Camp Counselor/Teacher

April 06, 2013 - April 05, 2015
Location:Cameron, NC
Benefits:Yes
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Cameron Boys Camp
Description:The Camp Counselor/Teacher must demonstrate the agency’s purpose, philosophy, polices and procedures in the Wilderness Camping Program. The Camp Counselor/Teacher works as a team member and oversees the day to day activities of the campers. These activities relate to maintaining individual and group relationships at the assigned wilderness camping areas.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Camp Counselor/Teacher to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk with a back pack weighing up to 50 pounds and lift and carry up to 50 pounds. The Camp Counselor/Teacher must be able to perform manual labor, which includes walk, drive, sit, stand, reach with arms, talk and hear, and regularly lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to restrain a child when necessary.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee would encounter in any camp environment, while performing the essential functions of this job. Duties required are performed in an outdoor camp setting, The Camp Counselor/Teacher is required to live on the premises of Baptist Children's Homes of NC, Inc, Cameron Boys Camp, and must be available 24 hours a day, while on duty. This position works a five days on duty, two days off duty schedule.
Duties:•Responsible for meeting the needs of each camper.
•Must pass First Aid/CPR and Basic Water Rescue certification classes.
•Applies CAMP philosophy and resources to bring about each child’s fullest growth-socially, physically, spiritually, emotionally and academically.
•Implements, through CAMP program curriculum, each camper’s CAMP educational plan through experiential learning and insures balanced programming and educational experiences.
•Works closely with Groupwork Supervisor to evaluate each camper’s academic performance.
•Completes written evaluations concerning each camper, group and their progress.
•Keeps abreast of each camper's progress and helps insure that individual camper's needs are being met within the group.
•Maintains the camp site (including shelters and trails), construction materials and equipment as an integral part of the therapeutic process.
•Participate in maintenance and improvement of camp property.
•Help plan and executes adventure trips which may consist of trips up to 6 weeks in duration, for group and individual development.
•Is a functional member of the team and takes part in activities necessary for an overall successful program.
•Keeps Groupwork Supervisor informed of any needs or problems.
•Participates in camper, family and group conferences as needed.
•Responsible for the accuracy and distribution of all paperwork.
•Attends events as a representative of Baptist Children's Homes and/or Camp, as needed.
•Reviews and maintains up-to-date medical files of campers, and ensures that medical items are not expired and maintains proper inventory of medical box and bag.
•Assist with maintaining campers' clothing inventory.
•Maintains clean living quarters on and off duty.
Qualifications:•Minimum of 21 years of age.
•Minimum 2 year degree or equivalent work experience.
•Has experience and self-confidence in camp programming with all age groups, and varied experience in camping and the out-of-doors.
•Valid drivers’ license.
•Has ability to direct campers.
•Ability to interact with the public, families, and other agencies.
•Ability to interpret programs correctly.
•Must be of good character and moral convictions.
•Meets the general qualifications as outlined in the personnel policies of the Institution.





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