Special Needs/Therapeutic Counselor (Sea...
DeKalb County, GA - DeKalb County, GA

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**This position is only located at Lynwood Recreation Center.**

Candidate will help children with special needs and their families develop self-confidence, abilities to better care for their own educational, psychosocial, and/or health needs, and to form successful networks of support with one another and their communities. This position reports the Camp Director and Camp Leadership Staff.

  • To live and work in a community residential setting providing care for children with special medical, physical, emotional, social, or financial needs.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma and 1 year college or post-high school experience in a related field.
  • Ability to lead campers with special needs in a residential setting, including monitoring and managing behavior and providing for basic personal care (e.g., grooming).
  • Candidate must have a valid and current certification in First Aid and CPR.


  • Knowledge of child and youth development, including physical, psychosocial, and educational aspects of development.
  • Ability to plan, originate, and carry out daily and special programs.
  • Specialized training, certification, skills or experience in one or more of the following: water safety, environmental education, visual arts, theatre arts, music, behavior management, other related skills.
  • Experience working with children or youth in a camp or other setting.

Supplemental Information:

Employee Orientation: May 29, 30 and 31, 2013 (8:30am-4pm)

Summer Camp Dates: June 3, 2013 thru August 2, 2013

Summer Camp Hours: 7am-6pm

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