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Counselor

Company: Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
Location: Frazier Park
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Dates: June 8th - August 13th

**Training on course will be provided **

Position Purpose

To further the mission of the camp through the development and delivery of activities at the camps adventure program areas(high ropes and low ropes challenge course)that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the camper's age and abilities. Provide management to the physical operation of facilities and equipment.Camp Lakota is a Girl Scout overnight camp that serves girls in grades 2-12. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Council Overview

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serves more than 32,000 girls in partnership with more than 16,000 adult members and volunteers from the diverse communities of Los Angeles County and parts of Kern, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties. Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is the largest girl-serving nonprofit agency in the Los Angeles region, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

GSGLA Values

Our core values represent how we behave on a day-to-day basis. These values are the specific behaviors that are expected, encouraged, and rewarded within our GSGLA culture.

INTEGRITY: We do what we say we are going to do. We strive for our highest quality work and commit to doing what's right even when it's difficult.

CLARITY OF PURPOSE: We commit to and stay focused on the goals and priorities of GSGLA and hold ourselves responsible for keeping the girl at the center of everything we do.

ACCOUNTABILITY:We accept personal responsibility for our work, and we hold others accountable. We can be relied upon and can rely on others. We commit to mutual understanding and mutual problem solving and embrace the necessary tough conversations.

RESPECT:We practice respect by caring for the worth of ourselves, others, the environment, property, and policies. We listen well and honor diversity in ideas without judgements.

GSGLA Camp Lakota

The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Camp Lakota is a state of the art, recently updated residential camp. Located just 90 miles from downtown Los Angeles, this premier camp site will host a full summer camp season. The camp will focus on providing a stand-out girl-led experience for campers of all ages and communities across our 6, 272 square mile footprint. The camp offers a variety of specialty activities including a high ropes challenge course, horseback riding, swimming, and archery.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan, direct, and supervise a safe, innovative and funadventureprogram.
  • Coordinate (with the help ofchallenge coursespecialists) schedules that meet camp goals.
  • Evaluatechallenge courseabilities of campers and staff.
  • Deliverprogressive andcreativeadventureprogram activities.
  • Train and supervisechallenge coursespecialists.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of staff training.
  • Trainchallenge coursespecialists andcampstaff intheiradventureprogramresponsibilities.
  • Schedule, supervise,and evaluatechallenge coursespecialiststo provide a safe and high-quality program.
  • Manage the physical facilities and equipment in theadventureprogram area.
  • Set upchallenge courseareas.
  • Teach and monitor proper use of equipment.
  • Conduct pre-season and end-of-season inventory, and store equipment prioritizing safety.
  • Check equipment and report maintenance requests to property team.
  • Conduct a daily check of equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
  • Submit orders for equipment and supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials.
  • Surveychallenge coursearea daily and keep the area free of hazards and debris.
  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
  • Attend all camp staff meetings.
  • Assist in the planning of any special events at or near thechallenge coursearea.
  • Providecheck in/out supportandoutstanding customer service to families.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications (Minimum Education And Experience)
    • Must be 21 years of age or older.
    • College/universitydegree preferred.
    • Current certification in challenge course operation or documented experience and training.
    • Prior supervision of anadventureprogram in an overnight camp setting.
    • Must complete and pass onsite high and low ropes challenge course training.
    • Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR prior to first day of work.
    • Must submit health history form prior to first day of work.
    • Mustpass a background check.
    • Must be committed to work the entire camp season and attend all pre-camp trainings.
    • Ability to live onsite acting in an on-duty capacity for the duration of the camp season.
      Additional Organizational Requirements
      • Subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement.
      • Possess a positive attitude with strong work ethic, integrity, and honesty.
      • Must be flexible, adaptable, and willing to thrive in an ever-changing/fast-paced environment.
      • Attend GSGLA signature events and certain other activities/events (including cookie cupboards, etc.) as assigned.
      • Develop and maintain sensitivity to employee diversity in the workplace.
      • Behave in ways that demonstrate respectful treatment of other employees, volunteers, and girls.
      • Practice pluralism and be inclusive with the services provided.
        Physical Requirements
        • Communicatesand workswith all ages and skill levels and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
        • Observescamperand staffbehavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
        • Needs to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
        • Constantlyrespondsappropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
        • Frequentlymovesluggage, tables, chairs, and program equipmentweighing up to 40 pounds.
        • Needs to traverse and moveseveral miles daily, at various grades, elevations, and on uneven terrain.
        • Possess endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.
        • Needs to sustain activityat6,000 feet (1830 meters) in elevation.
        • Must be able tolive in a rustic camp setting and workflexiblehours.
        • Operate with daily exposure to various weather conditions and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, raccoons, and other wilderness animals common to the area.
          Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access & Advocacy Statement

          Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is committed to building a diverse staff that reflects the communities we work alongside, and we value equity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage applications from individuals in all groups and communities, different walks of life, and those belonging to communities historically excluded. As an organization committed to making the world a better place, it is essential that we incorporate a diverse, equitable and inclusive lens into all aspects of our work. We encourage applicants with a global perspective and a commitment to values around diversity, equity, and inclusion to apply.

          Vaccination Policy

          Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law.New hires working at Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles must be fully vaccinated upon hire. Please contact the Human Resources Department for a copy of the vaccination policy.

          The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments.

          To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above 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.

          Employment Type: Temp/Seasonal

          Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Bakersfield , Counselor, Other , Frazier Park, California

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