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The Children’s Beach House (CBH) is a private, nonprofit organization organized under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a public charity. CBH was founded in 1936 by Lydia Chichester DuPont with the mission of improving the lives of children, youth, families, and communities by helping them to identify, understand, and utilize their own strengths, talents, and resources.

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PROGRAM SUMMARY:  The Children’s Beach House (CBH) is a private, non-profit organization organized under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a public charity.  CBH was founded in 1936 by Lydia Chichester DuPont with the mission of improving the lives of children, youth, families and communities by helping them identify, understand and utilize their own strengths, talents and resources.

POSITION TITLE:  Facility Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Facility Manager reports to the COO.   The Facility Manager is charged with maintaining the buildings and grounds of CBH, upkeep of equipment and supplies, determining and scheduling necessary repairs or renovation projects and coordinating safety and alarm inspections. The Facility Manager works with outside vendors and contractors for supplies, repairs and other measures. The Facility Manager maintains various documentation and procedures on CBH facility functions and operations. The Facility Manager works with all areas of CBH for necessary assistance and repairs as required or at other times as required by the COO. This is a twelve-month, full-time position.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

The following is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties that may be performed in such a position.

  1. Ensuring that the facility is fully operational with all utilities functioning properly daily
  2. Schedule maintenance repair work and checking installation and servicing building, landscaping and pool equipment
  3. Managing and reviewing of service contracts
  4. Maintaining a high level of communication with all department heads and staff on repairs and projects
  5. Maintaining stock levels and parts within budget
  6. Scheduling all routine inspections and emergency repairs with outside vendors and contractors
  7. Preparing facilities for changing weather conditions
  8. Recommending maintenance, mechanical, electrical and facility design modifications
  9. Maintaining agency fleet including safety checks, routine repairs, maintenance, inspections and registration in conjunction with the Camp Coordinator
  10. Assisting Program Directors and Development staff in planning and setting up of events
  11. Maintaining and providing updates to CBH’s Disaster Recovery Plan
  12. Performing other duties as assigned
  13. Servicing as CBH Ambassador at all times

 

SPECIFIC EDUCUATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent
  2. Technical training or knowledge in HVAC, basic electrical and or plumbing preferred
  3. 5+ years experience in Facilities management preferred
  4. High professional standards

JOB SKILLS:

  1. Skills in working collaboratively with other professionals, staff, customers, education professionals
  2. Ability to organize and carry out responsibilities efficiently and effectively
  3. Ability to communicate appropriately both verbally and in writing in a wide variety of circumstances
  4. Decision making and problem solving skills
  5. Commitment to the mission and philosophy of the Children’s Beach House and an ability and willingness to present a positive image of the organization, and its board and staff to the community
  6. Successful experience working effectively with a culturally diverse staff and clients
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PROGRAM SUMMARY:  The Children’s Beach House (CBH) is a private, non-profit organization organized under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a public charity.  CBH was founded in 1936 by Lydia Chichester DuPont with the mission of improving the lives of children, youth, families, and communities by helping them to identify, understand, and utilize their own strengths, talents, and resources. CBH strives to help Delaware’s children and their families that face the most adverse circumstances. The positive youth development model offers support and suggests that helping young people to achieve their full potential is the best way to prevent them from engaging in risky behaviors. CBH gives youth the chance to exercise leadership, build skills, and get involved. The self-confidence, trust, and practical knowledge that young people gain from CBH experience will help them grow into healthy, happy, self-sufficient adults. This assets-based approach seeks to strengthen the time-tested supports that reduce risks and foster resilience in children and youth. Central to the CBH initiative is the belief that families are the most fundamental factor influencing young people.

Youth development programs prepare young people to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood through a structured, progressive series of activities and experiences, which help them obtain social, emotional, ethical, physical, and cognitive competencies. CBH, YDP addresses the broader developmental assets all children and youth need (such as caring relationships, safe places and activities, physical and mental health, marketable skills, and opportunities for service and civic participation). The program stands in sharp contrast to deficit-based approaches that focus solely on youth problems.

POSITION TITLE:  Family Engagement Coordinator, Youth Development Program

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Family Engagement Coordinator reports to the Children’s Beach House Youth Development Program Director.  The Family Engagement Coordinator is responsible for children and families participating in the Youth Development Program. In addition, the Family Engagement Coordinator will collaborate with other CBH staff to support the camp program.  This is a twelve-month, full-time position.

Family Engagement Coordinator is charged with managing the program in accordance with Board Policy and within the limits of federal, state, and local laws. Family Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the agency’s plan, mission, vision, and values throughout the organization while developing a positive public image of the organization based on the same. The Family Engagement Coordinator is expected to meet or exceed all requirements of applicable regulatory agencies or organizations. The Family Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for developing partnerships with like-minded agencies in the community.

