Canton Township
  • CLS - Recreation Services
  • Canton, MI, USA
  • $15.45 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

No Benefits




Pay Rate: $15.45 per hour


Monday through Friday

10:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Occasional evenings and weekends

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This position is responsible for leading and supervising activities in schools, playgrounds, athletic fields, community centers, senior centers, and/or recreation sites. This position may supervise other Township employees.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Note: These examples are intended merely as illustrations of the various types of work performed)

  • Responsible to assist with the safe transportation of program participants to assigned locations.
  • Present a professional image, in person and by telephone.
  • Responsible for the detection and reporting of property and equipment defects.
  • Ensure safety rules, policies, regulations, and procedures are followed by the public and employees.
  • Responsible for enforcement of departmental rules and regulations, operating procedures, and policies.
  • Maintain accurate program, activity, and equipment records
  • Responsible for efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the recreation site and facility.
  • Responsible for responding to, communicating, and documenting emergency situations and incidents, including but not limited to First Aid, CPR, Severe Weather, and Missing Child Events.
  • Plan, organize, monitor, and conduct recreational activities for participants of assigned programs.
  • Prepare facilities and equipment for planned daily programs and events.
  • Assist in the planning, supervision, and coordination of participants and activities assigned.
  • Assist in the coordination of set up, tear down, and clean up of programs and events.
  • Responsible for facility and equipment appearance and cleanliness.
  • Supervise and monitor participants in a variety of recreation areas.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum age of 18 years old.
  • Must be able to possess and perform Basic First Aid and CPR (Adult & Infant) Certifications within 60 days of employment; opportunity for certification will be provided by the employer.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies in a calm and efficient manner.
  • Must be educated in Diabetic Care and Monitoring within one year of employment; opportunity for in-service training and certification will be provided by the employer.
  • Ability to clearly communicate procedures, problems, and policies with fellow employees and the public tactfully and courteously.
  • Ability to demonstrate techniques and skills associated with assigned programs and activities.
  • Skill in organizing self and others; ability to self-start in discharging responsibilities.
  • Ability to work a wide variety of shifts including afternoons, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • This is an "At-Will" position: Work assignments and hours are scheduled based on availability, division requirements, and within the confines of the budget. Schedules and work hours are not guaranteed and are subject to change at any time due to division needs, budgeting, and staff availability.
  • Knowledge of the facilities, equipment, and supplies required by the assigned area.
  • Prior experience working with youth of varying ages is preferred.


Reasonable Accommodations: Canton Township provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the ADA Coordinator at (734) 394-5260. We encourage all interested qualified applicants to apply for open positions. Request for accommodations will be reviewed case-by-case.

  • Stand - Frequently
  • Walk - Frequently
  • Sit - Frequently
  • Use of Hands/Fingers - Frequently
  • Reach - Frequently
  • Climb - Occasionally
  • Crawl - Occasionally
  • Squat or Kneel - Frequently
  • Bend - Frequently


  • Less than 10 lbs - Frequently
  • 10 - 29 lbs - Frequently
  • 30 - 59 lbs - Occasionally
  • 60 - 100 lbs Rarely


  • Less than 10 lbs - Frequently
  • 10 - 29 lbs - Frequently
  • 30 - 59 lbs - Occasionally
  • 60 - 100 lbs - Rarely

Reports To: Program Supervisor

Job Description Updated: March 2022

Posting Information: Daycamp Counselor - Camp Canton / Canton Activity Crew (Seasonal)

  • This is a seasonal job opportunity. A seasonal position may be scheduled to work up to 40 hours per week for a limited duration of time (no more than 6 calendar months) on an at-will basis. Work hours, however, will be solely determined based on workload and availability.
  • This is an at-will position. Hours are limited and will vary based on the operational needs of the department. Employees in this position will be classified as seasonal employees.
  • All candidates will be notified VIA EMAIL of the disposition of the employment application.
  • Being hired to fill a vacant position will require reference checking, background information, working history verification, physical exam, drug screen, and new hire orientation.
  • Must meet the minimum requirements for the position to be considered.
  • Create an account to apply online or pick up a paper application in the Human Resources Department.
  • Only completed applications received in the Human Resources Division prior to the posting closing will be considered. The posting will remain open for a minimum of 10 business days.

The Charter Township of Canton provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) and is committed to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability, height, weight, gender identity, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Canton Township takes great pride in the diversity of our community and promotes diversity in the workforce.

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