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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: June 3, 2021
OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Counselors, Camp Rainbow (Summer Positions)
Job Code: X833
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-3:30 PM for 7 weeks of camp and a training week (June 28th-August 20th, 2021)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director, Counselors will work with participants, ages 8-22, in a recreational setting to provide an array of fun and educational opportunities. Activities include outdoor activities, swimming, cooking, art, tennis, fitness, and weekly field trips. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Be involved with the children as a caring and respectful adult, facilitate their play, and respond with sensitivity to their needs.
  • Share in classroom responsibilities as assigned by site supervisor (activity planning, setup and break down and classroom maintenance/classroom cleaning).
  • Participate in planning and conducting activities such as arts & crafts, music, sports, and games.
  • Monitoring, supervising, and assisting as needed during various recreational and sports activities during the day (including participating in swimming and tennis)
  • Supervise and provide proximity support to children and teens during outdoor play, swimming, tennis, and field trips.
  • Bus monitoring in the morning and afternoon (2-3 times per week).
  • Maintain constant communication with Director and Assistant Director.
  • Provide assistance with changing and some toileting needs.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be First Aid trained within 3 weeks of hire
  • Practical experience working with children with special and diverse needs
  • Demonstrate verbally, basic clinical/diagnostic understanding of children's needs
  • Have a basic understanding and/or willingness to be trained in Positive Behavior Support techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attend trainings prior to the start of camp
  • The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

PREFERRED:

  • Demonstrate understanding of Child Development
  • 2 years' experience working with youth who have diverse and special needs

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The noise level in work environment is moderate to very loud.  The work environment includes classroom and outdoor playgrounds and occasional field trips.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, walk, and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to run, during play or responding to an emergency.  Employees are frequently required to engage with children on the floor and at their eye level.  Employees are frequently required to use their hands and arms to handle and manipulate objects as well as reach.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move a child.  Vision abilities are required for supervision of children.

RATE: $17.50-$20.00 per hour (rate depends upon experience)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov  or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Review of resumes is ongoing.  Position will remain open until filled.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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