Contracted - Summer Thematic Group Facilitator with Lifeguarding Duties

"We value the many contributions of our staff, and we recognize that every person, every job, contributes to the well-being of the children, adults, and families we serve. I hope you will consider joining one of our many teams to make a difference in the lives of so many of our neighbors and community members."

-Bob Bick, Chief Executive Officer

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Contracted - Summer Thematic Group Facilitator with Lifeguarding Duties:

OPEN TO FULL TIME INCLUSION/BAIRD SCHOOL STAFF ONLY -The Contracted Summer Thematic Group Facilitator is responsible for planning and facilitating daily theme-based activities for the summer camp program, differentiating lesson plans for the groups based on age and ability.

Applicants will identify which of these four positions they are most interested in during the interview: 

Position: Outdoor Challenge Facilitator

Lead the campers in activities that push them to take on new challenges.  Encourage them to find new ways of feeling successful through trust-building and individual success.  Activities in this area should encourage our kids to be physically active through both success in traditional activities and give them the opportunity to build success through the Mastery of new challenges.  This position will also be responsible for joint-planning for staff retreat and the first day of camp.  This facilitator is this position will also participate in a three-day training in Massachusetts that emphasizes Full Value Contracts and the challenge by choice philosophy.

Position: Scientific Exploration Facilitator

Guide the campers in activities that allow them to explore the environment through a scientific lens. Activities should encourage campers to ask question about the world around them and gain new perspectives on nature. Activities should promote campers with problem solving skills and to approach challenges in different capacities.

Position: Environmental Arts Facilitator

Vitalize our campers' imaginations through activities that will bring out their innate creativity.  Activities should open an avenue for self-expression and offer an opportunity to gain new perspective of the outside world through exploration or with an artistic flare.  Fostering our campers' goals will bring them confidence in their own Independence.

Position: Service Learning Facilitator

Sponsor our campers' own Generosity by championing the satisfaction of giving.  Lead our campers in activities that develop feelings of pride in our student when they give back to others.  Activities in this area should instill the intrinsic value of altruism by giving them the chance to behold the impact of their own virtue.

Essential Functions:

  •  Plan and facilitate, and risk manage daily, theme-based group activities
  •  Responsible for Water Safety in their group (lifeguarding)
  •  Obtain needed supplies/equipment, working within budget
  •  Assist in the overall supervision of clients; determines if daily activity is engaging the clients and adjusts as needed
  •  Communicate and collaborate with Group Leaders; chooses which group members to delegate tasks to
  •  Trains other employees
  •  Assist with the maintenance and cleaning of program site
  •  Participate in weekly group supervision
  •  Works with Program Supervisor to purchase access to activities for clients. Uses agency credit card, uses petty cash, and reimbursement.


  •  Valid driver's license and use of a personal vehicle
  •  CPR/FA certification
  •  Red Cross Life Guarding
  •  Therapeutic Crisis Intervention certification
  •  Full-time employment in HC Program


  •  Contracted
  •  Non-exempt


  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial payment
  • Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
  • Retirement through 401(k)
  • Award-winning workplace wellness program including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
  • Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!

Our Values: Clients are at the heart of our decision making. We are committed to individual and collective well-being and success. We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We are steadfast in our practice and pursuit of excellence. 

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency's culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.