Employment Opportunities

Staff information for Summer Camp 2021:

FACE-TO-FACE programming:

  • Due to new ODP regulations (not Covid-19 related) all staff are required to attend 24 hours of training per year
  • 15½ hours will be held at orientation, 6 hours will be online and 2½ hours will be on site during a camp session
  • Three, two week sessions
  • Participants are being asked to only sign up for one face-to-face session to allow more participants to have the opportunity to join us
  • Half Day Only—staff hours 8:00-1:30 (participants 9:00-12:30)
  • ONLY 36 participants per session
  • 6 groups of 6—5-6 counselors (mostly 1:1),1 GL per group, 2 supervisors and 1 nurse per session
  • Masks WILL be required by all staff the entire time on site 

Please follow this link Staff Covid-19 Handbook for our updated Covid-19 Staff Handbook. Here you will find all the guidelines that we are asking you to follow while you are participating in our face to face program this summer.

VIRTUAL programming:

  • Three, two week sessions
  • Sessions will run the same weeks as camp
  • 10:00-11:30am Monday, Wednesday, Friday for two weeks
  • You do not need to be available for the entire session, we will work with your schedule 
    • Example: you’re on vacation for 1 week of session 2, you could sign up for session 2 virtual and let me know which week you are available
  • All supplies provided (supply pickup drive thru date in June–one date for all 3 sessions)

APPLICATION LINKS:

Returning Staff Application

New Staff Application


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.

Click here to watch a video and learn more about becoming a Buddy!


Additional Job Opportunities

There are no additional opportunities at this time.

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