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Become A Day Camp Counselor

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Working As A Day Camp Counselor

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $84,080

    Average Salary

What Does A Day Camp Counselor Do At Jewish Community Center

* Are you having a positive impact on others this summer?
* Are you looking to jump start your summer fun?
* Want to make a difference in the lives of children?
* If you said yes to the questions above, Day Camps @ The J is looking forward to your receieving application.
* Your job is to make a positive impact in your campers lives and in turn our community.
* By helping your campers learn and grow you will also develop leadership and analytical skills that employers are looking for.
* Come and work in a dynamic environment that is warm, welcoming and rewarding.
* Work outside, make friends for life, know that you are making a positive impact on others while gaining real world work experience and building your resume

What Does A Day Camp Counselor Do At Ascension Health

* Explains financial responsibilities for services received, payment options and collection procedures to patients and/or parties responsible for payment.
* Counsels patients regarding insurance benefits and recommends alternative sources of payment and/or financial assistance when appropriate.
* Contacts insurance carriers or other sources and acts as an advocate for the patient.
* Initiates process for collecting prepays due and performs follow-up to insure maximum collection is achieved.
* Performs various clerical and office duties as assigned.
* Assists patients and/or families to complete state or federal applications for healthcare coverage including assist with gathering and copying the necessary supporting documentation and scheduling a time/appointment to meet with them to facilitate the application process.
* Creates and maintains good working relationships with physicians and other staff in effort to assist patients with access to all health care needs.
* Maintains clear and concise notes on all patient accounts so that key information can be communicated throughout patient access and the revenue cycle

What Does A Day Camp Counselor Do At Dominion Youth Services

* Responsible for day-to-day operations for assigned group of clientsImplement Behavior Modification SystemComplete all required documentation which includes but not limited to, the tracking of all individualized behavior programs, daily point sheets/totals, outcome tracks, discharge planning, progress notes, treatment plans, quarterlies and all related documentation in compliance with DMAS, Licensure and Dominion Day standardsMaintain weekly contact with clients primary caregivers, school personnel and other relevant health care professionals.
* Schedule and attend meeting as requiredAttend school meetings (i.e. IEP, child studies, etc.) upon approval of Clinical staff or Program CoordinatorAttend monthly meetings with Clinical staff and Program Coordinator for supervision and chart audits
* Establish working relationships with representatives of other agencies who work with and provide services to individuals
* Assist in the referral process for each clientProvide transportation for clients using company vehicles as neededProvide transportation and escorting individuals to appointments as needed
* Perform other duties as assignedDominion offers a competitive benefits package for all full-time employees to include:
* Health Insurance (Vision Program included)
* Dental Insurance
* Health Flexible Spending Accounts
* Voluntary Short Term and Long Term Disability
* Life Insurance
* k) Retirement Plan
* Paid Time Off
* Holiday Pay Opportunities for professional advancement for qualified individuals.
* Associated topics: behavioral, casework, clinical, disabilities, mental health, outpatient, rww, violence, women

What Does A Day Camp Counselor Do At Mercy Medical Center Clinton

* Works in cooperation with a treatment team in providing a consistently safe and therapeutic structure in which clients/patients are given the opportunity to progress through treatment.
* Demonstrates a working knowledge of each client/patient treatment plan and continuously enhances treatment based on communication with family, outside agencies and the treatment team.
* Promotes teamwork among all team members in order to facilitate therapeutic treatment of clients/patients and their families.
* Attends and actively participates in all relevant meetings, training and in-services designated by supervisor, in order to grow professionally and enhance the quality of effectiveness of the education/treatment team.
* Age
* Specific Care: Provide age-specific care related to clients'/patients' unique physical and psychosocial needs.
* Check Appropriate areas:
* Facilitates therapeutic, psychosocial, and educational groups.
* Assists Nursing with activities of daily living, needs of patients and vital signs.
* Assists the Nurse in maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment for staff, families and patients.
* Provides orientation to all clients/patients regarding program rules, patient rights and Federal and State Confidentiality regulations

What Does A Day Camp Counselor Do At YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

