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General:  The Career Exploration Summer Camp Residential Counselors are responsible for the supervision and safety of 10th and 11th grade high school students.   Counselors are expected to lead and organize educational and recreational activities for camp participants.  Also, counselors are expected to serve as leaders and role models throughout the program.  Counselors must be available to the students 24 hours per day throughout the duration of the camp program.  The camps are held June 11-16 and June 25-30, 2017.


Principle Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Live in residence hall with approximately twenty students and be available to them for the entire camp and conduct daily room checks
  • Supervise students during recreational and educational activities in the residence hall, on-campus and during educational field trips and assist with clean-up
  • Supervise students during meals and snack times and assist with clean-up
  • Establish relationships and communicate with each participant
  • Develop, organize, and participate enthusiastically in nightly recreational and educational activities
  • Provide homework assistance
  • Articulate program rules and daily scheduled routines clearly
  • Monitor and ensure the safety of students
  • Enforce program rules fairly and consistently
  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities
  • Inform the administrative staff of any personal, medical, or social concerns of the students
  • Follow detailed instructions
  • Be alert and keep safety in mind at all times
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Camp Director and the Executive Director of the Division of Economic Development and Outreach

Necessary Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience in recreation, a camp setting or classroom setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work with high school students with diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven record of leadership skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, sound judgment, and professionalism
  • Proven ability to work as a team member

Preferred Credentials:

  • CPR and First Aid Licensing
  • Life Guard Certification
  • Child Care Certification

For an application, click on the link below or contact Sanquenetta Thompson at (205) 652-3408 or Monica Moore at (205) 652-3828.  Applicants may pick-up an application at the Division of Economic Development and Outreach at Kelly Land Hall or download at www.centerforblackbelt.org or email sthompson@uwa.edu.   The application deadline is Friday, April 28.


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