Kizuna offers counselor positions for young adults and college students. By becoming a counselor, you can become a leader and make a direct impact on the next generation!
We require counselors over the age of 18 to go through a California Department of Justice level background check and fingerprinting service to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
Kizuna offers a wide array of counselor positions that work with a variety of ages and in many different geographic locations. You can make a difference in the life of the next generation. Sign up today!
Our Senior Counselor program is for those who have already had experience as a counselor but want to take
the lead! Senior counselors require an addition training (6 hours) and have increased leadership and responsibilities. You can choose to be an instructor, help with marketing and communications, or be a team leader!
Senior Counselors must meet these requirements:
1) Must be over the age of 19.
2) Must have at least 1 year experience as a paid counselor.
3) Requires California Department of Justice level background check and fingerprinting service.
Our Counselor program places young adults and high school students in paid positions with Kizuna’s summer programs. Counselors work directly to shape the lives of kids and teens. Community service has never been more fun and worthwhile than this!
Counselors must meet the requirement:
1) Must be over the age of 18
2) Requires California Department of Justice level background check and fingerprinting service.
High school students looking to make a difference, become a Jr. Counselor with one of Kizuna's summer programs. Jr. Counselors function as counselors-in-training allowing you to interact with our students while learning from our more seasoned counselors.
Jr. Counselors must meet both requirements:
1) Must be between the age of 13-17
2) in 9th grade or above.
If you've ever been to a summer camp as a kid, you know the impact that counselors can make on a camp experience. Counselors truly make a difference in the lives of the next generation. One week of work as a counselor can change a student forever.
Kizuna's counselor training modules are conducted to build a safe, exciting, and learning environment for our program participants, as well as prepare you for your position! Our counselor training is an annually held certification program curated and facilitated by Kizuna staff.
Here is what we will require and cover to prepare you for the best summer experience ever!
All counselors over the age of 18 are required to go through a California Department of Justice level background check and fingerprinting service.
*Trainings will occur the Saturday prior to the week of each camp location.
* Tanoshii Fun Camp counselor training logistics will be handled through South Bay JACL and Gardena JCI.
Through our training, you will learn the skills to be able to be an effective counselor and make our summer programs a fun and safe place. But you cannot do it alone, you will work along side Senior Counselors, Counselors and Jr. Counselors which allows you to make fun and memorable experiences throughout the summer with your cohort.
It's time to give back to your community. Counselors feel a sense of satisfaction from their experience as a counselor because they’ve made a difference.
Ask any of our people, being a counselor in Kizuna's programs is GREAT FUN. We have a great group of kids and fellow counselors, so you won't be bored.