Summer Camp Counselor Job at Aspetuck Valley Country Club, Weston, CT

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  • Aspetuck Valley Country Club
  • Weston, CT

Job Description

LOCATION: Aspetuck Valley Country Club, Weston, CT

DEPARTMENT: Camp

JOB TITLE: Camp Counselor

REPORTS TO: Camp Director

COMPENSATION: Hourly Compensation

BENEFITS: meals

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

All camp counselors will supervise a group of 10-15 campers, ages 3-9 (all groups being comprised of children of the same age). Counselors have at least 1 partner with whom they share their responsibilities, and camper safety is the most important of these. No camper is ever left unattended by camp staff.

SUMMARY REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to execute each essential job function 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 and/or satisfy the productivity, performance or qualification standards for the position.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Daily attendance and dismissal records for all campers
  • Supervision and facilitation of lunchtime activities
  • Assisting Camp with daily activities, including Arts & Crafts, Tennis, Swimming, Game time, Dance, Playground time and Free swim and Sports) planned for their campers, and participation in them, as needed.
  • Accompanying campers to all areas of the camp property, including First Aid, bathrooms, and activity areas.
  • Attendance at daily staff meetings
  • Attendance to mandatory orientation sessions, pre-season
  • Daily interaction and communication with campers, co-workers, and parents
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
INCIDENTAL DUTIES

The above list of essential job functions describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to positively motivate and manage children
  • Comfortable with taking direction, as well as communicating with co-workers
  • Highly responsible and well-organized in tending to campers' daily needs
  • Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Requirements

JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

The following describes the general qualifications and physical, sensory and mental abilities normally associated with performing the essential functions of this position.

Education and Experience:
  • Prior Counselor experience preferred.
  • Minimum age requirement is 16 to meet CT Minor Law Guidelines.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:
  • Unexpired First Aid Certification and CPR Certifications - a plus

Language and Communication Skills:
  • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Strong communication skills

Physical, sensory and motor demands:
  • Highly active, multitasking type of environment (group of children to direct and monitor)
  • Frequent Standing for extended periods of time.
  • Frequent Walking
  • Excellent physical fitness, visual acuity and sense of urgency to attend to young children needs
  • Work is performed both indoors and outdoors throughout the summer

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Summer work, Outdoor,

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