The Day Camp Counselor I for Parks & Recreation is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills during a seven-week Summer Camp program for children ages 6-13, Monday through Friday. They must provide opportunities for recreational, social and enrichment activities such as arts and crafts, sports, nature studies, storytelling, music, dance, drama, games, fieldtrips, health-wellness, and special events. Responsibilities include:
Seasonal Employment Dates: June 11th to August 3rd must be committed to work all days & weeks, excluding July 4th.
Hours: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday – Friday (Hours may vary due to field trips and training)
• Assists with implementation of recreation programs and activities by working with customers, program participants and others; maintaining a clean and safe environment for all participants and employees; and preparing daily and weekly reports and assignments.
• Works a variety of sites and locations varying from special events, outdoor programming, health and wellness, summer camps and facilities and assists other staff with any other reasonable duties assigned.
• Apply appropriate behavior management techniques for participants, volunteers, parents, and observers;
• Provide direction to volunteers or participants as needed;
• Perform set-up and tear-down of program materials;
• Maintain records of attendance, scores, and other program specific information and report them to supervisor;
• Participate in mandatory training activities, assist as required;
• Check facilities for safety, cleanliness, and good repair prior and during use and report problems to supervisor;
• Ensure participants, staff, and volunteers are adhering to safety regulations;
• Assist with special events as required.
• Ability to perform light physical labor in all weather conditions;
• Minimum age of 18;
• Ability to deal effectively with the public and co-workers.
• Ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals;
• Ability to document and process incidents;
• Ability to keep records for attendance, scores, or activities;
• Ability to effectively communicate verbally and written w/ staff, supervisor, participants, parents, and the public;
• General knowledge of athletics, youth programming, and recreation;
• Ability to identify and respond accordingly to hazards to ensure participant safety;
• Ability to monitor participant behavior and administer discipline;
• Ability to change tasks quickly and unannounced;
• Ability to interpret, follow, and relay directions to others;
• Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions
This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Work requires climbing, stooping, reaching, walking, grasping, and repetitive motions. Vocal communication and hearing are required for communicating in person and by telephone. Visual acuity is required for the operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surrounding and activities. The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.
Application and instructions are available here. Submit City of Lexington Employment Application and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, by mail to City of Lexington, P.O. Box 1615, Lexington, NC 27293 or in person at 711 South Talbert Blvd., Lexington, NC. Deadline to apply is March 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Applications are also taken until 5:00pm at the NC Works Career Center, 220 E. 1st Ave., Ext, Lexington, NC 27295.
Applicants offered employment will be asked to participate in a drug and alcohol screening.
The City of Lexington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, non-disqualifying disability, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. All employees may have other duties assigned at any time.