2021 Summer Camp Counselor

Summer Camp Atlanta, Georgia


Description

The Discovery Extended Day and Summer Learning Program (EDSL) at The Children’s School (TCS) is a place for children from all backgrounds to play, socialize, learn and grow over the summer break.  

TCS seeks experienced Summer Camp Counselors to work the period of June 1, 2021 through July 30, 2021 with the exception of the holiday week of July 5th. The Camp Counselor is responsible for the supervision and management of their classroom while supporting Summer Learning goals and outcomes. This role plans and carries out daily activities, evaluates the effectiveness of the program and activities, ensures the safety and physical well-being of the children, follows and creates engaging curriculum, maintains communications with parents, updates website with up-to-date snapshots of classroom activities, and contributes to the effective operation of the overall child care program.

The Summer Camp Counselor position creates experiences that engage, educate and energize campers. Specifically, this role facilitates learning for groups ages Pre Kindergarten-Rising 5th Graders (3-11 years) years old. The Counselor enthusiastically engages campers by leading them through hands-on projects, games and activities. Works in a team environment, creating a safe and fun experience for children. Builds and maintains a good rapport with campers, parents, and co-workers. Completes assigned responsibilities including set-up, clean-up and program maintenance. 

This is a full-time, seasonal position. Hours are 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Pay is $12.00/hour for time worked.

Basic Qualifications:

An Associate’s degree, preferably in Education, or two (2) years of college equivalency
A minimum of two (2) years experience as a Lead Teacher in a similar classroom environment
Applicable experience working with children
Possess the following characteristics:
Authenticity
Contagious optimism and enthusiasm
Honesty and Integrity
Collaboration-mindedness, empathy, self-awareness and reflection
Intrinsic motivation, initiative and high standards
Adaptation, resilience, iterative mindset and willingness to take risks, fail and recover
Critical thinking, inquisitiveness, boundless curiosity and enthusiasm
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Comfort in the use of digital technology and media

Preferred Qualifications:

One to two years of college
One (1) year of experience teaching children in a classroom setting
Passion for and experience in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion