Unit Counselor - Day Camp
Summary
Title:Unit Counselor - Day Camp
ID:6203
Job Status :Seasonal/Temporary
Company :Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho (GSEWNI)
Description

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is looking for Unit Counselors for their 2021 Summer Day Camp Program. - $5,335.00. for the Camp Season.

2021 Day Camp is from June 8th - August 27th. The day camp shift is 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has been serving girls since 1937. Our Summer Day Camp operates out of our Program Center in Spokane, which houses a full-size gymnasium, teaching kitchen, computer lab, art studio, rock climbing wall, and an overnight hostel with its own kitchen. Over 300 girls each summer ages 5-17 enjoy a weekly themed program that includes STEM, arts and crafts, cooking, drama, swimming, hiking, and other skill-building fun.

Must be 18 years of age or older

Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Unit Director, the Unit Counselor will be primarily responsible for planning, leading, and implementing programs, trips, activities, and experiences for girls ages 5-17. He or she will also be accountable for the general safety and empowering the personal growth and skill development of the participants in her or his group. 

Primary Responsibilities of Position: 

  • Attend to safety of campers at all times; follow and instruct campers on procedures for incidents and emergencies
  • Independently lead and supervise up to 8 campers as a group during main camp hours, coordinating the group’s daily schedule
  • Work to create a positive group culture through team-building and problem-solving activities
  • Plan, prepare, and implement age-appropriate programming and curriculum
  • Engage all campers in games, crafts, or other activities at all times (including during extended hours, lunch, and other “down-time” periods)
  • Provide opportunities for girls to lead during all activities, “planning” meetings, and closing circles
  • Ensure weekly age-appropriate programming requirements in STEM, art, cooking, hiking, etc. are met through daily activities and off site trips
  • Role model and instruct on personal responsibilities such as conflict management, positive relationships, following rules, and respecting camp property.
  • Practice the Girl Scout Promise and Law with an inclusive attitude and a willingness to problem-solve
  • Follow and implement behavior management procedures with all campers
  • Fully complete and submit all paperwork in a timely and efficient manner
  • Exhibit punctuality and communication in time management
  • Respect and follow the “Camp is for the camper” philosophy by attending to camper and camp needs first
  • Represent camp appropriately in the community and with parents by maintaining personal hygiene, following camp dress code, and communicating respectfully with campers and adults
  • Fully participate in staff trainings, meetings, and daily camp cleaning including but not limited to deep cleaning, lifting or moving equipment, and taking out trash
  • Report concerns and incidents to Unit Director
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Follow all procedures and regulations according to the GSEWNI Council, GSUSA, and state and federal guidelines and laws.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Education/Experience:

  • Pass First Aid/CPR training or provide current certification
  • One (1) year experience working with girls ages 5-14 through camp, day care, or teaching
  • Willingness to subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout movement, including acceptance of the Girl Scout philosophy and willingness to maintain membership in the Girl Scouts of the USA

Work Environment:

While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee works in close proximity to others. They may only use personal electronics during personal designated breaks and out of sight of campers, unless expressly given permission to do otherwise by the camp director for purposes of camp communication. Camp is a fast-paced environment and can create high-stress situations which the employee will be expected to manage.

The management of this organization believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from discrimination. It is our policy to hire, compensate, promote, train, transfer, discipline, discharge, and make all other employment-related decisions without consideration of an employee's race, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law. All employees of this Council are prohibited from engaging in unlawful discrimination. All staff are provided a safe and inclusive work environment.

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