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Summer Camp Teacher

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Category: Elementary Education
School: Stratford School
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Date Opened: Mar 21, 2024
Job ID: 5186

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Stratford School, part of Spring Education Group, is a leading independent WASC-accredited private school in California offering courses from preschool through 12th grade with a vision of creating a unique, multi-dimensional educational foundation for children. At Stratford School, we understand every child has his or her own interests and passions and contributes in their own way. Our proven program includes our STEAM-based curriculum that was recognized by the White House as a leader in early childhood STEAM education, and we are also the first California school to earn the Carnegie Science Seal of Excellence for STEM.

We are looking for a caring, organized Summer Camp Teacher with strong communication skills to join our team. As a Summer Camp Teacher, you will have an important role in creating an engaging and educational experience for campers during the summer months. You will be facilitating various art and STEAM activities and lessons while providing a fun and enriching environment. You will work collaboratively with other camp staff to ensure the safety and well-being of all campers.

This is a full-time seasonal position working Monday through Friday from June - August.

Key Responsibilities:
  • As a camp counselor, you will ensure the safety and supervision of campers at all times, both indoors and outdoors, during scheduled activities, meals, and free time.
  • Ensures accountability for campers in the specialty areas by conducting continuous headcounts.
  • Adheres to the daily activity schedule the Camp/Extended Care Director assigns.
  • Maintain a positive and inclusive classroom environment, enforcing camp rules and procedures.
  • Plans implements and leads specialty area activities and provides a supply list to the Camp Director.
  • Encourages camper participation in specialty activities and events.
  • Reports all accidents and injuries to the Camp/Extended Care Director or Camp Coordinator and completes accident reports.
  • Handles camper behavioral problems and provides acceptable discipline.
  • Informs the Camp Director of continuous behavioral issues with specific campers.
  • Maintains open communication with parents courteously and professionally.
  • Attends all scheduled camp staff meetings.
  • Work collaboratively with other camp teachers and staff members to coordinate schedules, share resources, and contribute to the overall success of the camp program.
  • Assists with arrival/dismissal time for walkers or carpool areas as requested.

Essential Skills & Experience:

At least 18 years of age.

Completed HS Diploma or GED.

Previous experience working with children in a camp, school, or childcare setting.

Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Ability to adapt to diverse learning styles and accommodate the needs of individual campers.

Patience, creativity, enthusiasm, and a genuine passion for working with children.

Flexibility to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, including outdoor activities and inclement weather conditions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction. Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Other details

  • Job Function: Elementary Education
  • Pay Type: Hourly
  • Employment Indicator: Seasonal
  • Min Hiring Rate: $22.00
  • Max Hiring Rate: $25.00
  • Required Education: High School
  • Job Start Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
  • Job End Date: Friday, August 9, 2024
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