Site Counselor

Site Counselor

An inspirational coach to campers and staff alike.

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SuperCamp Site Counselors bring an understanding of youth, their behavior, and are able to coach both campers and staff on how to best handle difficult situations. Their knowledge and experience surrounding youth mentalities and emotions allow the engaging atmosphere of camp to be bridged with campers who may be struggling with camp participation. Site Counselors possess the following qualities:

Professional

Knowledgeable

Accountable

Transparent

Solution-Oriented

Thorough

Succint/Concise

Personal

Approachable

Emotionally Mature

Resilient

Resourceful

Great Listener

Advocate

Job Description

Before Camp

Training

Attend pre-summer in-person training (Dates TBD – located in Oceanside, CA; paid for by QLN).

Manual

Read and review the Site Counselor manual.

Conference

Participate in training conference calls (3-4 throughout April-June).

Arrival/Staff Training

Set-Up

Support in setting up site upon arrival, including materials, office space, meeting space, and staff rooms.

Child Saftey

Train and review child safety laws with staff (e.g. symptoms, and mandated reporting/procedures).

Emotional Training

Train staff on best practices for handling emotional needs of campers, including “red flags”.

During Camp

Resource

Be a resource in handling the emotional and mental health needs of campers and staff.

Respond

Respond to emergencies that may arise during camp.

Connections

Participate alongside campers and staff throughout camp activities to build connections with campers and knowledge of camper well-being.

Guide

Guide campers and staff in building upon their resourcefulness when needed.

Manage

Manage camper and staff behavior/incidents alongside the Lead Facilitator and Site Administrator.

Customer Service

Communication

Communicate with parents on a daily basis for updates and check-in’s.

Documentation

Oversee

Oversee the documentation of interactions and incidents that arise at camp.

Vision

Provide a second set of eyes on Wellness and Medication log books for both campers and staff.

Support

In Office

Support in office coverage when needed.

Arrival/Departure

Manage early arrival and late departure of campers alongside the Wellness Person.

Social Media

Support in social media aspects of camp (Facebook posts, picture taking and uploading).

Safety

Support in ensuring overall safety of campers and staff.

Assistance

Assist Wellness Person is setting up their office.

Job Requirements

Qualities

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or related field, Master’s preferred (transcripts required).

Experience

At least one (1) year work experience in related field (e.g. school counselor, social work, etc.).

Fitness

Ability to lift at least 20 lbs.

Mentality

Student-centered mentality.

Judgement

Sound judgment; able to effectively problem solve.

Patience

Patience and understanding of youth and Millennials.

Age

25+ years of age.

Boundaries

Ability to set clear boundaries with campers and staff.

Proficiency

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Communication

Professional in your written and verbal communication.

Rapport

Ability to build rapport through your leadership.

SuperCamp

Previous SuperCamp experience preferred, but not required.

Availability

Training

Able to attend Leaders In Training (LIT) for four days: Thursday March 22nd - Sunday March 25th (Oceanside, CA; paid for by QLN)

Summer Availability

Available during summer for placement (June through mid-August 2018)

Development

Staff training focuses on leadership and life skills development. Through relationship building, clarity of expectations, and team alignment, all Decision Team members (Lead Facilitator, Site Administrator, and Site Counselor) are empowered to model expectations and create SuperCamp direction, inspiration, guidance, and tone.

Relationship

Desire a long-term relationship with Quantum Learning Network.

Recruitment and Training Cycle

Site Counselors are central to the heartbeat the camp. We place high importance on their eligibility to ensure campers and staff thrive in the SuperCamp environment. Many of our Site Counselors have advanced degrees, come from a history of school counseling, and, more importantly, all have a natural ability to build personal and professional relationships. Site Counselors receive around 30+ hours of training for their role.

This position is professional exempt.