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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Get Outside This Summer and Play for Pay!

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Get outside this summer and play for pay! Our summer programs invite children to play, create, imagine and socialize outdoors. Children need outdoor activities, friends and fun more than ever and we want you to help make it happen. The Township Supervisors have generously increased the hourly starting rate for summer counselors (aged 18+) to $15 per hour. Being a summer counselor is a rewarding role providing a healthy, memorable and fun summer for many children. Where can a summer job working with kids lead you? Many of our staff have enjoyed the opportunity as a career springboard to become teachers, counselors, nurses, police officers and more. Where can it lead you? Will you step up to the challenge?

Reasons past and current staff enjoyed being a summer counselor:

  • Lead and plan fun activities and events for children
  • Work outdoors playing sports, games, making crafts and go on field trips
  • Being looked up to as a leader and friend by the children and coworkers
  • Making friends, memories and a paycheck
  • Competitive starting pay ($15 hour) and a great job reference
  • Pay rate increase every summer
  • Opportunity for advancement

Apply today to become a summer counselor! Interviews will be held in April and May. 

The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications from enthusiastic people interested in planning and supervising safe and enjoyable outdoor activities for children participating in our summer programs. Counselors are assigned to one of four park locations in West Goshen Township for the duration of the eight-week programs working part - time weekday mornings between June 21st and August 12th. Join us outside this summer making friends, making memories and making a difference!

The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department will be hiring for the following three positions: 

1. Summer Counselors for the Summer Recreation Program (Age 18 +) $15 hour.

Summer counselors are required to plan, lead and actively supervise a variety of age appropriate recreational activities such as sports, games, crafts, special events and field trips for children between the ages of five and twelve. Counselors are responsible for the direct supervision and wellbeing of the participants while communicating and enforcing program rules and expectations outdoors in a team environment. In addition to working weekday mornings, summer counselors are assigned to one Afternoon Sports Clinic per week instructing activities such as basketball, lacrosse, tennis, soccer, T – ball and skateboarding. Summer counselor applicants are required to be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma by June 21, 2022.

2. Junior Counselors for the Summer Recreation Program (Ages 16 & 17) $7.25 hour.

The Park and Recreation Department will be hiring enthusiastic candidates for the position of junior counselor. The junior counselor position provides support to the summer counselors while gaining introductory experience working with children in a recreational group setting. Junior counselors are required to perform physical activity outdoors such as activity set up / cleanup in addition to a variety of daily responsibilities as directed by the summer counselors / program directors. Applicants must be 16 years of age by June 21, 2022and be willing and able to work maturely in a group environment. ($7.25 hour).

3. Summer Teen Program Counselors (Age 18 +) 

- Summer counselors $15 hour. Head counselor $18 hour.

The Park and Recreation Department is accepting applications for candidates interested in working with our popular Summer Teen Program located at Lambert Park. Summer Teen Program counselors are responsible for planning, facilitating and supervising sports, games and special events for participants between the ages of thirteen and fifteen. Summer Teen Program counselors also attend weekly field trips and participate in community service projects. Applicants are required to be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma by June 21, 2022.

Applications for Employment are available at the West Goshen Township Administrative Building or may be found online here.

For more information contact Summer Program Coordinator Tom Steines at 610-696-5266 ext. 4103 or at TSteines@westgoshen.org. West Goshen Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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