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Summer Camp Counselor

Pattison's Academy
5 reviews
721 Wappoo Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
$13 - $15 an hour - Temporary, Full-time
Responded to 75% or more applications in the past 30 days, typically within 1 day.


721 Wappoo Rd, Charleston, SC 29407

Full job description


Areas of Focus:
Health and Human Services, Childhood Development,
Developmental Disabilities, Special Needs, Education, Pre-Health

The goal of Pattison’s Academy is to unlock potential for individuals with disabilities and empower their families.

Our Summer Camp expands our rehabilitative and educational model across 4 weeks of the summer. This not only prevents regression during these four weeks, but provides individualized opportunities for educational, physical, social and environmental progress.

As a camp counselor, you’ll be directly responsible for ensuring our camp programming is individualized to your 2 campers’ abilities.


  • Sensitivity and flexibility to the needs of a diverse group of campers
  • Ability to tailor summer camp program to target the goals of each camper
  • Think creatively to ensure each child is socially, educationally and physically challenged
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on camper progress at the end of the 4 weeks
  • Work closely and collaboratively with all members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Tend to care of student's personal hygiene needs including oral feeding, tube feeding and toileting/diapering
  • Ensure compliance to all safety requirements
  • Closely monitor campers during community-based instructions to ensure safety and appropriate interaction with their environment and peers


  • Exposure to various education and medical professions (teaching, therapy, nursing, etc)
  • Training in educational, therapeutic and nursing interventions for the special needs population
  • Support to develop problem solving skills to individualize programming
  • Hands on application of educational, therapeutic and nursing interventions for the special needs population
  • Participation in an interdisciplinary team

Mandatory Orientation: June 22 and June 23, 2023

Camp Dates: June 26-July 21, 2023

Required Times: 8:15-3:00PM

We hope you are able to join us for a fun filled, enriching summer.

Job Types: Temporary, Full-time

Pay: $13.00 - $15.00 per hour


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
All counselors are required to follow Pattison's Academy COVID-19 protocol which includes but is not limited to:
proof of vaccination or have medical exemption and follow all current COVID-19 protocol

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Charleston, SC 29407: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Childcare: 1 year (Preferred)


  • First Aid Certification (Preferred)
  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: In person