Counselor-in-Training Coordinator, Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp - Laurel - job 1374121

Date: 10/25/2021

City: Laurel, New York

Employment type: Full-time


As unit counselor, provide leadership and guidance for a group of ten campers. Participate in general planning of camp program. Assist Camp Program Directors with program activities. Under the supervision of the Camp Program Directors, plan and conduct programs in a specific program area for 4-H summer campers. Assist with all camp program activities and other camp-wide activities as assigned. Interpret safety and health regulations. Participate in staff meetings and training events as scheduled.



Required Qualifications:

  • Two years of C.I.T. training or equivalent experience working with children.
  • Must have at least one program skill suitable for camp leadership.
  • Emotional maturity, good health, and vitality.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with campers and other staff members.
  • Willingness to learn
  • Must be at least 18 years old to comply with NYS Department of Health regulations.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year of college (30+ credit hours) and coursework in education, physical education, outdoor recreation, youth development, or related field.
  • One or more years of experience as a camp counselor.
  • First Aid/CPR certification.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:



Program Responsibilities:

Program Development – 5%

  • Work with Program Director to investigate and create additional program resources
  • Make suggestions to Program Director for development of new activities.
  • Work closely with Program Director to develop educational and recreational program activities.

Program Delivery – 55%

  • Lead educational activities that engage campers and provide opportunities for knowledge acquisition and skill development.
  • Teach and deliver the existing camp program as defined.
  • Teach innovative camp programs. Utilizing established materials, serve as subject matter resource in discipline; provide standard responses.
  • Interact with camp participants.
  • Utilize a variety of proven educational methodologies.
  • Evaluate campers abilities and skills in program areas to ensure appropriate level of program and activities.

Program Evaluation – 10%

  • Continuously evaluate program activities and consult with Program Director to adjust based on evaluation as needed.
  • Prepare written evaluation reports, as directed

Administrative Responsibilities:

Direction – 5%

  • Work closely with Program Director to plan, educational and recreational program activities.

Management – 10%

  • Supervise campers in your assigned group (e.g., cabin, class, etc.) always to ensure safety.
  • Enforce camp rules with campers in your charge by consistently adhering to procedures.
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities and daily routines.
  • Actively supervise the daily routines of wake-up, chores, meals, camper hygiene, rest, and bedtimes.
  • Recognize and respond to problems as they arise
  • Supervise all safety procedures required for assigned activity.
  • Be alert and monitor campers’ needs.
  • Discuss camper needs with Camp Director and/or parents, as appropriate.
  • Work with and support other counselors to ensure a cohesive camping environment that serves and respects all members of the camp community.
  • Set a good example and role model by demonstrating respect, cleanliness, punctuality, cooperation, caring, sportsmanship, manners, and healthy habits.

Coordination/Operation – 10%

  • Instruct campers on emergency procedures .
  • Take attendance frequently for assigned groups of campers and report any campers not accounted for to Supervisor immediately.
  • Explain camp and cabin rules to campers in your charge.
  • Report hazards, unsafe conditions, equipment and/or facilities to the Facilities Manager or Camp Director.
  • Coordinate and assist in preparing required camper health records.
  • Document incidents and concerns as directed.
  • Make positive connections with campers and develop meaningful, respectful relationships.
  • Facilitate problem solving through active listening, guidance, and conflict mediation.
  • Assist with camper personal and/or health problems.
  • Explain all safety procedures required for assigned activity.
  • Determine equipment and supply needs and submit to Program Director.
  • Prepare space, equipment, and materials for daily activities in a manner that optimizes camper motivation and learning.
  • Assist with weekly overnight and day camp drop off and pick up; parking duties or health check-ins or other duties as assigned.
  • Answer parent questions for both day camper and overnight camper drop off and pick-up.
  • Complete reports and maintain accurate records as directed.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in staff training and meetings.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly program space.
  • Maintain program equipment in safe condition.
  • Maintain inventory of program supplies and equipment.

Professional Improvement – 5%

  • In cooperation with Supervisor and Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and address changes and Association priorities.
  • Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.

Health and Safety – Applied to all duties and functions

  • Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Be familiar with and strive to follow applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement, and standard.
  • Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.

EEO/EPO and Policy – Applied to all duties and functions

  • Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
  • Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Suffolk County policies, procedures, and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

POSITION DETAILS:

Salary: Exempt $4,500.00 (full camp season)

Hour: Full-time 40+ hours per week

Date Position Available: June 12, 2022, to August 21, 2022

HOW TO APPLY:

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations), please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.

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No relocation or VISA Sponsorship is available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to hire and employees to perform their essential functions. If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120 or email at cce.recruitment@cornell.edu .

Cornell Cooperative Extension collaborates with Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Job Title:

Association Tmp Camp Couns Sr

Level:

No Grade - Annual

Pay Rate Type:

Salary

Company:

Contact Name:

Daniel Murphy

Number of Openings:

2

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.





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