004CI - Seasonal Internship Camp Counselor (BSO)

Job Purpose

This position is to ensure the safety and supervision of the Ranger Adventure Camp participants during camp hours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·         Interact with the participants, engage in activities, be a positive role model and provide appropriate leadership to camp participants

·         Help develop full value contracts (code of conduct), form group dynamics, and apply varying leadership techniques

·         Oversee a safe participant drop off/pick up

·         Provide District information to the participant regarding the preserves, facility operations, recreational opportunities, rules and regulations

·         Keep neat and accurate records including incident/injury reports, equipment damage reports, documentation of behavioral issues, time accounting, time sheets, etc.

·         Take direction/working guidance from Ranger staff

·         Provide appropriate working guidance to seasonal Ranger Camp Counselors

·         Prepare an end of season Ranger Adventure Camp report highlighting all of the activities and accomplishments from the various camps

·         Assist Division staff with various recreational programs including, but not limited to team building, archery, wilderness navigation, boating, paddling, and fishing.

·         Perform as the first responder to emergency situations

·         Perform other duties as required

Education and Experience Required

Additional InformationMust be 18 years of age or older at the time of hire.

Hours:  June - August; 40 hours per week, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (may run 2 hours earlier or later due to before/after care). Monday - Friday (hours vary and may include weekends and holidays).

Related Experience:  Recreational programming, (archery, boating, fishing, field games, etc.); Summer camps, Youth leadership groups; Work with children of various ages; general maintenance and cleaning.

Job Location: Herrick Lake and Mayslake

Special training or other licenses, certification, etc.:  Priority will be given to applicants who are completing a school requirement; internship paperwork is required before start

date; CPR/1st Aid; must have a valid driver's license.

Skills in: Dealing effectively with the public; Expressing oneself clearly and concisely; interpreting rules and regulations; keeping neat and accurate records; knowledge of district preserves, rules, policies, and safety procedures; operation of power tools and motor vehicles.

Onboarding/Training Requirements:    Criminal Background Check

                                                                           Drivers License Check

                                                                           Mandated Reporter - Abused and Neglected Child Reporting

                                                                           National Sex Offender Registry Check

                                                                           CPR/1st Aid Training

Application:  Candidates must complete the application process in its entirety, including the Pre-Screen Questions, to be considered for this position.  Resumes may be included, but are not accepted in lieu of the application. 


Equal Employment Policy:  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County complies with Federal, State, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.  The Forest Preserve District makes all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sex (wages), genetics, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, retaliation, or other unlawful considerations.

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County RP089 is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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