

� Recognize and respond to opportunities for teaching problem solving abilities for campers in the group.

� Must be able to obtain Basic Water Rescue, Certified Professional Rescuer & First Aid cards, if not already current on these certifications.

� Develop opportunities for interaction between campers and staff.

� Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success during camp.

� Encourage opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns.

� Help each participant meet the goals established by the camp for camper development.

� Help campers plan their participation in unit-wide or camp-wide programs, special events, and activities.

� Assist in teaching, preparing for, or leading an activity, as assigned.

� Write-up and report accurately incident and injury records on all participants, as needed.

� Manage personal time off in accordance with camp policy.

� Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities.

� Maintain good public relations with campers' parents.

� Set a good example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing clean-up and chores, sportsmanship, and table manners.

� These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

Qualifications:Counselor: Minimum Qualifications

1. Desire and ability to work with children and adults in an outdoor camp setting

2. Ability to accept supervision and guidance

3. Ability to assist in teaching activities

4. Ability to adapt to unexpected changes in camp routines with ease

5. Good character, integrity, and adaptability

6. Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control

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