Day Camp Worker
Leads children’s activities at a day camp program, including classroom training, tutoring, sports activities, bible study, computer programs and specialized programs; prepares and serves children lunch and snacks; assists in leading field trips; maintains the cleanliness of the after school area; transports passengers in a Salvation Army vehicle.
This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.
Child Care Responsibilities (50%)
Provides constant care for the needs of the children in an efficient, clean, loving, safe, secure and healthy manner.
Prepares and serves children snacks and meals; ensures that children receive nutritional and tasteful food; provides positive, relaxed atmosphere during children’s mealtime encouraging conversation.
Exhibits control of the children and, when needed, displays proper discipline techniques.
Ensures the accountability, security and safety of children participating in day camp activities and field trips; reports all accidents to the supervisor in an accurate and timely manner.
Administers basic first aid as necessary; reports any health issues with supervisor in accordance to policies and procedures.
Organizing, Planning, and Teaching Lessons (20%)
Under the supervision of assigned supervisor, develops and implements lesson plans which are age-group program specific; utilizes age-group appropriate discovery areas, enriched with program-specific activities, including teacher-made materials and hands-on activities.
Determines appropriate supplies and materials for lesson plans and recreational activities; ensures the children's safety in utilizing the same.
Provides opportunities for physical and mental stimulation through both inside and outside learning activities.
Maintains the camp materials in an orderly fashion; maintains accountability for any supplies necessary for camp programs.
Driving Responsibilities (20%)
Transports or assists with transporting children whenever needed; ensures the safety and protection of children at all times.
Assists in leading children on field trips.
Cleaning Responsibilities (10%)
Cleans the kitchen, classrooms, table, vehicles, floors, etc. in accordance with established sanitary standards.
Attends and participates in regularly scheduled in-service training sessions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Materials and Equipment:
General Office Equipment Playground Equipment Kitchen Equipment
After School Equipment Classroom Equipment
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of Child Behavior and Development.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of First Aid and C.P.R and ability to ensure the safety of children.
Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army.
Ability to teach children Christian values as well as general childhood education curriculum.
Ability to plan, develop and implement effective childhood programs and activities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or G.E.D. required,
two years experience teaching child development programs,
any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
Ability to pass all state licensing background checks.
Valid State Drivers License
CPR and First Aid Certification (or ability to obtain within established timeframe)
Food Handlers Certification (or ability to obtain within established timeframe)
Ability to meet attendance requirements.
Ability to read, write and communicate the English language effectively.
Ability to observe children and ensure their safety.
Ability to drive a Salvation Army vehicle safely observing all laws, regulations, and policies.
Duties are usually performed by combinations of sitting, standing and walking on a frequent change basis.
Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) frequently.
Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor environment where there may be physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt and the like.
Statement of Purpose:
This document provides descriptive information about the above Salvation Army position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. An individual’s ability to meet the qualifications and capabilities described in this document is not a guarantee of employment or promotion. The Salvation Army reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
Your signature below indicates that you have read and understand the job description and agree to perform the duties as assigned
- Job Family TX-TEMPNE
- Job Function Recreation
- Pay Type Hourly
- Arlington, TX 1301 E. ABRAM 76010, 1301 E. ABRAM, Arlington, Texas, United States of America