City of Fort Wayne

Camp Counselor - Franke Park Day Camp

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Working under direction of the Camp Supervisor, the incumbent teaches outdoor skills to children within the framework of the Franke day camp program. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional
Job Code: 2019003
Posted On: Monday, 7th January 2019
Category: Seasonal
Department: Parks and Recreation
Shift: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $9.00 - $9.50 per hour

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Working under direction of the Camp Supervisor, the incumbent teaches outdoor skills to children within the framework of the Franke day camp program. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Receives daily assignments;
  • Welcomes campers/introduce and describes programs to campers;
  • Teaches crafts/outdoor/skills/dances;
  • Leads games;
  • Assists with closing ceremony and flag ceremony;
  • Meets with supervisor for daily evaluation;
  • Attends training sessions;    
  • Teaches care of equipment, environmental ethics and weather observation, reporting/predicting;
  • Teaches fire building skills, outdoor cooking, knife skills;
  • Teaches skit performance;
  • Assists with food preparation/clean-up;
  • Conducts ceremonies.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

Performs other duties as assigned.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Position requires routine supervision.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High school education
  • One year experience working with children ages 4-11 in an outdoor or camp setting;

OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and/or ABILITIES

  • Counseling skills conducive to resolving volatile situations which may arise during camping excursions;
  • Work consists of moderately complex, relatively standardized tasks. Must have the ability to apply routine practices, rules, regulations, procedures and techniques that are relevant to assigned tasks;
  • A moderate amount of experience is required to complete tasks.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Incumbent has contact with supervisors, the public, fellow workers, department head, division head and with other agencies. Incumbent communicates routine information including the giving and receiving of factual information about work.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Incumbent makes choices and takes actions performing a variety of relatively standardized assignments. Errors in decisions or work are not immediately apparent through supervisory review, but are revealed through adverse effects on operations. Incumbent must have the ability to understand standardized practices, procedures and general work instructions. Work requires some analysis and judgment. Supervisor reviews work in process, at critical phases and upon completion. Supervisor and employee discuss problems and solutions at the end of day.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS – Required for Continued Employment

  • Valid Indiana Driver's License if a City vehicle is used.
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR by the American Heart Association within two weeks of employment (provided by the City’s Risk Management Department).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work requires some contact with changing conditions, some lifting of light objects occasionally. Incumbent is normally standing, walking or lifting light objects. Incumbent may require greater than normal physical abilities such as visual or hearing activity. Incumbent works inside and outside in normal weather changes; work requires walking about various types of terrain with exposure to hazardous conditions and dust.

Apply Online

All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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