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Camp Specialty Instructor

Job Description: 
Perform a variety of duties to support the Youth and Families Department of Campus Recreation. Responsibilities include but are not limited to creating and facilitating special activities such as art lessons, STEM projects, specialty activities, etc., supervising groups of children through an array of camp activities while ensuring their safety and well-being. Programs are facilitated by students who have an interest in working with children. “A” Camp specialty instructors will be creating lesson plans, material check lists, and oversee and implement activities for specialty hours at “A” Camp.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
-Attend staff meetings and trainings

-Model department values and expectations

-General supervision of campers to include creating and implementing program curriculum, facilitating program rules, regulations, and safety concerns

-Assist in the development and implementation of daily activities

-Attend to all injuries and illnesses and follow proper protocol

-Assist in set-up and take-down of scheduled camp activities

-Supervise and care for groups of campers both at Campus Recreation and other locations throughout U of A

-Implementing program curriculum, facilitating program rules, regulations, and safety concerns

-Notify program directors of any problems to assist in providing a positive camp experience

-Reinforce camp rules and manage behavioral issues according to camp protocol

-In the event of an emergency, activate the Emergency Action Plan. Administer First Aid and/or CPR as needed

-Special projects as assigned
Training and Certifications Required: 
The successful incumbent is required to have the following certifications and training:

-Mandatory Camp Supervisor training between supervisor hire date and the start of camp

-Fingerprint Clearance Card submitted to Arizona Department of Public Safety

-Registration with Child Protective Services

-Current Immunization Record submitted to the Business Office

-TB Test with negative results within a year proceeding hire date

-Valid CPR-PR/AED and First Aid Certification from an approved provider (American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or American Safety and Health Institute) are required within 30 days of hire; Employees are required to obtain these certifications at their own expense. Campus Recreation offers a discount on certification classes for eligible employees. Other certifications may be considered. Check with your supervisor prior to making arrangements to obtain these certifications.

-All Department of Campus Recreation employees are required to complete blood borne pathogen training within 45 days of hire and renew on an annual basis.

-Complete New Employee training which includes but not limited to Emergency Action Plan, Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy training, All-Employee Security (Computer) Awareness, and Online Driver Registration & Golf Cart (if authorized)
Required Qualifications: 
-The ability to create lesson plans and implement activities for large groups of children

-Prior experience working with children

-Valid and current Fingerprint Clearance Card

-At least 18 years or older

-Must be enrolled at UA for a minimum of 6 credit hours (employment contingent on enrollment)

-Early morning, evening and weekend availability; flexible scheduling and break availability

-Excellent customer service skills
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