Counselor Responsibilities & Qualifications
Counselors serve as teaching assistants, instructors for electives, recreation and activity directors and as support for the camp administrative team. Qualified candidates will be good role models who exhibit the following characteristics: leadership ability; understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity; social maturity; high self-initiative; and a good academic record in high school. Counselors must possess the ability to cooperate with a team and with supervisors, relate effectively to middle school students, provide direction to individual students and groups of students and motivate students through positive encouragement.
Though not required, REACH seeks applicants with the following additional qualifications: previous experience working with middle school students; proficiency in Spanish; lifeguard training; and any particular skills, talents or interests that can be shared during the summer program (e.g. musical instrument/voice, visual arts, specific academic or intellectual interests, athletics, other recreational interests, unique hobbies, etc.).
Compensation & Benefits
This position pays $285.00 a week. Returning counselors are paid a $100 bonus for your commitment to the program. At the University of Scranton and Fordham University, Counselors are provided with room and board at no cost, as well as round trip transportation. During the day program at Regis, Counselors who live in one of the five boroughs of New York City and have not graduated from high school will be eligible for free public transportation. All other students are responsible to pay for their own commuting expenses.
All interested students must complete the REACH Counselor Supplement, and have a teacher or guidance counselor complete the REACH Counselor Recommendation Form. In addition, applicants must also have a parent fill out and sign the Parental Consent Form, and email it to the REACH Scranton Co-Director, Mr. Quiñones: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials and the Recommendation Form are due by March 25, 2019. Please contact Mr. Quiñones with any questions you might have.
Other Important Dates
Counselors must be available for meetings on 6/2 (Candidate Counselors Only), 6/13 (All Counselors), and 7/5 (All Counselors).