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Nature Camp Counselor - PT

Deadline: Open until filled
Lincoln Marsh
1010 W Lincoln Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187
GENERAL PURPOSE
Responsible for the organization and implementation of daily camp activities for children.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Minimum high school diploma or equivalent with experience in two (2) or more of the following: knowledge of nature-related activities, crafts and games, experience working with children in an informal outdoor setting, group management. Must have great problem solving, analytical, organizational, interpersonal; and written and verbal communication skills.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Prepare, instruct, and evaluate assigned daily nature camp activities for children.
Record daily attendance records, health history forms, and inspection logs.
Set-up and clean-up of camp activities.
Effectively communicate with supervisors, coworkers, and program participants in a timely manner.
Minimize and manage the risk for program participants while maintaining a fun atmosphere.
Design an appropriate team building course sequence for the groups according to their goals and abilities.
Transport equipment and travel to program sites at various institutions.
Administer site specific first aid and CPR procedures.
Supervise and enforce rules and regulations with program participants.
Organize, maintain, and inventory program supplies and equipment.
Ensure program area is clear of natural hazards and trash.
Administer site specific first aid and CPR procedures.
Provide a high quality of customer service in a professional manner to the internal customer that will facilitate team building and exceptional customer service to the external customer.
Follow the Wheaton Park District policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Proactively support the V.A.L.U.E.S. (integrity, fun, commitment, adaptability and growth, kindness, and service) on a daily basis.
Maintain good safety awareness and follow all safety guidelines and procedures.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS
Prepare written and oral reports as requested by supervisor.
Assist Environmental Education Supervisor with special projects.
Assist with presenting environmental education and adventure programs.
Work with PDRMA to ensure risk management compliance.
Continue education through conferences, training, workshops, etc. on new issues, trends, and procedures related to the field.
Attend meetings and in-service trainings as required.
Serve on committees and focus groups as assigned.
Appropriately resolve concerns, problems and emergencies that arise.
Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, ETC.
Must have and maintain: valid driver's license with acceptable driving record; and CPR/AED certified. Be a mandated reporter for the "Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act".
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Must be able to: frequently move about the building and outdoors on natural uneven ground; frequently remain in a stationary position while performing office work; occasionally position ones' self to move items weighing up to 50 lbs. and overhead weighing up to 10 lbs.; rarely ascend/descend stairs or a ladder.
ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS
Must be able to: occasionally work in an office environment with moderate noise level and lighting and frequently work outdoors with exposure to all weather conditions, biting/stinging bugs and insects, dirt, poisonous plants, wet, slippery surfaces and uneven natural ground; occasionally exposed to odors, dust, mold, mud; and rarely exposed to pesticides, chemicals, smoke, animal hair, dander, and feces.
OTHER DEMANDS
Must be able to: maintain attention to detail and focus despite interruptions; and prioritize responsibilities to meet deadlines. Must have enthusiasm, reliability, ability to take initiative, and flexible schedule is required.
Hours:
20-28 hours, additional hours may be possible
May 25th through August 17th with possible opportunity to start sooner to assist with other programs.
M-F, between 8am & 1:30pm depending on schedule
Salary: $9.00-$11.00 per hr
Wheaton Park District is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V



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