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Camp Counselor

The Salvation Army USA Western Territory
17.50
dental insurance, life insurance, parental leave, paid holidays, sick time, 403(b)
United States, Washington, Loon Lake
3846 North Deer Lake Road (Show on map)
Jun 22, 2024
Description
DEPARTMENT: CAMP GIFFORD
POSITION TITLE: COUNSELOR
STATUS: SEASONAL, FULL TIME
SUPERVISOR: CAMP DIRECTOR

MISSION STATEMENT:

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

SCOPE OF POSITION:

Live with the campers day and night, provide day to day supervision of, care for, and leadership of a group of up to 12 campers assigned to your cabin. Aid in a camper's spiritual, physical, social, and emotional development through various activities, supervision during free times, participation in daily programs, planning and implementing cabin activities, leading cabin devotionals, and helping with hikes, large group games, swimming, and campfires. Must have a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and have a passion for working with children ages 7-12.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:



  • High School Graduate, some college preferred but not mandatory
  • Self-motivation, good communication, and people skills
  • Experience working with children preferred


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:



  • Possess good leadership skills
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills
  • Be able to pass a child safety background check
  • Be detail oriented and well organized
  • Must be knowledgeable in the areas of children/personnel safety, planning, problem solving, and crisis intervention


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



  • Live in an assigned cabin with up to 12 children and provide leadership/supervision
  • Provide leadership and guidance to campers on participation in the total camp program. Promote the best possible camping program for the children.
  • Plan and conduct daily group devotions with campers
  • Provide close supervision of camper health and safety
  • Maintain a quiet and organized table during mealtimes. Encourage communication and reinforce good eating habits and proper nutrition.
  • Ensure that campers maintain a high standard of personal and living quarters cleanliness
  • Assist Program Leaders in teaching elective classes
  • Participate in worship services, evening programs, campfires, carnivals, hikes, cookouts, and other program activities
  • Encourage the campers to actively participate in spiritually oriented activities
  • Promote a joyous and comfortable Christian experience as through personal witness
  • Encourage, not pressure the campers to find a personal relationship with Christ
  • Be sensitive to expected differences in religious and social upbringing


GENERAL DUTIES:



  • Exhibit effective Christ-like conduct and service as an appropriate example for campers and staff
  • Give support to the total camping program performing all other duties required to provide a consistently excellent program
  • Attend and participate in all camp programs as required including, but not limited to evening programs, chapel activities, and staff meetings
  • Follow all policies and procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness and order in your person and living quarters
  • Assist with cleanup of the total camp at the end of teach session and at the conclusion of the summer


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:



  • Sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis
  • Grasp, push, pull objects, and reach overhead
  • Operate telephone and computer
  • Lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Understand verbal and written information
  • Sweep, clean and perform other janitorial tasks as needed


Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

BENEFITS:

A generous benefits package is included with full-time positions: paid holidays, vacation time, sick time, and medical, vision, and dental insurance.

Health Insurance: Low bi-weekly premiums for employee-only coverage, Kaiser HMO for those residing in a Kaiser service area, Anthem EPO/PPO is available for those residing outside a Kaiser service area. Voluntary +1 and +family coverage at additional cost. Delta Dental DHMO and DPPO dental insurance are offered.

Life and Voluntary Options. An employer-paid life insurance policy covers employees. Voluntary supplemental life, short-term and long-term disability plans are available.

Retirement Plans: Employer-funded Money Purchase Pension Plan (Defined Contribution Plan) 50% vested at five years eligible service time. Plus, an employee-funded voluntary 403(b) option.

Parental Leave: The benefit is 40 hours of Paid Leave for qualifying events.

Sick Leave: 12 days of Sick Leave annually accruing from day one, eligible for use after three months' service time.

Paid Vacation:



  • Two weeks annually, accruing from day one, for non-exempt positions.
  • Four weeks annually, accruing from day one, for exempt positions.
  • Accrued vacation is eligible for use after six months' service time.


Paid Holidays: 13 designated holidays + 1 floating holiday per year

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Qualifications
Education
High School or Equivalent (required)
Experience
1 years: Experience working with children preferred
(preferred)
Self-motivation, good communication, and people skills (preferred)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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