The mission of Earthplace is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience, and action.
The Assistant Counselor is responsible for Assisting the Lead Counselor with planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and relationships.
Essential Job Functions:
• Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their camper group within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.
• Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the mission and outcomes.
• Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.
• Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.
• Represent the camp when interacting with parents or community members
Qualifications: (Minimum Education and Experience)
• Must be 16 years of age.
• Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR.
• Must submit health history record and examination form prior to the first day of work.
• Ability to interact with all age levels.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Understanding of the development needs of youth.
• Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner.
• Demonstrated knowledge and skill in program areas designated camp program areas.
Physical Aspects of the Job:
• Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
• Ability to observe camper behavior and assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques as outlined in the Positive Guidance Policy.
• Ability to observe staff behavior, and assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
• Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
• Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
Endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching; requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities; requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs; willing to work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities; and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, etc.
Please do not contact us to check the status of an employment application, we do not give out status updates. If you are selected for an interview, we will be in touch over the next few weeks.
In compliance with all federal and state legislation and regulations regarding non-discrimination, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and characteristics, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, visible or invisible disability, veteran status, or any other protected status.