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Camp Counselor - Overnight Camp

Company: Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
Location: Frazier Park
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Dates of employment: June 13-July 31 / August 24thPay: Daily rate $105-$108 per day + room and board Position PurposeCounselors are the primary caregivers for each camper at overnight camp. The Counselor is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. 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 OverviewGirl 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 Camp LakotaThe Girl Scouts of Greater Los AngelesCamp Lakota is astate 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

  • Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their living unit, within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.
  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.
  • Assure campers are always properly supervised.
  • Be aware of and implement safety guidelines.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the mission and outcomes.
  • Responsible for leading and assisting with the teaching of activities.
  • Actively participate in all program areas as assigned.
  • Provide for the progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities.
  • Assist in program areas such as high ropes, horseback riding, water activities, archery, and all camp activities, as directed.
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.
  • Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal health needs.
  • Ensure that campers receive their medications as directed by health care manager.
  • Be alert to campers and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems and discuss with camp health manager and/or resident camp director when appropriate.
  • Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to camp director.
  • Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.
  • Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.
  • Set a good example to campers and others regarding general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.
  • 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 and prepare for daily meetings.
  • Assist where needed on camper arrival and departure days.
  • Provide check in/out support and provide outstanding customer service to families.
  • Other duties as assigned. RelationshipsCounselors communicate and work daily with their assigned Unit Leader and co-counselors. They work closely with the entire counseling staff. They have regular working relationships with kitchen staff, activities staff, and property staff in accordance with their daily life and counseling duties.Qualifications (Minimum Education And Experience)
    • Must be 18 years of age or older.
    • Completion of high school or equivalent.
    • Documented experience teaching or interacting with youth programs.
    • 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.
    • Ability to pass 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
        • Communicates and works with all ages and skill levels and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
        • Observes camper and staff behavior, 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.
        • Constantly responds appropriately 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.
        • Frequently moves luggage, tables, chairs, and program equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
        • Needs to traverse and move several miles daily, at various grades, elevations, and on uneven terrain.
        • Possess endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.
        • Needs to sustain activity at 6,000 feet (1830 meters) in elevation.
        • Must be able to live in a rustic camp setting and work flexible hours.
        • 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 StatementGirl 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 PolicyGirl 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/SeasonalBonus/Commission: No

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

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