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Summer Program Counselor - Temporary

Department: 80 Summer Program
Location: Broome County, NY

POSITION:                               Counselor Summer Program

Position is for 7 weeks

Week 1: Orientation 6/28/21-7/2/21, 830a-230p

Week 2-week 7: Summer Program (Monday-Thursday) 7/5/21-8/12/21, 815a-245p

ACHIEVE Summer Program for Children with developmental disabilities is seeking Program Counselors.  A successful applicant will be assigned to a group of children to aid in the planning and implementation of daily camp activities; field trips and special programming. Qualities include: patience, sensitivity, responsibility, creativity, flexibility and an interest in special needs children. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintenance and organization of counselor folder and completion of daily activity plans
  • Supervision of participant at all times
  • Encourage appropriate social skills and increase level of independence for participants
  • Adherence to program/team schedule; daily activities and special events
  • Awareness of behavior management plans, note behaviors on a daily basis and use consistent behavior management plans. Communications with Team Lead and Program Director any behavior or safety concerns
  • Awareness of participant/counselor allergies, medications, and emergency contact information
  • Bus duty; safe arrival/departure of supervised participants
  • Report incidents/accidents to appropriate program personnel
  • Assist participants with feeding, dressing and toileting needs as necessary
  • Attend team meetings, orientations and required trainings


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Provide employment permit (working papers) if under age 18.
  • Must have GED / H.S. Diploma if not currently enrolled in High School.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

Preferred but not required:

  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Experience working in a school setting; teachers, special education, aides etc.
  • Perfect for students pursuing a degree in Education, Special Education, or any Human Services field

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