summer camp counselors 2019
Status: Part Time / Non-Exempt
The Summer Camp Counselor is responsible for teaching horsemanship lessons and activities, managing a small group of summer campers, lesson planning, and assisting the Summer Camp Coordinator with any projects or other duties. S/he may will follow standards for safety and provide quality service.
The Summer Camp Counselor will operate under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for independent judgment and actions in assigned instructional and student matters. S/he will report to the Part-Time Summer Camp Coordinator or the Adaptive Services Director.
Specific activities include, but are not limited to:
Teaching unmounted horsemanship lessons
Managing a small group of campers (age 5-25), with and without disabilities
Lesson planning for activities and projects
Communicating appropriately and effectively with parents/guardians of campers
Assisting the Summer Camp Coordinator as needed.
Must be at least 16 years old
Minimum two years of riding and horsemanship experience
A minimum of one year experience work with people and disabilities
A minimum of two years of experience working with children and youth.
U. S. Citizen or valid resident/ work permit
Valid driver's license
Must pass a Washington State Criminal History background check
Knowledge of PATH standards and ability to ensure compliance
Background in horseback riding and knowledge of horse care
Dressage and balance seat background desirable
Excellent verbal and good written communication skills
Ability to set priorities, organize and manage diverse activities and meet deadlines
Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results
CPR/ AED/First Aid certification
Ability to make good decisions based on wisdom, experience and judgment
Opportunity to act independently within program goals
Demonstrate common sense, flexibility and teamwork
Act as a resource for others
Maintains confidentiality of sensitive and private information
Manages risk responsibly, assesses consequences or decisions prior to action
Utilizes knowledge and creativity in developing progressive lesson plans
Strong and clear communication skills
Ability to build constructive and effective relationships internally and externally
Ability to maintain composure under pressure
Working Conditions/Physical Effort
Requires moderate to strenuous physical exertion and/ or physical strain (Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs; Assist riders weighing up to 190 lbs with mounts and dismounts)
Involves occasional exposure to disagreeable weather conditions
Requires occasional long hours, evening and weekend work
Walk 5-8 miles per day over uneven surfaces
Please send cover letter and resume to Jessica McKenzie, Adaptive Services Director at email@example.com
Little Bit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.