laborny | Unit Head - Seven Hills Resident Camp in East Elmhurst, NY

Unit Head - Seven Hills Resident Camp

  • Girl Scouts of Western New York
  • 25-39 97th St
  • East Elmhurst, NY 11369
  • Full-Time

  • Attend mandatory supervisors weekend in May (date and time to be determined)
  • Helps the girls in the unit learn to respect the rights of others and to understand the differences and similarities of other campers.
  • Teach activities thru the use of the Girl Scout Camping program.
  • Plan activities and programs that co-inside with the weekly theme/camp brochure and meet the needs and interests of the campers.
  • Responsible for the health and safety of campers.
  • Coordinate, with input from campers and unit staff, unit activities that will be done throughout the week this includes, but not limited to overnights, cookouts, hikes, etc.
  • Work with and supervise the other staff in the unit to develop a staff team so all share in the total unit program.
  • Operate activities as needed under the direction of the Head Counselor or Program Director.
  • Supervise and maintain unit housekeeping, sanitation and care of supplies.
  • Supervise and maintains unit first aid kit.
  • Apply behavior management techniques to conflict with children when necessary.
  • Report incidents/accidents to supervisor or health supervisor immediately.
  • Report suspected child abuse to supervisor immediately.
  • Keep records and prepare reports as required.
  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled/necessary.
  • Participates in the total camp program including supervisor's training weekend, pre-camp, open house and post camp.
  • Required to stay on the property during hours of operation (Sunday 10:00am to Friday 9:00pm).
  • Accepts other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Assistant Camp Director/Camp Director.
  • Develops professional goals for the summer that will help support and meet GSWNY's mission and camp goals.
  • Supervise Unit Counselors and Junior Counselors in designated unit.
  • Assist the head counselor in completing mid and end of season performance reviews of unit counselors
  • Delegate unit tasks to Unit Counselors and Junior Counselors as needed.

  • Willingness to abide by the policies and practices of the Girl Scouts of Western New York Inc.
  • Minimum age: 18 (per New York State Health Department)
  • Experience working with children
  • Prior camp experience
  • Interest in the Girl Scout Camping program helpful.
  • Supervisory experience desired
  • Demonstrate the ability to guide/supervise other adults.
  • Leadership abilities
  • Desire and ability to work with and relate to children and peers in an outdoor environment.
  • High School diploma or the equivalent.
  • Current certification in Responding to Emergencies & CPR or individual is willing to complete certification course during designated training day.
  • Certified Sex Offender Registry and Criminal Background Checks will be completed for personnel file.
  • Willingness to place the needs of girls and camp above personal desires.
  • Good health and stamina necessary to work in the camp setting.
  • The acceptance of irregular work hours.
  • The acceptance and understanding that employment is at a resident (overnight) camp.

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