Position Information

Posted
Mar 14, 2022

Closes
Apr 14, 2022

Description

Duties:

Easterseals UCP exists to provide meaningful and exceptional services so that children, adults, and families living with disabilities and/or mental health challenges can live, learn, work, and play in their community. For 64 transformative summers, Camp Easterseals UCP has provided quality recreational and therapeutic camp programming in the beautiful countryside of New Castle, Virginia. There, children and adults with disabilities are able to experience all the outdoors has to offer including horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, ziplining and campfires thanks to an amazing group of dedicated team members. Camp Easterseals is seeking dynamic, people-oriented individuals to join the team this summer. If you are seeking not only a job opportunity, but also a purpose, we have the position for you.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Camp Program Specialist is responsible for planning and implementing activities for program participants. This includes adapting activities such as arts and crafts, nature exploration, sports activities and games for individuals with varying physical and developmental needs. They also assist with cabin duties when not running programs.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
  • Plan and implement appropriate activities for individuals and groups and assist in the planning of camp wide events.
  • Adapt activities to the abilities of participants, allowing everyone to participate with the opportunity for success.
  • Provide supervision of the program area during activities and ensure all participants and staff are following safety protocols.
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Clean and maintain program area.
  • Complete an inventory of program area at the beginning and end of camp.
  • Review each activity after implementation and rate for future use.
  • Assist with rest and night duties when scheduled.
  • Assist in daily and weekly cabin and camp clean-ups and with camper care as available.
  • Attend all required program/staff meetings.
YOU ARE A GREAT MATCH IF YOU:
  • Have experience participating in or leading activities involving the arts, outdoor recreation, sports, horseback riding or waterfront activities.
  • Enjoy sharing your creativity and skills with others.
  • Enjoy spending time and participating in activities outdoors.
  • Value the role recreation plays in personal development.
  • Have a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Thrive in a setting that is full of activity and different day to day.
  • Value being part of a collaborative team.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:
  • Room and board as well as meals during your time at camp.
  • A bi-weekly salary.
  • A beautiful and peaceful work environment.
  • A team of senior camp leaders prepared to offer guidance and support.
  • Invaluable experience learning about and caring for individuals with disabilities.
  • The opportunity for personal growth and satisfaction in being a part of something that is truly meaningful.

Requirements: 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age; high school diploma or GED required. One year of college preferred.
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and clean driving record preferred.
  • The ability to observe and assess the abilities of each participant and make appropriate accommodations.
  • The ability to lead individuals and large groups confidently.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with staff members and participants in order to provide instruction for the activity as well as inform about safety regulations and emergency procedures.
  • The ability and willingness to work 12 consecutive days.
  • The physical ability to assist in transferring campers in and out of wheelchairs, push wheelchairs and to assist in other activities of daily living as needed.
  • The ability to identify and respond to potential environmental risks related to daily camp activities.
  • Enthusiasm, creativity and a sense of humor.
  • Waterfront staff must additionally have current lifeguard certification from the American Red Cross or equivalent certification, current CPR and first aid certifications and experience with life guarding, aquatic instruction, pool management and canoeing. Experience with adaptive aquatic activities preferred.

How to apply:

Salary
$250-$260 per week

Hours per week
Will Discuss in the Interview

Specific hours
Will Discuss in the Interview

Duration of position
Will Discuss in the Interview


Employer Information

Contact
Whitney Civitts

Phone
540-200-7319

Email
whitney.civitts@eastersealsucp.com

Website
https://www.easterseals.com/

Address
900 Camp Easter Seals Rd, New Castle, VA,

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