Lead Cabin Counselor
Qualifications: A desire to work with children
Responsible to: Camp Coordinator
Function: To directly supervise their cabin group, encourage campers to participate in all activities and guide the camper throughout his stay at camp.
All employees must be able to pass a drug screening and background check
- Oversee the campers’ health, welfare and general adjustment and interaction with others.
- Greet parents and campers on the first day registration as necessary.
- Plan and implement daily activities with your group.
- Communicate and work with a cabin group and provide necessary instructions to campers.
- Observe camper behaviors, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
- Plan, conduct, and teach activities to campers.
- Guide individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.
- Administer necessary medications per camp nurse instruction at appropriate times.
- Carry out established roles in enforcing camp safety regulations.
- Develop daily activities with, not for, the campers.
- Communicate plans and needs to Leadership Staff
- Supervise all aspects of the camper’s day, including flag raising, cabin clean-up, meal times, swim time, evening activities, overnights, getting ready for bed, etc.
- Physical ability to participate in all camp activities (i.e., hiking, swimming, ropes course, etc.)
- Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first-aid and to assist campers in other emergency situations.
- Set a good example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, clean up and chores, and table manners.
- Follow camp rules and regulations as outlined in personnel policies and procedures and staff training.
- Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities.
- Submit all required reports on time.
- At the end of each session, clean your cabin area and assist others with clean up of your unit and other camp areas.
- All other duties and tasks assigned to you by the Camp Coordinator.
- Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent
- Ability to work well with children of all ages and interests
- Ability to work in close proximity with others
- Love for outdoors – in all weather conditions
- Ability to take charge and motivate others
- Creativity & Flexibility
- Ability to be supervised by peers of close age
- Ability and willingness to be a positive role model
- Appreciation and respect for all races, cultures, religions, and abilities
- Willingness and ability to foster self-esteem, cooperation, courage, and responsibility
- Work, play, and sleep with the same people in a cabin group
- Willingness to work long hours with little sleep
- Ability to deal well with little privacy
- Ability to possess physical endurance
- Ability to swim
Relationship Building – Effective performers understand that leadership is about establishing and maintaining productive relationships. They like interacting with people and are good at it. They devote appropriate time and energy to establishing and maintaining networks. They initiate contacts readily and maintain them over time. They are able to utilize relationships to facilitate business transactions.
Organizing & Planning – Effective performers have strong organizing and planning skills that allow them to be highly productive and efficient. They manage their time wisely and effectively prioritize multiple, competing tasks. They plan, organize, and actively manage meetings for maximum productivity.
Initiative – Effective performers are proactive and take action without being prompted. They don’t need to wait to be told what to do or when to do it. They see a need, take responsibility, and act on it. They make things happen.
Adaptability – Effective performers are flexible. They adapt quickly and positively to change. They are to open to and actively solicit new ideas and opinions.
Energy – Effective performers have a high level of energy. They have the stamina and endurance to handle the substantial workload managers confront in today’s organizations. They are able to maintain a fast pace and continue to produce even in exhausting circumstances.
Coaching & Counseling – Effective performers see themselves as coaches and mentors and actively develop their team. They effectively instruct employees at all performance levels and enjoy helping team members grow. They set goals for heir people, communicate them clearly and specifically, and use objective means to monitor progress toward those goals. They offer clear, direct, and timely feedback, and provide training, direction and support as needed. They are able to successfully redirect performance that falls short of expectations.
Team Management – Effective performers create and maintain functional work units. They understand the human dynamics of team formation and maintenance. They formulate team roles and actively recruit and select to build effective workgroups. They develop and communicate clear team goals and roles, and provide the level of guidance and management appropriate to the circumstances. They reward team behavior and foster at team atmosphere in the workplace.
To help achieve the mission of the agency, Cabin Counselors may have to assume additional tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Camp Coordinator or their designee.
This job description should not be interpreted as an employment contract. The Agency reserves the right to unilaterally and periodically modify this job description as is consistent with its goals and objectives.
Contact Matthew Smith firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.302.2866