SUP Junior Counselor Application 2017

| Resume a previously saved form
Resume Later

In order to be able to resume this form later, please enter your email and choose a password.

Welcome to the Summer Urban Program (SUP) Junior Counselor Application. Please read below before proceeding so you can have information ready to submit. You are able to save your progress on the application and continue later, be sure to complete everything and press submit.

Information about the Junior Counselor Application: PBHA’s Summer Urban Program is a set of 10 student-run summer camps at 12 different sites for children in Boston and Cambridge. Each summer, approximately 150 college students work in these communities. Serving over 800 youth, the summer programs are structured into mornings of curricular, classroom-based enrichment and afternoons of field trips in and around Boston. Each camp uses the city as a classroom without walls, and the summer culminates in final trips and a show. An essential element of the summer program is community partnership; teens who are often former campers are hired as junior or senior counselors and directors, and parents and community leaders play an important role in working with the program.         

                                                                                                                              

About the online application process:   You are able to save the application and resume later by providing an email address - you must complete everything through the "Submit" button for your application to be entered. The priority deadline is March 14th, a limited number of open spots will be filled on a rolling basis after that date. In order to prepare, have the following things ready before proceeding:


·       all your contact information, including an email address you check regularly

·       documentation of household income and relevant assistance programs

·       your school information, including School ID #

·       your SuccessLink # if you have one (if you are eligible 15-18 year old Boston resident, you must sign up to receive a number before completing this application, at https://www.boston.gov/health-and-human-services/successlink-summer-jobs-program)

·       An essay of no more than 500 words on the following prompt: "Imagine you are giving a speech to the Mayor of your city about your community and you want to highlight one aspect that you would like to change in it. Feel free to use personal examples and/or research to make your point and suggest solutions towards fixing these problems."

·       List contact information and relationship to you of 3 different references who know of your capabilities, talents, and character. They can be teachers, someone from a place you volunteer, mentors, previous employers, or other adults. No relatives. These references will be contacted during the hiring process

·      A current resume. Use this guide for minimum expectations of resume formatting: http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Teen_Resume_Guide_tcm3-31427.pdf


Contact the Summer Urban Program Group Officer at sup@pbha.org with any questions or concerns you may have about the application process. Please contact the current Directors of each camp with specific questions about their programs, they will also contact you directly to arrange for interviews and for follow-up information.

Please select up to 6 camps to submit your application materials to:

Follow up needed for funding programs below

Summer Jobs Programs
Applicants who are part of the following programs are given preference in the hiring process, though all are still encouraged to apply and there are spots available for those not eligible for any of these programs. Here are descriptions and links: 

Boston Youth Employment and Engagement SuccessLink:
SuccessLink is open to Boston residents age 15-18 who apply to get a number for a lottery. You must have a SucceslLink lottery number to be eligible for funding, though it does not guarantee you will be selected for a job. The number is given to you after signing up, open only February 25-March 31 (strict deadline, if you are eligible, go to the website now and do that application first): https://www.boston.gov/health-and-human-services/successlink-summer-jobs-program).

Boston ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) Summerworks
For income-eligible residents of Boston ages 14-21, ABCD Summerworks provides paid summer placements. Applications are now available and accepted on a rolling basis - eligible applicants are selected from a lottery in May/June. Click here to see eligibility and apply!
Online applications for ABCD are open until March 15, after that call your local ABCD office. https://www.summerworks.net/WorksClient/

Cambridge Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program
Cambridge residents ages 14 - 18 can apply to the MYSEP program starting on April 16 by going to the closest location they have applications available - see details on their website: http://www.cambridgema.gov/DHSP/programsforkidsandyouth/MSYEP.aspx                             


About you



















Addresses









School information

If you are going into high school, select your high school. If you are going into college, select the high school you will graduate from.


Grade in school entering in Fall 2017


Parent/Guardian 1








Parent/Guardian 1 Address information should also be the primary residence for the child





(e.g. on my home phone from 7pm-10pm Monday through Thursday)
Emergency Contact






Professional Qualifications

Resume

Use this guide as needed for minimum expectations of resume formatting and content: http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Teen_Resume_Guide_tcm3-31427.pdf

Youth Programs need references for liability reasons, please provide 3 people they can contact to verify your identity, skills, and character. You must provide either a phone or email, preferably both, to be able to contact these references during the hiring process.

Reference 1 of 3





Reference 2 of 3





Reference 3 of 3





Signature

PBHA is an equal opportunity employer. By typing my name below I attest that the information in this application is honest and accurate to the best of my knowledge. 

In order to employ you as a Junior Counselor, PBHA is required to complete two background checks, in addition to your references. PBHA will complete a Massachusetts CORI (criminal background check), a SORI (sex offender background check). All of these are required by the agency that licenses PBHA camps. We cannot run without these checks!

In accordance with Massachusetts law for working with children, I authorize PBHA to perform criminal and sex offender background checks on my record. The information on these forms will only be used if I am hired.


Thank you for applying! Press submit below 


You will receive a confirmation email that your information has been recorded successfully. 


(It may take a few seconds to submit).

Need assistance with this form?