Job Details

Requisition Number 10105 021120 CN9DCCOU
Post Date 2/11/2020
Title Camp Counselor
City Boring
State OR
Description Location: Camp Kuratli
Department: Summer Camp
Position Title: Teen Wilderness Camp Counselor
Status: Temporary, Exempt
Posted Wage: $275/week

JOB CLOSES: 03.03.2020

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To apply in person, go to The Salvation Army Cascade Divisional Headquarters, 8495 SE Monterey Ave. Happy Valley, OR 97086. Please complete the application provided to you.

If you have questions about this position, please contact or call (503) 794-3258. This is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 503.794.3206 or email Ms. Gende will coordinate your accommodation request with personnel at the local address specified above.

Please be aware that we will begin the screening process including interviews during the open job window.

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

Benefits offered
• Paid sick leave

Req # 10105 021120 CN9DCCOU
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: Teen Wilderness Counselor
STATUS: Temporary
SUPERVISOR: Teen Wilderness Program Director
SCOPE OF POSITION: Guide a group of 8-12 campers, ages 13-17, through successful participation in all aspects of the outdoor Teen Wilderness camp program.
• High School Diploma/ GED minimum requirement
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Prior youth work preferred
• Prior outdoor/wilderness living experience preferred
• Live in an outdoor environment and provide consistent and active supervision, promote group unity, and learn about each individual camper’s need.
• Guide, actively engage, and monitor an assigned group of campers during scheduled daily camp activities and programs such as outdoor living, team building, challenge courses, and personal and interpersonal growth exercises.
• Communicate regularly with the leadership team, conveying needs and concerns regarding campers.
• Handle any behavior and/or emotional issues under the guidance of the leadership team.
• Respond to, and provide opportunities for discussion of, individual or group problems or concerns among campers.
• Develop and lead age-appropriate cabin activities.
• Lead Bible devotions daily and spiritually counsel campers.
• Turn in all camper related forms in a timely manner, such as progress forms, incident forms and safety reports.
• Set a good example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, sportsmanship, and table manners.
• Adhere to camp health codes and safety guidelines for all campers.
General Duties:
• Foster and nurture Christian faith and discipleship in visible, fruitful ways in campers.
• Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
• 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.
• 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 Youth Program Specialist, 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.
• Possess leadership skills, with the ability to supervise and care for a cabin of campers 24 hours a day.
• Ability to communicate well with others from diverse backgrounds, ages and nationalities.
• Ability to work in groups and provide necessary guidance to campers.
• Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforces safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
• Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to activity.
• Must be patient, enthusiastic and be able to teach and lead a variety of small group activities.
• Ability to accept supervision and guidance.
• Strong character and integrity, with the ability to adapt to a camp environment.
• Responsible individual with a desire to work with youth.
• Detail oriented.
• Self-starter.
• Team player.
• Good use of the English language in verbal and written communication
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain poise under pressure
• Good analytical skills.
• Ability and willingness to keep information confidential.
• Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, hike and twist on a continuous basis
• Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead
• Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
• Physical ability to respond appropriately to a variety of situations; must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
• 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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