Mayor Dana L. Redd today announced that the City of Camden is accepting
applications for various youth and adult summer employment positions for the 2016 Summer Recreation Program and the Summer Food Service Program. Depending on the available summer position, the temporary seasonal employment can pay between $8.50 – $15.00 per hour.
"I strongly encourage Camden residents to get their applications into the City Human Services Department by May 20th,” Mayor Redd said. “The summer recreation and food service programs are very successful. They’ve become essential programs which many of our residents count on. In addition, these programs offer our Camden residents jobs through the summer. They are a benefit to everyone who is involved.”
“I commend Mayor Redd and the Department of Human Services for all their hard work, ensuring these opportunities are provided to our residents,” City Council President Frank Moran said. “I think many of us can recall working either a summer or season job. These jobs are enjoyable while providing our residents with great work experience.”
The City’s Summer Youth Employment Program is a six week program designed to provide an educational experience and financial incentive for our City’s youth. It exposes them a structured work environment that has proven to motivate them to finish high school and pursue higher education. Youth participating gain the understanding that with an education, the possibility of attaining a quality job and an improved quality of life increases. The youth placed in offices and other work sites will also develop relationships with employees that foster positive interpersonal relationships.
Last summer, the City’s Food Service Program distributed approximately 5,600 free lunches a day to Camden children and the Summer Recreation Program had almost 4,000 Camden children participate in the program.
All applications MUST be received by Friday, May 20, 2016. For adult positions, a person must be 18 years or older. Available adult positions include:
Recreation Site Supervisor – Responsible for the day-to-day management of Recreation/Food Service Site. Candidate should have prior experience in managing a recreation site or student personnel. Duties include supervision of site personnel; ensure a safe environment; record keeping; meal ordering; coordination of daily program activities; and other related duties. The position is for Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and pays between $10.00 to $12.00 an hour.
Recreation Site Aide – Assists recreation site supervisor in the day-to-day management of Recreation/Food Service Site. Duties include supervision of program participants during program activities (including meal service); assist recreation site supervisor in taking daily attendance; andother related duties. The position is for Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and pays between $9.00 to $9.50 an hour.
Summer Program Monitor – Responsible for visiting program sites on a daily basis, observing meal service and other program activities. Candidates should have several years of experience in summer recreation. Duties include ensuring that site personnel maintain records; ensure that program operates in accordance with regulations; prepare reports; suggest corrective action; and conduct on-site training when necessary. The position is for Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and pays between $12.00 to $15.00 an hour.
Youth Employment Monitor – Provide work site monitoring in our Summer Youth Employment Program. They will also be involved in assuring worksite compliance, collecting timesheets acting as liaison between the worksite and the Office of Youth Services and other duties related to carrying out an effective work experience program. The position pays $10.00 an hour.
For summer youth positions, the teenager must be between the ages of 14 – 17 years. Available youth positions include:
Youth Recreation Aide – The youth is assigned to a work experience position that will aid them in choosing future career paths and improve their self-esteem and confidence. The position pays $8.50 an hour
For the 2016 Summer Pool Season, the following positions are available:
Pool Coordinator – This is an adult position. Will supervise Life Guards and recreation aides assigned to our pools. They will ensure life guard coverage and adherence to pool safety rules, as well as assign and oversee pool maintenance responsibilities (i.e. removing debris from pool, keeping shower areas clean, keeping pool decks clear/clean, etc.). Position available for Sunday through Saturday; shift may vary. The position pays $10.00 an hour.
Recreation Pool Aide (Life Guard) – MUST be at least 14 years or older and MUST be certified by the Red Cross. Responsible for the safety of those individuals in our pools and ensuring that the pool facilities meet required standards (i.e. water quality, filtering systems, etc.). They may also be involved in providing swimming instruction to beginners. Also, responsible for ensuring adherence to pool safety rules, as well as performing routine pool maintenance responsibilities (i.e. removing debris from pool, keeping shower areas clean, keeping pool decks clear/clean, etc.). Positions are available for Sunday through Thursday; shifts may vary. Position pays $8.50 an hour.
For additional information regarding adult employment, please contact the City of Camden’s Bureau of Recreation, North Camden Community Center (1000 North 6th Street) at 856-757-7096 or 856-968-6444. For additional information regarding youth employment, please contact the City’s Office of Youth Services, Charles “Poppy” Sharp Community Center (713 Broadway) at 856-757-7368 or 856-757-7644. The City of Camden is an equal opportunity employer.