Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District
  • Recreation
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • 15.50
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Job Title: Recreation Leader - Camp Kids

Department: Recreation

Reports to: Program Lead

Pay Rate: Pay range starts at $15.50 per hour

Locations: Ashton Park, 4251 Ashton Dr., Sacramento

Gibbons Park, 4701 Gibbons Dr., Carmichael

The Recreation Leader will be assigned a variable schedule that will typically require 4-6 hours per weekday between the hours of 7:30 am and 7 pm, but schedules and hours will vary based on camp enrollment. Weekend trainings will take place between the hours of 8am and 5pm. Position will start on June 7, 2023 and end August 9, 2023. All Camp staff must be available to start work on the first day of camp and have obtained CPR/First Aid Certificate prior to the start of camp.

Applications will be accepted through March 24, 2023, unless all positions are not filled. Interviews will be held on March 26.

Job Summary: Responsible for the direct supervision of a group of 5-16-year-old children in a summer day camp program. Under the direction of the Program Lead, supervises assigned camp participants and assists with the planning, organizing, implementing, leading, and monitoring of Summer Camp activities to provide quality recreational camp experiences for the children enrolled.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains a sincere interest in providing each child with a positive summer camp experience.
  • Assists with the planning, organizing, implementing, leading, and monitoring of Summer Camp activities.
  • Prepares leads and participates in recreational activities, both active and passive, for school-age children such as games, sports, arts and crafts, and songs at an assigned day camp location.
  • Supervises and accounts for assigned participants at the day camp location; ensures sign-in and out procedures are followed.
  • Demonstrates a positive, courteous and enthusiastic attitude with the children, parents, and camp personnel in day-to-day activities.
  • Acts as a liaison between the parents, children, camp staff, Program Lead, and Recreation Coordinator.
  • Attends all preseason and ongoing staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Assists in keeping the campsite neat and clean and all equipment and supplies in good order.
  • Follows District policies and procedures.
  • Follows safety procedures and renders first aid as required; responds to emergency situations as they arise and follows emergency procedures; assists Program Lead to ensure that accidents and incidents are promptly documented and reported.
  • Actively encourage and live the District's mission.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Provide non-biased and fair direction to Junior Leaders, and act as a role model
  • Communicate, delegate, review, and follow-up on planned recreational activities
  • Conduct regular safety checks of your area, and correct hazardous situations immediately
  • Desire to work collaboratively on a team

Knowledge, Skill, and Experience:

Preferred Knowledge or Experience: Experience in a children's daycare program or recreational day camp program or equivalent experience in a leadership and program planning role preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required: Knowledge of recreational activities appropriate for school-age children. Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, children, parents, and volunteers. Leadership and organizational skills. Ability to use independent judgment and take appropriate action to ensure the safety of children and staff. Ability to deal with emergencies and stressful situations.

Other requirements:

  • Possession of CPR/First Aid certification prior to the start of Summer Camp.
  • All applicants must be fingerprinted and pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Reliable transportation to and from work.

Physical Job Description:

Typical Working Conditions: Outdoor recreational facilities; frequent public contact; exposure to sun, heat, and inclement weather. The schedule may vary.

Equipment Used: Telephone, equipment cart, arts and crafts supplies, and sports equipment.

Essential Physical Tasks: Frequently participates in strenuous physical activities, such as running, sports, and other related camp activities, in outdoor locations. Frequent monitoring of children requiring the ability to detect and respond to emergency situations and provide CPR or First Aid as required. Must lift or carry lunchbox containers. Must push or pull the equipment cart.

Physical Demands: Frequently required to lift or carry up to 10 pounds. Occasionally required to lift or carry up to 30 pounds. Frequently required to push or pull up to 30 pounds. Frequently required to walk, run, stand for long periods of time, reach, kneel, squat, sit, and bend while monitoring children and participating in camp activities. Hearing and speech adequate to communicate in person and over the phone. Vision adequate to monitor children and read fine print. Manual dexterity to grasp and hold objects, use fine manipulation, write, and operate the telephone.

0-40 hours per week

This is a seasonal position.

State law requires that applicants selected for the position must complete fingerprint process to check for or verify conviction record; TB test clearance also required.

Questions concerning Camp Kids can be directed to Nicole Friedrich, at 916-359-1603 or nfriedrich@morpd.com.

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