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The New York Foundling Bus Counselor in Putnam Valley, New York

  • Child Care * BUSCO06033 Full-Time Putnam Valley, NY, USA ### Description We are currently seeking Bus Counselors for Camp Felix, 2021 (Sunday, August 1 - Friday, August 27) Staff must be available to work training week/weekend and all 3 weeks of camp Bus Counselors work under direct supervision of the Unit Leader to achieve Camp Felix goals and objectives by delivering a safe, fun and enriching summer camp program that helps Camp Felix campers build positive relationships, learn new skills, improve their self-esteem and develop healthy habits. In addition to duties at camp, Bus Counselors will help manage the bus transportation process on Mondays and Fridays to/from camp. Specific bus responsibilities include: * On Monday mornings arrive at the assigned bus location (Bronx or Manhattan) at 7:45am, help check in arriving campers, gather medications from campers, ensure all bags have luggage tags, help campers board the bus and do headcount on the bus, ensure safety and rule adherence of campers on the bus, deliver medications bag to the camp nurse. * On Friday afternoons, help campers board buses at camp, ensure campers and luggage are on the correct bus, communicate with staff at NYC locations about estimated time of arrival, be responsible for transporting medications bag from camp to NYC, help campers off the bus, hand out medications and ensure luggage goes home with the right campers. Wait with campers whose parents are late, contact the parents about pick up, stay in the office with campers until 5-6pm until parent comes to pick them up. Responsibilities at camp include: * Ensure safety and well-being of campers in the assigned cabin. * Sleep in the same cabin as campers. * Arrange for proper upkeep of cabin; report maintenance problems immediately to supervisor. * Supervise campers such that they are protected from any unreasonable risk to their health or safety, including bullying, abuse or any public health hazard. * Maintain visual or verbal communications capabilities between camper and counselor during activities and a method of accounting for the camper's whereabouts at all times. * Organize and supervise daily group activities according to schedule; ensure timely arrival and departure at all daily activities. * Supervise campers during all activities, participate in activities with them, and encourage them to participate as much as possible (i.e. arts & crafts, sports, hiking, dance, music, theater, swimming, etc). * Supervise campers during mealtime; serve food to campers and ensure that all campers are eating their meals. * Supervise campers after lights out, if on duty. * Supervise campers during shower time. * Help to prevent dangerous situations by minimizing risks. * Recognize and handle emergencies as per Camp Felix policies and procedures. * Help campers grow and develop by providing positive reinforcement, guidance, support and care. * Utilize positive and supportive techniques and strategies to resolve problems and enforce discipline among campers. * Participate in pre-camp training. * Other duties as assigned. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SPECIAL NEEDS REQUIRED * Must be at least 18 years of age. * Must have a High School or GED diploma. * Must have knowledge of or experience working in summer camps. * Must have experience working with children in some capacity, preferably in an educational setting. * Excellent verbal communication skills. * Exhibit qualities such as patience, kindness, honestly, responsibility, compassion, and desire to help others. * Knowledge of or familiarity with the issues/needs of children involved in the child welfare system preferred. * Must be able to follow rules, guidelines, and policies enforced by supervisor and Camp Director. * Must be comfortable participating in all of camp’s activities with the children and encouraging them to participate as well. * Must be a team player. * Updated First Aid and CPR certification preferred. * Must be available for training week/weekend and all 3 weeks of camp ## Qualifications ### Behavior Preferred Functional Expert:Considered a thought leader on a subject Team Player:Works well as a member of a group ### Motivation Preferred Ability to Make an Impact:Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization ### Education Required HS Graduate or Equivalent or better Posted: February 6, 2021