Camp Security Worker
The Salvation Army - Lexington, MS

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Monitors and ensures the safety and well-being of camp facilities and buildings to ensure compliance with housing rules and policies and to protect the safety of camp staff and children.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This position summary should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this position summary.

Ensures buildings are unlocked in the morning for camp activities;

Ensure all staff and campers are in their quarters by curfew and remain in their personal living quarters throughout the night;

Secures and locks all buildings after curfew;

Monitor camp facilities throughout the night;

Maintain the security of all sleeping areas and buildings by conducting security checks throughout the night;

Keep security log of all incidents. Log to be turned into Camp Director each morning and bring to the Camp Directors attention of any incidents that need immediate attention;

Serve as a transport person for emergency trips;

Keep personal living quarters neat, clean and ready for inspection.

Camp Equipment

Required Experience:
Knowledge of security practices and procedures;

Ability to influence and control human behavior and enforce security rules and guidelines;

Ability to respond to emergencies in a calm and effective manner.

Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff;

Ability to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques;

Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity;

Ability to meet attendance requirements;

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.

Some physical requirements of the Security position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate security equipment and activities are required. 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. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering a program in the facility available.

Required Education:
Six months experience working with the public with experience work in a security or social service environment preferred, OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Valid and Current Driver’s License

CPR and First Aid Certification

Salary - $300.00 per week

Additional Comments:
PLEASE NOTE: This is a seasonal/summer position only. Starting and ending dates for employment: June 10 - July 26, 2013

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

To apply, please complete our on-line application using the apply button at the bottom of this posting.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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