University of Utah Classroom Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/18/2017

Requisition Number PRN06755N

Job Title Classroom Assistant

Working Title PATHS Camp Counselor

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week Variable

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Expected start date is 05/22/2017

May through July approximately 10 – 20 hours per month with evening staff training and flexible time for camp prep work.

June 5 through June 8 approximately 40 hours per week, residential overnight camp.

July 10 through July 14 approximately 40 hours per week, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

August 3 through 5 approximately 40 hours per week, residential overnight camp.

Residential camp program will require overnight stays.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00173 - Academic Outreach Contin Ed

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $3,000 for weeks worked

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary

Youth Education is seeking a passionate individual to join the team as aPATHSCamp Counselor. ThePATHSProgram prepares students from all backgrounds to achieve their full potential in high school and beyond. Throughout the summer, work with students from underrepresented populations in Utah as they explore the University of Utah’s campus and higher education. Join us this summer and be part of a fun, dynamic team that enriches the lives of junior high and high school students.


1.Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of students within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended outcomes.

- Assures students are properly supervised at all times.

- Apply basic youth development principles such as relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth while working with campers.

- Be aware of, and implement safety guidelines.

2.Develop and implement activities for students in accordance with the program mission.

- Lead and teach camp electives and activities

- Actively participate in all program areas as assigned

- Consider activities appropriate for individual and group interests and abilities.

3.Maintain high standards of health and safety for students and staff.

- Provide care for each student within your supervision, including recognition of one’s own personal health needs.

- Be alert to students and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems; discuss with camp director when appropriate.

- Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure proper utilization, care, and maintenance is adhered to; report necessary repairs promptly to camp director.

- Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns

4.Be a role model to students and staff in your attitude and behavior.

- Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.

- Set a good example for students and others including cleanliness, punctuality, personal language, appearance, health habits, sportsmanship, and manners.

5.RepresentPATHSwhen interacting with parents, University of Utah staff and community members.

- Provide parents appropriate feedback and information as needed for their students to have a successful camp experience.

- Follow safety and security protocols when students are in public while presenting a positive image of the camp.

6.During residential camps, stay overnight in the dorms with students.

- Supervise students after classes have ended. Maintain a safe environment in the dorms and ensure students are following curfew hours.

Minimum Qualifications

This is an entry-level position. Training will be provided. Must demonstrate an interest in learning about child development and guidance; a willingness to take direction from the assigned teacher; background check and first aid training are required. Demonstrated human relation and effective human relations skills are also required.

Department Specific Qualifications :

•One year previous experience as a group counselor or staff member in a camp or other youth setting.

•Be physically able to accompany the students to any of the camp activities.

•Be able to communicate verbally with students and provide instructions.

•Have visual ability to recognize hazards in the camp setting as well as physical symptoms of student injury or illness.

•Have auditory ability to respond appropriately to hazards and any student concerns.

•Be able to observe student behavior in daily life, to respond verbally to health and safety concerns, and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.

•CurrentCPRand first-aid certificate (this training will be provided).

•Valid driver’s license.


•Desire and ability to work with junior high and high school students outdoors and in the classroom

•Ability to relate to ones peer group

•Ability to accept supervision and guidance

•Ability to assist in or teach an activity

•Good character, integrity, and adaptability

•Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control

•High school graduate or equivalent, or at least 18 years of age

•Experience working with children in grades K-12 as a leader or assistant leader

•Respect for diversity and enthusiasm to work will culturally diverse students from underrepresented backgrounds

•Fluent in Spanish

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.