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Are you ready for one of the most rewarding, and memorable summers of your life?

We are seeking enthusiastic staff members to work at our camp from July to mid-August. At Rise Summer Camp, we offer academic enrichment while enjoying summer recreational activities and trips. If you have a unique fitness, athletic, dance, performance, art, or other skills that would add value to the summer experience but isn’t reflected on our job descriptions, email info@njrise.org for more information.

SELECT JOB OPENINGS

Every member of our Summer Camp staff plays an essential role in creating healthy, memorable, and joyful summers for our campers. A selection of summer job opportunities are listed below. If you have any questions about a specific position, please contact us at info@njrise.org

For more information, please contact our Camp Director, Cris Ciobanu, at 609-443-4464 or cciobanu@rise-community-services.org

Senior Counselors

Summary:

The Senior Camp Counselor is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing core and non-core programs and experiences for children in a small group setting. He or she will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group. Upon hiring, you will be required to provide campers with high quality indoor and/or outdoor educational and recreational experiences, that focus on core values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the safety and well being of the children at ALL times.
  • Support teachers during morning enrichment classes.
  • Show enthusiasm in organizing and participating in games, sports, swimming activities and off-site field trips.
  • Help create and implement a weekly schedule for your camp group.
  • Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week (this includes time spent on the bus). Activities may include arts and crafts, nature songs and games, opening and closing ceremonies, swimming, outdoor and indoor sports, etc.
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues.
  • Ensure that the camp site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter.
  • Communicate with parents about participant’s experiences and report concerns to Camp Leadership.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.
  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program.
  • Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program areas. This includes but is not limited to being responsible for your campers’ safety and their whereabouts at all times.
  • Help Junior Counselors, Counselors-In-Training and Junior Counselors-In-Training acquire a deeper understanding of leadership and counseling skills.

Qualifications:

  • Education classes or experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field is preferred.
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Upon hire, mandatory completion of required training.

Requirements:

  • A written health history for all staff, specifying all known physical and mental conditions including allergies, shall be completed and submitted by the staff member, or staff member primary care physician
  • If a certified teacher, submit copy of certification
  • Must possess a high school diploma or be at least 21 years of age
  • Able to facilitate a nurturing, safe, and academically challenging environment
  • Submit copy of ID
  • Read the staff manual and sign forms in the manual, no exceptions
  • Desired qualification: bilingual English and Spanish; writing and speaking
  • Fingerprints and/or background check needed
  • Camp runs between July 3rd, 2017 and August 11th, 2017.
  • During camp season, hours are 7:45am to 4:45pm; Monday – Friday (with 1 hour unpaid lunch.
  • We require at least 1 week commitment required before and after camp for set-up and clean-up.
  • The starting wage for this position is $11/hour.

Physical Demands:

  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, swimming, team building initiatives, physical games, and other activities.
  • Must have the ability to lift and carry equipment and supplies of no more than 20 pounds.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the applicant. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other camp related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Junior Counselors

Summary:

The Junior Camp Counselor is responsible for leading and participating in core and non-core programs and experiences for children in a small group setting. He or she will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group. Upon hiring, you will be required to provide campers with high quality indoor and/or outdoor educational and recreational experiences, that focus on core values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the safety and well being of the children at ALL times.
  • Support teachers during morning enrichment classes.
  • Show enthusiasm in organizing and participating in games, sports, swimming activities and off-site field trips.
  • Help create and implement a weekly schedule for your camp group.
  • Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week (this includes time spent on the bus). Activities may include arts and crafts, nature songs and games, opening and closing ceremonies, swimming, outdoor and indoor sports, etc.
  • Identify camper behavior issues.
  • Ensure that the camp site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter.
  • Communicate with parents about participant’s experiences and report concerns to Camp Leadership.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.
  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program.
  • Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program areas. This includes but is not limited to being responsible for your campers’ safety and their whereabouts at all times.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field is preferred.
  • Ability to organize, implement and participate in program activities.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
  • Organizational and communication skills.
  • Upon hire, mandatory completion of required training.

