Counselor Naturalist

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Deadline to Apply:

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:00pm

Address:

Amherst Junction, WI
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Counselor Naturalists provide care, mentorship and outdoor programming for our campers. Duties of summer staff include but are not limited to Cabin Counselor/Naturalist roles:

  • Facilitate outdoor programming
  • Nuture each camper's development of social skills and self-esteem through daily activities and cabin time
  • Act as a positive role model 
  • Act as a cabin chaperone for campers at night, facilitating group cohesion
  • Assist Summer Camp Director with camp improvement and other projects as needed

Potential candidates will have:

  • Past experience working with children
  • Training, experience, or significant intereset in recreational activities, environmental education, camping, canoeing, arts and crafts, hiking, and backpacking (desired but not required)
  • Desire, commitment, and ability to work with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities
  • Flexible/positive attitude while maintaining a  high level of energy even after long hours
  • Exhibit characteristics of: leadership, responsibility, patience, dependability, maturity, integrity, ability to work both independently and within a team

Candidates are required to:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Remain capable of effective, appropriate and sustained mental, emotional, and social interactions while working in camp's fast-paced, youth-centered and changing environment
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certification or willing to obatin before staff training
  • Wisconsin Boater Safety certification or willing to obtain before staff training (CWES will reimburse the cost at the end of summer)
  • Lifeguard certifciation or interest in obtaining preferred (CWES will reimburse the cost of certification obtained Spring 2020 at the end of summer)

Job Duration:

Seasonal

Temporary

How to Apply:

(Link to application and further information)
https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/cwes/Pages/Employment.aspx

Employment Contact:

Sam De Roche, Program Manager

Central Wisconsin Environmental Station

10186 County Road MM

Amherst Junction, WI 54407

Email: sderoche@uwsp.edu

Website: www.uwsp.edu/cwes

Phone: 715-346-2798

 

Compensation Information:

Graduate Assistantships

Information regarding the CWES 2020-2022 graduate assistantship is available here​.

Contact Email:

sderoche@uwsp.edu