* Assist counselors with camper supervision, never to be alone with campers or left as the sole supervision for campers.
* Assist in various program areas (ie.
* Pool, Waterfront).
* Attend staff meetings and participate on staff planning committees.
* Maintain a positive attitude and refrain from behavior that is to effect the staff morale.
* Assist counselors in maintaining their unit, table and camper belongings in an orderly and clean fashion.
* Responsible for reporting any of your own health concerns- ill/exhausted to your supervisor.
* Participate in Family Night activities.
* Follow all Camp staff policies and procedures at all times
* Assist with teaching of skills periods I choice activities.
* Lead songs with other counselors when needed.
* Participate and ensure cleanliness in trash detail of your assigned area in camp during "all camp cleanup".
* Be available and flexible to provide support and fill in at any area of the day camp as needed
* Responsible for prohibiting intimate displays of affection toward any camper.
* This including and not limited to: hand holding, writing letters or emails to campers, asking for phone numbers of campers, text messaging campers or sharing phone number with campers.
* It is prohibited to participate in any camper/counselor romances.
* Jr.
* Counselors may not discipline or be responsible for camper discipline.
* Report any concerns or issue with campers to day camp counselor or day camp director
* Supports the commitment of the YMCA to child abuse prevention by:
* Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor.
* Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children.
* Report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor.
* Complete all child abuse prevention training as required

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How To Become A Day Camp Counselor

Education and training requirements for recreation workers vary with the type of job, but workers typically need at least a high school diploma or the equivalent and receive on-the-job training.

Education and Training

Recreation workers typically need at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. Many receive on-the-job training that typically lasts less than a month.

Entry-level educational requirements vary with the type of position. For example, an activity leader position working with the elderly will have different requirements than a position as a summer camp counselor working with children.

Some positions may require a bachelor’s degree or college coursework. In 2014, the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions, a branch of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), accredited 80 bachelor’s degree programs in recreation or leisure studies. A bachelor’s degree in other subjects, such as liberal arts or public administration, may also qualify applicants for some positions.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Recreation workers must be able to communicate well. They often work with large groups of people and need to give clear instructions, motivate participants, and maintain order and safety.

Flexibility. Recreation workers must be flexible when planning activities. They must be able to adapt plans to suit changing environmental conditions and participants’ needs.

Leadership skills. Recreation workers should be able to lead both large and small groups. They often lead activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Physical strength. Recreation workers need to be physically fit. Their job may require a considerable amount of movement because they often demonstrate activities while explaining them.

Problem-solving skills. Recreation workers need strong problem-solving skills. They must be able to create and reinvent activities and programs for all types of participants.

For recreation workers who generally work part time, such as camp counselors and activity specialists, certain qualities may be more important than education. These qualities include a worker’s experience leading activities, the ability to work well with children or the elderly, and the ability to ensure the safety of participants.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The NRPA offers four certifications for recreation workers:

  • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP)
  • Certified Parks and Recreation Executive (CPRE)
  • Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)

Applicants may qualify for certification with different combinations of education and work experience. They also must take continuing education classes to maintain their certification.

The American Camp Association offers four certificates for various levels of camp staff, from Entry-Level Staff Certificate to Camp Director Certificate. Individuals who complete online courses may show their advanced level of knowledge of core competencies.

Some recreation jobs require other kinds of certification. For example, a lifesaving certificate is often required for teaching or coaching water-related activities. These certifications are available from organizations such as the YMCA or the American Red Cross. Specific requirements vary by job and employer.

Advancement

As workers gain experience, they may be promoted to positions with greater responsibilities. Recreation workers with experience and managerial skills may advance to supervisory or managerial positions. Eventually, they may become directors of a recreation department or may start their own recreation company.

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Top Day Camp Counselor Skills

  1. Fellow Counselors
  2. Daily Activities
  3. Individual Service Plans
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Improved communication skills working with fellow counselors.
  • Mentored and supervised youth through daily activities and field trips throughout New York City.
  • Collaborated with clients and families to establish goals and objectives for individual service plans.
  • Provided crisis intervention and concurrent treatment to youth in school setting as needed to foster positive behavior in the classroom.
  • Managed counseling sessions to assist in behavior modification for children with mental health issues.

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