The Salvation Army

Assistant Group Leader & Activity Specialist

US-NY-Brooklyn
Job ID
2017-3725
Category
Community and Social Services
Compensation Min
USD $11.50/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $15.00/Hr.
Type
Regular Part-Time

Responsibilities

  • Involvement in the total camp program with willingness to help in all areas as needed, including dining room, outdoor/indoor activities, children with problems, daily assembly, etc.
  • Promote observance of the moral and ethical codes affecting program participants and staff.
  • Attend and contribute to Program Leadership & General Staff Meetings.
  • Responsible for sharing with your immediate supervisor and/or Program Directors, all matters of mutual concern relating to the total welfare of the Program.
  • Responsible to complete Orientation Sessions and attend all parent meetings.
  • Responsible for the leadership and guidance of assigned program participants and your assigned staff.
  • Assume responsibility for the health, cleanliness, good habits, welfare and happiness of all program participants and staff, but especially those under your direct supervision.
  • Maintain a high level of interaction with program participants and staff; also be a constructive member of the Leadership contributing in every possible way to the health, harmony and happiness of the Brownsville family.
  • Coordinate daily assembly as assigned by the Assistant Program Director.
  • Voice criticisms to the Program Directors first and respond positively to their directives, thereafter.
  • Assume the responsibilities of the Group Leader, in their absence.
  • Communicate with the Group Leader as soon as possible (in private), for actions of staff members that put the health and safety of program participants at risk. Report all incidents minor or major.
  • Ability to communicate and work with groups of various ages and skill levels, and provide necessary instruction to program participants and/or staff.
  • Ability to identify and physically respond appropriately and quickly to emergency situations, as needed.
  • Responsible for the organization and administration of assigned activity for children ages 5 -13.
  • Assume responsibility for the all areas assigned, proper use of supplies, maintenance of inventory, requesting additional supplies as needed.
  • Coordinate program(s) with other program activities and plans. Offer assistance and support as needed.
  • Submit to the program office, lesson plans for assigned classes.
  • Communicate with the Group Leader as soon as possible (in private), for actions of staff members that put the health and safety of participants at risk.       Report all incidents minor or major.
  • Ability to communicate and work with groups of various ages and skill levels, and provide necessary instruction to program participants and/or staff.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately and quickly to situations requiring first aid.
  • Cognitive and communicative abilities to plan and conduct activities that achieve camper development objectives.
  • Ability to identify and respond to hazards. Must be able to assist participants and staff in emergencies.
  • Organize, direct and instruct assigned activity program geared to all ages, interest and abilities of the participants, both male and female. Display creativity and innovation in programming.

Qualifications

  • One Year Experience in Youth or Camp Programming
  • Aptitude and experience in the Arts (Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Drama) and/or proficiency in Academics (Comprehension, Mathematics, Sciences, etc)
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 6 months supervisory experience
  • Availability for the entire duration of program hours (2:15 – 6 PM during school year; 8 AM – 6 PM on school holidays and summer months)

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