Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In service to the Penn Charter Summer Camps, a Lead Day Camp counselor must embrace and model curiosity and a desire for professional growth. In this position, lead counselors work closely and compassionately with the campers, Day Camp staff and families, and the Day Camp director. Additionally, they also demonstrate a desired commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion both in their service and in building relationships. Lead Day Camp Counselors are seasonal, temporary employees serving, Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 3:45 pm, from June 20-July 28th. All counselors must attend mandatory orientation training as a prerequisite condition of employment.
Lead Day Camp counselors are responsible for:
- Working with other camp staff members to plan, lead, and coordinate camp activities
- Providing guidance, motivation, and support to all campers/camp visitors
- Leading and supporting campers in age-appropriate activities
- Organizing team games, explaining the rules, and acting as a referee/umpire throughout the game
- Checking in on children to ensure medical needs have been met
- Mediating any camper disputes
- Adhering to a camp schedule provided by the Day Camp Director
- Communicating with parents and answering any questions
- Ensuring, cleaning and maintaining proper use of camp equipment
- Monitoring campers to prevent accidents and ensuring compliance with camp rules
- Reporting details of incidents, such as accidents or rules violations to the Day Camp Director
- Helping with camper transitions to and from pool area, tennis courts, and campus fields
- Monitoring and supervising campers during free play
- Helping campers during dismissals and drop off
- Knowing, enforcing, and following all safety guidelines associated with the Day Camp program, including knowing the whereabouts of your campers at all times.
- Participating in staff meetings
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- Energetic, empathetic, motivated, and strong work ethic
- Strong organizational skills, punctuality, and patience
- Ability to collaborate with others
- Physical capability to: Frequently lift or move weight as in lifting, carrying materials up to 20 lbs. Repetitively bend, stretch and stoop, work with children on the floor, work outdoors in a variety of weather, fully maintain sight and sound supervision of children
- Physical ability to participate in activities
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential function
Required education and experience
- High school diploma
- Eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship
- Two Professional References who can speak to the applicant’s character, qualifications, professional experience and work ethic (Relatives are not considered professional references.)
Preferred education and experience
- College degree or currently enrolled at a college or university
- Prior day camp experience
- Experience working with children
Prior to hiring, we ask all potential employees to be vaccinated and protected from the life-threatening impact of COVID 19. At Penn Charter we have supported our community's efforts to eradicate the spread of COVID 19 by facilitating access to Covid-19 vaccinations for all current employees and eligible students.
William Penn Charter School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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William Penn Charter School is an all gender, Quaker, coeducational, PreK-12 independent day school in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia. Established in 1689 by William Penn and members of the Religious Society of Friends, Penn Charter values scholarship and inquiry. Our school emphasizes academics, the arts, athletics, spiritual awareness and service learning.