|Title:||Counselor-in-Training Director- Camp Four Echoes|
|Job Status :||N/A|
|Company :||Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho (GSEWNI)|
Camp Season Salary: $2000 plus room and board.
Under the direction of the Assistant Camp Director, the Counselor-in-Training Director is responsible coaching current campers in preparation for future camp counseling opportunities that involve all aspects regarding leading a team to plan, lead, and implement outdoor camp programs, trips, activities, and experiences for girls ages 5-17 for an assigned group of campers. This position is also accountable for the general safety and empowering the personal growth and skill development of the participants in their group. The Counselor-in-Training Director exhibits enthusiasm and patience while exemplifying the Girl Scout core values of honesty, caring, courage, and character.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:
- Attends to safety of campers at all times; follows and instructs campers on procedures for incidents and emergencies
- Leads a team, supervise up to 24 campers as a group during for 10-21 days, coordinating the group’s schedule and leadership activities
- Works to create a positive group culture through team-building and problem-solving activities
- Ensures weekly age-appropriate programming requirements primarily in leadership, but also in STEM, art, cooking, hiking, waterfront, etc. are met through daily activities and weekly trips
- Teaches and encourages campers to progress in independent and group living skills such as personal hygiene, taking care of personal belongings, rolling sleeping bags, re-packing luggage, cabin clean-up and other camp jobs
- Plans, prepares, and implements leadership programming and curriculum based on GSUSA guidelines and using the current staff training model as a guideline.
- Models how to engage all campers in games, crafts, or other activities at all times (including during the girls’ down time, meals, all-camp activities, clean-up, etc.)
- Attends all meals with campers in the dining hall or during cook-outs. Teaches and models table manners, appropriate meal conversation and positive social interactions
- Engages all campers in games, crafts, or other activities at all times (including during the girls’ down time, meals, all-camp activities, clean-up, etc.)
- Models and instructs on personal responsibilities such as conflict management, positive relationships, following rules, and respecting camp property
- Follows and implements appropriate behavior management procedures with all campers. Supports Unit Staff to increase their skills and assist with challenging camper behavior that may present itself
- Completes and submits all paperwork in a timely and efficient manner, encouraging Unit Leaders to do the same
- 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, staff 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 Assistant Camp Director
- Practices the Girl Scout Promise and Law with an inclusive attitude and a willingness to problem-solve
- Attends weekly scheduling meetings
- 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 21 years or older
- Current First Aid & CPR certification
- One (1) year experience working with girls ages 5-17 through camp, day care, or teaching.
- One (1) year experience in a supervisory role and demonstrates the ability to supervise other staff members, including giving appropriate feedback, providing a positive role model and addressing challenges quickly and professionally
- 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
- Valid Driver’s License and insurability required
- Reliable transportation required
- 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.