Counselor, Seasonal

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 12:30am

Organization: 

Address:

Pennington, NJ
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Other

Job Description:

Counselors are responsible for a specific age group throughout the summer (5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, or 12-14) and work with up to 2 staff members. In this team you will plan the summer and implement programming.
Our motto is to send the campers home 'Tired, Dirty, and Happy'. This is a seasonal position from Jun-Aug, during weekdays taking place at the Watershed Center in Pennington NJ.

Duties:

  • Supervises and leads 2 Counselors and 1 Counselor-In-Training
  • Supervises up to 20 campers age groups vary from 5 to 14
  • Works with a team to plan, prepare, teach and evaluate camp programming
  • Appropriately models behaviors and uses positive behavior-management techniques
  • Conducts day trips, overnight trips, and canoeing trips (most positions)
  • Provides first aid
  • Cleans and maintains the camp buildings, campus, and equipment

Qualifications:

  • Must be 17 or older by July 8, 2019
  • Availability to work these dates is required (accommodation may be made for certain commitments):
    • Ten-day training:  Weekdays from June 21 – July 3, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. plus one overnight
    • Seven-week camp:  Weekdays from July 8 – August 23, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. plus up to 7 overnights and/or evenings. Additional week may be available August 26-30 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Adult and Child First Aid/CPR/AED certification required by June 18, 2019
  • Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid, and water safety certifications very beneficial
  • Must enjoy working with kids
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; ability to lift up to 35 pounds
  • Ability to work outside in heat, humidity and rain; tolerate ticks, poison ivy, thorns, and dirt
  • Experience working with children, preferably in a camp or outdoor setting
  • Knowledge of local ecology and natural history is beneficial
  • Enthusiasm for nature, the environment, and working with children
  • Skilled in communication, collaboration, and cooperation
  • Strong patience, flexibility, punctuality, and affinity for teamwork.

Benefits:

  • Bi-weekly pay
  • Meals provided on overnights
  • 2 camp t-shirts to tie-dye
  • Partial reimbursement for first aid, cpr, lifeguarding, etc. certifications may be available
  • Invaluable experience working with children outdoors
  • Healthy exercise

Position Start Date:

Friday, June 21, 2019

Job Duration:

Seasonal

How to Apply:

To Apply- send a completed employment application, cover letter, and resume to: mperkins@thewatershed.org

For more oppurtunities visit: thewatershed.org/employment

Job Compensation:

Stipend

Compensation Information:

Stipend starts at $3,215

Contact Name:

Michelle Perkins

Contact Phone:

609-737-3735 x37

Contact Email:

mperkins@thewatershed.org