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City of Kalispell Camp Counselor I - Short Term Position in Kalispell, Montana

CITY OF KALISPELL
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
JOB VACANCY

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Class Title: Camp Counselor I - (Short Term Position)
Department: Parks & Recreation Dept.
Location: Woodland Center
Union: Non-Union
Salary/Wage: $9.85 per hour (July 1st)
FSLA Status: Non Exempt
Date: June 30, 2021

A. GENERAL CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Assist the Camp Counselor II and Camp Supervisor in planning, organizing, coordinating and supervising day camp activities for youth ages 5-13 yrs. Provide quality service and maintain positive public relations.
B. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties are typical for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Note: It is expected that every employee should be on time, fully prepared, every day that they are scheduled to work. We expect employees to strive for perfect attendance.
Camp Counselor I (95%)
a. Assist the Camp Counselor II in carrying out the functions of day camp. In the absence of the Camp Counselor II assumes responsibility.
b. Assist in planning and implementing daily activities such as games, special events, physical fitness, arts and crafts, team building, outdoor skills, etc.
c. Assist in maintaining a variety of records and forms such as permission slips, incident forms, and attendance records.
d. Perform a variety of miscellaneous duties such as answering and making phone calls, taking care of equipment, and cleaning.
e. Respond to public inquires or comments such as question and complaints.
f. Respond to and take care of circumstances requiring first aid.
g. Facilitate with children ages 5-13 in an engaging manner with positive leadership.
h. Provide direct supervision to children at all times.
i. Act as a role model for children, displaying appropriate behavior and creating a safe inclusive environment for all campers and staff.
j. Maintains camper discipline as necessary in an appropriate manner, to achieve camp objectives.
Peripheral Duties 5%:
a. Provides backup to related positions as needed and assigned.

C. SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works under the supervision of Camp Counselor II and Camp Supervisor.
D. SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Supervises camp participants ranging in age from 5-13 yrs.
E. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES (KSA’s)
a. Working knowledge of the equipment, facilities, operations and techniques used as a Day Camp program;
b. Must have or willing to obtain First Aid and CPR certification
c. Skilled in operation of tools and equipment used by a Day Camp Counselor;
d. Skilled in the observation of small children and avoids distractions;
e. Skilled in good verbal and written communication to deal positively and effectively with the public;
f. Ability to have a genuine concern for the well-being and development of young children;
g. Ability and fortitude to abide by and enforce rules, policies and procedures;
h. Ability to be self-motivated with the initiative to carry out work assignments in a timely manner;
i. Ability to effectively enforce safety and health regulations relating to Day Camp programs;
j. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, participants, instructors, and the general public;
k. Ability to communicate effectively orally and to give and understand oral instructions;
l. Ability to maintain calm in emergency situations
F. DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education and Experience):
a. Two years of increasingly responsible related work experience and/or related educational experience;
b. Experience working with children ages 5-13yrs.
G. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
a. Must have First Aid and CPR certification or the ability to obtain upon hire;
b. Lifeguard certification is preferred.
H. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Phone, hand held radios, automobile, various sports and recreation equipment, TV, VCR, and portable music player, first aid kit.
I. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
a. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
b. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to swim, walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.
c. The employee must occasionally lift up to 50 pounds and/or move over 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
J. WORK ENVIRONMENT:
a. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
b. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
c. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office, and moderately loud when in the field.
K. SELECTION GUIDELINES:
a. Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
b. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
c. Kalispell is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
d. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
POSTED: June 30, 2021
CLOSES: Open until filled

NOTICE!
ONLY CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONTACTED.
A CITY APPLICATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM:
• THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT WITH THE CITY OF KALISPELL, 201 1ST AVENUE EAST, KALISPELL, MONTANA, OR
• THE KALISPELL JOB SERVICE, 427 1st AVENUE EAST, KALISPELL, MONTANA. PHONE (406)758-6200 OR
• ONLINE AT THE CITY OF KALISPELL’S WEBSITE AT: WWW.KALISPELL.COM

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