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SocialWorks’ Kids of the Kingdom summer day camp is hiring! Check out the detailed job description and in-person interview dates below.

Apply here: https://www.socialworkschi.org/kok-hiring-fair-registration-form/

Positions:

Volunteer

Serves as a volunteer for Kids of the Kingdom. This position can be summarized as a “floater” – assisting and supporting the needs of the Kingdom Leads and Teachers. This position can be seen taking campers to the restroom, picking up supplies needed for instruction, or participating in programming with campers. This seasonal volunteer position reports to the Kingdom Lead, requires 14-21 hours per week – 2-3 days – and carries no employee benefits or paid time off.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Must be available to volunteer 14-21 hours per week on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must reside in Cook County
  • Preferred – Associates Degree, Drivers License & Experience in Child Care, Youth Programming, Teaching or Camp Counseling
  • Foster a supportive, safe, and positive camp environment in compliance with policy and regulations
  • Support daily activities, lessons, and programs
  • Constant communication with Kingdom Lead
  • Maintain a clean environment

 

Kingdom Counselors

Serves as a camp counselor. Facilitating and supporting campers directly, this position is in charge of making sure campers are accounted for and arrive at their respective destinations safely. Kingdom Counselors will be assigned to a pod of 10 campers within the same age-range and gender. This seasonal paid position reports to the Camp Director, requires availability Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 3pm, an age of at least 18 years old and carries no employee benefits or paid time off.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Paid Position
  • Must be available Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must have experience in Child Care, Youth Programming, Teaching or Camp Counseling
  • Must Reside in Cook County
  • Foster a supportive, safe, and positive camp environment in compliance with policy and regulations
  • Prepare camp equipment for use
  • Constant communication with Camp Director, Teachers, and Kingdom Lead
  • Maintain a clean environment
  • Preference – Bachelor Degree, Drivers License and Social Emotional Learning training
  • Supervise camper check-in and pick-up
  • Participate in all programming

 

Kingdom Lead/Assistant Director  – 2 per camp

Serves as direct support to Camp Director. This position is responsible for assisting the camp director with the day to day operations of Kids of the Kingdom and directing volunteers to meet the needs of the day. This role is responsible for fostering an environment where children and parents experience a fun and safe summer day camp. Assisting the SocialWorks team with administrative duties and responding swiftly to the needs of the camp, this position sees the front-end and back-end of the camp assuring that all needs are met. This seasonal paid position reports to the Camp Director, requires availability Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm and carries no employee benefits or paid time off.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Paid Position
  • Must be available Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
  • Must Reside in Cook County
  • Foster a supportive, safe, and positive camp environment in compliance with policy and regulations
  • Prepare camp equipment for use
  • Constant communication with Camp Director, Teachers, and volunteers
  • Maintain a clean environment
  • Supervise camper check-in and pick-up
  • Assist camp director with any task as required to ensure the day to day operations of the day camp
  • Provide managerial support to camp counselors, activity coordinators, camp administrators, and volunteers
  • Work with camp director and camp counselors to ensure camper group coverage
  • Ensure camp staff receive timely breaks
  • Assist with the implementation of the daily schedule and all activities
  • Assist with the upkeep of the facility and adhere to the facility usage guidelines
  • Work with camp directors to promote a team concept through a positive approach to supervision, communication, and interactions with others.
  • Serve as an effective leader to staff by fostering a collaborative work environment
  • Ensure camp environment reflects Kids of the Kingdom’s mission, purpose and goals, childcare policies and standards

 

KOK Wellness Leader (1 per camp)

Serves as the person responsible for introducing a balanced learning and growing environment for all campers, as well as staff. The Wellness leader serves as the point person for all things SEL, conflict resolution, behavior intervention, and emergency contact coordinator. This person would be a constant presence for all staff and campers while responding counselors need for conflict resolution, camper wellness, camper behavior, and camper support. This position can also float and be a support to counselors during programming

  • Develop and maintain relationships with campers and their families
  • Train Camp Counselors on basic SEL principles and considerations
  • Provide an introductory session with campers and staff to let them know how you are there to help
  • Ensure protocols are followed for building safety
  • Address disciplinary concerns with parents/guardians
  • Provide action plans for campers when needed instead of consequences as a first intervention
  • Help resolve conflicts between campers/peers by holding mediation and group sessions as needed
  • Help resolve conflicts between staff as needed
  • Address negative camper behaviors alluded to by camp counselors in a supportive and healthy manner, treating each camper individually with care and conversation
  • Monitor campers to ensure a healthy environment for learning, socializing, and improvement
  • Begin the process of emergency contact for family/POC’s, as well as emergency medical services as needed, upon any occurrence of camper injuries or medical emergencies
  • Point of contact between emergency contact and camp in the event of staff/camper/visitor injuries
  • Keep a log of all camp (staff&campers) behaviors, conflict resolution sessions, discipline, action plans, medical emergencies for administrative records
  • Serve as a mentor and advocate for campers and their interests, engaging campers about their life goals, interests, and struggles
  • The first point of contact for any parent questions or concerns during camp operating hours
  • The first point of contact for conflict resolution with parents if needed

Event Details

Date & Time
Saturday, April 6th

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