Camp Fire Afterschool Program Staff
Location: Bend, OR
Status: Temporary, seasonal
Hours: M-F, 14-20 hours/week
(some flexibility possible with days of the week, select No School Days (Bend Lapine School District) will be required, opportunity for additional hours if able to work occasional night and weekend hours and potential to grow to full time – see additional details below)
Camp Fire Central Oregon offers a variety of year-round, co-ed enrichment opportunities that empower youth, staff and volunteers to discover their sparks, gain confidence, build essential life skills, and be active contributors in their communities. We strive to create an environment where each youth and staff member has a sense of belonging, opportunities to share passions, and a place to thrive.
Camp Fire Afterschool (CFA) is a flexible and fun option for families of youth in K-5th grade looking to balance after school care with enrichment opportunities and social-emotional skill development. Filled with time outdoors, fun challenges, STEAM activities, games and songs, CFA supports youth in exploring their sparks, practicing social skills, creating connections, building community, and gaining confidence.
CFA has 2 components: a Sparks program that offers age-specific, theme-based enrichment classes (for example Nature, STEM, Crafts & Makers), and a Rec program that offers all ages open format programs. The program is likely to run directly after school from 2:30pm -5:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesday Nature Days run from 1 pm – 5:30 pm.
Camp Fire is seeking a caring youth worker to contribute ideas, to supervise youth, and to deliver program activities in our CFA program. This includes:
- Developing relationships with youth and supporting youth growth
- Leading engaging activities and games
- Recognizing and creating social and emotional learning opportunities
- Working as part of a team and offering ideas to help the program improve
- Following and creating program routines to build community
- Managing a safe physical and emotional space for youth, including enforcing mask wearing, physical distancing, and limiting sharing of supplies and other guidelines as requested
- Assisting with cleaning and sanitizing space to maintain safe and hygienic space
- Advocating for program and youth needs to your supervisor as they come up
Camp Fire has additional afterschool opportunities for applicants interested in….
- Developing a STEM curriculum and/or coaching a Lego Robotics program
- Helping our Latinx Outdoor Connections program (* must be bicultural and bilingual Spanish-English)
- Teaching Spanish language to elementary-aged youth
This is a part-time position M-F during afterschool program hours. There may be some additional flexible hours for activity planning. CFA staff are expected to work on a few full-day No School Day Camps throughout the school year (exact dates to be mutually agreed upon with the CFA Camp Manager).
*There is some flexibility for doing partial weeks if staff availability can meet our staffing needs. Actual days of the week to be mutually agreed upon. Please apply if you have interest even if you cannot work every day.
Training will occur the week of September 3rd (exact days/times TBA) and the CFA program will start on Monday, September 13th.
Skill and Qualifications:
Camp Fire recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet all of the qualifications but present other relevant qualifications or experience, or demonstrate a strong desire to learn and gain job skills in the youth development, will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Applicants of non-dominant cultures are welcome and encouraged to apply.
- Experience working directly with elementary aged youth or demonstrated desire to learn
- Some higher education, classwork, or training in the youth development field or other related fields
- Training and experience with best practices in teaching, group management, planning and designing activities, social-emotional learning, and trauma informed care for elementary youth
- First Aid/CPR certified (or ability to get certified by start date or soon after)
- Commitment to creating and maintaining a safe, equitable, and inclusive environment
- Demonstrated ability to create developmental relationships and connect with youth and staff
- Ability to effectively manage groups of youth
- Strong verbal communication skills with youth
Compensation: $16 – $18 per hour, depending on experience
To Apply: Email your resume, letter of interest, and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “CFA Program Staff 2021 [Your last name]”. Camp Fire will begin reviewing applications immediately.
Camp Fire’s Statement of Inclusion: Camp Fire believes in the dignity and the intrinsic worth of every human being. We welcome, affirm, and support young people and adults of all abilities and disabilities, experiences, races, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, religion and non-religion, citizenship and immigration status, and any other category people use to define themselves or others. We strive to create safe and inclusive environments that celebrate diversity and foster positive relationships.
Learn more about Camp Fire Central Oregon at campfireco.org.