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The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department creates exceptional summer camp programs to serve an exceptional community. Our programs are an opportunity for children to learn new skills, find new passions, stay active, and connect with their peers and others in the community. Summer day camp programs include our licensed childcare, Camp FunQuest, and also recreation-based camps such as Bike Camp and Survival in the Woods for children ages 4-16 years.

Do you have a ton of energy and enjoy laughing every day? Do you want to make a difference in the world and in our community? If you answered yes to either of those questions you could be a youth instructor for our programs! We are searching for strong, compassionate, experienced, and fun instructors to be S.I.L.L.Y. (Safe, Intelligent, Loving, Laughing, & uniquely You) with our children. Youth instructors must enjoy spending time with children, creating empowering activities, and willing to be role models to the younger generation.

This is a seasonal position with training beginning May 24th. Camp begins June 2nd, 2021 and ends August 13th, 2021. The work schedule will vary dependent on program. Summer camp programs occur M-F between 7:30am-5:30pm, with occasional required staff meetings held on weeknight evenings.

The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.
· Keep children Safe!
· Invent interactive and Intelligent activities!
· Be Loving and respectful to all.
· Encourage smiling and Laughing (even if you are the only one Laughing).
· Be You (unless you’re a Yak and you yakety-yak all the time)!

· A,B,C easy as 1,2,3 – Maintain a clean, welcoming, and organized camp environment
· On the bus, octopus – May be required to drive 15 passenger vans to transport children
· What’s shakin’, bacon? – Greet children and parents in a friendly manner
· What’s new, tennis shoe? – Attend regular staff meetings as scheduled, and communicate often with team members and supervisors
· Creativity in making everything S.I.L.L.Y.!

This position is not responsible for the direct supervision of any City employees
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.

Minimum age is 18

Must have expat least three months (460 hours) of full time or equivalent part-time satisfactory and verifiable experience with school-age children.

· Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record
· Must past City background check and pre-employment drug screen
· Must receive clearance from state and federal fingerprinting, and child abuse reporting background check
· CPR and First Aid Certification must be current or acquired within one month of hire
· Must complete 15 hours of required pre-service trainings and courses before working with children

Must be able to communicate effectively with children, parents, staff and the general public. Must be able to effectively give directions to children between the ages of 4-16.

Must possess the ability to solve and implement practical solutions to problems, to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form, and to foresee and initiate proactive measures to ensure program quality, customer service and participant safety.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to crawl, kneel, jump, run stoop, crouch, reach with hands and arms. The employee must have the ability to lift up to 40 lbs., lead children in extended periods of exercise and movement, must be able to control children in both an indoor and outdoor environment.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to various weather conditions including rain, snow, wind, hail and heat. The employee may be exposed to allergy causing conditions (i.e. cottonwood, dust, animals, etc.). The employee may be exposed to a variety of childhood illnesses. The noise level in the work environment can be at high extremes at times.

The employee must be able to work effectively in an environment of noisy, happy, and sometimes distraught children. The employee must possess high tolerance for the characteristic behavior of children in indoor and outdoor recreation settings, and work effectively in high stress situations. The employee should be flexible with the demands and interests of children.

The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use
Because the possession and use of marijuana, whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy.

The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.


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