The Salvation Army

Day Camp Counselors

Job Locations US-PA-Sunbury
Job ID
Temporary Jobs
Compensation Min
USD $9.00/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $9.00/Hr.
Temporary Full-Time


Position:                                  Summer Day Camp Counselor

Department:                           Sunbury, PA Corps

Availability of Position:         Summer Season (3 positions available)

Schedule:                                Seasonal Full-Time; 30 hours per week

Reporting Relationship:        Day Camp Director/Corps Officers

Salary and Grade:                 $9.00 per hour/70 non-exempt


Position Overview: The Day Camp Counselor is responsible for planning, leading and implementing core and non-core programs and experiences for children in a small group setting.  They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth and skill achievement of the children in his/her group.



*Provide a safe and healthy environment, both physically and mentally, to ensure the operation of a quality Children’s program.

*Ensures children are aware of rules, and daily scheduled routines.

*Attend all staff meetings and The Salvation Army in-service training.

*Assist in the planning and implementing of the daily activities that fit the children’s needs and interests.

*Takes responsibility for the quality of the supplies, equipment and materials.

*Report all suspicions of child abuse to camp director.

*Make sure proper procedures are followed for sign-in/out of children on a daily basis.

*Reports all accidents to the camp director, and completely fills out proper health log and/or accident/incident form.

*Direct or assist in the daily maintenance of the childcare area, ensuring safety and cleanliness.

*Ensure that The Salvation Army Character Traits are evident in all activities.

*Establish a relationship with each child and know his or her present level of understanding; consider the needs of all the children and treat each child with respect and dignity.

*Work toward positive parent/staff relations.

*Completes all paperwork clearly and concisely.

*Remains up to date on emergency procedures and family center policies.



*Degree or working toward a degree in Early Child Development, or similar field.

*Valid PA Driver’s License (preferred)

*Experience working with children between the ages of 5 & 12.

*As a Mandated Reporter, must provide proof of having completed training on recognizing and reporting child abuse meeting the training standards of PA Act 153 of 2014 within 30 days of employment with recurrent training required every three years thereafter.  Meets the Child Protection Clearances required by PA Act 153 to include PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check.

*Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.


Contact:  Please send, email or fax your resume along with a cover letter including salary requirements to:


The Salvation Army

Attn: Joel Harris

40 S. Fourth Street

Sunbury, PA 17801-0254

Fax: 570-286-6691

Or go to:


No phone calls please


Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department on February 23, 2018


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


The Salvation Army’s Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. 

Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.

Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ

and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Requisition No: 708


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