City of Haines City
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Haines City, FL, USA
  • 10.00 to 14.0838
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

***Position open unil filled***

POSITION FUNCTION:

Under the direct supervision of the Cultural Arts Coordinator and general supervision of the Head Camp Counselor, performs duties necessary to support the Recreation Division by implementing and actively participating in the summer youth camp programs, activities and events in a safe, friendly and fun environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Performs duties necessary to support the Recreation Division by implementing and actively participating in the summer youth camp programs, activities and events in a safe, friendly and fun environment. Duties may include, but are not limited, implementing group and individual activities (e.g. crafts, games, songs, field trips, swimming, canoeing, etc.); attendance record keeping; incident reports; keeping site clean; and driving a bus.
  2. Responsible for enforcing all safety and emergency rules and procedures, to include assessing behavior and applying appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  3. Performs additional duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Required knowledge and experience is normally obtained through the completion of a curriculum resulting in either a High School Diploma or GED and three (3) years' work related experience driving a school bus with youth is required.
  • First Aid and CPR Certifications are required.
  • Previous camp counselor and/or summer youth activities experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of recreation and group activities.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, campers, parents and/or guardians, businesses and the general public is essential.
  • Ability to create, implement and oversee activities and events.

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION:

  • Estimated start date for Summer Camp personnel is June 6th (could be earlier)
  • Summer Camp personnel estimated 40 hours per workweek
  • Estimated opening date is June 13th
  • Hours of operation Monday through Friday at the following three 3 schedules

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a Valid Florida commercial driver license.
  • Must pass applicable pre-employment testing, and background and credit checks.
  • As part of the conditional offer of employment, all Summer Camp candidates selected for employment are required to go through an extensive background and criminal history check through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) which may include a finger printing process. (Must be able to pass the State required background check for persons working with children.)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

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