Animal Camp Counselor

Position Summary/Purpose:
Under close supervision of the Assistant Director of Recreation, Program Supervisor, Program
Coordinator of the Parks and Recreation Department, Counselors will assist in developing and
implementing age-appropriate recreational activities and programs. . Support the direction of a
camp showcase performance for campers. This includes assisting full time staff in running all
camps, programs, activities, special events and other duties. Work effectively with other
counselors and parks and recreation staff to provide high quality activities and programs. Must be
strong with being able to lead groups in varies settings
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of
work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from
the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
 Provide a safe, well supervised, positive and engaging environment for all programs and
 Lead by example, be a positive role model and have a superb attitude
 Attends mandatory meetings and training sessions as scheduled.
 Act immediately and appropriately to the secure safety of participants in the event of
 Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintains a high standard of
customer service.
 Ability to enforce policies while providing a high level of customer service to the public.
 Arrives prepared and on time for work and consistently demonstrates service excellence.
 Foreseeing hazards and taking steps to control them for the safety of the public.
 Ability to inform participants and or their parents about activities and programs.
 All other duties as assigned and appropriate.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Education, Training and Experience:
 Must be at least 18 years of age
 CPR/First Aid/AED (offered during training)
 Ability to communicate effectively with children and adults
 Ability to remain alert, attentive, and responsible
 Ability to be a team player
Rev. 3/04/2021
Physical Demands:
The physical demands describe here are representative of these that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations many be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 The ability to react to emergency situations by quick movements, strenuous activity and on
occasion assist or lift persons in distress of various weights.
 Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability
to adjust focus.
 Required to remain alert to dangerous situations while sitting, standing or walking for
various lengths of time.
Staff Development
 Ability to communicate effectively with children and adults
 Ability to remain alert, attentive and responsible.
 Attend scheduled departmental meetings, in-service trainings and mandatory town staff
 Adhere to all Town of Branford policies
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics describe here are representative of those an employee
encounter while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near mechanical
moving parts. The employee is exposed to wet and dry conditions, fumes, toxic and caustic
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and
employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the
needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)


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