Assistant Camp Instructor
This position provides support and a fun, engaging, meaningful summer camp experience for teenagers and young adults with disabilities. Assistant Camp Instructor has direct interaction with campers providing supervision and safety of the campers at all times.
- High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (G.E.D., HiSET, TASC)
- Or Currently Enrolled High School Student
- Experience in working with youth or teenagers with disabilities preferred
- 16 years old or older;
- Pass OSBI, MVR, DHS Registry Check, reference checks, pre-employment drug test and any other background check as Agency requires or deems necessary.
- Must have regular and punctual attendance
- Must be able to make quick and logical decisions
- High degree of confidentiality
- Ability to work independently and adapt to a variety of environments in the community
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Safety Sensitive Position Identification: A safety sensitive position (SSP) is a position in which an individual has a key and direct role in an activity where impaired performance could result in:
- a serious incident, or
- an improper or inadequate response to a potentially serious incident.
The following physical requirements are necessary to meet this Job Description:
- Standing up to eight hours
- Able to move maximum weight of 50 pound (vertically)
- Able to move maximum weight of 25 pounds (horizontally)
- Able to move the above described weights a maximum distance of 100 feet
- Regularly required to talk with or listen to others. Frequently required to sit and use hands to handle/feel objects, tools or controls. Vision requirements include depth perception, ability to see peripherally and ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus.
- Required to be able to operate a vehicle for travel/transportation purposes.
- The demands of the job include being individually responsible for a group of clients and therefore must be able to physically demonstrate first aid skills including seizure care; perform CPR; use an AED and perform the Heimlich maneuver.
- Additional physical requirements to be considered depending on the training and the skill being trained and can include sitting, bending, stooping, lifting, grasping and stretching.
This is a summer program for youth with disabilities from June 6 – August 5, 2022. Working hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. A 30-minute lunch and two 15 minute breaks, if scheduling allows. This position is non-exempt and receives overtime pay at time and a half rate for over 40 hours worked per payroll week. There will be a required work days of orientation and training prior to the start of camp on June 6.
RESPONSIBILITIES – ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Provides continual direct supervision and ensures safety of campers participating in the program; this is non-negotiable. As a result, the following is expected:
- No cell phone or electronic device usage during work times
- No reading (non-work related) during work times
- Not engaged in any other activity that distracts from continual supervision of campers during program times
Assist Transition Coordinator in implementing all camp activities.
Know where campers are at all times and be responsible for their safety and well being.
Be a positive role model for campers, watching language used, topics discussed with campers, behavior, attitude and dress.
Interpret rules for the campers and see they are followed and respected.
Report any incidents of injury, inappropriate behavior, accidents or problems between campers as soon as they occur to the Transition Coordinator.
Work cooperatively with other camp staff members.
Provide for crisis intervention in the community and on site if necessary, ensuring the safety of the campers during such times. Utilizes positive behavioral supports strategies to intervene and redirect the campers.
Attends to personal care needs associated with severely impaired students/campers such as assistance with eating, as needed.
Protects individuals’ personal information in accordance with HIPAA. All individual information and program specifics are to be held in strict confidence - at no time discuss an individual in the presence of staff not involved with that individual or family.
You can submit an application online today, or print an application to fill out by hand and mail or fax to DRTC.
2501 N. Utah Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone: (405) 946-4489
Fax: (405) 943-9710
Video Phone #: (405) 445-7314