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Assist with instruction of daily crafts, games, enrichment activities and field trips for children aged 5-16 years enrolled in Adventure Bound Day Camp programs at the Chilson Recreation Center.

Hiring range: $12.00 – $13.00 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.
Closing on: Friday, March 27, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. M.S.T. This position will close at 4:30 p.m. M.S.T. on Friday, March 27, 2020. Priority status given to applicants who submitted prior to February 28, 2020.


Assist the Day Camp Director, Assistant Day Camp Director and/or Day Camp Leaders with instruction of daily crafts, games, enrichment activities and field trips on a daily basis.
Actively participate in the preparation, implementation, and clean-up of fun, safe and age-appropriate activities on a daily basis.
May be responsible for assisting with opening or closing of camp procedures on a rotating basis.
Inspect classroom/program environment and equipment on a regular basis to ensure safety of participants and communicate repair or replacement needs to the Day Camp Director.
Assist with keeping current and accurate attendance records throughout daily shifts in camp.
Actively participate in regular communication with Day Camp Director, Assistant Day Camp Director and/or Day Camp Leaders regarding behavior strategies being utilized with campers.
Offer and instruct effective conflict management and problem solving strategies to camp participants and assist with implementation of communicated disciplinary strategies.
Attend and participate in all required staff trainings & meetings.
Respond calmly and appropriately in stressful, chaotic and emergency situations according to established procedures.
Adhere to and implement all Adventure Bound Day Camp, Chilson Center and City of Loveland policies and procedures, including any state or federal regulations for licensed school-aged day camps.


Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Communicates effectively and diplomatically with participants of the programs, parents, co-workers, and the general public.
Uses independent, sound judgment to react quickly and appropriately in emergency situations.
Exercises appropriate conflict resolution skills with camp participants and staff.
Exhibits patience when dealing with stressful situations.
Must demonstrate competent organizational and planning skills.
Ability to work effectively on a team, as a co-instructor, and to lead activities independently is essential.
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Core competencies: Accountability, Collaboration, Courtesy and kindness, Innovation, Integrity, Safety, Service

Education and/or experience:
Course work related to Recreation, Education or Human Development & Family Services preferred. Minimum of 6 months experience working with children preferred. Previous experience assisting with planning, teaching and supervising large group activities preferred.

Licensure and/or certifications:
Current First Aid & CPR certifications preferred. Must currently possess or be able to successfully complete provided Standard Precautions certification prior to working with children. Clearance from state, federal, and child abuse reporting background checks is required.

Material and equipment directly used:
Athletic and recreational equipment, printer, computer, telephone, photocopier

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