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Humane Society Of Pikes Peak Region Summer Camp Counselor in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Position: Summer Camp CounselorDuties: responsible for implementing the Camp Whiskers and Wags initiatives, ,nurturing a sense of compassion and respect for living beings and fosteringhumane attitudes toward animals; under the direction of the Youth EducationManager and Summer Camp Supervisor, along with the other camp counselors,assists to develop and implement summer camp curriculum. Facilitate hand-on children's activities and animal interactions withgroups of children. Prepare teaching materials and monitor camp supplies. Treat animals humanely, acting as a positive role model. Practice positive behavior management of children. Assist with administrative duties associated with the camp program,including schedules, attendance, parentcommunication, presentations, and check-in/-out. Communicate effectively and professionally with campers, parents,co-workers, volunteers, and the public at all times. Work cooperatively with staff and presenters, assisting with logisticsand behavior management of campers. Evaluate and modify camp materials and activities as needed. Provide a safe, clean, and healthy environment for children andanimals involved in camp programs. Ensure animalhandling and safety protocol is being followed by staff, volunteers, andcampers. Monitor children at all times, reporting any concerns to Education Manager. Complete injury documentation for accidents and injuries.Physical DemandsRegularly sits at computer station.Must be able to lift, push, and pull a minimum of forty pounds withreasonable accommodations.Must be able to be on feet for extended periods of time.Typically stands, bends, stoops and crouches.Periodically drives a HSPPR Vehicle to perform dutiesConsistently exposed to animals in the workplace and animal allergens underconditions with limited alternatives available.Requirements:High school diploma or GED.Minimum 6 months experience working with children in education or relatedfield.Must be able to work the following dates:This is a full-time, seasonal position. Schedule will vary and may includeweekend and holiday work.Must be able to work the following dates:Trainings on 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/1, 6/2, and 6/3June 7th - 11th - Pet PalsJune 14th - 18th - Furry FriendsJune 21st - 25th - Humane HelpersJune 28th - July 2nd - Shelter Super-HeroesJuly 5th - July 9th - Week off for July 4th (*potential teachingopportunities may be available)July 12th - 16th - Pet PalsJuly 19th - 23rd - Furry FriendsJuly 26th - 30th - Humane HelpersAugust 2nd - 6th - Critter CareersAugust 9th and August 13th (if needed) - Clean up daysCommitment to the mission, values, goals and success of HSPPRPerform all other duties as assigned.Other requirements: Knowledge of animal behavior and animal handling experience preferred. First aid/CPR training preferred. Knowledge of learning styles and age-appropriate behavior. Strong verbal and written communication skillsWage: $ 13.50 hourlyShift: Work schedule will be Mon - Fri and some Saturdays from 8am- 4pm fromSee dates aboveJob Site : Colorado Springs, COBenefits: Not availableApplication Instructions: If you meet the minimum requirements for thisposition, please click on How to Apply to view application information. Youmust be registered with Connecting Colorado to view the applicationinformation (registration is available at no cost)

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