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Day Camp Leader

at City of Golden, Colorado

Pay: $12/hour
$12 - $12
Posted: 5/4/2019
Job Status: Seasonal
Job Reference #: 2437192
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Being a Golden employee is more than just a job, it's a lifestyle. Golden is a vibrant outdoor community making it a great place to live, work and play.
The City of Golden has over 500 employees serving the community in parks and recreation, public works, public safety, and administration. The City offers a wide array of benefits and perks designed to enhance the work and wellness experience our employees enjoy today and into the future.
We are currently recruiting for qualified applicants for Day Camp Leader. Come and see why the City of Golden is the place you want to be!

This position  is open for Summer school-age camp staff. Summer camp is from May 28 - August 9, 2019. Our school-age camp runs from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. We have pre-service training and orientation in May. Come have some fun as part of our camp family! We are flexible in hours as long as we have consistency. 


Performs a variety of childcare duties to include planning, organizing, guiding, implementing classes, activities and special events on a daily basis. Under guidance of supervisor, assists and instructs camp participants as needed.

Follows and enforces all department and camp policies, rules, and regulations while maintaining a friendly and professional attitude. Provides a safe camp environment.

Maintains cleanliness of facility and organization of materials and equipment in accordance with Colorado Department of Human Services Rules Regulating School-Age Child Care Centers and Golden Parks and Recreation Department's policies.


Must be at least 18 years of age by date of hire. High school diploma or general education diploma (GED). Three months of full-time or equivalent part-time satisfactory and verifiable work experience with school-age children in such areas as camps, day care, recreation 4H education, scouts, and/or sports. Must be able to swim. Prior leadership experience involving organizational skills is highly desired.

Child and Adult CPR certification and First Aid certification required within 30 days of hire.
Must obtain a certification in Standard Precautions within 30 days of hire.
May be required to obtain a Medication Administration certification within 30 days of hire.
Must pass a State of Colorado sexual abuse background check and a CBI finger print criminal.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors, community organizations, the public, and participants. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Must be able to make sound judgments, exercise conflict resolution techniques and patience when dealing with stressful disciplinary situations.
Excellent customer service and childcare skills are imperative. Ability to interact with different age and interest groups and handle several activities and multiple tasks. Must make independent decisions and the ability to complete projects with minimal supervision.
Computer (including word, excel), phone, walkie / talkie, copier, printer, fax, playground equipment, sports, and children's equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.   Duties require moderate movement and physical effort; discomforts and hazards are minor and controllable. Must be able to swim.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions during summer months. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
City of Golden is an Equal Opportunity Employer