Employment Opportunities

Summer Camp Positions

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).

Interested in being part of the Aaron’s Acres Team? Our Summer Camp 2020 team application is now open for staff (paid position for 18 or older) and buddies (volunteer position for 14-17 years old).

If you were employed with Aaron’s Acres for the 2019 summer, please log back in to your Camp Minder account and begin a new application for the 2020 season.

If you are new to Aaron’s Acres, please follow this link to set up a Camp Minder account and begin the team application process.

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 developmental disabilities
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in working with children who have special needs
• 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 special needs. 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 special needs.
– Barriers are broken down, fears that some of the typical children have of those with special needs 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

Director of Development and Community Relations

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Director of Development and Community Relations will lead development efforts as Aaron’s Acres continues to grow and expand. The Director will have the opportunity to shape the function of this position as a new role within the Organization. The Director of Development and Community Relations is responsible for the strategic advancement of Aaron’s Acres and includes a lead role in the Organization’s Capital Campaign to start in 2020. The expectation is that this person will have established relationships upon entering into this role with the understanding that they will form new community connections once hired. The Director of Development and Community Relations will attend networking events as “the face” of Aaron’s Acres and secure sponsorships. This person will serve as Aaron’s Acres’ “expert” on community outreach, donor relations and corporate gifts.

This is a 32-hour per week position with attendance required at after-hours events.