Junior Counselor

Volunteer Position Available: Junior Counselor (available only in MI, MN, MO, NY, TX, WA, & WV)

General Responsibility

Assist cabin counselors or activity counselors in their duties

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work under direction of Camp Director and designated staff as part of camp team
  • If living in cabin - Assist cabin counselors in supervising all assigned aspects of the campers' day, including wake-up, cabin clean-up, meal times, rest times, getting ready for bed, and nighttime supervision, or assist activity specialists in the coordination of assigned activities
  • If working in activity area - Assist activity specialists in the coordination of assigned activities
  • Serve as a good example in personal language, behavior, appearance, rest, and health habits

Essential Functions

  • Ability to assist cabin counselors or activity specialists with campers in emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury)
  • Ability to assist in maintaining constant supervision of campers when on-duty
  • Ability to assist in observing camper behavior, assessing its appropriateness and applying appropriate behavior-management techniques as directed
  • Ability to assist cabin counselors in identifying and responding to environmental and other hazards related to the cabin group

Specific Qualifications

  • 18 years of age
  • Experience working with young people
  • Ability to put others' needs before own
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good character/ability to make difficult decisions in the face of adversity
  • Ability to relate to adults of all ages, as well as to children
  • Flexibility and ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Good communication skills
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults with IBD in a camp setting
  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications helpful