Girls Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is looking for Summer Resident Maintenance Assistant!
$1700 plus room and board.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has been serving girls since 1937. Our Resident Camp operates at Camp Four Echoes, a council-owned property of over 200 acres near Worley, ID. Over 500 girls each summer ages 5-17 enjoy programs in STEM, arts and crafts, cooking, drama, swimming, boating, hiking, and other skill-building fun. Each session, girls lead the way by planning their own activities with their camper group. Each week has a theme and campers plan activities and meals related to that theme. Camp Four Echoes, a Girl Scout camp, located on the wooded shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Six living units house 18-24 girls weekly. Each unit has flush toilets and running water, but no electricity. Meals are provided in a group setting in our central dining hall. We also have a staff lounge for your time off.
All staff live on-site June 6-August 13 for the 2018 Camp Season
Under the direction of the Camp Director, the Maintenance Assistant is responsible for maintenance and janitorial aspects of camp, serving of girls ages 5-17 and seasonal camp staff. The Maintenance Assistant exhibits enthusiasm and patience while exemplifying the Girl Scout core values of honesty, caring, courage, and character.
$1700 plus room and board.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:
- Participates in 10 day staff training
- Ensures camp is clean by regularly removing trash in the dining hall and kitchen after meals and in all other parts of camp on a daily basis
- Assists the kitchen staff in keeping the kitchen clean and tidy by taking out trash and recycling, daily sweeping and mopping and any other duties needed
- Ensures the living units and shower houses are fully stocked with supplies; following up campers’ kapers (chores) with any cleaning that has been missed
- Maintains cleanliness of the lodge with regular dusting, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and other jobs as needed
- Assists in maintaining landscaping with regular/daily mowing and weed whacking throughout camp, weeding around main camp, concrete washing and litter pick up
- Ensures daily that council vehicles (including vans and gator) are adequately maintained following a daily check list and are fueled, clean and have proper emergency gear
- Aides the Property Assistant in any work or project that may require additional personnel for safety or for completion
- Works to create a positive group culture through team-building and problem-solving activities
- Models personal responsibilities such as conflict management, positive relationships, following rules, and respecting camp property
- Follows and implements appropriate behavior management procedures when interacting with all campers
- Completes and submits all paperwork in a timely and efficient manner
- Exhibits punctuality and communication in time management, including daily and weekly breaks
- Respects and follows the “Camp is for the camper” philosophy by attending to camper and camp needs first
- Represents camp appropriately in the community and with parents by maintaining personal hygiene, following camp dress code, and communicating respectfully with campers, parents and other adults.
- Actively participates in staff trainings, meetings, and camp closing activities, including but not limited to deep cleaning, lifting or moving equipment, taking out trash and closing inventory
- Reports concerns and incidents to Camp Director
- Practices the Girl Scout Promise and Law with an inclusive attitude and a willingness to problem-solve
- Follows all procedures and regulations according to the GSEWNI Council, GSUSA, and state and federal guidelines and laws and the American Camp Association
- Must be 18 years or older
- Current First Aid & CPR certification
- Current Idaho Food Handlers Card
- Ability to grasp the landscape within an organization, show passion for working with Girl Scouts and the nonprofit environment and expertise in using various communication vehicles that engage girls, volunteers, parents, donors and the community
- Willingness to subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout movement, including acceptance of the Girl Scout philosophy and willingness to maintain membership in the Girl Scouts USA
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to:
Regularly lift objects up 30 pounds, repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Climb, pull, stoop, kneel, crawl, twist and crouch while performing custodial duties. Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time, up to 12 hours, and work in inclement weather. Clearly see 20+ feet, with or without corrective lenses and differentiate between colors (no color blindness)
Mental & Other Skills/Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the:
- Multi-Tasking Ability: ability to handle many diverse tasks/projects at one time; ability to prioritize and complete them on time.
While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee lives for up to 12 weeks in close proximity to others, including sharing living quarters, restrooms, laundry facilities and a common staff lounge. May only use personal electronics (such as computers, phones and other devices) only during personal designated breaks and out of sight of campers. Multi-tasking in a fast paced environment is an integral part of this position, as is the ability to work with high-stress situations based on the nature of GSEWNI mission and daily work.