MCHS Family of Services
Seasoner Job in Mayville, MI
Mentor and support individuals with disabilities by helping them explore the wonders of the great outdoors! Working at our camp provides leadership experience that will elevate your game for the rest of your life - at home, in school and in your career! We currently have opportunities available to work respite weekends and day camp programs during the fall and winter seasons, along with openings for our upcoming 2023 Summer Camps!
The Camp Counselor is part of TFC's team that provides accessible outdoor experiences such as horseback riding, sports, challenge education, creative arts, picnics, water activities, and gardening. The Camp Counselor position will supervise and assist campers (adults and youth) with disabilities in daily personal care (includes showering, toileting, feeding, dressing, etc.) while encouraging participation in daily recreational activities.
Ii. Duties & Essential Job Functions
Provide and assist campers with personal care based upon individual needs. This includes dressing, feeding, toileting, showering, teeth-brushing, etc.
Provide direct supervision of the campers to ensure their safety and whereabouts at all times.
Guide and assist campers in a range of outdoor activities.
Document the camper's progress toward meeting his/her treatment goals.
Set-up and ensure recreation equipment is secure and stored properly.
Assist campers in daily cabin tidying tasks.
Follow safety and emergency procedures as outlined in the Agency's policies and procedures manual.
Complete required documentation and paperwork required by licensing and Agency policy.
Dispense topical medications prescribed to campers.
Enforce camp rules and regulations to ensure the safety of the campers.
Participate in all training activities that are provided by the Agency for professional growth and skill development, including pre-camp orientation.
Work in collaboration with other staff to make it a rewarding, safe, and positive camp experience for everyone.
Create a nurturing and positive environment that supports the mission and vision of the Agency.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule & Hours:
Be willing to work flexible hours, which includes nights and weekends.
Stays in tents/cabins on site.
III. BASIC COMPETENCIES
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
At least 18 years of age.
Maintain a valid driver's license and driving record that is acceptable and meets requirements of the agency's insurance carrier and CMH contracts.
Past professional, educational, and/or volunteerism experience with youth or individuals with disabilities.
Must meet the State's Moral Character standard.
Able to expressively and receptively communicate in order to complete necessary documentation relating to the camper's Plan of Service as required by partner agencies.
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Skills and Abilities Needed
Must be able to spend majority of the time outdoors and tolerate a variety of weather conditions.
Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
Manage time and multiple priorities, meets deadlines.
Exercise professional judgement in making decisions.
Complete assigned tasks in an efficient and effective manner.
Perform physically active work requiring frequent standing, reaching, walking, bending, shoveling, pulling/pushing (up to 150 lbs.), climbing, and lifting (up to 75 lbs.), in order to perform various tasks.
Must be able to participate in games, sports, and physical activities including water-based games and activities.
Adhere to all applicable safety and health policies and procedures.
Able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury).
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