Summer Camp Counselor Lead (Unit Director) - Northern California Summer Camp

Summer Camp Counselor Lead (Unit Director) - Northern California Summer Camp

05 May 2019

Summer Camp Counselor Lead (Unit Director) - Northern California Summer Camp

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Job Descriptions:Camp Mendocino is a residential summer camp located in Northern California. All Camp Employees are expected to live, sleep and work at Camp. Camp Mendocino provides meals and lodging for the duration of the employment period.Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) is dedicated to providing children and teens with safe, fun places to learn and grow, with professional staff to offer support and guidance, serving as caring mentors and role models. One aspect of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco's programs is Camp Mendocino (our residential summer camp). Camp Mendocino is a nationally recognized program where staff members work with youth ages 8 to 17 of all backgrounds to help them gain the qualities and skills needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. Camp is located four hours north of San Francisco and spread over 2,000 acres. We provide transportation between San Francisco and Camp at the start and end of the summer.We offer a wide range of activities at Camp including: swimming, a four part challenge course, mountain biking, archery, dance and drama, arts and crafts, environmental education, sports, overnight camping, and much more! Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. View other exciting career opportunities with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco by viewing our webpage at www.kidsclub.org/jobs. Lead counselors (Unit Directors) manage a small team of Camp counselors (6-8 staff) and are responsible for a group of up to 40 youth, ensuring a positive camp experience, managing behavior issues and participating in all Camp activities. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for supervising a group of up to 40 youth and a small team of staff members

Foster camper growth in the areas of: life skills, self care, and interpersonal skills

Manage and coach counselors ensuring proper supervision of youth, including running daily team meetings

Ensure the physical and emotional needs of staff and campers in their group are being met

Oversees the daily schedule and activities schedule for campers is adhered to

Organize and lead age-appropriate activities; work with Program Managers to develop and plan activities

Facilitate mediation, mentoring, and conflict resolution

Work as a liaison between youth and staff to sustain a positive, safe and fun environment

Contact parents/guardians and ensure consistent communication with camper families

Ensure campers’ medical needs are met through consultation with infirmary staff

Attend all required meetings and trainings

Maintain accurate documentation and paperwork

Foster character development consistent with BGCSF philosophy

Engage campers with a positivity, including participating in cheers, talent shows, and overnight hikes

Directly supervise youth in activities or in a cabin overnight when necessary

Other duties as specified by direct supervisor

Required Experience:SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

Minimum 2 years experience in youth development

Demonstrated ability to work effectively and communicate with coworkers, parents, and campers

Ability to handle difficult or stressful situations in a professional manner

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Desire to work outdoors 24/7

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE PREFERRED:

Experience working with youth from disadvantaged circumstances

Experience working with youth in an overnight camp setting

Experience supervising staff

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to lift 50lbs.

Must be able to walk on uneven terrain for at least 3 miles

Must be able to be stand for 8 hours (with breaks)

Must be able to work in temperatures ranging from 35° to 100°

SCHEDULE: Temporary/Seasonal position. Applicants should be available June 13-August 8, 2019.Keyword: Northern California - Lead Residential Counselor (Unit Director): 11-12 year oldsFrom: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

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