Experience and Skills
· High School diploma or equivalent.
· Must provide proof of citizenship, as required by AmeriCorps.
· Must pass background check requirements, including fingerprint screening.
· Some college, major in Education or Recreation preferred
· One year of full-time experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds.
· At least 18 years of age with one year of college or life experience.
· Ability to organize and plan activities for children ages 7-14.
· Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and
skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
· Strong written and verbal communications skills.
· Excellent organizational, and communication skills.
· Strong background in education preferred.
· Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to
environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
· Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring
first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire,
evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance
required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an AmeriCorps member to successfully perform the
essential functions of this position.Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Some physical requirements of this position could be endurance
including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking long
distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching; requires eye-hand
coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and
camp activities; requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to
record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper
activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs; willing to
live in a camp setting and serve irregular hours with limited or
simple equipment and facilities; and with daily exposure to the sun,
heat, and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, etc.
The service environment characteristics described here are
representative of those a member encounters while performing the
essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. The noise level in the service environment is usually moderate.