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CAMP COUNSELOR & BIRTHDAY PARTY TEAM MEMBER

DEPARTMENT:                YOUTH PROGRAMS

REPORTS TO:                 YOUTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR

STATUS:                        PART-TIME

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Camp Counselor & Birthday Party Team Member will facilitate games and activities for children ages 5-12 years old during any one of NYA’s youth programs and/or events – Summer Camp, Birthday Parties, School Holiday Camps, After-School Programs. Counselors will lead a variety of sports/PE activities and ensure that participants have a positive, enjoyable, safe and FUN experience. Counselors are responsible for maintaining safety procedures and communicating effectively with children and parents.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Leads, and implements sports/PE games and activities for children
  • Supervises youth participants and ensures their safety, participation, comradery, and overall engagement
  • Maintains a schedule for camp/event participants
  • Organizes and leads various small and large group activities
  • Set-up and break-down of event/program equipment and space and ensures proper cleanliness
  • Assists in maintaining accurate event/program records including, incident reports, sign-in/sign-out, registration and payment verification
  • Mediates and reports participant disputes
  • Knows, enforces, and follows all safety and procedure guidelines associated with event/program

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of a variety of recreational and athletic activities; knowledge of basic sports skills and instruction; and knowledge of sports rules and regulations
  • Ability to work with and communicate well with children ages 5-12 years old and their parents as well as other staff
  • Ability to lead and involve participants in various sports activities
  • Ability to provide first aid and emotional support and assistance to children ages 5 -12
  • CPR and first aid certifications required upon offering

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds waist high
  • May be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time whether indoors or outdoors, and squat, stoop or bend into awkward positions while performing job functions.
Job Category: Youth Programs
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: Newtown

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