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Fedcap Camp Counselor in Albany, New York

We are hiring in Albany NY! Join us this summer at Camp Colonie for an exciting opportunity as a Camp Counselor.

Mission: Easterseals New York's mission is to spread help, hope, and answers-

Easterseals is a standard-bearer for creating equity and access for people with disabilities and other barriers to long term self-sufficiency. For 100 years, Easterseals has been an indispensable resource for people and families living with disabilities. Throughout all life's moments -- from the extraordinary to the ordinary and everything in between -- Easterseals is here to help people and families realize and reach for their full potential.

Job Title: Camp Counselor

Location: Albany, NY

FLSA Status: Non - Exempt

Position Type: Full Time - Temporary

Position Summary:

Easterseals Camp Colonie is accepting resumes for a Camp Counselor. Camp Colonie is a unique outdoor summer school and recreational program for children with disabilities. Applicants should have strong communication skills, a desire to work outdoors with children and willingness to work closely as part of a team to support the students and campers.

Applicants must be available June 26th - August 11th

Essential Job Functions:

  • Greet child at entrance to program and walk with the child to class and assist where necessary to settle campers in in.

  • Sit with child and engage them in activities, (participation with songs, cleaning up, adding cues and prompts as needed, etc.). Child should be prompted to engage in activities with limited assistance when appropriate.

  • Meal times should be a time when social skills are reinforced, be sure to engage child in conversations with other children.

  • During bathroom, assist the child in using the bathroom and in maintaining "good hygiene" (i.e. hand washing)

  • During pool time, assist the child as needed and provide proper level of supervision as mandated on their IEP.

  • Centers should be used as a time to promote socialization through small group activities that the children choose.

  • When the demand is met, provide ample praise (to reinforce positive behaviors and involvement) so that the child understands that following through on the expectations is a positive experience.

  • Read the through your child's IEP, if applicable, and become familiar with the goals so that you can incorporate them into the school day.

  • Become familiar with a child's Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) if applicable.

  • Act as a member of the teaching team, assisting other staff and children as needed.

  • Perform additional duties are requested.


Experience and Education:

  • High school Diploma or GED.

  • Must be able to obtain or become CPR/First Aid certification.

  • Previous camping experience is a plus but not required.

  • Flexibility, desire to work outdoors and experience with children is preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Equal Opportunity Employer



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