Requirements:

 

  • A written health history for all staff, specifying all known physical and mental conditions including allergies, shall be completed and submitted by the staff member, or staff member primary care physician.
  • Must be at least 17 years old.
  • Able to facilitate a nurturing, safe, and academically challenging environment.
  • Must submit copy of ID.
  • Read the staff manual and sign forms in the manual, no exceptions.
  • Desired qualification: bilingual English and Spanish; writing and speaking
  • Camp runs between July 3rd, 2017 and August 11th, 2017.
  • During camp season, hours are 8:00am to 4:30 pm; Monday – Friday (with half an hour unpaid lunch).
  • We require at least 1 week commitment required before and after camp for set-up and clean-up.
  • The starting wage for this position is $9/hour.

Physical Demands:

 

  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, swimming, team building initiatives, physical games, and other activities.
  • Must have the ability to lift and carry equipment and supplies of no more than 20 pounds.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the applicant. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other camp related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Counselors-in-Training

Summary:

The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) reports directly to the Camp Counselors, Lead Counselor and/or the Camp Director and is responsible for aiding in the supervision of all camp participants.

CITs will be responsible for assisting the counselors in daily administration of the Summer Camp Program, including: ensuring the well-being and safety of all participants, administering games and activities, maintaining a fun and safe environment for the participants, keeping the camp room clean and assisting with signing campers in an out each day.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 15 years of age
  • Must be willing to swim and
  • Must be able to lift small boxes, up to 20 lbs
  • Must be available to work Mondays – Fridays, 8:00am – 4:00pm, between July 3rd, 2017 and August 11th, 2017
  • Must be able to attend the training session(s) the week before camp starts

Qualifications:

  • Previous work with summer camps or interaction with large groups of children preferred
  • Outgoing and energetic personality
  • Taking initiative in socializing with campers without being asked is a must

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that campers are supervised at all times
  • Maintain a safe and enjoyable camp environment
  • Follow instruction of the counselors and aide in all daily activities
  • Do head-counts of participants throughout the day
  • Ensure participants are safe (properly hydrated, playing areas are free of hazards, etc.)
  • Follow all protocol found in the camp standard operating procedure (staff manual)
  • Interact with parents and/or guardians during drop-off and pick-up times
  • Maintain the integrity of the camp rooms and help with set-up and clean-up of the camp area
  • Carrying/keep track of activity supplies throughout camp, as well as off site

Skills Required:

  • Public speaking
  • Leading small groups
  • Ability to socialize with all age groups of campers
CIT Application CIT Reference Form
Junior Counselors In Training

General Description

Junior Counselors In Training (JCIT’s) are 13-14 years old. Up to a total of 10 youth will be enrolled in the program this summer.

All JCIT applicants must be interested in working with children and possess maturity, flexibility, a strong work ethic, and the ability to have fun.

We anticipate that most youth will enroll for the full 6 weeks of camp and remain in the JCIT unit for 2 consecutive years. However, this is not a requirement; we only ask for a commitment of 2 consecutive weeks. Please keep in mind the above mentioned participants will be given priority.

Year I applicants should be a minimum age of 13. Year I serves as the entry rung of the ladder leading to becoming a paid camp staff member. The goal of the program is to develop leadership skills that you can use throughout life and to help others and yourself identify and achieve goals. The program helps develop skills in leading and teaching children.

In Year II, applicants should have completed year one of the JCIT Program. Year II is the last rung of the JCIT Program. The goal of the program is to further develop leadership skills that can be used throughout life and to help others and yourself identify and achieve goals. We also further develop your skills in leading and teaching children.

The JCIT program is an educational program, with a curriculum designed to develop the skills necessary to be an effective camp counselor. It is not “working” at camp. A JCIT is still technically a camper and therefore bound by many of the same rules and restrictions as regular campers. Since a JCIT program is a training program, JCITs are not paid, nor is a job at the completion of the program assured.

