Requisition Number: 20-2102https://phoenix.jobing.com/the-salvation-army/head-counselor-1-12576205
LOCATION: The Salvation Army
Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
REPORTS TO: Arts, Education & Camp Manager
STATUS: Full Time / Temporary
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human
needs in His name without discrimination.
Must be a minimum of 18 years old. 12 months childcare experience and high school diploma/or GED equivalency preferred
Associate or bachelor’s degree in early childhood/closely related field preferred
N.A.C., C.D.A., or C.C.P. credential preferred Must be certified in CPR/First Aid/AED upon first day of work Must obtain Fingerprint Clearance card upon first day of work Must obtain a Food Handlers card upon first day of work Must obtain tuberculosis test upon first day of work Must complete 18 hours of Arizona Department of Health Safety training within 10 days of employment annually
Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred Must have experience programming youth activities and working with children, preferably in a camp setting
Must have a philosophy of education and child development which is consistent with that of The Salvation Army Kroc Center
Must be capable of learning basic point-of-sale procedures and CCMS database integrations
Must have experience teaching a variety of activities involving education, computers, sports performing arts, fine arts and/or fitness
Must have experience or ability to coach others in teaching and leading groups of children in day camp setting, with biblical principles
Must have the ability to maintain a non-judgmental attitude in working with customers, clients, and members and staff
Must thrive in a team-oriented environment Must be a team player Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality as needed Must be in good physical and mental health Must be capable of meeting the demands of day camp during a strenuous 40-hour workweek
Strong desire and ability to work well with children, parents and staff in a capacity of leadership, counseling, and education including but not limited to:
Relate joyfully and sensitively to children of all ages Sensitivity to children’s individual needs Use appropriate positive discipline consistently Dependability Handle security and crisis situations calmly Engage and maintain a child’s interest in activities
Complete all Protect the Mission requirements and other trainings as directed
Ability to perform responsibilities from the role of Counselor should you be needed for additional support and/or to secure safe ratios
Must be able to work under and support the mission of The Salvation Army and must be able to coach staff to do the same
Working knowledge of integrated database applications and ability to use new software programs with basic training.
Microsoft Word and Excel required
To know the mission, purpose and values of the Kroc Center and the Salvation Army.
Assist with character development of camp participants and counselors.
Lead and mentor day camp counselors. Instruct Day Camp staff to lead Day Camp and other recreation activities with enthusiasm, and according to training protocol and written lesson plans.
Adhere to and implement positive discipline procedures created for campers and staff.
Communicate all issues regarding camp with After-School and Day Camp Lead II immediately.
Use appropriate documentation and communicate up chain of command as directed.
Complete all necessary documentation to inform parents and supervisors of camper injury, behavioral issue, disputes between campers, etc.
Adhere to dress code at all times. May be required to wear activity appropriate attire (e.g. swimwear while in the pool)
Ensure that program equipment and supplies are returned to the appropriate designated area upon completion of activity with group.
Clean each program area used with camper group before heading to next camp activity.
Facilitate day camp sign in and sign out procedures according to protocol. Check ID of each person signing out camper daily, comparing against list of authorized persons for sign-out. Ensure all participant documents are distributed to parents
and/or other authorized individuals. Interface respectfully with all peers, supervisors, customers, community partners and/or vendors.
Handle disputes with participants, parents, and staff in a professional manner with guidance of Arts, Education and Camp Manager and Arts and Education Leads.
Ensure the safe use of the facility and execution of activities through enforcement of facility and activity-specific regulations, ensuring that only registered campers participate.
Protect, maintain, and be accountable for camp supplies. Maintain a safe working environment; report any and all facility defects/problems and any suspicious activities or persons to appropriate personnel.
Perform and oversee point of sale operations, cash handling, and CCMS database management for all Day Camp programs.
Assist in emergencies or treatment of injured camper, volunteers, and/or staff. Follow up with completion of appropriate paperwork as directed.
Assist the Camp Manager with planning and instruction of the annual Day Camp Staff Training.
Enforce and follow all rules that pertain to camp and the facility on a consistent basis.
Practice vigilant supervision at all times. Perform regular head counts and keep an accurate attendance list of assigned children.
Assist with development, implementation and coordination of both daily and weekly activities and as directed.
Act as primary leader for assigned camp unit, providing coaching, supervision and correction when necessary to campers and camp staff.
Responsible for creating all camp group schedules. Responsible for the maintenance and distribution of participant’s personal medications and the maintenance of the medication logbook according to established procedures.
Demonstrate integrity, enthusiasm and sound moral judgment. Follow and ensure the adherence to The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures and the Day Camp Code of Conduct.
Perform other assignments/duties as directed.
Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements
of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result. Qualified individuals must have access to reliable transportation.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach with hands and arms on a continuous basis. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently
lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must have the ability to operate telephone, a desktop or laptop computer, as
well as the ability to access and produce information from a computer, and to understand written information.