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Summer Camp Lead Instructor

Posted: 03/19/2023

Position:         Summer Camp Lead Instructor
Hours:             20-40 hours/week, July and August; must be available to work a minimum of one full week morning and afternoon sessions OR two half day sessions
Schedule:        8:30am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-4:30pm or 8:30am-4:30pm
Travel:             not applicable
Salary:             $17.08/hour - $22.74/hour, DOE
Location:         Encompass Early Learning Center, 1407 Boalch Ave NW, North Bend
Are you looking for a fun and rewarding summer job working with young children in an educational, fun and enriching recreational environment? Do you have a passion for planning and implementing recreation programs and helping to create enjoyable, inclusive environments for young children? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!
Encompass is a private non-profit serving the Snoqualmie Valley and Issaquah communities for over 50 years. Our mission is to partner with families to build healthy foundations for children. We believe what happens early in life matters.  We offer high quality, leading edge early childhood educational, therapeutic services, and family enrichment programs for children ages 0-8 and their families.
Summer Camp Lead Instructors are responsible for the day-to-day supervision and management of the summer camp program for young children in a classroom/playground environment. We offer morning and afternoon half-day camps for children ages 2-6.

  • Leads and implements camp programs for children ages 2-6 in accordance with developmentally appropriate practice and program philosophy.
  • Works with Family Services Manager to plan theme-based lessons and activities.
  • Attends organization onboarding processes and required trainings.
  • Provides high-quality educational and recreational opportunities and enjoyable experiences for camp participants.
  • Supervises campers and ensures their safety and general well-being, including administering first aid when needed.
  • Supervises middle and high school camp assistants.
  • Maintains a schedule of activities for camp participants, while remaining flexible as needed.
  • Organizes and supervises various group activities.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of the site.
  • Assists in maintaining accurate program records, including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.
  • Knows and understands all emergency procedures associated with the camp program.
  • Maintains awareness of campers’ dietary restrictions/allergies and ensures that appropriate snacks are distributed to them.
  • Knows, enforces, and follows all safety guidelines associated with the camp program, including knowing where your campers and camp assistants are at all times.
  • Maintains constant surveillance of the pool/body of water areas, if applicable.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Experience working with young children, including knowledge of age-appropriate best practices in positive communication and discipline.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for children ages 2-6.
  • Ability to maintain a basic daily schedule while remaining flexible as needed.
  • Ability to adhere to safety practices and procedures as required by state and federal laws.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records, understand written instructions and procedures, prepare and write pertinent documents, and speak clearly and understandably.
  • Ability to perform the tasks and functions as required by the job including preparing and implementing age-appropriate programs and activities, providing positive reinforcement to children and dispensing disciplinary practices according to organization philosophy.
  • Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of people.
The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions.
  • Persons performing service in this position classification will exert 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • This type of work involves sitting, walking or standing, and may involve some running.
  • Perceiving the nature of sound, near and far visual acuity, depth perception, providing oral information, the manual dexterity to operate business related equipment, handling and working with various materials and objects are important aspects of this job.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Participation in the employee orientation, including the Mandated Reporter Training, pass a required background check and provide documentation that meets I-9 requirements. Camps are enrollment driven and may be canceled with minimal notice.
  • Required by first day of employment:
  • First aid and CPR card
  • Food and Beverage Handler’s Permit

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