Employment Opportunities

Position Posted On:
Easter Seals Iowa
401 NE 66th Avenue
Des Moines, IA  50313

Job Title:
Resident and Day Camp Counselors
Job Type:
Summer Employment
Hours Per Week:
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Position Start Date:
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Pay Rate:
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How To Apply:
Contact Name:
Nicole Vos  
Job Description:
• Responsible for the health, safety and general welfare of assigned campers for the entirety of each session. • Responsible for communicating any concerns to the Cabin Leader. • Assist with daily hygiene and dressing of each assigned campers as needed, including toileting, teeth brushing, choosing clean clothes, and feeding. • Acquire working knowledge of each assigned camper’s profile, such as individual strengths, weaknesses, behavior patterns, medication and side effects. Responsible for documenting the camper’s likes and dislikes. • Assist assigned campers with daily morning cleanup, including making beds, sweeping, and sending laundry to housekeeping as needed. • Participate in activities as assigned, providing one-on-one support as needed. • Work cooperatively with team members and volunteers in adapting activities to meet the needs of campers. • Understand and comply with all policies and procedures. • Attend weekly team meetings, provide feedback on strengths and weaknesses of planned activities, offer suggestions, and participate in general sharing. • Assist with assigned camper evaluation forms. • Submit program evaluation for each session, citing strengths, weaknesses and recommendations. • Attend closing staff retreat and submit overall program evaluation. • Ability to represent Easter Seals values: Excellence, Respect, Integrity, Independence, Customer Focus, and Shared Purpose. • Other duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications:
• High school diploma or equivalency preferred. • Minimum age of 18. • Desire to work with persons who have disabilities. • Ability to work 9 consecutive weeks • Ability to successfully complete orientation. • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats. • Ability to accept supervision and guidance. • Ability to work with team members and campers in a professional and caring manner, demonstrating integrity and adaptability. • Ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to an activity and to model and enforce appropriate safety and emergency procedures. • Ability to assess appropriate behavior and apply behavior modifying techniques when needed. • Ability to relate to one’s peer group. • Ability to obtain certification in Mandatory Reporter, Relational MANDT, CPR, First Aid. • Ability to bend, stoop, twist and lift • Ability to transfer or move a minimum of 80 pounds • Prefer candidates to live on site for the duration of the summer.