Before and After School Floating Support Staff

Job Title: Before and After School Floating Support Staff

Classification: Part time 0-19 hours/week OR Full time 20-40 hours/week, Year Round

Reports to: Assistant Director and Multi-Site Managers

Exempt/Non-exempt from Overtime: Non-exempt

Compensation: $16.80/hour - $19.32/hour depending on qualifying experience

Organization Overview:

At Camp Fire Columbia, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark– a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future. Founded in 1910, our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the school year, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5- 18 each year across a nine-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects. For more information, please visit:

Position Overview:

Floating Support Staff will be scheduled on a weekly basis based on program staffing needs. This weekly schedule may change on short notice if staffing needs change. Floating Support Staff will communicate availability during the interview process before employment and maintain an availability schedule with the BAS Assistant Director, BAS Multi-Site Managers (MSM) and Training and Support Coordinators (TSC). Floating Support Staff may work mornings and afternoons (Monday – Friday). Pay is determined by position qualifications ranging from $16.80– $19.32 (Aide 1 – Program Specialist).Floating staff may also receive an additional $1/hour for fluency in a language other than English that would be beneficial to programming. If Camp Fire Columbia has need and the Floating Support staff is available and works 20-40 hours per week on a consistent basis, this position may be eligilbe for full benefits. Floating support staff working 0-19 hours per week will not be eligible for most benefits.

This position will support programs that need extra staff to support ratio (1:15) when regular staff are unavailable. Floating Support Staff will help AM and PM program staff with breaks, general program support, student check-in/out, supply management, leading activities or pre-planned club activities, and other duties related to the position as assigned. Together, we will strive to achieve youth development outcomes by engaging program participants in academic enrichment and support creative arts, active recreation, community building, service-learning, and leadership activities while partnering with district representatives in an ever-changing direct service climate.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. This role will come in contact with students, campers, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  2. Design work schedule with MSMs and TSCs each week to support programs across the department. 
  3. Provide direct instruction and assistance of participants in an extra-curricular enrichment program setting while maintaining program expectations and proactive behavior management.
  4. Facilitate pre-designed enrichment curriculum that supports the growth and development of participants.
  5. Be available to adjust schedules as needed while being flexible at site based on programming and staffing needs. 
  6. Learn, understand and follow Office of Child Care licensing policies and health and safety protocols, and maintain program compliance with state licensing standards.


Job Duties:

  • Be a role model for positive youth development practices, youth-adult partnerships and mentoring.
  • Support staff and program participants during before and after school programming.
  • Attend Camp Fire meetings and events either in person or remotely as required 
  • Assist with all aspects of daily program functions.
  • Ensure policies and practices are followed that lead to safe and successful program experiences for all participants and staff.
  • Quickly adapt to OCC licensing rules and safety guidelines.
  • Be a role model for enjoyment, integrity and dedication in the work of Camp Fire.
  • Support the mission, purpose and leadership of Camp Fire and projects a positive image of Camp Fire.
  • Maintain regular and reliable on-site attendance for all scheduled shifts.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Display the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure. 
  • Support full day programs, morning programs, and afternoon programs when assigned.
  • Respectfully take direction from site supervisor and program leadership.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any staff supervisory responsibilities. Site staff members will work together as a team under the leadership of their Site Supervisor, cluster Multi-site Coordinator, Assistant Director and/or Department Director.

Relational Skills:

  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask effectively
  • Ability to implement a racial equity lens in the delivery of youth development programming
  • Self-starter, proactive
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to the needs of the department and organization
  • Treat youth, coworkers, and volunteers with respect and kindness
  • Be a positive role model for youth and adults at all times


Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Any combination of education and life experience that provides the required set of skills and experience necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.  

Previous experience instructing in an afterschool program environment that involved solo teaching and outcome-based lesson planning will increase entry level compensation up to Program Specialist (level 2 staffing). Working knowledge of youth development and programming, including best practices in racial equity, mentoring, academic enrichment, behavior management, youth adult partnerships, life-skills, and leadership development is strongly preferred.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to

write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small

group situations to customers and coworkers within the organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common

fractions, and decimals. 

Computer Skills:

Has basic computer job skills including logging on to systems, ability to communicate by

email, ability to compose documents, enter database information, create presentations, download

forms, and preserve/backup important data.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or 

diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

This position will offer paid trainings to receive a valid Oregon Food Handler’s card, First Aid & CPR certification and OCC Basic Safety Set Trainings.

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee will supervise K-5th grade children and will be required to interact through frequent walking, standing, sitting at small desks, running in a field or inside a gym, and navigating a playground, while observing multiple program participants.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather) and extreme heat (non-weather). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud depending on the activity/day.

Our Commitment:

Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all youth of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities. We are committed to creating a culturally-competent, inclusive, and safe environment for all children, families and staff.

Camp Fire Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, gender expression and identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.