The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is looking for a 4 Camp Counselors to join the team at the Schoenbaum Family Center and Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy to support the Summer Success Program during the 2020 summer!
The College of Education and Human Ecology values learning as a lifelong process. The educators, researchers and professionals we help grow are critical to shaping academic success and health and wellness for generations to come. EHE embodies the mission and goals of OSU, and is committed to:
Creating and discovering knowledge to improve the well-being of our state, regional, national and global communities;
Educating students through a comprehensive array of distinguished academic programs;
Preparing a diverse student body to be leaders and engaged citizens;
Fostering a culture of engagement and service;
Understanding that diversity and inclusion are essential components of our excellence. We are led by our core values of excellence; diversity in people and of ideas; inclusion; access and affordability; innovation; collaboration and multidisciplinary endeavor; and integrity, transparency and trust.
About Summer Success Program
The Schoenbaum Family Center and Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy offers Summer Success camps for children entering kindergarten in the fall. The camp provides two free, four-week sessions with breakfast and lunch provided. Children build their knowledge in language and literacy, math concepts and peer relationships through creative hands-on activities including storybook reading, art and glass projects. The program is designed for Columbus children who have not attended preschool.
The Summer Success program was developed in consultation with researchers, educators, and community partners in the field of early childhood education. Program materials (daily lesson plans, sample schedules, recommended storybooks, suggested creative and auxiliary activities, and select screening and assessment materials), are provided free to early childhood educators and community partners who are interested in implementing the program.
The Camp Counselor will be responsible for managing groups of up to 15 children, delivering daily lesson plans, and supervising groups of children both in-house and on field trips. This position will also be responsible for supervising and serving as a role model for 2-3 undergraduate student assistants in the classroom and taking the lead when making plans for challenging behaviors. The Camp Counselor will assist in completing program assessments, daily observations of children enrolled, and communicating with building staff.
There are multiple openings for this summer job. Summer Success Camp Counselors will be located across the Greater Columbus area (Parson, South Linden, Hilltop, and the Grove City Area). Reporting to DeVaughn Croxton, Program Assistant, the Camp Counselors should be comfortable working independently or as part of a team. Each Camp Counselor will supervise 2-3 undergraduate Student Assistants who will assist with supervision and classroom support of children ages 4-6. Dates of employment will be 6/1/2020- 7/31/2020, Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week. Candidates for the position must be comfortable working with children and families from diverse backgrounds. Successful candidates should have an understanding of age-appropriate practices for children of this age and be knowledgeable of trauma informed care.
In the first 90 days of employment and ongoing throughout employment, the successful candidate for this position will accomplish the following:
Build positive relationships with colleagues, children, and families
Deliver daily lesson plans and supervise children on-site and during field trips
Models appropriate behaviors and mentor Student Assistants
Complete program assessments, daily observations of children enrolled, and communicate with building staff.
The selected candidates for these positions must have the following:
Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood or related field
Experience working with young children ages 4-6
Experience working with children and families from diverse backgrounds
Understanding of age-appropriate practices for children ages 4-6 and trauma informed care
Target Salary: $17.31 - $18.00 Hourly
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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