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Camp Jacobson – Bus Driver

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with children; Current CDL license from New York State; Trained yearly by a 19A examiner; Clean driving record

SPECIFIC TASKS

  • Be available and enthusiastic about meeting campers and parents prior to the start of camp, including scheduled Bus Dry Run on date to be determined.
  • Create left-right directions prior to camp and give a copy to the Transportation Coordinator no later than the first day of camp.
  • Make sure that the safety of each camper is of top priority.
    Follow all safety rules and guidelines stated by New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, as well as ones stated in the Bus Driver Manual.
  • Provide an atmosphere of excitement as soon as the child gets on the bus, starting with enthusiastically greeting each child by name.
  • Maintain accurate attendance records for children on your bus.
  • Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic devices are not permitted with children on the bus.
  • Speak to appropriate staff member regarding any issues that arise on the bus.
    Other duties as assigned by Camp Administration.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of each camper, both physically and emotionally. No camper should ever be made to feel badly, unimportant or ridiculed by anyone at camp.
  • Have fun! It’s contagious and when you’re having fun, the campers are having fun. Spirit and enthusiasm go a long way.
  • Act as a positive role model to campers.  Conversations and language must be appropriate for campers at all times.  Physical appearance should be neat and professional.
  • Attend all mandatory pre-camp orientation meetings.  Failure to attend meetings may result in termination or forfeiture of perfect attendance bonus.
  • Provide feedback and recommend improvements to Camp Administration with regards to effectiveness of program.
  • Staff is required to wear a staff shirt every day, which will be provided during pre-camp orientation.
  • Appropriate swimwear must be worn at all swim periods. Sneakers must be worn daily. Staff is expected to be interactive in the pool and on the fields.

POLICIES

  • Any staff member suspected to be under the influence or found to be using drugs, alcohol or smoking during camp hours will be dismissed immediately.
  • Cell phones are not permitted to be used on camp property during camp hours unless approved by Camp Administration.
  • Camp Jacobson is both kosher and nut-free.  We expect that all staff respect these policies. NO OUTSIDE FOOD IS ALLOWED IN CAMP AT ANY TIME.
  • Staff are not permitted to have visitors during the camp day and are not allowed to leave camp during the day unless authorized to do so.
  • Please be aware that any rumors, issues, and concerns of the campers and/or their families are strictly confidential and are not to be shared outside of camp by any staff member. Situations relevant to the camp day are not to be discussed outside of camp.  Any issues must be communicated to your immediate supervisor, not to camp parents.
  • Staff are expected to uphold and ensure the implementation of all Camp Jacobson policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Camp Jacobson upholds its confidentiality policy in regards to the discussion of compensation and other private subject matters.  The policy prohibits any sharing of confidential information.  Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action.

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