Application Deadline: 5/29/2012 at 3:30PM
POSITION: Summer Group Leader - Adventure Connection
STARTING DATE: June 12, 2011 (Prior training and set up required)
June 8 - August 24, 2012
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8 hours/day
SALARY: In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (signed on 9/30/09), paraprofessionals covered by the paraprofessional contract during the school year will receive a pay rate according to their 2011-2012 step placement. For individuals not covered by the contract $12.00-$17.00 depending on experience and education.
BENEFITS: This position is not eligible for benefits.
1. Two years post secondary education including relevant training and knowledge in such areas as: child development, child guidance, human relations, and recreational programming.
2. One year full time or equivalent part time experience working with youth Pre-Kindergarten- Middle School;
3. Good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
4. A strong commitment to working with children as well as the ability to work well in a team setting is a must;
5. Enthusiastic, positive attitude;
6. Strong work ethic;
7. Ability to maintain high energy over 8-hour day, 5 days per week;
8. Ability to work independently, exercise mature judgment, and manage children's behavior in a positive manner;
9. Must be able to supervise children and fully participate in field trips and aquatic activities;
10. Experience developing, planning, and implementing activities for youth;
11. Experience providing leadership and work direction to staff;
12. Ability to work effectively with students, families, colleagues from a variety of ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds.
13. Ability to be flexible and work closely with other staff in a cooperative environment - open to occasional adjustments in work schedule.
14. Ability to convey qualities of warmth, sensitivity, enthusiasm, respect, and cooperation.
1. Knowledge of District 622 and the Adventure Connection and/or The Edge programs;
2. BA degree or currently working toward a degree in education, child development, recreation, youth development, psychology, or social work;
3. Experience working with children with a variety of needs in a school-age care program;
4. Current First Aid and CPR training.