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Summer Program Assistant

Company: Salvation Army USA
Location: Utica
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF POSITION:To assist Corps Officer with supervising of counselors who are the primary caregivers for each camper and responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their camper group within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes. Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth. Assures campers are properly supervised at all times. Be aware of and implement safety guidelines. 2. Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the mission and outcomes. Responsible for leading or assisting with the teaching of activities. Actively participate in all program areas as assigned. Provide for a progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities. Assist in program areas such as waterfront, nature, all camp activities, and arts and crafts as directed.3. Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff. Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal health needs. Be alert to campers and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems; discuss with camp health manager and/or camp director when appropriate. Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to camp director.4. Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior. Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures. Set a good example to campers and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.5. Represent the camp when interacting with parents or community members. Provide parents appropriate feedback and information as needed for their campers to have a successful camp experience. Follow safety and security protocols when campers are in public while presenting a positive image of the camp. Provide supervision for campers while campers are transported to and from camp or during scheduled field trips off of camp property. Contribute to verbal and written evaluations and communication as requested.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice due to business needs.



  • High School Diploma/GED Supervisory skills Desire and ability to work in a team environment Desire and ability to work with children outdoors Ability to communicate effectively with staff, campers and parents Ability to assist or lead with the teaching of activities Energetic, sense of humor, patient and self-control Safety oriented at all times

Keywords: Salvation Army USA, Utica , Summer Program Assistant, Other , Utica, New York

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