The Salvation Army

  • Day Camp Counselors

    Job Locations US-PA-Sunbury
    Job ID
    Temporary Jobs
    Compensation Min
    USD $9.50/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $9.50/Hr.
    Temporary Full-Time
  • Overview

    Position: Summer Day Camp Counselor

    Department: Sunbury, PA Corps

    Availability of Position:  Summer Season May 25, 2020 – August 21, 2020 (3 positions available)

    Schedule:  Seasonal Full-Time; 30 hours per week

    Reporting Relationship:  Day Camp Director/Corps Officers

    Salary and Grade: $9.50 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 The Salvation Army Christian Values 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. (Provided through department of Homeland Security)

    *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 January 27, 2020


    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: 1277


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