The successful candidate shall be a leader, guide, and participant in this educational journey as the CBH seeks to establish a best practices model of positive youth development in the State of Delaware.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

The following is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties that may be performed in such a position.  The Family Engagement Coordinator:

  1. Communicating professionally and frequently with children and families
  2. Generating information to ensure effective support of children – keeps up-to-date case notes
  3. Guiding and implementing programs for CBH children
  4. Participating in recruitment and admission of new students
  5. Serving as a liaison between CBH and schools
  6. Implementing at least two-family events annually
  7. Attending school events, IEP meetings, and family events when appropriate
  8. Preparing all paperwork for children to attend camp
  9. Establishing goals for children
  10. Researching resources for families
  11. Attending, supporting, and participating in CBH special events
  12. Providing direct staff support for YDP summer camp programming
  13. Attending CBH staff meetings as necessary and as requested by the Program Director.
  14. Providing data for program evaluation to the Youth Development Program Director
  15. Attending continuing education courses
  16. Serving as CBH Ambassador at all times

 

SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree is required – Masters preferred, in human services or related field
  2. At least five years of experience working directly with children and their families
  3. Experience building relations with stakeholders in the community
  4. Working knowledge of the Milton, Delaware community
  5. Strong leadership skills
  6. Experience working with special needs youth
  7. Experience working with schools
  8. Administrative and organizational skills
  9. High professional standards
  10. Clean driving record

JOB SKILLS:

  1. Knowledge of positive youth development theory
  2. Skills in working collaboratively with other professionals, staff, customers, education professionals, and parents.  Ability to organize and carry out responsibilities efficiently and effectively
  3. Ability to communicate appropriately both verbally and in writing in a wide variety of circumstances. Visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal range, with correction, if necessary
  4. Commitment to the mission and philosophy of the Children’s Beach House and an ability and willingness to present a positive image of the organization, and its board/staff to the community
  5. Successful experience working effectively with a culturally diverse staff and clients
  6. Ability to manage a caseload and maintain youth and family engagement
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PROGRAM SUMMARY:  The Children’s Beach House (CBH) is a private, non-profit organization organized under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a public charity.  CBH was founded in 1936 by Lydia Chichester DuPont with the mission of improving the lives of children, youth, families, and communities by helping them to identify, understand, and utilize their own strengths, talents, and resources.  CBH strives to help Delaware’s children and their families that face the most adverse circumstances. The positive youth development model offers support and suggests that helping young people to achieve their full potential is the best way to prevent them from engaging in risky behaviors. CBH gives youth the chance to exercise leadership, build skills, and get involved. The self-confidence, trust, and practical knowledge that young people gain from CBH experience will help them grow into healthy, happy, self-sufficient adults. This assets-based approach seeks to strengthen the time-tested supports that reduce risks and foster resilience in children and youth. Central to the CBH initiative is the belief that families are the most fundamental factor influencing young people.

Youth development programs prepare young people to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood through a structured, progressive series of activities and experiences, which help them obtain social, emotional, ethical, physical, and cognitive competencies. CBH, YDP addresses the broader developmental assets all children and youth need (such as caring relationships, safe places and activities, physical and mental health, marketable skills, and opportunities for service and civic participation). The program stands in sharp contrast to deficit-based approaches which focus solely on youth problems.

POSITION TITLE:  Camp Counselor, Youth Development Program

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Camp Counselor reports to the Camp Coordinator. The Camp Counselor is responsible for the care and supervision of all children, youth, and camp activities. Camp counselors guide and ensure the safety of children as they engage in camp activities. They assist in the activity planning process, receive special training to fully support children, and lead them as they participate in camp events.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

The following is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties that may be performed in such a position.

  1. Working with other camp staff members to plan and coordinate camp events
  2. Participating in mandatory two-week pre-camp professional development
  3. Leading and supporting campers as they participate in age-appropriate activities
  4. Monitoring campers to ensure compliance with camp rules and prevent accidents
  5. Cleaning, maintaining, and ensuring proper use of camp facilities and equipment
  6. Reporting and recording details of incidents, such as accidents or rule violations to Camp Coodinator
  7. Memorizing all emergency procedures and enforcing camp rules
  8. Participating in staff meetings
  9. Supervising of large and small groups of children
  10. Participating in outdoor field set-up
  11. Creating a positive experience
  12. Assisting with program management
  13. Attending, supervising, and participating in field trips
  14. Completing camper evaluations weekends and summer camp in the required allotment of time

SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. High school diploma, equivalent, or active enrollment in school.
  2. Experience working in camps, with children, or with specific activities may be preferred
  3. Participation and successful completion of First aid, CPR, Ellis lifeguard training, and other additional training may be required
  4. Physical ability to participate in activities, run, climb, swim, lift, or support the weight of children
  5. Ability to pass a background check, a physical, and proof of immunizations

JOB SKILLS:

  1. High level of responsibility and accountability.
  2. Upbeat, engaging personality.
  3. Strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  4. Ability to make decisions and take initiative under pressure
  5. Ability to organize and carry out responsibilities efficiently and effectively
  6. Ability to communicate appropriately both verbally and in writing in a wide variety of circumstances. Visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal range, with correction if necessary
  7. Commitment to the mission and philosophy of the Children’s Beach House and an ability and willingness to present a positive image of the organization, and its board and staff to the community
  8. Successful experience working effectively with a culturally diverse staff and clients

Revised:  July 2021

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POSITION TITLE: Cook/Child Nutrition

POSITION SUMMARY: Cooks report to the culinary director and are responsible for helping her prepare meals for the children while adhering to the Department of Education guidelines. Our cooks also help maintain kitchen cleanliness and sanitation.

SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • While some kitchen experience is a plus, it is not a requirement.
  • We will provide all job and skills training needed to be successful.

JOB SKILLS:

  1. Help prepare simple kid friendly meals for our campers and preschool students.
  2. Occasionally prepare food for special events.
  3. Assist with kitchen clean up.
  4. Fun easy going work environment
  5. $16.5-18 per hour. Part Time
  6. Limited experience? No worries! We will train you!

PROGRAM SUMMARY:  The Children’s Beach House (CBH) is a private, non-profit organization organized under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a public charity.  CBH was founded in 1936 by Lydia Chichester DuPont with the mission of improving the lives of children, youth, families, and communities by helping them to identify, understand, and utilize their own strengths, talents, and resources.  CBH strives to help Delaware’s children and their families that face the most adverse circumstances. The positive youth development model offers support and suggests that helping young people to achieve their full potential is the best way to prevent them from engaging in risky behaviors. CBH gives youth the chance to exercise leadership, build skills, and get involved. The self-confidence, trust, and practical knowledge that young people gain from CBH experience will help them grow into healthy, happy, self-sufficient adults. This assets-based approach seeks to strengthen the time-tested supports that reduce risks and foster resilience in children and youth. Central to the CBH initiative is the belief that families are the most fundamental factor influencing young people.

Application revised:  September 2022

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Position Title

AmeriCorps Member – Youth Development Program

Position Summary

Children’s Beach House (CBH) is a private, non-profit organization, 501(c)(3). CBH was founded in 1936 by Lydia Chichester DuPont with the mission of improving the lives of children, youth, families, and communities by helping them to identify, understand, and utilize their own strengths, talents, and resources. CBH strives to help Delaware’s children and their families that face the most adverse circumstances. Children’s Beach House is recruiting full-time AmeriCorps members to serve its Youth Development Program. The Youth Development Program serves children ages of 7–18, who come from under-resourced homes with speech, hearing, auditory, and other communicative disorders or disabilities. The AmeriCorps member will be responsible for supporting the Family Engagement Coordinators and camp staff in implementing program services. The AmeriCorps member is expected to build and maintain a positive atmosphere for youth engaged in the Children’s Beach House Youth Development Program. AmeriCorps members will work with engaged youth in the community and at camp, during both summer camp and weekend camps. This opportunity is ideal for somebody who has a passion for service, appreciates working in a diverse environment, is skilled and passionate about working with children, and enjoys recreational activities. In this role, the AmeriCorps member may spend time tutoring, mentoring, and engaging youth in arts, crafts, ceramics, fine arts, theatre, literature, photography, kayaking, outdoor living skills, cooking, gardening, newsletter, pool, low ropes course, sports, paddle boarding, or sailing at one of the CBH’s locations in Sussex County, DE (Lewes, or Milton). **Subject to location and availability

AmeriCorps Member benefits

  • Living allowance stipend
  • Ongoing professional development
  • The Segal AmeriCorps education award
  • Access to AmeriCorps alumni network
  • Use of Children’s Beach House agency vehicles for work-related travel
  • Children’s Beach House-sponsored room and board may be provided **
  • Children’s Beach House-sponsored meals provided during summer programming**
  • Lifelong friendships

Who should apply?

  • 21 years or older
  • Valid driver license
  • Somebody who has a passion for service
  • Skilled and passionate about working with children
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Able to pass state and federal criminal background checks
  • Minimum high school diploma; or some college preferred

Program Summary

The Children’s Beach House (CBH) is a private, non-profit organization organized under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a public charity.  CBH was founded in 1936 by Lydia Chichester DuPont with the mission of improving the lives of children, youth, families, and communities by helping them to identify, understand, and utilize their own strengths, talents, and resources.  CBH strives to help Delaware’s children and their families that face the most adverse circumstances. The positive youth development model offers support and suggests that helping young people to achieve their full potential is the best way to prevent them from engaging in risky behaviors. CBH gives youth the chance to exercise leadership, build skills, and get involved. The self-confidence, trust, and practical knowledge that young people gain from CBH experience will help them grow into healthy, happy, self-sufficient adults. This assets-based approach seeks to strengthen the time-tested supports that reduce risks and foster resilience in children and youth. Central to the CBH initiative is the belief that families are the most fundamental factor influencing young people.

Application revised:  September 2022

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