Tyler's Camp Counselor

Tyler’s Camp Counselor

SUMMERCOLLAB’S STORY

SummerCollab transforms educational outcomes for low-income children by equipping community-based institutions and schools with the curricular, academic, and organizational resources, to execute extraordinary summer learning programs.  SummerCollab employs and trains top teachers, high school and college students to help them do it. In 2017, SummerCollab received the National Summer Learning Association Excellence Award for its innovative and impactful approach to making summer smarter.

SummerCollab focuses intensively on summer learning because leading education researchers today point to the summer opportunity gap as a key cause of the achievement gap.  To be precise, two thirds of the achievement gap is attributable to summer learning inequity. To solve this problem, SummerCollab specializes in empowering community based agencies to execute high quality summer learning programs.

Last year, SummerCollab helped nearly 2,000 kids reverse learning loss in vocabulary, phonics and sight word recognition. This year, SummerCollab will aim higher.  Through its alliances with nearly 40 community partners, cultural institutions and schools, SummerCollab will engage Delaware’s highest need youth in dynamic, effective learning institutions that meet precise literacy deficits,  grow critical thinking skills, and deepen sense of self. With your help, Delaware’s highest-needs kids will explore, learn, and grow during the summertime.

 

WHAT IS TYLER’S CAMP?

Tyler’s Camps are SummerCollab’s 4-5th Grade and Middle School Academies, which welcome students from diverse backgrounds and interests to engage in exploratory and educational programming. At its 5 Tyler’s Camp Academies across the state of Delaware, SummerCollab executes inspiring, confidence-building experiences that fuel student motivation and success during the academic school year.

Participation at Tyler’s Camp offers a wide variety of programming, including art, music, athletic, technology, and dance, paired with world class project-based learning experiences for students to choose from. During the summer, students get to choose what to study, from courses including audio engineering, guitar, volleyball, coding, swimming, computer technology, field hockey, inventing workshops, lacrosse, ballet, and animation. Through a variety of high quality and immersive experiences, students see growth in their motivation, self-esteem, critical thinking, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

All 4th-5th Grade and Middle School Academy Campuses target a wide variety of students, providing a high concentration of arts, hands-on technology, and athletic options, alongside targeted literacy supports for those needs outlined through diagnostic tools. Tyler’s Camps are now open to rising 4th graders through rising 9th graders.

 

YOUR ROLE

The Counselor primarily supervises campers outside of instructional time.  Additionally, Counselors will provide behavioral and instructional support to Instructors during program courses.  Counselors will support students across all settings.  During these times, Counselors will work with the Instructors to ensure smooth daily operations during instruction.  Counselors will receive training on both child development and behavior management prior to the start of the summer session.

Counselors will also serve as role models to students as they attend Tyler’s Camp. They will stand as exemplary members of their camp community by embodying respect, curiosity, collaboration, and support at all times.

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

SummerCollab is looking to hire creative, passionate individuals who enjoy working with children of a variety of ages.  Candidates for the Counselor position should possess the leadership skills necessary to manage groups of students while providing a fun, safe and supportive environment for all students.  As Counselors will be in constant communication with Instructors, the ideal candidate will demonstrate effective communication skills, as well as the ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude.  He/she should be able to address student challenges quickly and effectively, collaborating with Instructors and Deans of Students to support the behavior and academic needs of students.  The ideal candidate is flexible and willing to take on a variety of roles to support students.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise students throughout the day’s programming
  • Build strong relationships with students.
  • Comply with and enforce any procedures related to safety and behavior management supports to kids.
  • Implement trauma informed / trauma sensitive approach to student support
  • Take attendance.
  • Assist with survey administration or data collection as needed.
  • Communicate needs and progress of students with instructors and camp leadership.
  • Work with instructors to ensure students are engaged and supported and actively learning in each session.
  • Facilitate student transitions between instructional blocks.
  • Manage lunch time and all transitions

For more information, contact Jobs@summercollab.com