Position Title: Full-Time, Year-Round, Camp Counselor/Teacher
Company Name: Baptist Children’s Homes of NC: Wilderness Camping Programs
Location of Job: Cameron, NC
Company Address: P.O. Box 277, 255 Cameron Camp Rd
Cameron, North Carolina 28326
Contact Email Address: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number:(910) 916-2619
-Make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth beyond the church walls.
-Be part of a ministry who, through Christ, shares hope and changes lives.
-Salary and Generous Benefit Package
-Housing and Meals included
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The counselor/teacher will live outdoors year-round in tent shelters built and maintained by the group, and take extended expedition trips periodically such as a two to four week trip – lake, river, backpack and road trip (this will require the counselor/teacher to work longer than the regular five days a week) with their group. Normal work schedule is 5 days on 2 days off (not necessarily weekends). They would be responsible for the welfare and progress of the group as a whole as well as for understanding the needs, interests and desires of each camper; and implement through camp program activities each camper’s I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan).
● Responsible for meeting the needs of each camper.
● Applies Camp philosophy and resources to bring about each child’s fullest growth-socially, physically, spiritually, emotionally and academically.
● Implements, through Camp program curriculum, each camper’s educational plan through experiential learning and insures balanced programming and educational experiences.
● Works closely with Groupwork Supervisor to evaluate each camper’s academic performance.
● Completes written evaluations concerning each camper, group and their progress.
● Keeps abreast of each camper’s progress and helps insure that individual camper’s needs are being met within the group.
● Maintains the camp site (including shelters and trails), construction materials and equipment as an integral part of the therapeutic process.
● Participate in maintenance and improvement of camp property.
● Help plan and executes adventure trips which may consist of trips up to 6 weeks in duration, for group and individual development.
● Is a functional member of the team and takes part in activities necessary for an overall successful program.
● Keeps Group Work Supervisor informed of any needs or problems.
● Participates in camper, family and group conferences as needed.
● Responsible for the accuracy and distribution of all paperwork.
● Attends events as a representative of Baptist Children’s Homes and/or Camp, as needed.
● Reviews and maintains up-to-date medical files of campers, and ensures that medical items are not expired and maintains proper inventory of medical box and bag.
● Assist with maintaining campers’ clothing inventory.
● Maintains clean living quarters on and off duty.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Applicants should have a passion for Christ and youth. They should welcome challenges and be no stranger to hard work (sawing trees and carrying heavy objects like trees, backpacks, canoes, etc…). Other necessary qualities include a love for the outdoors, enjoying working with others to get things done, excellent physical health (often there is no medical care within a 10 mile walk), strong leadership abilities, a willingness to learn and grow, and a positive servant attitude. Whether it is fishing, swimming, playing group games, or cleaning up after a bed wetter, they should be able to commit to being involved in whatever the boys and/or girls are doing 100%. It is crucial that the applicant be able willing to face his/her own problems and weaknesses. They should possess strong communication and relational skills, self-initiative and emotional stability. Due to the intense nature of the ministry, personal integrity is a must on and off duty. To accomplish this, an individual must have the self-discipline necessary to prioritize spiritual disciplines to stay grounded and nurture their faith.
● Minimum of 21 years of age.
● Minimum 2 year degree or equivalent work experience.
● Has experience and self-confidence in camp programming with all age groups, and varied experience in camping and the out-of-doors.
● Valid drivers’ license.
● Has ability to direct campers.
● Must pass a water certification class, CPR and First Aid.
● Ability to interact with the public, families, and other agencies.
● Ability to interpret programs correctly.
● Must be of good character and moral convictions.
● Meets the general qualifications as outlined in the personnel policies of the Institution.
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