Leadership Mentor
Job Details
Camp Menzies - Camp Connell, CA
Seasonal

Under the supervision of the Trailblazers Program Manager, the Leadership Mentor carries out the leadership program, teaching and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills and serving as a role model. As the primary caregiver for each camper within the program, Leadership Mentors provide all girls with an enthusiastic, supportive opportunity to have fun, develop group skills, try new program activities, and to feel good about themselves in a safe, girl-led environment.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their living unit, within activities and throughout camp in order to meet the leadership program outcomes

  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement, and empowerment of youth
  • Ensure campers are properly supervised at all times according to Girl Scout safety activity checkpoints and ACA standards
  • Know and implement safety guidelines

 

Participate in the development and implementation of leadership program activities within the mission and outcomes of Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (GSHCC) and Girl Scouts as a whole

  • Responsible for leading and assisting with the teaching of activities and workshops
  • Provide for the progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities
  • Assist and actively participate in program areas such as waterfront, nature, archery, all camp activities, and arts and crafts as directed
  • Work with fellow camp leaders to provide a safe and high-quality program

 

Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff

  • Provide for the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal health needs
  • Ensure that campers receive their medications as directed by health care manager
  • Be alert to campers and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems
  • Notify Camp Healthcare Manager and/or Camp Directors of problems where appropriate
  • Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to the site manager

 

Be a role model to campers and staff in attitude and behavior

  • Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures
  • Set a good example to campers and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship

 

Responsible for planning, leading, evaluating and assisting with and out of camp trips as assigned

  • Work with campers to develop safe, fun, girl-planned trips
  • Educate and instruct campers on specific activities and Leave-No-Trace principles
  • Provide necessary healthcare and first-aid while on trip, including routine medications
  • Communicate with camp administration during trip as necessary

 

Other Job Duties:

  • Participate in pre-camp staff training, as well as in-service training sessions
  • Contribute to verbal and written evaluations and communication as requested
  • Complete paperwork related to communication with parents and evaluation of unit
  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading when assigned
  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions
    • Chaperone buses as assigned
    • Assist in cleaning and maintenance of camp during pre-camp training, after each session and during end-of-season cleaning period

Qualifications: (Minimum Education and Experience)

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination unless a qualifying exemption is needed
  • Minimum age 20
  • First Aid/CPR certification, or ability to obtain it
  • Ability to interact with girls of all ages

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understand the development needs of youth
  • Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner
  • Ability to motivate and maintain effective working relationships with staff from diverse cultures and all organizational levels
  • Ability to communicate in standard written English

Physical and Intellectual Aspects of the Job:

  • Ability to communicate in English and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers

 

OTHER WORKING CONDITIONS

We are an all-girls camp. We expect this position to work collaboratively and closely with girls for the greater part of the role. Some physical requirements of this position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requires the ability to listen to others, observe others actions, read text and information; comprehend instructions and manuals, and physical ability to move about the camp property in various environmental conditions. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and other environmental conditions.

 

While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee lives for up to 12 weeks in close proximity to others, including sharing living quarters, restrooms, laundry facilities and a common staff lounge. May only use personal electronics (such as computers, phones and other devices) only during personal designated breaks and out of sight of campers. Multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment is an integral part of this position.

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