Camp Counselor SumFun
Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland - Ohio

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Shift: Days
Experience Level: None
Education: Associate's Degree

Basic Function:
Provide a safe, fun and quality camping experience for assigned group of campers with disabilities. Assist in the implementation of activities of the daily camp program, understand the needs of campers and exercise appropriate judgment in order to meet the needs of the campers.

Responsibilities:
Under direction, ensure that the activities of this position and relevant programs are consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the Secretariat for Catholic Charities Health and Human Services.
Assist in the planning and implementation of programs of organized recreation and socialization for campers including activities, projects and games as well as outdoor opportunities which allow all campers to feel capable and successful.
Exercise appropriate judgment and act according to procedure/risk management plan in the event of health or other emergency or in the event of other unforeseen incidents.
Assist campers with restroom trips and personal care as needed.
Inform supervisor(s) of any problems or incidents that might become a concern for parents, campers or staff.
Ensure campers are participating in all program areas in a manner that would not cause harm to themselves, others or the environment.
Be aware of all special needs and concerns of campers and staff.
Conduct appropriate correspondence with parents which may include conversation with parents; answering questions from parents; or relating information as requested or as needed.
Complete and maintain appropriate paperwork which includes, but not limited to, forms, incident reports, attendance logs, schedule logs, staff sign-in/sign-out sheets and others as assigned.
Maintain supplies for use in program.
Assist in end of day clean up by making certain that all equipment, supplies and facilities are cleaned and prepared for use.
Encourage and support other staff members in their job responsibilities.
May ride buses with campers to and from camp as assigned
Perform other duties as necessary to accomplish objectives.

Requirements:
Combination of education and experience normally represented by a High School diploma or equivalent. Bachelors Degree in Recreation, Education, Social Work, Human Services or related field preferred.
Coursework or experience in a Human Services related field preferred.
Experience related to working with persons with cognitive disabilities preferred.
Previous camping experience a plus.
If driving, must be 21 years of age at time of hire. If driving, must have a verified safe driving record in the State of Ohio with no greater than four (4) points, and provide a copy of license. Driving record will be obtained through Motor Vehicle Abstract.
Knowledge of the growth of children and concern for their emotional, physical and spiritual needs.
Knowledge and understanding of camper information including but not limited to behavioral issues, health concerns and other facts unique to campers.
Enjoy the outdoors.
A desire and the ability to work with children outdoors.
Ability to make quick decisions in life threatening situations.
Flexible and good at working in a team atmosphere. Willingness to assume multiple roles and job assignments throughout the summer.
Current certification in First Aid and CPR or attained through training during orientation.
Must be able to sit, stand, walk, squat and reach above head.
Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds unassisted.
Must be able to physically assist campers to stand, sit, use restroom and walk.
Must have good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Must be well organized, detail oriented and ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to show patience and courtesy when working with people.
Final applicant is required to be fingerprinted to complete background check.

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