ESF Summer Camps Philadelphia , PA 19107
An Activity Specialist is responsible for the supervision of campers, the implementation of camp curriculum, promoting and actively participating in all camp activities, providing a safe and fun learning environment, and serving as a positive role model for campers and counselors.
We are seeking motivated team members who believe deeply in the organization's mission and who display a record of achievement in effective supervision & management of youth, building positive relationships and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.
Position Scope Factors
Conflict Resolution/Quest Activity Specialists are employed in the following camps;
Dream Camp: 10 16 year olds (Trinity College & Temple University locations only)
Conflict Resolution: Lessons encourage campers to consider and define their values in a variety of situations, which should help to provide the foundation of pre-deciding their reaction to challenging situations.
Quest: Campers learn about group dynamics, gain valuable communication and problem solving skills, and develop a better understanding of leadership fundamentals in this unique program.
Essential Job ResponsibilitiesGroup supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill development
Organize and prepare daily lesson plans in a fun and creative manner
Implement ESF curriculum; bring lesson plans to life for campers through your participation, support and guidance
Motivate campers by creating fun for them in your activity (i.e. - songs, games, cheers, etc.)Encourage creativity and critical thinking while making a positive impact on each of your campers
Use effective classroom management skills to lead the activity and effectively create an inclusive, fun environment.Promote and actively participate in all camper activities
Work effectively with fellow Activity Specialist and collaborate on daily responsibilities
Complete assigned paperwork
Serve as a positive role model to campers
Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
Employee is expected to exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
Other responsibilities as assigned (such as PM OT Sign in and Transition)Position Competencies for Success
1.Understand and support the mission of the organization 2. Commitment to the growth and development of youth 3. The ability to work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner4. Commitment to producing consistent, high-quality work 5. Excellent judgment, ability to identify problems and works quickly to find solutions6. Positive attitude7. Patient, caring and creative8. Flexible, adaptive and a Team player9. Desire to make a difference in the life of a child
Experience RequirementsMinimum of one year of post graduate classroom teaching experience or 3 years comparable ESF experience
Previous experience working with children, examples include but are not limited to; babysitting, academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant, religious education teacher
Previous camp counselor/teaching experience (preferred)Certification RequirementsTeaching certification (preferred)Education RequirementsBachelor's degree
Other Skill RequirementsOutstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community
Reporting RelationshipsReports directly to and takes direction from Activity Specialist Director. May also take direction from and is overall accountable to the Site Director.Working Conditions and Physical RequirementsAbility to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35IbsEndurance to work outside and on your feet for 6-8 hours per day
Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs.Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position
ESF, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!