Summer Camp Aquatics Specialist - Camp Hoblitzelle
The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has an opening for an Aquatics Specialist for Camp Hoblitzelle's Summer Camp Program, located in Midlothian, Texas.
Plans, coordinates, and participates in safe swimming pool and lakefront programs for campers. Instructs camp lifeguards of their responsibility and provides instruction in swimming, diving, boating, and water safety and provides management to the physical operations of the waterfront’s facilities and equipment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of life saving techniques. Knowledge of the principles and practices of child and youth behavior and development. Knowledge of proper pool management. Ability to supervise swimmers and provide constant surveillance of pool activities in order to ensure swimmer safety and to respond to emergency rescue when needed. Ability to perform live saving techniques, C.P.R. and first aid procedures in emergency situations. Ability to enforce all pool rules. Ability to build and maintain effective mentor relationships with children and youth. Ability to communicate effectively with campers and camp staff. Ability to test and adjust pool water to ensure the proper chemical balance as well as the safety of the swimmers. Ability to prepare and maintain up-to-date pool records. Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff. Ability to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity. Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid; Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers. Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language. Ability to swim and perform lifesaving activities.
Education and Experience
Two years’ experience monitoring and coordinating waterfront/swimming activities preferred, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Certifications: Must be at least 18 years old. Certification – Lifeguard training from a nationally recognized body or Swim Instructor Certification from a nationally recognized certifying body or Instruction or Instructor Trainer rating from a nationally recognized boating or watercraft organization or equivalent certification. Life Saving Certification, and C.P.R. and First Aid Certification
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
Some physical requirements of the Camp Aquatics/Lakefront Specialist position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate aquatics/lakefront equipment and activities are required. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering a program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions.
All employees recognize The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
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Posting period is December 6, 2022, to May 30, 2023
Camp Staff Orientation will start on May 31, 2023, and participation is required
The 2023 Summer Camp Program will be held June 4, 2023, to July 23, 2023
Compensation is $62.50 a day or $375.00 for an entire worked week
Camp Hoblitzelle is a Residential Camp
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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- Job Family TX-TEMPNE
- Job Function Recreation
- Pay Type Hourly
- Midlothian, TX 8060 Singleton Road 76065, 8060 Singleton Road, Midlothian, Texas, United States of America