Job position / title
Ray of Hope Summer Camp Staff Positions
Name of business / employer
Rebound of Whatcom County
Job description / duties
Rebound of Whatcom County is a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to connecting, empowering, and restoring vulnerable children throughout the county who have experienced, or are experiencing, difficult life challenges. Our six-week summer day program, Ray of Hope, is unlike any other available in Whatcom County, offering a full day of arts & crafts, recreation, field-trips, and small group discussion to more than 80 kids who attend each summer.
Ray of Hope staff members help create an atmosphere where children are safe, respected, encouraged and valued. We emphasize acceptance, creativity, cooperation, relationship-building, as well as teach skills to help children gain confidence as they face life’s obstacles. Ray of Hope leaders use their own life experiences to connect with kids, introducing them to empowering social skills and inspiring principles of faith through stories and relationship. Many of the social and emotional skills – along with the valuable life lessons that we seek to explore with children – depend on consistent mentoring relationships.
From unique arts and craft activities, team building recreation games, creative Thursday theme days, and quality small group time to field trips including ice skating, roller skating, swimming at Lake Samish, visiting Mindport Museum, Birch Bay Waterslides and more, Ray of Hope provides kids who need it most with incredible and memorable opportunities they might not otherwise have a chance to experience.
We have full time and part time positions available.
Full time positions: Monday through Friday varying from 7:30am-6:00pm
Group Leader (16 positions), $12.00 per hour
Group Leaders will be assigned in pairs to supervise, care for, and lead a group of 10-12 children throughout daily meals, activities, and field trips. Each pair of co-leaders will be responsible for working co-operatively to implement small group curriculum (provided), maintain group structure, and support positive behavior, as well as developing positive mentoring relationships with students in their assigned group.
Behavior Team member (4 positions), $12.50 per hour (Must have min. 1 year Group Leader experience)
Members of the Behavior Team will support Group Leaders by engaging in proactive and preventative behavioral interventions with children who need additional behavior support. Each Behavior Team member will work with two specific Ray of Hope child groups to support their children and leaders. Duties will include developing unique intervention plans, redirecting escalated students, providing general group assistance and support, and responding to immediate or emergent behavioral situations that arise throughout the day.
Part time positions: Monday through Friday varying from 10:30am-5:30pm
Group Leader (4 positions), $12.00 per hour
Part Time Group Leaders will be assigned to a “pod” (two groups) to help supervise, care for, and lead a group of 10-12 children throughout daily meals, activities, and field trips. All Group Leaders will be responsible for working co-operatively to implement small group curriculum (provided), maintain group structure, and support positive behavior, as well as developing positive mentoring relationships with students in their assigned group.
Recreation Coordinator (1 position) 20-25 hours/week @ $12.00/hour
The Recreation Coordinator will plan and facilitate indoor /outdoor recreational activities for groups of children aged 5-12. The Rec Coordinator will pick age appropriate activities that are suitable in a trauma-informed environment, with approval from the Rebound staff. The Rec Coordinator will also plan active educational enrichments, such as sports or gaming skills.
Arts Coordinator (1 position) 20-25 hours/week @ $12.00/hour
The Arts Coordinator will plan and facilitate age-appropriate arts and crafts for children aged 5-12, that are suitable in a trauma-informed environment and approved by Rebound staff. The Arts Coordinator will plan and communicate with Rebound staff regarding supplies and scheduling.
Lifeguard (1 position) 20-25 hours/week @ $12.00/hour
This part-time afternoon position will oversee 24 kids at a time, with assistance from a minimum of three other adults. They will go over water safety training as well as set boundaries and guidelines for the kids while at the lake. The Lifeguard position could become a full-time position if paired with another part-time position.
The dates listed below are mandatory availability requirements for camp meetings, trainings, and dates of program:
Saturday, May 18th: Mandatory Ray of Hope Staff Orientation
June 17th – June 21st: Training Week
June 20th – (9PM) to June 21st (8AM) Staff Retreat
June 24th – August 2nd: Dates of Camp
Saturday, August 3rd: Mandatory Staff Debrief & Cleanup
The location of 2019 Ray of Hope will be Happy Valley Elementary School. Camp is scheduled to start Monday June 24th and run through Friday August 2nd; however, snow day make-ups may impact these dates, which as a result are currently “tentative”.
Please click the following link (https://www.reboundfamilies.com/programs-1) and scroll down to the bottom of the page for the staff application. Once it is all filled out, you can either drop it off at our office (316 McLeod Rd Suite 102 Bellingham WA 98226) or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Should be 18 with a valid driver’s licence and insurance.
CPR Certified preferred.
STARS, MERIT account (if currently do not have, we provide help and information on how to create one).
Application deadline / closing date
Salary / rate of pay
12.00-12.50/hour (returners DOE)
Days and hours of employment
June 17th-August 2nd: Monday-Friday; Hours range from 7:30am-6:00pm
Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
Person or department to contact
316 McLeod Rd Suite 102 Bellingham WA 98226
Work location (if different from above)
How to apply
Please click the following link (https://www.reboundfamilies.com/programs-1) and scroll down to the bottom of the page for the staff application. Once it is all filled out, you can either drop it off at our office (316 McLeod Rd Suite 102 Bellingham WA 98226) or email it to the Program Director at email@example.com