Science Museum of MN LLL-Camper Support Lead - Summer Camps 2018 Seasonal position - Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Imagine yourself here. Be a part of something great at Science Museum of Minnesota. The Science Museum of Minnesota believes in the diversity of our community diversity generates ideas, inspires creativity and is essential to building a positive workplace. As an Employer of Choice we hire and keep the best employees by valuing differences, creating a collaborative work environment, and providing promotional and career development opportunities. Join our Life Long Learning (LLL) team as a Camper Support Lead and help us to support our summer camp program by providing small group and one-on-one support for youth, peer mentorship of staff on best practices, communication with parents and primary caregivers regarding any incidents, and tracking of behavior reports. This position will work closely with the Summer Camp Leadership Team to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate learning environment, manage student behavior, and serve as a positive role model for youth. This position reports to and works in collaboration with the Manager of Instruction for the department. Work Environment & Schedule: Work both indoors in classroom settings and outdoors in all climate types, surrounded by more than 100+ children. Hours of work Ability to work Monday through Friday and occasional evenings and/or weekends during summer. This position will be assigned to work both onsite at the Science Museum in Saint Paul and offsite at locations within the Twin Cities metro area. Job Duties & Responsibilities: Broaden and strengthen knowledge and application of behavior management techniques within the goals of the summer camp program. Attend to the emotional needs of program participants, engage in active listening, demonstrate empathy and communicate any issues to the Summer Camp Leadership Team. Encourage participants engagement and enthusiasm in program activities by modeling behavior expectations and helping to create a positive learning environment. Use appropriate strategies when working with learners from diverse backgrounds. Advocate for participants and provide small group and one-on-one care and supervision for youth who need extra assistance or accommodations, especially learners with special needs. Work with youth to develop their skills in organization, communication, emotional regulation, and problem-solving. Using a holistic approach, respond to the emotions of a camper, help them de-escalate, and introduce behaviors and skills for the camper to use. Troubleshoot and handle any health, accident, or discipline problems or questions; serve as lead and first point of contact with internal partners, such as department staff and Visitor Relations Security (VRS) to ensure positive outcomes for all. Collect, process, and monitor behavior incident and medical incident reports. Organize and share this data with Summer Camp leadership team. Develop and implement proactive and preventative strategies where appropriate. Follow up with youth who need additional support. Communicate directly with parents and caregivers (in person or by phone) about behavior, health, injuries, and other issues or concerns regarding program participants. Build relationships with Instructors, Program Team Leads, and other Program Staff. Provide peer mentoring and support on best practices for participant support. Seek to provide a safe, predictable environment for youth. Understand and keep current on all safety and emergency procedures through established annual training. Follow and model all policies and procedures to ensure all safety precautions are adhered to. Performs other related duties as assigned. Starting rate: $13.64+ hourly / Depending on Qualifications. The job duties describe the general nature and level of work assigned to this position and is not an exhaustive list. For some positions, detailed procedures may be outlined in supplemental documents. We exist to turn on the science and inspir