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City of Lakewood Variable Camp PAHA Positions in City of Lakewood, Colorado

Variable Camp PAHA Positions

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Variable Camp PAHA Positions


$12.32 - $15.00 Hourly


City of Lakewood, CO

Job Type

Variable Part-Time


Community Resources Recreation

Job Number

Camp PAHA 2021


5/14/2021 5:00 PM Mountain

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Job Summary


Variable Camp PAHA Staff are responsible for the day to day care and supervision of participants and implementation of program plans. This includes, but is not limited to, engaging in activities, encouraging participants, providing hands on support, and completing other tasks related to group and program management.

We are hiring for a variety of positions working with Camp PAHA including Paha Counselor, Head Counselor, Assistant Director and Activity Specialist

The City of Lakewood plans to run summer camps beginning in June of 2021. Management will make final determination about operating the camps based on state guidelines surrounding COVID restrictions in place closer to the start date of the camps.

About Community Resources

Community Resources is committed to providing high quality park, recreation, family and cultural services and facilities that inspire enjoyment, learning and wellness in the lives of those who live, work and play in Lakewood. We value leadership, integrity, communication and connection, diversity and adaptability.

Major Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities

Paha Counselor

Paha Counselors assist with the day to day needs of the campers in their groups. This includes engaging with campers during planned activities, ensuring a safe and fun environment, and assisting with activities of daily living such as feeding, changing, and bathroom care.

Essential Job Functions: Assist with leading group activities for campers during scheduled group times, transitions or other down times. Demonstrate camp spirit and encourage a positive camp culture among peers and campers

Head Counselor

The Head Counselor is the secondary leadership role within each Camp Paha group. The Head counselor provides supervision to the group counselors and provides support to the Assistant Director. In addition to the essential functions of the Counselor, the Head Counselor will be required to complete the essential job functions below.

Essential Job Functions : Maintain an enthusiastic attitude and serve as a role model for positive and appropriate behavior through speech and action on a daily basis . Provide direct and meaningful supervision and feedback for your respective staff. Maintain the cleanliness of all areas and facilities used by campers and staff on a daily basis . Be knowledgeable of any special camper needs, including medical and behavioral. Administer medications to campers on schedule, as needed. Delegate duties associated with the group evenly to group staff.

Assistant Director

The Assistant Director is the leadership role for each Paha group. The Assistant Director is responsible for leading one group of 8-12 campers and 4-5 staff, in the daily operation of camp. In addition to the essential functions of the Head Counselor, the Assistant Director will be required to complete the essential job functions below.

Essential Job Functions: Communicate with parents regarding camper behaviors, schedule changes and other pertinent information. Communicate with Camp Nurse regarding daily needs of campers. Communicate with Transportation Coordinator and Activity Specialists regarding specific needs of campers. Complete written weekly progress notes including camper goals, activities, and behaviors.

Activity Specialist

The Activity Specialist is responsible for the daily onsite programming of Paha. Activity Specialist creates lesson plans and work with Paha Leadership Staff to provide meaningful and beneficial activities for campers and participants. Activity areas may include Sports and Games, Nature and Outdoors, Science, Arts and Crafts, Sensory Play, Life Skills, and Music and Drama.

Essential Job Functions: Plan, implement, and continually evaluate age-appropriate activities for campers and identify potential adaptations for campers to ensure that campers of all ability levels may participate. Support skill development and independence of campers through planned activities. Manage the care and use of program equipment and supplies. Prepare activity lesson plans in a timely manner and monitor activity supplies to ensure the materials necessary for the activities planned are in stock or ordered. Provide staff with ideas of activities that can be done during group room time or down time.

*Please note: All staff are expected to ensure the health, well-being and safety of all campers, participants and staff and be familiar with and adhere to Camp Paha policies and procedures. All staff are also expected to assist with the physical, social and emotional needs of the campers. This may include transferring, changing, feeding, and behavior management. *

Essential Qualifications


  • Some High school/College

Required Certifications

  • NA (CPR/First Aid training preferred)

KSA's and Physical/Mental Reqs

  • Must be 16 years of age or older.

  • Experience working or assisting with participants ranging from 5 - 25 years old.

  • Experience leading or assisting with recreation programs/activities.

  • Experience leading or assisting groups of varying sizes.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, participants, parents and caregivers.

  • Ability to solve practical problems in a variety of situations. Ability to interpret and understand instructions, both written and oral.

  • Ability to interact with participants in an appropriate manner.

  • Ability to give clear verbal direction to groups of various sizes.

  • Ability to deal effectively with emergency situations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.

  • Background check is required.

Variable Part-Time employees receive limited benefits, including a pension plan. Medical and dental care are not provided.


Are you at least 16 years of age or older?

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    Please explain any previous camp experience you have as well as why you are interested in this camp position with Lakewood?


    SPECIAL PROCESS NOTE: The City of Lakewood is committed to the safety of all staff and participants. A thorough background investigation of all prospective employees will be conducted for those who will be working with vulnerable populations, sensitive information, in sensitive locations or with financial data or money. Candidates/staff/volunteers who will have regular interactions with youth and/or vulnerable populations may also be subject to a child abuse background check and must participate in additional abuse awareness and reporting trainings. Please select Yes to acknowledge the background process for this position.

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City of Lakewood (CO)


480 S. Allison Parkway Lakewood, Colorado, 80226