Summer Camp Assistant Counselor

Website Children's Day School

Children’s Day School (CDS) is a co-educational preschool through eighth grade school serving over 470 students in the Mission Dolores neighborhood of San Francisco. Spanning two campuses, and home to a diverse community of students, faculty, and families, CDS is a vibrant learning community. Our teachers practice constructivist teaching; born of “learning by doing,” it is how we achieve excellent academics. We believe by encouraging children to fully engage in complex topics, and in myriad ways we are giving them tools to become lifelong learners and passionate citizens of the world. To learn more about CDS, visit our website at

CDS is located on a beautiful, secluded half-acre in the Mission near Dolores Park. Our after care program employs the use of indoor classrooms, environmental ed. kitchen, wood chips area and climbing structure, farm and garden (featuring four chickens and two sheep!), and a play yard among the largest of independent schools in the city.

The Role

CDS seeks a dynamic camp assistant counselor for the summer program. Reporting to the Extended Program Director, these teachers are responsible for supporting engaging themed day camp activities for students in grades K – 8.

● Employment dates will be roughly 6/16 – 8/9, with 6 weeks of full-time camp sessions,
plus dates for training before camp begins, a mid-summer break for prep, and clean up
after camp ends
● Camp hours are 8:30 am – 5 pm
The Successful Candidate Will
● Support the execution of popular and engaging activities.
● Have experience teaching or leading youth activities.
● Demonstrate the ability to take initiative, work passionately and joyfully, and collaborate
effectively with colleagues, students and parents.
● Model behavior and language that supports our mission and our program.
● Display excellent rapport with children and families.

● Display excellent classroom management.
● Express the desire and ability to take on increasing responsibility in the classroom and the
CDS community, and to participate generously.
● Display a passion for learning and a commitment to personal-professional growth.
● Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.
● Work effectively with children, families, and staff of diverse backgrounds and family
● Communicate and problem-solve with the school day teaching staff about students and families.
● Be proficient in technology: email, word processing, photos, etc.

$17-20/hr depending on experience

Physical Demands of Position

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a school employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions. Reasonable accommodation may be requested to enable individuals to perform the essential responsibilities of the job:
● Ability to sit, stand, move, communicate, hear and read during the course of normal
teaching activities;
● Able to think and concentrate for sustained periods of time, and to perform teaching
responsibilities with patience and professionalism required to effectively work with
● In person attendance necessary to perform essential job functions;
● May be exposed to childhood illnesses.
Clearances Required
Required Screenings: TB Assessment Clearances: Livescan background check
CDS is an equal opportunity employer. Our community is diverse in many ways, inclusive of
race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender spectrum, age, ability, and more. We welcome and value the same in our faculty and staff.

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