Job Description

 

Summer Camp Counselor, Fairfax County, VA

KinderJam is seeking Summer Camp Counselors and Supervisors. KinderJam has a commitment to providing young children with fun, exciting, and enriching camp experiences on a safe learning environment. We pride ourselves in cultivating and maintaining a diverse, nurturing, and pleasant work environment for all our KinderJam Team Members.

This position will have the opportunity to gain a variety of experiences through working with KinderJam and the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA). The camp calendar will run Monday through Friday, June 18 - August 24 (no camp July 4). Half-day camps are 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and full-day 8:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Varied shifts available within each camp week.

Potential for continued employment after the summer.

Interviewing will begin May 21st. Additional training time will be required during early June (described below); dates to be determined.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise assigned group of campers between the ages of 4-9;

  • Direct daily functions for summer camp dedicated to creating engaging recreational opportunities for children;

  • Instruct and actively participate in all camp activities with campers including daily swim time;

  • Ensure safety of camp attendees;

  • Respond to and document all accidents and emergencies;

  • Ensure safe transportation of campers within the facility, outdoors, and other on-campus areas;

  • Assist with drop-off and sign-in of campers;

  • Organize and lead both small and large group activities;

  • Identify and respond to campers’ behavioral issues, and report concerns to camp leadership;

  • Maintain a clean and organized environment in all camp activity and storage areas;

  • Assist in evaluation and assessment of the program;

  • Maintain respectable working relationships with all camp staff for the duration of employment;

  • Attend scheduled meeting and training sessions;

  • Represent KinderJam’s mission and vision;

  • Plan and assess camp activities

  • Communicate with parents/guardians of participants as needed;

  • Assist Camp leadership in program needs; and

  • Other duties as assigned by camp leadership or Camp Directors.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older;

  • Strong communication skills with children, parents, peers, and community;

  • Demonstrated experience in working with children and/or recreation activities;

  • Education classes or experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field;

  • Excellent organization, time management, and planning skills;

  • Willingness to adapt and work in high-energy environment;

  • Requires walking or standing frequently; occasional sitting for long periods of time; occasional lifting of objects up to 20 lbs; and frequent lifting or carrying of objects up to 10 lbs;

  • All persons selected for employment must pass a background investigation and potential medical screening ;and CPR Certification (KinderJam will assist in obtaining CPR certification)

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in working with children and/or recreation activities.

 

Training Opportunities (including, but not limited to):

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention and Equal Opportunity;

  • First Aid;

  • Anti-bullying;

  • Working with children with special needs;

  • Team building; and

  • Reporting of suspected abuse

  • Camp curriculum.

 

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Internship

Salary: $12.00 to $16.00 /hour

KinderJam is an early childhood training, enrichment, and care agency. We assist our clients by providing early childhood education services. KinderJam is committed to providing engaging and meaningful learning experiences designed to meet the diverse learning needs of young children and the parents and professionals who work with young children.

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