Employment Opportunities

Staff information for Summer Camp:

Are you interested in being a part of the Aaron’s Acres team this summer? Summer Camp 2023 team applications are now OPEN for staff (paid positions for 18 and older), buddies (volunteer position for 14-17) and nurses (paid positions for LPNs and RNs). Job descriptions below.

CAMP DATES

Session 1: June 19-30

Session 2: July 10-21

Session 3: July 24-August 4

Participant Camp Times

Half Day: 9AM-12:30PM

Full Day: 9AM-4PM

Staff Camp Times

Half Day: 8AM-1PM

Full Day: 8AM-4:30PM

LOCATION

New Holland Community Pool & Park

400 East Jackson Street

New Holland, PA 17557


For all new staff to Aaron’s Acres, a face-to-face interview with our Program Director is required. Staff must also submit clearances (PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal, and FBI Criminal—run through Dept. of Human Services NOT Education).


Staff Orientation–Mandatory:
Group Leaders & Supervisors ONLY
Saturday, April 29th 9:00am-5:00pm (Lunch will be included)
Location: Residence Inn, Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster

ALL STAFF: (these dates are tentative)
Orientation Dates: ORIENTATION IS MANDATORY!!
Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm
Saturday, June 10th from 9:30am-2:00pm
Sunday, June 11th from 1:00-5:00pm
Location: Manheim Farm Show Building

(Please note: You MUST be able to attend the Orientation meeting and all days of program for the session(s) you wish to work. Please review the program dates and Staff Orientation date before applying.)


APPLICATION LINKS:

Returning Staff: Please follow this link to apply for the 2023 summer camp program.

New Staff: Please follow this link to apply for summer camp 2023.


Group Leader, Counselor and Buddy job descriptions listed below.

Please follow the following link for more information on the required clearance forms: Clearance Forms


Group Leader

The Group Leader will have an extremely active role in the school year and camp programs.

The responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
• Supervise and support several counselors and buddies within his/her assigned group
• Supervise and assist participants assigned to the small group
• Motivate and encourage the group members and staff as they participate in all activities
• Oversee the small group at all times while reinforcing the daily schedule for the participants
• Responsible, along with her/his staff, to help plan the summer programs
• Manage and monitor the goals and outcomes of the children during the program sessions

Job qualifications include the following:
• Preferred study in special education, social work, psychology with a focus on children with disabilities
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in working with children who have disabilities
• Required child clearances must be provided prior to start of session

Click here to view the Aaron’s Acres Group Leader job description.

Counselor

The Counselor will have an extremely active role in the school year and camp programs.

The responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
• Encourage and motivate each child to participate as much as possible in the various activities at program (and encouraging as much independence as possible)
• Ensure that children within group are safe at all times by providing ongoing supervision to children (within group)
• Responsible along with other staff within group to help plan the summer programs
• Provide appropriate feedback to group leader in order to monitor the goals and outcomes of the children during the program sessions

Preferred qualifications include the following:
• Undergraduate students studying social work, special education, music therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology or other related field
• Required child clearances must be provided prior to start of session

Click here to view the Aaron’s Acres Counselor job description.

Buddy

(This is a volunteer position for high school students.)

Students between ages 14-17 volunteer to be “buddies” for the children with disabilities. Each buddy is paired with a child and works hand in hand with the professional staff. The Buddy’s job is to act as a positive role model.

– Buddies help staff with the children, but more importantly, Buddies gain an experience and perspective on the life of a child who has disabilities.
– Barriers are broken down, fears that some of the typical children have of those with disabilities fade away, and friendships develop among children and adolescents with all different abilities.

Click here to view the Aaron’s Acres Buddy job description.


Additional Job Opportunities

Nurse

*Must be an RN or LPN to apply. Please see above camp dates and times for all summer sessions.

Returning Staff: Please follow this link to apply for summer camp 2023.

New Staff: Please follow this link to apply for the summer camp 2023.


Contact Program Director, Elaine Burnett, at elaineburnett@aaronsacres.org or (717) 917-6101 x103, with questions.

Please contact info@aaronsacres.org if you are interested in volunteering with Aaron’s Acres.


Equal Opportunity Employment

Aaron’s Acres does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Aaron’s Acres promotes, and is committed to, the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment. All recruiting, hiring and promoting for all job classifications is made in keeping with the Equal Opportunity Employment policy. This also applies to the administration of all personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfer, training opportunities, company sponsored social recreational programs and use of company facilities.

Aaron’s Acres complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws providing for nondiscrimination in employment against qualified individuals on the basis of a disability. Aaron’s Acres also provides reasonable accommodation for such individuals in accordance with these laws. It is Aaron Acres policy to: – Ensure that qualified individuals are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner in the preemployment process and that employees with disabilities are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner in all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. – Keep all medical-related information confidential in accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and all local and state laws and retain such information in separate confidential files. – Provide applicants and employees with disabilities with reasonable accommodations, except where such an accommodation would create an undue hardship on Aaron’s Acres.