Variable PAHA Summer Camp Positions

Camp PAHA - Denver, CO 80226
Camp PAHA - Denver, CO 80226
Camp PAHA - Denver, CO 80226
Job Description
Now Hiring Summer Camp Paha Staff

Don't miss out on the opportunity to join the Camp Paha Team! Camp Paha is an exciting, dynamic, fun, and rewarding work experience that helps develop many of the skill sets and leadership qualities desired by employers today. Spend your summer helping our campers, ages 6 - 25 with disabilities, have the best summer ever! Starting salary begins at $11.10/hour.

We are currently recruiting for Counselors, Assistant Head Counselors, Head Counselors and Activity Specialists. To be considered for any of the positions, you will need to complete an application. During the interview process, candidates will have the opportunity to discuss the role(s) they are interested in.

Qualifications for all positions: Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be able to pass CBI, FBI, and TRAILS background checks. Applicants must be able to work in a variety of settings and locations around the community. Experience caring for people with disabilities or a background in education, recreation, public health, or other related field is preferred. Current CPR/AED, First Aid, or Medication Administration Certifications also preferred.

Essential Functions of All Positions: All staff are expected to ensure the health, well-being and safety of all campers, participants and staff and be familiar with and adhere to Camp Paha policies and procedures. All staff are also expected to assist with the physical, social and emotional needs of the campers. This may include transferring, changing, feeding, and behavior management.
Qualified applicants will be contacted as soon as possible.

Counselor
Paha Counselors assist with the day to day needs of the campers in their groups. This includes engaging with campers during planned activities, ensuring a safe and fun environment, and assisting with activities of daily living such as feeding, changing, and bathroom care.

Essential Job Functions:
-Assist with leading group activities for campers during scheduled group times, transitions or other down times.
-Demonstrate camp spirit and encourage a positive camp culture among peers and campers

Assistant Head Counselor
The Assistant Head Counselor is the secondary leadership role within each Camp Paha group. The Assistant Head counselor provides supervision to the group counselors and provides support to the Head Counselor. In addition to the essential functions of the Counselor, the Assistant Head Counselor will be required to complete the essential job functions below.

Essential Job Functions:
-Maintain an enthusiastic attitude and serve as a role model for positive and appropriate behavior through speech and action on a daily basis.
-Provide direct and meaningful supervision and feedback for your respective staff.
-Maintain the cleanliness of all areas and facilities used by campers and staff on a daily basis.
-Be knowledgeable of any special camper needs, including medical and behavioral.
-Administer medications to campers on schedule, as needed.
-Delegate duties associated with the group evenly to group staff.

Head Counselor
Head Counselor is the leadership role for each Camp Paha group. The head counselor will be responsible for leading one group of 8-12 campers and 4-5 staff, in the daily operation of camp. In addition to the essential functions of the Assistant Head Counselor, the Head Counselor will be required to complete the essential job functions below.

Essential Job Functions:
-Communicate with parents regarding camper behaviors, schedule changes and other pertinent information.
-Communicate with Camp Nurse regarding daily needs of campers.
-Communicate with Transportation Coordinator and Activity Specialists regarding specific needs of campers.
-Complete written weekly progress notes including camper goals, activities, and behaviors.

Activity Specialist
The Activity Specialist is responsible for the daily onsite programming of Paha. Activity Specialist creates lesson plans and work with Paha Leadership Staff to provide meaningful and beneficial activities for campers and participants. Activity areas may include Sports and Games, Nature and Science, Arts and Crafts, Outdoor Play, Sensory Play, Life Skills, and Music and Drama.

Essential Job Functions:
-Plan, implement, and continually evaluate age-appropriate activities for campers and identify potential adaptations for campers to ensure that campers of all ability levels may participate.
-Support skill development and independence of campers through planned activities.
-Manage the care and use of program equipment and supplies.
-Prepare activity lesson plans in a timely manner and monitor activity supplies to ensure the materials necessary for the activities planned are in stock or ordered.
-Provide staff with ideas of activities that can be done during group room time or down time.
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