Assistant Aquatics Director (Ages 18+)

Session 8 08-04-15 (Carrie) (11)Camp Locations and Hours

Camp Raanana @ the J
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor
2935 Birch Hollow Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

*Camp Raanana @ the J takes place for two weeks in August

Camp Raanana @ Cedar Lake
Michigan United Conservation Club
2500 Pierce Road
Chelsea, MI 48118

*Camp Raanana @ Cedar Lake (9:30 AM-3:30 PM), mid-June through mid-August.  You will take a bus from the J to Cedar Lake and back each day.

Pre & Post Camp
Morning Drop-off (8:45 AM) & Afternoon Pick-up (4:00 PM)
Pre-Camp (7:30-9:00 AM) & Post-Camp (4:00-6:00 PM)

*Ability to work Pre or Post Camp for more pay

Position Purpose
To further the mission of the camp through the planning and delivery of activities at the camp’s waterfront that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the camper’s age and abilities. Provide management to the physical operation of the waterfront’s facilities and equipment.

Specific Responsibilities Include
□ Listen to, respect, follow the decisions, and report any emergencies or any inappropriate behavior to the
Camp Director (Waterfront/Assistant Waterfront Directors during waterfront or water activities). The Waterfront Director is in charge when the Camp Director is not on site
□ Listen to, and respect opinions of other staff including fellow Counselor’s-In-Training (CIT’s), lifeguards, and counselors
□ Help maintain a safe, sanitary, and organized environment for waterfront activities such as swimming, boating, fishing, etc. Keep area free of debris
□ Responsible for proper maintenance and use of all waterfront equipment with an emphasis on safe usage. This includes teaching and supervising appropriate use, regular inspections of equipment, proper storage, etc.
□ Discontinue use of equipment or facility if unsafe or in need of repair and report equipment / facility issues promptly to Camp Director
□ Assist with weekly camper swim assessments
□ Assist and participate in camp wide programs as directed and required by the Camp Director
□ Ensure high quality waterfront experience for each individual camper in attendance
□ Be present and a leader at all waterfront focused programs
□ Unload stored equipment and set up for the season and store equipment safely and organized for use the following season
□ Monitor lifeguards (and counselors) at waterfront
□ Communicate correct procedures and practices with assisting staff
□ Know, understand, portray, and share Camp Raanana rules, policies, and traditions
□ Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior
□ Set a good example to campers and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, language, schedule, sportsmanship, safety and security rules and procedures
□ Interact with others in a positive manner
□ Participate enthusiastically in every camp activity required to attend
□ Be in attendance at scheduled locations at/during scheduled times
□ Caregiver to each camper in waterfront area at Camp Raanana
□ Be aware of, and implement safety guidelines
□ Directly responsible for the health and welfare of the campers entrusted to his/her care
□ Assure campers are properly supervised at all times
□ Be alert to camper needs and assist with personal and/or health problems, and discuss with Camp Director/Waterfront Director when appropriate
□ Ability to observe camper behavior, assess the appropriateness, and apply suitable behavior management techniques as necessary
□ Be alert to staff personal and / or health problems and discuss with Camp Director/Waterfront Director

Physical Aspects of the Job
□ Ability to communicate orally and in writing
□ Capability of working with groups (of varying age and skill levels) to provide necessary instruction/ information
□ Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
□ Ability to enforce safety regulations and execute appropriate emergency procedure
□ Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
□ Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury) and possess strength and endurance require to maintain constant supervision of campers
□ Ability to safely and properly use waterfront equipment
□ Activities may include / require prolonged standing, bending, stooping, walking/running, stretching
□ Hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment
□ The need to lift up to 50 lbs
□ Prolonged exposure to outdoor elements (sun, wind, rain, etc.) and animals or insects (bugs, etc.)

Minimum 18 years of age
Lifeguard certified
Possess current First Aid/CPR certification.
Swim Instructor certified (desired but not required)
Safety minded
Experience and / or desire for working with youth
Willingness to follow/give directions and work as a team member
Strong leadership and organization skills
Willingness to ask for assistance when needed or desired
Ability to interact with all age levels
Capability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner
Supervise others of varying ages and abilities
Pass a state background check

*You are not required to be Jewish, but must be open to learning about Judaism (i.e. songs, prayers, etc.)
*Must be able to pass a background check

Reports To
Waterfront Director

Staff training will be held prior to camp beginning. Applicant must be able to attend staff training in order to work (applicant will have the opportunity to become First Aid/CPR certified prior to the first day of camp).

End Result
Successful completion of all the required duties and expectations will ensure that the experience of the camper will be a safe and positive one.

□ Salaried for up to eight weeks between June and August. Commensurate with experience. Absences unpaid.
□ Certain overnights mandatory

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