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Fishkill Recreation Day Camp Director in Fishkill, New York

DAY CAMP DIRECTOR/RECREATION ASSISTANT JOB REQUIREMENTS & DESCRIPTION: Starting Rate of Pay: $15.00 per hour. Position will last 7 weeks. The Town of Fishkill offers high quality summer day camps each year for parents in need of daycare and/or children looking for active recreation opportunities during their summer break. Applicants should be caring, compassionate, safety conscious, energetic, & have experience caring for children in the age range of the respective camp they are applying for. Our goal is to enhance the lives of every child that attends by exposing them to a variety of vibrant, quality, and efficient recreational activities. For more details, please visit our website at, and select the appropriate link under the "Summer Camps" tab. Responsibilities: 1. Supervise the entire summer camp program 2. Interviewing of all staff and assign groups to Counselors 3. Attend scheduled registrations and meetings prior to the start of the camp season 4. Assist in conducting training of staff; Assist in the review of camp schedules 5. Conduct weekly staff meetings. 6. Supervise and evaluate performance of Assistant Director, Counselors, Specialists, and CIT's 7. Assign and supervise daily duties to staff (i.e., clean-up, lunch) 8. Tally camper attendance weekly and keep track of staff sign-in sheets 9. Write newsletters as needed and inform campers/parents of necessary information 10. Write up detailed incident reports, disciplinary action forms, medical forms, and excellence performance forms 11. Contact parents in events of illness or emergencies 12. Handle discipline of campers and staff 13. Notify Town Hall officials of certain incidents regarding medical emergencies, discipline matters, etc. 14. Attend trips or assign Assistant Director to supervise trips MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Must be at least 21 years of age by June 1st. 2. Must posses approved CPR and First Aid certifications. (we provide appropriate certification). 3. Must have at least 24 weeks of administration and/or supervisory experience. 4. Must have 2 years of recreation and/or related experience. 5. Must be mature, of good character, positive role model, and possess suitable personal qualifications. 6. Must be in good physical and mental health, and have the energy and emotional stability necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. 7. All Employees should have the ability to run, climb on playground equipment, play with the children, and participate in all activities which may include but not limited to sports, dancing, exercise, and crafts. 8. Must have experience in supervising and working with children. 9. Must be responsible, reliable, and have reliable transportation. 10. Must be qualified by training and experience to carry out their respective functions in the administration, operation and maintenance of the camp program. 11. Must attend scheduled staff trainings and meetings. Job Description - Camp Director - Day Camp 12. Must provide references. 13. Must pass all background checks including but not limited to fingerprinting, child abuse, sex offender registry, and criminal. 14. Must pass annual and random drug tests. 15. In order to complete background checks, drug tests, and references, applicants must be able to provide some or all the following: a. Copy of driver's license or other government issued identification.