Aquatics Program Area Leader

POSITION:                            Aquatics Program Area Leader

REPORTS TO:                        Camp Director

STATUS:                                 Seasonal Camp Worker (as defined in Section 18897 of the Health and Safety Code)

                                                Will be needed roughly between Thursday, 6/15/23-Sunday, 8/13/23



SALARY RANGE:                   Daily Rate of $80.29-$90.29/day (per CA Labor Code 1182.4)

APPLICATION DEADLINEBy 4/28/23 or until filled, whichever is sooner



The aquatics program area leader is responsible for preparing and implementing safe, fun, and appropriate programs for the blind and visually impaired children and adults. He/she will coordinate and oversee all camp aquatics activities. 

Examples of Activities include:

  • Swimming 
  • Aqua-aerobics 
  • Fishing 
  • Boating 
  • All camp swims 
  • Other 


  • 18 years of age 
  • Some college preferred 
  • Minimum of one year in and educational setting 
  • Experience working with persons who are blind/visually impaired or disabled preferred 
  • Experience supervising support staff preferred 
  • Experience and knowledge of recreation instruction 
  • Knowledge of the rehabilitation process for persons who are disabled preferred 
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications
  • Knowledge of Braille and/or sign language preferred 


  • Must be willing to live on camp premises 
  • Must be able to lift 70 pounds 
  • Ability to enforce safety and emergency procedures
  • Ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity 
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situation requiring first aid 
  • Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness or injury) 
  • Possess the endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers 


  • Plan, direct, and supervise a safe and fun waterfront program 
  • Supervise classes and activities in aquatics areas 
  • Schedule a minimum of three classes for each session 
  • Schedule teaching assistants from available counselors and volunteers 
  • Evaluate the success of the aquatics programs and activities 
  • Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety procedures 
  • Train staff in their responsibilities in the aquatics areas  
  • Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures 
  • Manage the physical facilities and equipment in the aquatics program areas 
  • Set up aquatics areas 
  • Teach and monitor proper use of equipment 
  • Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair 
  • Ensure that the aquatics program area equipment and supplies are inventoried and steps are taken to replace them in a timely manner 
  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned 
  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp functions 
  • Assist with camper placements in classes and with living assignments when necessary 
  • Evaluate volunteers, counselors in training (CIT), and counselors throughout the summer 
  • Act as a camp counselor when necessary 
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Expectation of Employees:

As employees, we should: 

  • Read, understand and adhere to all agency policies and procedures 
  • Conduct ourselves in a professional manner on and off the job, knowing that we are representatives of LightHouse 
  • Perform all job responsibilities 
  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude toward everyone 
  • Communicate regularly and appropriately with our supervisors and colleagues within our own departments 
  • Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing 
  • Demonstrate efficient time management and the ability to prioritize our assignments 
  • Consistently report to work on time and be ready to begin performing our assigned duties and responsibilities 
  • Work productively 
  • Continue to learn and communicate a blindness-positive philosophy based on current best practices in the field 
  • Maintain the confidentiality of campers and staff relating to issues such as health, behaviors, and other situations that may arise 
  • Be culturally sensitive


LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is an equal opportunity employer to all. We strive to maintain a scent-free environment and a drug-free workplace. We also operate under a mutual “employment at will” policy.

Equal Opportunity

LightHouse is an equal opportunity employer. LightHouse policy and the law prohibit discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s race, ancestry, religion or religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, age (40 and over), sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions), marital status, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS), military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions, denial of Family and Medical Care leave, height and weight, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances.  Our policy and the law prohibit co-workers, third parties, supervisors, and managers from engaging in such conduct.

LightHouse personnel are employed on an at-will basis.  Employment at-will means that the employment relationship may be terminated, with or without cause and with or without advance notice at any time by the employee or the Agency.

We strive to maintain a scent-free environment and a drug-free workplace.  Employees are expected to behave in accordance with these objectives.

All employees at LightHouse are hired for an indefinite and unspecified duration and consequently, no employee is guaranteed employment for a specified length of time. Employment is at the mutual consent of the employee and LightHouse. Accordingly, either the employee or LightHouse can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause (“employment at will”).


Please submit a cover letter and résumé as Word attachments (no. PDFs please), to, including the job title in the subject line. We will not consider videos or hyperlinks to online profiles. Due to time constraints, we will only respond to complete submissions in which there is serious interest, thanks for your understanding. We strongly encourage applicants from the blind community to apply!

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