Enchanted Hills Camp Enrichment Area Program Leader

POSITION:  Enrichment Program Area Leader

REPORTS TO:  Camp Director

STATUS:  Non-Exempt (Seasonal)

COMPENSATION:  Daily Rate plus Lodging

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open Until Filled

 

Founded in San Francisco in 1902, the LightHouse’s purpose is to promote the independence, equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or visually impaired. The LightHouse is currently in a period of growth, increasing our capacity to serve more people who are blind or have low vision. Enchanted Hills Camp is hiring for the position of Enrichment Programs Area Leader for this summer.

 

Role Overview:

 

General Description:

The Enrichment Program Area Leader is responsible for preparing and implementing safe, fun, and appropriate programs for the blind and visually impaired children and adults. They will coordinate and oversee all camp enrichment activities.

Examples of Activities include:

 

  • Music appreciation
  • Music performance
  • Singing
  • Drama
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Radio show
  • Aerobics
  • Tumbling
  • Other

 

 

Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age and over
  • 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 enrichment 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

 

Physical Demands:

 

  • 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
  • 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.

 

Agency Expectations 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.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct, and supervise a safe and fun enrichment program
    • Teach/lead classes and activities in enrichment areas
    • Schedule a minimum of three classes for each session
    • Schedule teaching assistants from available counselors and volunteers
    • Evaluate the success of the enrichment programs and activities
  • Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety procedures
    • Train staff in their responsibilities in the enrichment areas
    • Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures
    • Assist counselors with the development of art kits for cabins or special events
  • Manage the physical facilities and equipment in the enrichment program areas
    • Set up enrichment areas
    • Teach and monitor proper use of equipment
    • Ensure the security of the enrichment equipment when not in use
    • Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair
    • Ensure that the enrichment 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

Compensation:

  • Daily rate and lodging

 

Working Conditions:

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.

LightHouse provides equal opportunity to all, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.

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”).

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