Girl Scouts San Diego serves 22,500 girls and 12,700 adults. Girl Scouts is the world's preeminent leadership organization for girls, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Every summer, girls arrive to summer camp excited for new experiences. As a Camp Counselor, it’s your responsibility to encourage them to be courageous, demonstrate compassion and leadership, and participate in energetic activities that build memories for a lifetime. You have a desire to work with youth as they learn and succeed. You strive to be an inspiration. You want to have a positive impact on them as they build a stronger sense of courage, confidence, and character.
Girl Scouts San Diego is looking for dedicated and qualified staff members for our 2018 summer camps. Seasonal camp positions are open for our two resident camps located in Julian, CA. Camp positions will start on or about June 14, 2018 and will end August 18, 2018. It is preferred that our dynamic staff have experience working with youth, but it is not required.
About our camps:
Camp Whispering Oaks - Located in Julian, CA, this camp features arts and crafts, a sport field, basketball court, challenge course, and astronomy programming. The camps season begins mid-June and ends the middle of August. Campers and staff enjoy modern cabins with bunk beds and electricity.
Camp Winacka - Located in Julian, CA, this rustic camp features a swimming and equestrian program, high adventure programs, environmental education and arts and crafts. Traditional camp activities, along with specialist programs are what makes Camp Winacka unique. Campers and staff sleep in open air cabins, platforms tents or on cots under the stars.
Under moderate supervision, plan and administer a comprehensive program of health and safety for the entire camp in accordance with council, Safety Activity Checkpoints and American Camp Association standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide total health care to meet individual needs of campers and staff.
- Organize, maintain and utilize resources for serving the health and medical needs of campers and staff; including setting up and maintaining the health center and keeping an adequate inventory of medical supplies and equipment.
- Maintains accurate and detailed medical records according to GSUSA, Safety Activity Checkpoints and American Camp Association standards.
- Ensures camper and staff health histories and health exams are current and on file.
- Ensures a staff orientation on medical services and procedures, clarifying all staff members’ role and responsibilities related to health care and first aid.
- Supervises sanitary conditions throughout camp; reports any problem to the camp director.
- Informs camp director, program directors, specialists and kitchen manager of any allergies, limitations or other pertinent camper or staff health information in a timely manner in which to make adaptations to menu, program, etc.
- Ensures someone with advanced medical training is available to staff and campers 24 hours a day in person or by walkie-talkie. Coordinates own breaks and self-care with other staff with advance medical training.
- During staff training, discuss health and safety procedures, precautions, routines with staff.
- Reports all pertinent admissions to the health center to the camp director. Decides in consultation with camp director if a camper or staff member needs to go to the doctor, needs to be sent home or needs additional parent communication.
- Oversees preparation of adequate first aid kits for emergency use to all counselors in all areas of camp.
- Makes a physical check of campers on their arrival in camp and reviews all health records, discussing particular items with the counselors concerned; calls parents/guardians if explanation is necessary.
- Notifies camp director when parents should be advised of serious illness or accident.
- Completes and file necessary reports such as daily treatment log, accident reports, health department records and other required reports; submits these to camp director in a timely manner.
- Processes health forms in alpha order and into treated and untreated files and returns to council at end of summer.
- Maintains clear and positive written and verbal communication with all internal and external clients.
- Contributes to the diversity emphasis of the council by ensuring that all materials, activities, and programs are sensitive to and reflective of the interest, values and needs of persons of all racial/ethnic groups, cultures, religions and abilities.
- Adheres to all council policies and procedures.
- Observes all safety precautions and complies with all council health and safety rules and procedures.
- Attends pre-camp and in-service training during the summer.
- Attends all staff and specialist meetings.
- Perform other duties, as assigned.
Competencies and areas of expertise may include:
- Health care management - Oversee all aspects of community health and wellness including preventative education, basic first aid and response in emergencies. Communicate pertinent information to necessary parties to ensure quick and effective decision making.
- Leadership - Models high levels of motivation, performance, dedication, and commitment; creates, implements, and/or supports camp and council initiatives, policies, and mission; engages, inspires, encourages, guides, and/or gains others’ support toward accomplishing individual, team, camp, and council goals; adapts leadership style to a variety of situations
- Inventory - keeps accurate and detailed records of supplies and equipment, ensures timely ordering of supplies, and retires equipment according to guidelines or damage.
- Interpersonal Relations - Establishes rapport with others at all organizational levels; respects others; considers and responds to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of others; establishes and maintains an open dialogue with others; has demonstrated ability to market the Girl Scout value proposition through a variety of communication venues, with particular emphasis on in person communication in one-to-one, small group, and large group settings.
- Team-Building - knows team-building techniques and processes; collaborates with others to create optimal solutions; fosters a commitment to a team approach to work; promotes partnerships between work units; collaboratively defines boundaries and outcomes of work responsibilities; shares information with others; recognizes and rewards team accomplishments; shares decision-making responsibility with team members.
- Mentoring and Development of Youth - Demonstrate care and interest in youth, create programs and opportunities for youth to acquire new skills in a safe environment.
- Risk Management - Uses good judgment, evaluates situations for risks and hazards, notifies appropriate camp supervisor of observed risks or hazards, stops or alters program to best manage risk.
- Outcomes Measurement -Collects formal and informal evaluations/ feedback to analyze current programs and make recommendations for the future.
To perform this position 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.
- Licensed Physician, Physician’s Assistant, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic or Military Medic. License/certification must be current and valid for the state of California.
- Minimum 21 years of age.
- Ability to make decisions and act wisely in emergencies.
- Ability to stimulate interest in health and safety practices.
- Experience and/or a background in school or youth programs. Visiting or public health nursing preferred.
- Knowledge of or experience with a resident camp setting desirable.
- Must be able to obtain current First Aid/CPR certification by first day of campers’ arrival.
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge of resident camp personnel policies/procedures and financial management.
- Must submit health history record prior to first day of work.
- Ability to interact with all age levels.
- Valid drivers’ license, proof of insurance and access to reliable transportation. Daily and/or occasional travel may be required. Must be comfortable driving narrow, winding mountain roads with passengers in mini or cargo vans.
- Willingness to accept the beliefs and principles of the Girl Scout Movement and acceptance of the relevant and compelling benefits of Girl Scouting.
Office Equipment/ Machines/ Electronic Devices
Personal computer and printers, telephone, fax machine, copier, audiovisual equipment, and other miscellaneous office equipment.
- Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, work with fingers, grasp, feel, talk, hear and perform repetitive motions.
- Ability to perform light work exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
- Heavy visual acuity required performing such activities as preparing and analyzing data and figures, using computer terminal and reading.
Activities occur both inside and outside and employee is subject to both environmental conditions; however, employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.