Day Camp Director

Position: Summer Day Camp Director Location: Sunbury, PA Corps Availability of Position: Summer Season Reporting Relationship: Corps Officer/Community Coordinator
Supervises: Day Camp Counselors
Schedule: Full-Time; 30-40 per week Salary and Grade: $10.00 per hour; 71 Non-ExemptPosition Overview: The Day Camp Director is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing core and non-core programs and experiences for children in a small group setting. They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the children in his/her group. They are responsible for ensuring payments are received, planning schedule is made, and that buses and meals are coordinated for trips. They will also ensure counselors are interacting in a positive manor with kids and that all incidents are properly reported.
Provide a safe and healthy environment, both physically and mentally, to ensure the operation of a quality Children's program. Ensures children are aware of rules, and daily scheduled routines. Attend all staff meetings and The Salvation Army in-service training. Assist in the planning and implementing of the daily activities that fit the children's needs and interests. The Director takes responsibility for the quality of the supplies, equipment and materials. The Director is to report all suspicions of child abuse to Corps Officer. Make sure proper procedures are followed for sign-in/out of children on a daily basis and reports all accidents and incidents to the Supervisor or Corps Officer, and completely fills out proper health log and/or accident/incident form. Direct or assist in the daily maintenance of the childcare area, ensuring safety and cleanliness. Ensure The Salvation Army Character Traits are evident in all activities. Establish a relationship with each child and know his or her present level of understanding; consider the needs of all the children and treat each child with respect and dignity. Work toward positive parent/staff relations. The Director is to complete all paperwork clearly and concisely. Ensuring counselors arrive on time and complete time-sheets. Ensure counselors are interacting with kids and not mingling with one another. Create and provide summer schedule for day camp trips and activities. Ensure buses are scheduled for each trip. Ensure payments are monitored for each kids/ family and late payments more than a week are notified to the Office Staff. Report and suspicious activity conducted by kids, or counselors to Office Staff or Corps Officer.
Degree or working toward a degree in Early Child Development, or similar field.
Valid PA Driver's License
Experience working with children between the ages of 5 & 12.
Experience managing staff of, 3 or more.
As a Mandated Reporter, must provide proof of having completed training on recognizing and reporting child abuse meeting the training standards of PA Act 153 of 2014 within 30 days of employment with recurrent training required every three years thereafter. Meets the Child Protection Clearances required by PA Act 153 to include PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check.
Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.
Contact: Please send, email or fax your resume along with a cover letter including salary requirements to:
The Salvation Army
Attn: Joel Harris
40 S. Fourth Street
Sunbury, PA 17801-0254
Fax: 570-286-6691
Or go to: http://careers.salvationarmy.org.
No phone calls please.
Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department on February 23, 2018.
The Salvation Army's Mission Statement
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.
Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.
Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ
and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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