Job Details

Requisition Number 10105 011419 CN9DLCCO
Post Date 1/14/2019
Title Camp Counselor
Posted Salary $325.00
City Boring
State OR
Description Location: Camp Kuratli
Department: Summer Camp
Position Title: Lead Counselor
Status: Temporary, Exempt
Posted Wage: $325/week

JOB CLOSES: 02.28.2019

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An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-
EOE of Females/Minorities/Vets/Disability

Benefits offered
• Paid sick leave

Req # 10105 011419 CN9DLCCO
Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen
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 for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
DEPARTMENT: Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen
POSITION TITLE: Lead Camp Counselor
STATUS: Temporary
SUPERVISOR: Program Director and Assistant Program Director
SCOPE OF POSITION: Provide support, resources, supervision and motivation to counselors and counselors in training, as well as help with disciplinary concerns for campers.
• High School Diploma minimum requirement
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must have a valid Driver’s License
• Previous counseling experience preferred
• Prior leadership experience preferred
• Experience working with youth from disadvantaged circumstances preferred.

Lead Counselor Duties:
• Provide supervision, support and motivation for counselors and counselors in training (CITs).
• Help counselors and CITs maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment at all times.
• Support counselors and CITs by teaching them skills to respond to specific needs, or problems, regarding camper behavior and special situations.
• Spend time getting to know each counselor’s cabin each week to find where support is needed.
• Lead a weekly devotion with counselors and CITs following a preset curriculum or applicable topics.
• Assist in the coordination and distribution of devotion materials & seeker forms between Christian Education Director and Counselor staff.
• Manage and coach counselors and CITs to ensure the proper supervision procedures are being practiced.
• Facilitate and assist in conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, and appropriate responses for behavioral problems.
• Coordinate with Program Director and leadership team to determine if a child needs to be sent home.
• Work in cooperation with the Program Director and Nurse to ensure camper’s, CITs and counselors medical needs are met and coordinate possible medical transportation as needed.
• Directly supervise campers in activities and/or overnight in the event of a counselor’s absence.
• Create the CITs work schedule and ensure that it is in accordance with labor laws for minors.
• Monitor, coordinator and ensure that minor CIT staff adhere to safety policy of permitted break spaces on camp.
• Review progress individually with each CIT at least once a week.
General Duties:
• Foster and nurture Christian faith and discipleship in visible, fruitful ways in campers and staff.
• Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
• Assist with the implementation of summer camp staff orientation, including volunteers and guest staff.
• Work alongside and in agreement with the Divisional Youth Leaders, other divisional officers and special guests as directed.
• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with all staff, volunteers and campers.
• Encourage adherence to camp & Salvation Army policies and procedures.
• Ensure and provide for the supervision and physical/emotional safety of campers and staff.
• Will be required to serve as Break Day Supervisor at least once during the season.
• May be requested to drive or accompany hospital transport of camper or staff.
• Participate and/or assist in all summer camp programs as required e.g. chapel, staff meetings, campfire, camp wide games, night-watch, free-time, electives, rise and shine duty, etc.
• Ensure and assist in the cleanliness of your cabin and outside area.
• Perform any other duties as assigned by the program director, Divisional Youth Secretaries or camp director.

• Be a Christian with a strong, demonstrated commitment to following Jesus Christ, and biblical principles, who is enthusiastic, energetic, and creative in spiritual leadership.
• Ability to observe camper behavior and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
• Possess a general knowledge of childhood development.
• Ability to react calmly and quickly in an emergency.
• Strong communication skills.
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Ability to supervise and provide guidance to staff and campers
• Ability to diffuse stressful situations with campers and staff
• Responsible individual with a desire to work with youth
• Must possess leadership skills, with the ability to plan, originate, organize and execute special programs
• Ability to teach and lead several activities
• Detail oriented
• Self-starter
• Team player
• Strong use of the English language in verbal and written communication
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain poise under pressure
• Ability to operate telephone
• Ability to operate a desktop or laptop computer
• Ability to access and produce information form a computer
• Strong analytical skills
• Ability and willingness to keep information confidential
• Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, hike and twist on an continuous basis
• Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead
• Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
• There may be phone and in-person contact with people from diverse backgrounds who may be angry, hostile, confused or frustrated.
• May be required to work in all areas of camp including, but not limited to, the kitchen, dish room, laundry facility, and grounds.
• The ability to work in a distinctively Christian environment.
• Possible exposure to communicable diseases.
• Work outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather.
• Works around dust, odor, and high noise levels.

The Salvation Army does have a dress code. This will be shared with you at the time of employment.
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a motor vehicle record check. They must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) will be considered.
The Salvation Army provides a smoke and drug free work environment for all employees and volunteers.
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 to 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.
Must be able to work with minimal supervision and be comfortable working with a high degree of independence. May be required to make independent decisions that may involve unique or unusual situations and/or complex issues and dealing with demanding requests or timelines.
This position has access to confidential and private information. It is essential that confidentiality and privacy be observed. An understanding of professional boundaries is required.
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  • 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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