College of Education
St. Andrews Summer Camp
Lead Counselor Job Vacancy
Lead counselors will be assigned to a group of students to work daily from 9 AM- 4 PM daily, 7 AM - 2 PM or 11 AM - 6 PM, Monday, June 9 through Friday, August 1. The only scheduled vacation day during the summer is Friday, July 4. If you plan to need time off, you will need to request leave at least 2 weeks in advance from the Summer Camp Director via email or in writing. There is no paid leave, planned or taken for illness. If you are ill, please let the Summer Camp Director know as soon as possible so that a substitute can be identified.
Each week will be assigned a theme and an outline of planned activities and schedules will be given to you. It will be the responsibility of counselors to review the activities the Friday prior to the following week and acquire any needed supplies, etc.
Other expectations and responsibilities will include:
- Developing supportive and healthy relationships with assigned students
- Interacting with students in a positive manner and providing a safe environment for all students; monitor student language and behavior, redirecting where and when appropriate
- Cell phones/internet should only be used for job related purposes during the hours of 9 AM- 4PM. If you have to attend to personal business during camp hours, you should first seek approval from the Camp Director and then make sure that your students are adequately supervised
- Appropriate dress should be worn daily (comfortable and cool clothing is advisable, modesty and neatness are required). Camp counselors will receive camp t-shirts, which can be worn daily (t-shirts must be worn on field trip days) with shorts or pants. Solid tees or polos are also acceptable tops.
- Administer snack, assist with lunch, and provide other assistance to campers as needed
- Maintain accurate attendance records on a daily basis for billing and safety purposes
- Accompany and keep careful track of students on field trips
- Set up and clean up any materials used daily within your assigned space to maintain a clean and neat environment
- Minimum requirements are a high school degree, preferred bachelors degree or progress towards it
- Previous experience in an instructional, mentoring, or supervision role with children
- Clear background confirmed by a federal background check
- At least two references