Group Leader - Lakewood & Beaver Ranch

Job Posted: 4/24/2020

Projected Hire Date: Until Filled

30-40 Hours Per Week

Summer Camp Dates: May 26-August 14, 2020 (Tentative - Could change with related Covid 19 Restrictions)

*No Camp on Friday, July 3rd

Pay rate per hour: $13.00-$14.00 

*Based on experience

Hiring Contact: Rebekah Gordy 303-332-9334

rebekah@thomaslearningcenters.com

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IN GROUP LEADERS:

-Takes initiative

-Selflessness 

-Positive role model 

-Patience  

-Creative 

-Personal Grit

-Friendly

-Strong sense of empathy

-Adventurous

-Loves spending summers outdoors

-Sees and brings out the best in others

-Well organized

-Flexible "On-The-Fly"   

-Sense of humor

-LOVES TO HAVE FUN

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The Beaver Ranch summer camp base is located in the Tipi Lodge which is nestled within the 450 acre Conifer Community Park.   Staff should be aware that the park is home to a variety of wildlife, including bear, elk and mountain lion.  

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Must be at least 21 years of age and must have verifiable education or training in work with school-age children in such areas as recreation, education, scouting, or 4-H; and the program director must have completed at least 1 of the following qualifications:

A.   A four (4) year college degree with a major such as recreation, education with a specialty in art, elementary or early childhood education, or a subject in the human service field; or

B. Two years of college training and six (6) months of satisfactory and verifiable full-time or equivalent part-time, paid or volunteer, experience, since attaining the age of eighteen (18), in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children; or

C. Three (3) years of satisfactory and verifiable full-time, paid or volunteer, experience, since attaining the age of eighteen (18), in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children.  The program director must complete six (6) semester hours, nine (9) quarter hours in course work from a regionally accredited college or university, or forty (40) clock hours of training in course work applicable to school-age children within the first nine (9) months of employment.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Be familiar with laws, state child care regulations and local regulatory agencies.

-Offer a program that meets the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social needs of both the individual child and the group.

-Engage with the children and encourage their involvement in group activities.

-Consider the individual child in relationship to his/her cultural and socioeconomic background.

-Treat all children, parents and team members with dignity and respect.

-Provide input on advertising and public relations programs to promote enrollment.

-Be responsible for the welfare, health, and safety of the children in the group.

-Establish and maintain good communication with parents on a daily, informal basis.

-Maintain accurate attendance list, child information logs, and special needs information.

-Works with the Field Specialist and other staff in a team approach to develop a high-quality relevant, fun summer camp experience

-Provide administration of the child care center in accordance with State rules and regulations.

-Works with group leaders to establish material and equipment needs and priorities to meet program needs.

-Lead group activities.

-Maintain updated summer calendar, post and distribute to families as needed.

-Provide guidance, supervision and training as needed to camp staff and volunteers.

-Ensure camp activities are highlighted on social media sites at least weekly.

-Responsible for activity risk management.

-Provide leadership and responsibility for summer day camp operations.

-Ensure and create a safe and positive environment.

-Work with the Field Specialist to ensure all camp fees are collected and recorded in a timely manner.

-Manage equipment and supplies.

-Be knowledgeable of the center’s personnel policies and procedures

-Serve as a liaison within the community.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING'S

PHYSICAL ASPECT

-Must be able to be outdoors major portion of the day.

-The ability to withstand daily exposure to the sun, heat, and wildlife.

-Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.

-Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

-Some physical requirements could be endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, biking and stretching.

-Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to.

MEETINGS

-Participate in regular strategy sessions with camp management team to identify and address ongoing areas of focus.

-Come prepared, assist in facilitation and provide input for staff meetings.

-Attend scheduled and last-minute staff meetings and in-services.

-Help plan procedures for the management of children's routines.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

HIRING PROCESS - WHAT TO EXPECT

All resumes and/or Job Applications will be promptly followed up with a brief scheduled phone interview 

Succesful phone interviews will be followed with a scheduled face to face interview

Anticipated hire date: Until postion is filled

The Lakewood location is off Benton Street in Lakewood.  Campers from the Lakewood site travel to Beaver Ranch weekly to spend time in the mountains - with the 2 groups meeting at local parks and field trip sites throughout the week and summer.

REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECKS & CERTIFICATIONS

CURRENT CPR/FIRST AID CERTIFIED

CLEAN DRIVING RECORD

PASS CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK &

ABUSE AND NEGLECT REGISTRY 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING'S REQUIRED BEFORE WORKING WITH CHILDREN: 

Mandatory Reporting: Child Abuse and Neglect

Standard Precautions

FEMA: Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response

Injury Prevention

Playground Safety for School Ages

Medication Administration Course

Precautions in Transporting Children

3 Clock hours of Social & Emotional Development

10 Hours Pre-service Training

*Training's are at no cost to employees.

*Employees are paid for training times after successful 2 week employment

CONTACT US

MAILING ADDRESS

N.T.L.C. Administration Office

1800 S. Sheridan Blvd.  Suite 106

Denver, CO  80232

BEAVER RANCH

11369 S Foxton Rd. Conifer, CO 80433

*please do not send mail to this location.

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