Girl Scouts Summer Junior Counselors (for girls under 18 only!)
The Junior Counselor is responsible for the safety, health, and well-being of campers by safely guiding campers to and from activity periods as well as supporting and/or assisting General Counselors during activity sessions and camp activities. Due to close contact and overnight supervision of a Girl Scout youth population in this residential setting, the Junior Counselor must be female. This position pays $200 per week.
- Meet with the Summer Camp Units Supervisor and fellow Junior Counselors on a weekly basis.
- Report to unit leader of assigned unit on a weekly basis.
- Transfer campers from one activity to the next activity in a timely and organized manner.
- Guide cabin or unit groups and individual campers in planning and/or participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities and meet established goals for camper development.
- Recognize and appropriately respond to opportunities for problem solving in a group, develop opportunities for positive interaction between campers and staff, and engage with campers throughout the day in a positive and professional manner.
- Monitor campers for signs of homesickness or other health concerns, and handle issues appropriately.
- Help to supervise all assigned aspects of the campers’ day, including but not limited to: morning flag pole, cabin clean-up, meal times, rest hour, evening activities, getting ready for bed, and any after hours duty as assigned.
- Act as a leader in an emergency situation, enforce camp safety regulations, and report any accidents or incidents according to the Emergency Communication Plan.
- Assist in teaching, leading, or developing any activities as assigned, in conjunction with Unit Leaders and Assistant Unit Leaders.
- Assist in the preparation as well as clean up of needed supplies and materials for daily activities.
- Abide by GSHPA code of conduct, rules, and expectations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills & Abilities:
- Successfully complete CIT or similar leadership program.
- Minimum age of 16 years old - must be under 18 during camp session.
- Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions and exercise good judgment.
- Attend and complete pre-camp trainings.
- Experience working with children preferred.
- Ability to live and work in the outdoors in extreme weather conditions.
- Ability to walk over uneven terrain.
- Ability to adapt well to changing circumstances, direction, and strategy.
- Ability to work with diverse populations in a group setting.
- Strong verbal communication skills.
- Must be able to pass required background checks.
- Must present a current form of ID affirming female gender at time of hire.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
- Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
4 positions available
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