The Salvation Army

  • Summer Day Camp Coordinator

    Job Locations US-CT-Willimantic
    Job ID
    Youth Work
    Temporary Full-Time
  • Overview

    Location/Department: Willimantic Corps (Willimantic, CT)

    FLSA Status: Full-time, Non-exempt, Temporary (6/18/18 – 8/6/18)

    Hours Per Week: 37.5

    Schedule: 8:15 am - 4:15 pm, Mon-Fri


    Scope & Purpose of Position:

    Assist in the planning and implementation of a stimulating program of activities that contributes to the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of children ages 5 to 12.


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    • Direct supervision of program staff to include: Program Aides.
    • Collect, record, and submit parent fees weekly. Provide written receipts to parents.
    • Work with instructors to plan and implement age appropriate experiences and opportunities for enrichment activities that address both individual and group needs among children.

    • Ensure all children receive enriching educational programming with a focus on positive experiences and child outcomes. Create a positive and encouraging climate of diversity for ideas, questions, and learning.
    • Assist with all paperwork that may arise in the classroom, including but not limited to attendance, nutrition, lesson plans, daily health checks, fire drill records, narratives, and daily notes.

    • Monitor and maintain the classroom environment; including cleanliness, organization, and health and safety components.

    • Actively participate in all required meetings, including but not limited to orientation, team meetings, parent groups, and training sessions. This includes contributing to agency cohesiveness by maintaining collaborative and team oriented relationships.

    • Observe and record physical and behavioral observations of children daily and assist with progress reports and goals.
    • Assist in classroom management and be comfortable leading groups in activities that include, integrating literacy and addressing issues of summer learning loss.

    • Maintain a flexible work schedule to accommodate program needs.

    • Monitor and maintain the environment, including health and safety components.
    • Maintain appropriate business attire, manners, and environment reflective of professional standards.

    • Responsible for understanding personnel policies and procedures as outlined in the staff and agency handbooks, including mandated reporting requirements.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:


    Does this job have supervisory responsibilities: _X_ Yes __ No

    The above duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive and may be modified to include other job related duties at the discretion of the supervisor.


    • At least two years of experience working with a summer day camp and/or an afterschool program required.
    • Must be 18 years or older.
    • Must be able to develop a positive relationship and communicate effectively with school-age children and their families including supporting and encouraging parent engagement.
    • Previous supervision experience preferred.

    • Must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent required.
    • Current certificate in CPR and First Aid preferred or must be willing to obtain CPR/First Aid certification.

    • Will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

    The Salvation Army 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.


    Divisional Headquarters Vision Statement:

    The Southern New England Divisional Headquarters exists to develop its Officers, staff, and volunteers to their fullest ministry potential and to be a catalyst and resource for the growing of healthy, vibrant Corps and other expressions of The Salvation Army mission.


    Work Environment/Physical Demands:




    Up to 1/3

    1/3 to 2/3

    Over 2/3

    Climb or balance




    Lift up to 20 pounds




    Lift up to 50 pounds












    Use hands




    Use sight/vision




    Walk, bend, kneel





    The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.  This job description is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.


    Employment Statement:

    Funding for programs and services vary within nonprofit organizations, which can impact the continuation of staff positions.  Every effort is made to continue funding for programs.  However, a change in funding could impact your position.  There is also no guarantee of continued employment for the duration of a grant.


    An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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