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Substitute Summer Camp Counselor

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionGalileo is a nationally recognized summer day camp that's all about empowering young innovators to change the world! With over 70 diverse communities served and hundreds of thousands of kids inspired since 2002, we are a leader in the Innovation Education Movement. We also partner directly with schools and districts through our "Galileo X" program to provide expanded learning opportunities to students in under-resourced schools.Here, innovation, purpose, and personal development converge, creating an environment where your talents shine, and your impact is celebrated. We invest, test and continually iterate to sustain . We were named one of the . We have also been on the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area list more than 12 times, were named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in 2017, and a Top 100 Real Impact Company in 2019.Job DescriptionSubstitutes fill in for absences lasting a day, a week, and sometimes longer, and are scheduled to work only when regular staff members are absent. You may be scheduled for work in advance, but often will be called upon for same day and next day work. The Substitute Camp Counselor role is the perfect opportunity for those inspired by the idea of a Galileo summer, and who are open to or require a more flexible summer commitment. YOU WILL

  • Travel to multiple sites within a geographic region, providing support in whatever way most benefits the specific camp team with whom you work on any assigned day:
    • Supervise and lead a group of 15-28 campers each week
    • Maintain a safe and joyful environment for campers and provide leadership and camp spirit to all.
    • Continually assess and support camper engagement by monitoring group dynamics, as well as the needs of individual campers.
    • Facilitate team connection time with your campers through group activities, games, etc.
    • Partner with instructors to support behavior management needs through restorative justice approaches
    • Prep and organize project materials with the guidance of classroom instructors
    • Provide both group and individual support to campers across diverse age groups, ability levels, and support needs.
    • Report to the Staff Coverage Team and be responsible for updating your schedule weekly:
      • Attend all scheduled shifts within the availability you provide
      • Frequently check Coverage Team communication channels and read and respond to outreach and updates
      • Deliver feedback and questions about your work experience to the Staff Coverage Team in real-time
      • Provide exemplary customer service to each camper, family, and guardian at all times:
        • Enthusiastically greet all campers and guardians ensuring a safe and welcoming process for all.
        • Follow all check-in/check-out procedures to ensure efficiency and accurate daily attendance.
        • Communicate with families as needed about their camper's experience.
        • Help campers start and finish their day with positive energy and excitement, ensuring a safe hand-off to/from guardians.
        • Enthusiastically and collaboratively participate in all camp activities:
          • Collaborate with your teammates to plan, set up, and run daily activities.
          • Supervise and lead campers to ensure safety at all times during ceremonies, all-camp activities, snack and lunch
          • Promote a positive camp experience at all times with your energy and camp spirit.
          • Actively participate in camp chants, songs and perform skits in opening and closing ceremonies.
          • Receive professional development and ongoing coaching to grow your camper management and operations experience:
            • Receive paid online training before camp begins to introduce you to the innovation education movement, the Galileo Innovation Approach, and company policies and best practices.
            • Attend 2 in-person days of paid training where you will meet your team, set up camp, and participate in training. COMPENSATION AND PERKS
              • Your exact pay will be determined based on a variety of factors, including work-site location and tenure:
                • Pay for this position is $17.50 per hour
                • One f ree week of camp for your own child !
                • %15 Friends and Family Discount
                • Priority scholarship nominations
                • Membership in the Galileo Alumni Community of over 20,000 inspiring changemakers!Qualifications
                  • 1+ years experience working with groups of 15+ children at a time, such as assisting in a classroom environment, group childcare, tutoring, coaching and/or mentoring kids, after-school program experience, etc.
                  • College coursework in Education or Child Development preferred, but not required
                  • Work experience in a school or childcare setting is a plus, but not required.
                  • Availability to work a minimum of 3 weeks and/or a least 12 days (can be non-consecutive)
                    • Substitute shifts are as needed; typical shifts are 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday
                    • We strive to schedule substitute shifts at least 24 hours in advance but will request to schedule a substitute with less notice in the event of an unexpected staff absence.
                    • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus, but not required
                    • Must be at least 18 years of age by May 13th, 2024
                    • Ability to balance multiple tasks while working with a sense of urgency and enthusiasm.
                    • Ability to complete all pre-camp tasks, including background checks, state-mandated certifications, electronic onboarding paperwork, and online training prior to the start of camp.At Galileo Camps we value divergent thinkers who bring many different experiences and viewpoints to the table! Successful applicants start from a wide variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to: camp counseling, tutoring, after-school programming, coaching, school aide experience (volunteer or paid), childcare, majoring in Education or similar fields, and customer service. In addition, research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women and other underrepresented people tend to only apply when they match all criteria. Even if you don't necessarily meet every checkbox in the job description, but you think you have what it takes, we encourage you to applyAdditional Information SCHEDULE All camps operate Monday - Friday and you will be scheduled based on the availability you provide when you are hired. Staff are also required to attend two pre-camp set-up days, which vary by site and may be scheduled between Thursday - Sunday before camp opens. Shifts vary by position and location and can start as early as 7:00 a.m. and end as late as 6:00 p.m.Camp set-up dates, start dates and duration vary by location - find your location on our page to view site-specific dates. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
                      • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
                      • Typing, writing, reading
                      • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance
                      • Use hand and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment
                      • Frequent sitting
                      • Standing, walking, kneelingGalileo Learning complies with ADA requirements and may provide reasonable accommodations that allow qualified employees to perform the essential functions of the job. To request an accommodation, contact our People Services team. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please note that our job descriptions are a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks and duties.In accordance with local and state laws, you may be required to complete certain steps after an offer of employment has been accepted, such as a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, a background check and mandated reporter training, and/or provide additional documentation for certain roles; this will not affect consideration of any persons' application.Galileo Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION During your onboarding process, you may need to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, a background check, and mandated reporter training (California only). More details will be provided during your onboarding process. COVID-19 All on-site employees will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they qualify for an accommodation/exemption for medical, disability, or religious reasons. Vaccination status will be confirmed only after an offer of employment has been accepted and will not affect consideration of any persons' application. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Galileo Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.We comply with the ADA and provide reasonable accommodation that allow qualified applicants/employees to perform the essential functions of the job. To request an accommodation, contact our People Services team. Please note that our job descriptions are only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Irvine , Substitute Summer Camp Counselor, Other , Irvine, California

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