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Position: SUMMER CAMP LEAD COUNSELOR JOB SUMMARY Provide for the safety and engagement of campers during Big Lagoon’s Coastal Camp, Lead K-8 students in various summer camp activities at Big Lagoon Elementary School. Responsibilities include facilitating hikes, singing songs, canoeing, games, and acting ridiculous on frequent occasions.   #5670
Employing District: Big Lagoon Union School District
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Salary: $18-$20/hour DOE
Apply By: 5/24/2024
Contact Name: Ian Gledhill, Costal Camp Director, email
DIRECTING AUTHORITY The employee is responsible to the Big Lagoon Union Elementary School Environmental Educator, who shall evaluate the employee. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES - Lead groups of up to 16 children during all summer camp activities - Lead songs and outdoor games - Provide for protection and safety of all campers - Communicate with parents and staff in a professional manner - Create a safe, equitable, and inclusive learning environment for campers to have a positive outdoor experience - Manage a small garden - Lead hikes up to 6 miles in length through scenic State and National Parks - Drive a shuttle van for campers to different activity locations - Lead tidepooling adventures - Activity preparation and clean up - Camp setup and take down - Facilitate meals and helping in the kitchen - Clean camp to ensure a safe, healthy environment for students. QUALIFICATIONS - College graduate or currently enrolled - Enthusiasm for summer camp - Fingerprint clearance through the California Department of Justice records - TB testing upon employment - Experience working at a summer camp or similar setting - First aid and CPR certification desired KNOWLEDGE OF: - Summer camp activities, songs, and skits - Local Native American People and Culture - Outdoor leadership - Local flora and fauna - Outdoor water recreation safety and best practices - First aid ABILITY TO: - Work closely with a small team - Manage students in an outdoor setting - Maintain a safe, respectful, and responsible culture amongst the campers - Effectively and articulately communicate by verbal, auditory, and written means EDUCATION: College education with preference given to those currently enrolled in the natural sciences and environmental education fields. SALARY & WORK YEAR Lead Counselors will receive $18-20/hour based on experience. Employment between the middle of June to the middle of August. Not to exceed 350 hours. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Some degree of physical ability is required of this position. Over time, the physical demands of any position are subject to change. Depending on the particular assignment, the Lead Counselor could be expected to: - Stand, sit, and/or move about for sustained periods - Hike up to 7 miles in varied terrain - Bend at the waist and reach overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally - Lift and carry weights up to 40 pounds - Rely on clarity of vision at varying distances The Big Lagoon Union School District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities. Consistent with that philosophy is the receptivity to consider requests to modify the transitional modes of delivering services to reasonably accommodate an individual’s disabilities as long as the quality of the program offered remains consistent with the standards established by the District. For further information concerning the specific requirements of any particular assignment, please contact the Superintendent at (707) 677-3688. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER BIG LAGOON UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT IS A TOBACCO-FREE DISTRICT
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Return your Application packet to:

Christine Ng, Superintendent
Big Lagoon Union School District
269 Big Lagoon Park Road
Trinidad, CA 95570

Apply By: 5/24/2024