- ESF Summer Camps
607 College Ave
Are you looking for the best summer job ever? Look no further because ESF is hiring American Sign Language (ASL) Instructors to work across our twelve (12) locations from mid-June through mid-August!
Join our mission-driven team for a fun and rewarding summer! Make a positive impact on children while receiving comprehensive training, professional development, unique resume building and networking opportunities.
ESF offers competitive compensation, discounted camp tuition for children of team members, accredited internships and field work hours for graduate and undergraduate students, CEU credits for teachers, flexible schedules, year-round aftercare, mentoring opportunities and an employee referral program consisting of bonuses and ESF gear!
What will you do all summer (in addition to having fun with your campers and fellow team members)? An ASL Instructor is responsible for:
* Developing and implementing American Sign Language curriculum using ESF supplies
* Supervising campers ages nine (9) to fifteen (15)
* Providing a safe and fun learning environment and serving as a positive role model
ESF is hiring motivated leaders with prior experience supervising children who believe in ESF's mission, build positive relationships and ensure the well-being of others.
Position Scope Factors
ASL Instructor hours are from 8:15am-3:45pm; Monday - Friday. ASL Instructors have the option to teach one (1) or multiple weeks based on their location, availability and willingness to travel. ESF will provide accommodation and travel reimbursement for weeks worked out of state.
Essential Job Responsibilities
* Give campers the tools to interact and communicate with the world around them in a completely different way
* Customize the camper's ASL experience by showcasing their newly acquired language through singing a song, reciting a poem, performing a skit and more
* Provide group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill development
* Organize daily ASL lesson plans in a fun and creative manner
* Implement ASL curriculum; bring lesson plans to life for campers through your participation, support and guidance
* Motivate campers by creating fun for them in your classroom
* Encourage creativity and critical thinking while making a positive impact on each of your campers
* Use effective classroom management skills to lead the activity and effectively create an inclusive, fun environment
* Promote and actively participate in all camper activities
* Complete assigned paperwork
* Serve as a positive role model to campers
* Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
* Have fun
Locations and Dates:
Connecticut: ? Week of 6/17/2019 at Greenwich Academy (Greenwich)
New York:? Week of 6/24/2019 at Riverdale Country School (Bronx)
New Jersey: ? Week of 7/1/2019 (no camp 7/4) at Ranney School (Tinton Falls)? Week of 7/8/2019 at William Allen Middle School (Moorestown)? Week of 7/15/2019 at The Lawrenceville School (Lawrenceville)
Pennsylvania: ? Week of 7/15/2019 at Episcopal Academy (Newtown Square)? Week of 7/15/2019 at Temple University (Philadelphia) ? Week of 7/22/2019 at Haverford School (Haverford)? Week of 7/8/2019 at Montgomery School (Chester Springs)? Week of 8/5/2019 at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy (Chestnut Hill/Philadelphia, PA)
Maryland: ? Week of 7/22/2019 at Gilman School (Baltimore) ? Week of 7/29/2019 at Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda)
Position Competencies for Success
* Understand and support the mission of the organization
* Commit to the growth and development of youth
* Work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner
* Demonstrate outstanding communication skills; using clear, concise and professional language when interacting with campers, camp families and colleagues
* Be responsible, reliable and safe while remaining flexible, adaptive and a team player
* Always have a positive, can-do attitude
* Be patient, caring and creative
* Produce consistent, high-quality work
* Demonstrate excellent judgment; identify problems and work quickly to find solutions
* Desire to make a difference in the life of a child
* Expect knowledge in ASL education and second-language instruction, ASL Linguistics, ASL Culture or ASL literature
* Practical, proactive, knowledge of ASL curriculum, multi-tasker, obtains problem-solving skills, professional written and verbal communication skills, ability to connect with students with patience and compassion
* Previous experience developing ASL curriculum is preferred
* Prior classroom teaching/field work experience
* Previous experience working with children
* Teaching certification preferred
* Bachelor's degree preferred
* Reports directly to and takes direction from Camp Director. May also take direction from the Site Director.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
* Push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of thirty-five (35) pounds across campus
* Work outside, upright and mobile for six (6) to eight (8) hours per day
* Respond to emergency situations which may include running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and ascending stairs without undue exertion
* Possess physical capacity to fulfill all essential job functions - responsibilities listed above
This job description is subject to change at any time.* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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