Discovery Camp Activity Leader

  • San Marcos, TX
  • San Marcos, Texas
  • Mar 17, 2020
Temporary Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $8.75 - $9.15 Hourly USD

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

Position is open until filled, first review of applications February 28th.

JOB SUMMARY
The City of San Marcos is looking for energetic individuals to staff our Discovery Camp. The camp provides area children, ages 5 thru 10, with a fun and educational filled summer that includes games, activities, science experiments, crafts, and field trips! This is a temporary employment. The program runsfor 8 weeks from June 8th to August 7th. There will also be 1 week for training June 1st - 5th and 1 week in-service (TBD) - totaling10 weeks. Activity Leaders report to Youth Services Manager, Youth Services Specialist, and Discovery Camp Site Supervisor.
We are looking for a member to join our team who exemplifies our core values of integrity, teamwork, professionalism, customer experience and innovation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DECISION MAKING

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Performs child supervision duties for both on and off campus program activities; administers first aid; enforces adherence to safety rules; fills out handwritten forms; performs safety inspections daily.
  2. Administers recreation activities on camp site and Discovery Center, including structured activities; swimming, movies, weekly special field trips, science experiments, crafts, team building activities, and outdoor adventures.
  3. Schedules daily and weekly camp educational lesson plans: crafts, games, and other onsite activities.
  4. Maintains campus site area; cleans floors; picks up trash; cleans bathrooms and performs other janitorial work as needed. (janitorial is contracted and is not available during the day).

DECISION MAKING
  • Must be able to perform duties safely and apply policies and procedures appropriately.
  • Supervise children at all times.
  • Must be able to facilitate an atmosphere that encourages challenge, learning, and growth.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Salary is dependent upon qualifications)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Ability to learn and administer first aid. Experience working with children required.
  • Required to work a full 10 weeks with the program.


CORE COMPETENCIES AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Must be able to read city and departmental policies, procedure manuals and memos. Writing skills are necessary to prepare reports, activity logs, safety inspection forms and accident reports.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are required; must be able to maintain positive working relationships with site personnel, supervisors, program participants, and parents.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Physical requirements include lifting up to 30 pounds occasionally. Subject to standing, sitting, walking, vision, hearing and talking frequently; lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, handling, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing and balancing occasionally.

Working conditions involve indoor and outdoor work, in the heat, sun, high humidity and wind; occasionally exposed to swimming pool chemicals, slippery surfaces; noise around crowds and whistles.

Safety Sensitive Position.


Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

San Marcos, Texas United States View Map