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Camp and Family Engagement Specialist

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionGalileo is a nationally recognized summer day camp that's all about empowering young innovators to change the world! With over 70 diverse communities served and hundreds of thousands of kids inspired since 2002, we are a leader in the Innovation Education Movement.Here, innovation, purpose and personal development converge, creating an environment where your talents shine and your impact is celebrated. We invest, test, and continually iterate to sustain a culture that values . In fact, we were named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to work for in the Nation in 2023. We have also been on the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area list more than 12 times, were named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in 2017, and a Top 100 Real Impact Company in 2019.Join us for a joy-filled summer in a mission-driven environment!Job DescriptionAs a Camp and Family Engagement Specialist, you'll play a vital role in creating a positive camp experience for campers, their families and our Summer Staff. As a member of the Camp Leadership team, you will support camper behavior management and parent communication- coaching campers, intervening to mediate conflict, and partnering with parents so all campers can find success in our program. YOU WILL

  • Courageously lead by example with humor and optimism.
    • Exemplify student-centered leadership by centering the camper experience in all aspects of your work
    • Balance fun with safety and operational excellence
    • Coach staff to connect with students across diverse age groups, ability levels and support needs.
    • Promote a positive camp experience at all times with your energy and camp spirit.
    • Actively participate in camp chants, songs, and perform skits in opening and closing ceremonies.
    • Ensure equitable and student-centered approaches to behavior management and camper conflict.
      • Be the primary point of contact for camper behavior challenges and parent outreach, resolving escalated matters, which may be beyond the expertise of an entry-level staff member.
      • Support the CD in managing and coaching staff on restorative camper behavior management strategies and conflict resolution approaches
      • Coach staff on best practices for professional communication and behavior management
      • Lead the team by example to provide exemplary customer service to each camper, family, and guardian at all times.
      • Assist in managing camp rotations and provide support as needed.
        • Be ready to wear many hats, and enter each situation with finesse and determination.
        • Provide coverage, stepping in to fill staff duties when team members are out.
        • Lead camper groups and/or facilitate Galileo curriculum as needed.
        • Regularly assess to ensure Galileo curriculum is facilitated as designed and provide timely feedback to staff.
        • Maintain safe environments for all campers and provide leadership and camp spirit to all campers.
          • Constantly assess engagement and group dynamics, as well as the needs of individual campers. PAY & PERKS
            • Your exact pay will be determined based on a variety of factors, including work-site location and tenure:
              • Pay for this position is $21.00 to $21.74 per hour for new (first-year); determined based on work-site location
              • Pay for returning (alumni) pay ranges from $21.25 to $23.25 per hour; determined based on work-site location, position, and years of employment with Galileo Camps.
              • One free week of camp for your own child !
              • %15 Friends and Family Discount
              • Priority scholarship nominations
              • Membership in the Galileo Alumni Community of over 20,000 inspiring changemakers! SCHEDULE All camps operate Monday - Friday. In the three weeks leading up to the start of camp, Camp and Family Engagement Specialist will complete 5-8 hours of pre-season training; 2 days of weekend availability may be required for camp set-up days. Shifts vary by position and location and can start as early as 7:00am and end as late as 6:00pm.Camp set-up dates, start dates and duration vary by location - find your location on our page to view site-specific dates.Qualifications
                • College coursework or equivalent work experience in K-8 education, Social Work, Counseling, Child Development, ABA Therapy, Behavioral Intervention, and similar fields
                • 2+ years of work experience in K-8 education, ideally as a teacher or in a student support role
                • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
                  • Experience caring for, supervising, coaching, and/or mentoring children, individually and in groups
                  • Availability to consistently work [Full-Time / Part-Time] hours, Monday - Friday, for the duration of camp.
                    • For consistency and camper safety, we prioritize applicants who are able to commit to working for the full duration of camp (4-8 continuous weeks, depending on the camp location).
                    • Applicants with less than 4 continuous weeks of availability will not be considered for this role.
                    • Ability to balance multiple tasks while working with a sense of urgency and enthusiasm.
                    • Ability to complete all pre-camp tasks, including background checks, state-mandated certifications, electronic onboarding paperwork and online training prior to the start of camp.
                    • Valid CPR/First Aid certification OR ability to become certified prior to the start of camp
                    • Must be 18 years of age by May 13th, 2024 At Galileo Camps, we value divergent thinkers who bring many different experiences and viewpoints to the table! We also strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups and people of diverse backgrounds to apply. Additionally, research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women and other underrepresented people tend to apply only when they match all criteria. If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, we encourage you to apply.Additional Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS
                      • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
                      • Typing, writing, reading
                      • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance
                      • Use hands and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment
                      • Frequent sitting
                      • Standing, walking, kneelingGalileo Learning complies with ADA requirements and may provide reasonable accommodations that allow qualified employees to perform the essential functions of the job. To request an accommodation, contact our People Services team. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please note that our job descriptions are a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks and duties.In accordance with local and state laws, you may be required to complete certain steps after an offer of employment has been accepted, such as a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, a background check and mandated reporter training, and/or provide additional documentation for certain roles; this will not affect consideration of any persons' application. On-site employees will also be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they qualify for an accommodation/exemption for medical, disability, or religious reasons; this will not affect consideration of any persons' application. Galileo Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION During your onboarding process, you may need to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, a background check, and mandated reporter training (California only). More details will be provided during your onboarding process. COVID-19 All on-site employees will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they qualify for an accommodation/exemption for medical, disability, or religious reasons. Vaccination status will be confirmed only after an offer of employment has been accepted and will not affect consideration of any persons' application. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Galileo Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.We comply with the ADA and provide reasonable accommodation that allow qualified applicants/employees to perform the essential functions of the job. To request an accommodation, contact our People Services team. Please note that our job descriptions are only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Santa Cruz , Camp and Family Engagement Specialist, Other , Santa Cruz, California

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