City of Boston

Camp Joy Supervisor - Camp Joy Summer Program

Posted Date 1 month ago(4/24/2023 9:59 AM)
Req ID
Boston Cntr - Youth & Families
Regular Full-Time
BCC-Central Office
Posting End Date
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Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


As a member of the Camp Joy Staff and under the supervision of the Camp Joy Program Manager or designee, the Camp Joy Supervisor is responsible for the daily operations of the site in which he/she is assigned and for the health and safety of all the campers, staff, and volunteers, at his/her site.


  • Direct supervision of the day-to-day operations of the Camp Joy program at his/her site.
  • Direct supervision of staff (including assistants, nurses, counselors, lifeguards), including performance evaluations.
  • Plan and implement an On-site pre-camp staff orientation.
  • Plan and schedule the total site program.
  • Maintain an inventory of equipment and materials.
  • Assume responsibility of the upkeep and maintenance of the Camp Joy area being used.
  • Keep accurate records of staff attendance and prepare the weekly payroll.
  • Keep accurate records of camper attendance.
  • Provide the camp staff with necessary 766 and Pl 94-142 (state & federal special education laws).
  • Coordinate field trips and special events for the site.
  • Act as a liaison between the campsite and the Program Manager.
  • Coordinate the transportation drop-off and pick-up of campers assigned to campsite.
  • Establish a working relationship with the Boston Centers for Youth & Families Coordinator.
  • Have detailed knowledge of the total Camp Joy Program.
  • Have knowledge of the requirements of the Federal Lunch Program.
  • Inform Federal Lunch Program staff in advance if offsite or on a field trip.
  • Plan and implement a site evacuation plan.
  • Meet with the Program Manager weekly to discuss the overall program plan.
  • Be involved in the staff interview process.
  • Be involved in supplemental activities, which benefit the Camp Joy Program (i.e. fundraising, Camp Joy day, etc.).
  • All other duties assigned by the Program Manager or designee.
  • Perform related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Minimum of (4) four years work experience in the supervision of special needs population.
  • Master of Education, Special Education or related field.
  • Certified Teacher of Student with Moderate Special Needs (Mass Certification).
  • Previous experience as a Therapeutic Recreational Counselor.
  • Must show management potential.
  • Must have current First Aid & CPR Certificates.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Individual with Disabilities Act and PL14-142 (special education law).
  • Knowledge of Department of Social Services (DSS) mandates. 
  • Ability to achieve BCYF program objectives.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

C.O.R.I. Check Required. S.O.R.I. Check Required.

This position has received a waiver from the Boston Residency Commission establishing a temporary moratorium on the City of Boston Residency Ordinance for the period of June to September 2023. 


Anticipated Start Date: July 5, 2023
Anticipated End Date:  August 4, 2023

Pay Rate:  $30.00 per hour 
Hours per week: 30

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Non-Union/ Non-Graded 


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