Every summer, girls arrive to summer camp excited for new experiences. As a day camp staff member, it's your responsibility to encourage them to be courageous, demonstrate compassion and leadership, and oversee energetic activities that build memories for a lifetime. You have a desire to work with youth as they learn and succeed. You strive to be an inspiration. You want to have a positive impact on them as they build a stronger sense of courage, confidence, and character.
Girl Scouts San Diego is looking for dedicated and qualified staff members for our 2018 summer camps. Seasonal camp positions are open for our day camp located in San Diego, CA. Camp positions will start on or about June 4, 2018 and will end August 15, 2018. It is preferred that our dynamic men and women of our staff have experience working with youth, but it is not required.
Day camp sessions are held throughout San Diego County. Each camp has its own personality with various themes and activities. Most sessions run Monday through Friday, with occasional weekends. Camps feature traditional activities, along with Girl Scout specific programming.
Under direct supervision, the Day Camp Extended Care Program Leader delivers educational activities and age-appropriate programs to assigned campers in extended care program; assists in providing a safe, secure and effective program in compliance with GSUSA, council, ACA, state, local and federal laws, policies and procedures. Extended care is offered at Balboa Campus each morning and afternoon of camp.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Responsible for design and implementation of extended day care program.
- Provides high quality child care in the mornings before camp begins and in the afternoons after camp ends.
- Provides care, protection, continual growth opportunities and enjoyment of all assigned campers.
- Delivers and implements program activities including team building games and arts and crafts activities.
- Maintains records of attendance for morning and afternoon extended care.
- Ensures all programs delivered comply with safety standards.
- Sets up and cleans up program area daily.
- Maintains a current inventory list of all craft supplies and equipment and provides this list at the end of each camp.
- Replenishes program materials as needed. Provides Day Camp Business Manager with needed supply list.
- Meets with the Day Camp Director to discuss effectiveness of program and makes suggestions for adaptation when necessary.
- Completes a written evaluation at the end of season.
- Planning, supervision, and implementation of the Camp program in accordance with the goals and policies of Girl Scouts San Diego.
- Follow all emergency procedures appropriate to Girl Scouts San Diego and in conformity with the procedures adopted by the emergency service authorizes to ensure the safety of all members, volunteers and staff.
2. Facilitates communication between Day Camp Director, Site Directors, Camp Counselors, parents, and volunteers.
- May be called upon to assist with camp check-in and check-out
- Responsible for high quality communication with campers and parents
- Works cooperatively at all times with day camp staff and volunteers
- Coordinates communication between parents, camp staff, and camp directors as questions and issues arise.
3. Performs additional tasks as needed to assist with the efficient management of camp
- May be called upon to provide backup staffing for day camp.
- May be called upon to provide logistical support to camp staff, including purchasing, delivering or prepping camp supplies and/or snacks.
- Takes photos of campers and staff, as directed by Day Camp Director.
- Provide needed direction and guidance to staff and program participants.
- Makes appropriate recommendations for the coming year.
- Assists with other camps/programs, as assigned. May be called upon to fill any camp role.
- Performs other duties, as assigned.
Competencies and areas of expertise may include:
- Mentoring and Development of Youth - sets positive example for youth; demonstrates maturity and responsibility around youth; provides growth opportunities for children; teaches children with patience
- Adaptability & Flexibility- responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems; adapts approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations; copes well and helps others deal with the ongoing demands of change; sees and shows others the benefits of change; recovers quickly from setbacks, and finds alternative ways to reach goals or targets.
- Interpersonal Relations - Establishes rapport with others at all organizational levels; respects others; considers and responds to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of others; establishes and maintains an open dialogue with others; has demonstrated ability to market the Girl Scout value proposition through a variety of communication venues, with particular emphasis on in person communication in one-to-one, small group, and large group settings.
- Team-Building- knows team-building techniques and processes; collaborates with others to create optimal solutions; fosters a commitment to a team approach to work; promotes partnerships between work units; collaboratively defines boundaries and outcomes of work responsibilities; shares information with others; recognizes and rewards team accomplishments; shares decision-making responsibility with team members.
To perform this position 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.
- Must be able to obtain current First Aid/CPR certification by first day of campers' arrival.
- Experience working in youth-oriented program.
- Appreciation of diversity and community based needs.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Knowledge and experience in Girl Scout program.
- Flexible schedule. Ability to work morning and afternoon schedule.Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively in a team setting with diverse persons.
- Pleasant, positive, and confident presentation of self and council.
- Incorporates understanding of child development and age appropriate behaviors.Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to effectively interact with internal and external clients.
- Valid drivers' license, proof of insurance and access to reliable transportation. Daily and/or occasional travel may be required.
- Willingness to accept the beliefs and principles of the Girl Scout Movement and acceptance of the relevant and compelling benefits of Girl Scouting
Office Equipment/ Machines/ Electronic Devices
Personal computer and printers, telephone, fax machine, copier, audiovisual equipment, and other miscellaneous office equipment.
- Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, work with fingers, grasp, feel, talk, hear, and perform repetitive motions.
- Ability to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
- Heavy visual acuity required performing such activities as preparing and analyzing data and figures, using computer terminal and reading.
Activities occur both inside and outside and employee is subject to both environmental conditions; however, employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.