INCLUSION SUPPORT STAFF-Summer Camp

Frederick County Government Frederick, MD
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February 3, 2023
Frederick County Government
Frederick, MD
JOB INFORMATION



Join our vibrant team for Summer Camp 2023! Regardless of your college major or career plans, experiences in our camps will allow you to learn and develop new skills while working in a fun & engaging environment. Our summer camps will provide you with skill-building, leadership, and training opportunities that will help build your resume and set you up for success



POSITION OVERVIEW:

Non-exempt; seasonal; working up to 20 hours per week; assigned hours may include weekdays, weekends/evening hours and events; no benefits; June - August 2023



Pay Rate: $14.25- $16.75 based on experience



This support staff person will assist individuals with disabilities by integrating them into a general recreation program/camp. Direction is received from the program director/leaders. Supervision is received from the Recreation Specialist, Recreation Supervisor or positions at a higher classification.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES



Actively and responsibly supervise the person/persons to whom you are assigned

Coordinate with the program director/leaders to adapt activities when necessary

Assist the individual with the disability in accessing all facets of the program

Maintain behavior protocols when necessary

Communicate daily/weekly with parents and staff

If the individual with the disability does not require one-on-one attention during the entire activity, the support staff would then assist in basic program duties

Complete all necessary paperwork

Perform other duties as assigned



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed above, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned.



QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS



The qualifications / requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical demands or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Minimum age 18 years by June 1, 2023

Current certification in First Aid and CPR (infant/child and adult), or able to become so certified prior to the start of a program (current certifications must be maintained throughout employment)



EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Level I: No experience working with individuals with disabilities required (will work with individual with low support needs)

Level II: Minimum 1 year experience working with individuals with mild to moderate support needs

Level III: Minimum 1 year experience working with individuals with low to high support needs and course work in recreation, psychology, special education or related field



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Ability to communicate effectively with individuals with various types of disabilities

Ability to advocate for individuals with disabilities to promote social inclusion within the program

Ability to work well with large and small groups

Ability to enforce behavior management strategies when necessary

Possess an attitude of enthusiasm and commitment in providing recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities

Ability to effectively lead and supervise various-sized groups of adults and children in a variety of recreational activities

Ability to effectively plan and organize group activities

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, participants and their family members, school personnel and the general public

Ability to think clearly and respond quickly and appropriately in all situations

Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills



PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR:

Additional related education

Experience working with individuals with disabilities

Experience with inclusive recreation programming

Secondary language skills



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS:

Physical requirements include the ability to move/travel over program-related terrain in indoor and outdoor areas; lift up to 50 lbs.; to lead and participate in activities as described above; and to load, unload and set-up recreational equipment.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / EXAMINATION PROCESS



Ability to provide own transportation

Ability and willingness to participate in planning and training sessions

Must be available to work 7 of the 8-week camp sessions



KIND OF EXAMINATION:

1) An evaluation of training and experience

2) One or more interviews

3) A pre-employment fingerprint supported background investigation



This description reflects management's assignment of essential duties; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Position is not eligible to receive benefits with exception to the 457 Plan as listed below.Savings Plan - Deferred Compensation:The County offers a Section 457 Plan. Deferred compensation plans allow participants to save for retirement now and pay taxes later by contributing a portion of their salaries pre-tax to the plan. Contributions are invested at the employee's direction into one or more of the variety of investment options offered by the plan. Changes may be made to the contribution levels, investment options, etc. at any time.

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