JCIT programs teach management and leadership skills and can provide basic training in such skills as first aid, group leadership, time management, and a variety of outdoor skills. JCIT programs can lead to leadership opportunities at school, in extracurricular activities, and at future jobs, however, there is no guarantee that once the JCIT has successfully completed the program, that he or she will be hired by our program. The Rise Summer Academic Enrichment Program has a limited turnover of staff. In any given year we may only have a few jobs available. The skills that JCITs develop will help lead to employment as a counselor because all summer programs seeking staff tend to favor the former JCITs, understanding they have formal training in camp and leadership skills.

Responsibilities with Campers

The JCIT’s will be subject to the same code of behavior and policies as regular program staff and will participate in all aspects of camp life. Under the supervision of a senior counselor they will:

Make the camp a fun place to be, helping to devise and plan games and activities.

  • Supervise and assist during classes, clubs, and meals.
  • Help provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for campers.
  • Help campers resolve conflicts.

 

 

JCIT’s will always work with a Counselor and/or the JCIT Coordinator.
JCIT’s will work with the JCIT Coordinator to learn the basics of child development, programming, and supervision procedures and policies, etc.
JCIT’s will work with staff to develop and co-lead workshops or games.
JCIT’s will participate in informal and formal activities with campers.

For more information, please contact our Camp Director, Cris Ciobanu, at 609-443-4464 or cciobanu@rise-community-services.org

JCIT Application JCIT Reference Form

 

Teachers

General Purpose

Part-time summer teaching positions for the following subjects: Language Arts, Math, and Science (for students in grades K-8). Responsible for the development of all lesson plans, which are to include multi- media activities, games and lectures that are engaging to students.

Summary

  • A written health history for all staff, specifying all known physical and mental conditions including allergies, shall be completed and submitted by the staff member, or staff member primary care physician.
  • Camp runs between July 3rd, 2017 and August 11th, 2017.
  • We require at least 1 week commitment required before and after camp for set-up and clean-up.
  • Salary contingent upon experience.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Teaching Certification from the State of NJ
  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Knowledge of relevant technology

Key Competencies

  • High energy level
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Professional work standards
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Organizing and planning
  • Critical thinking
  • Stress tolerance
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Initiative

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
  • Develop and submit all lesson plans prior to the start of camp
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Prepare classroom for class activities, prior to the start of camp
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities
  • Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
  • Use relevant technology to support instruction
  • Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development
  • Assign class work
  • Provide appropriate feedback on work
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development
  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
  • Apply appropriate disciplinary measures where necessary
  • Attend the staff training and weekly meetings
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to Camp Counselors and/or Camp Director regarding student progress and student needs
  • Keep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities

 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the applicant. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other camp related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Lifeguards

Lifeguards will report directly to the Camp Director and must supervise all campers.

Requirements:

  • Senior Lifeguards must be 18 years of age or older. ID and background check required.
  •  Junior Lifeguards must be at least 15 years of age. ID required.
  • A written health history specifying all known physical and mental conditions including allergies, shall be completed and submitted by the staff member, or physician.
  • Must submit current Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Must read and familiarize yourself with staff manual sign and submit forms located at the end of manual.
  • Responsible for the pool area, setup, and cleanup.
  • Buddy checks to be conducted at the middle of each swimming time and at the end. (Counselors are responsible for bather checks every 10 minutes).
  • Lifeguards must go over rules and regulations with campers on the first day of camp and reinforce them throughout camp session.
  • Must know the color codes for campers:
    • White – Shallow End Swimmers
    • Red – Non-swimmers, shallow end only
    • Blue – Deep and shallow end swimmers
  • Must have knowledge of first aid supplies location in pool area
  • The dates are July 5th, 2017 until August 9th, 2017.
  • The hours are 1:30pm until 4:30pm, Tuesdays and Wednesday.
  • Salary starts at $10/hour

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