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Camp Health Lodge Assistant

Job Details

Camp Widjiwagan - Antioch, TN
Camp Widji/Joe C. Davis Outdoor Center


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Pay:  $110 per day


Position Summary:

Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Resident Camp Director, the Health Lodge Assistant is responsible for participating in the daily operations of the Health Center and cooperating with overall coordination of the health of the camp community.


Essential Functions:

  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Be an appropriate role model for all campers & staff
  • Work with the Camp Directors and Camp Nurse to organize and prepare medication for campers
  • Work with Camp Nurse during sick calls
  • Maintain cleanliness of the Health Center
  • Count and record total number of campers seen, number referred and number spending the night
  • Communicate with Day and Resident Camp Directors about camper issues
  • Coordinate and ensure all campers have a current health form on file in the health lodge
  • Ensure that health forms are organized and prepared 1 week prior to each session
  • Prepare dietary needs for Dining Lodge 1 week prior to each session
  • Transport campers to and from the health lodge
  • Ensure Ouch Reports are sent home with injured campers
  • Order needed supplies for health lodge
  • Be readily available to help in health lodge
  • Follow all rules and safety regulations as set forth by the center
  • Ensures that each guest and client has a pleasant experience and their goals and purpose was adequately met
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with other staff
  • Carry out all other task and objectives as assigned by the Resident Camp Director



Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

An enthusiastic personality with the desire to serve volunteers, guests, participants and staff to create a culture of service

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work on a team and willingness to work outdoors
  • Ability to understand the needs of participants and to place these needs ahead of his/her own
  • Ability to think in the abstract, solve problems, make decisions, instruct, evaluate, lead others
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Two years of college in a medical related field required
  • Minimum two years of experience working in a medical facility required


Certifications Required:

  • Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation Certification
  • Within two weeks of hire or before 1st shift with children (whichever comes first):  CPR/First Aid/AED, Camp Staff Training Orientation


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