Inclusion Specialist

Join our team of amazing counselors and staff in our beautiful Berkshires location!

Sponsoring YMCA

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock

Location

Mount Washington, MA 01258

Camp Information

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock
544 East Street
Mount Washington, MA 01258

Camp Description

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is an overnight camp for campers ages 7-16. Nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety acre lake, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock enjoys a truly magnificent location.

Job Description

The Inclusion Specialist will be a resource for all campers and staff who need assistance dealing with personal, relational, or camp problems or concerns. The Inclusion Specialist will provide a safe and nurturing environment for everyone and will be actively involved and have a positive attitude about all programs.

Job Segments:

· Assist in the preparation and lead portions of Administrative Staff Training and All Staff Training.

· Review Camper Tips for Success Forms and take action to meet special needs noted.

· Assist any person with complaints or issues regarding their experience at camp or with personal problems.

· Inform Camp Director of all serious situations including violence, abuse, leaving camp, and breach of rules.

· Inform parents of situations needing their attention and seek their support for the child and staff involved.

· Follow all state laws regarding the reporting and documenting of child abuse to the appropriate agency.

· Maintain a clean and welcoming office.

· Correct and document, as necessary, situations that endanger the emotional or physical safety of any person.

· Be consistently available to staff and campers and provide on-going assistance, guidance, and training.

· Intervene in any situation to improve the quality of the relationships and experiences of campers and staff.

· Be a liaison between campers and staff, staff and administration, and actively focus on the international staff’s needs.

· Coordinate completing special camper laundry needs with medical staff.

· Plan for and provide an atmosphere of high staff morale.

· Participate in Administrator on Duty and night activities as assigned.

· Demonstrate and teach the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility to all campers and staff.

· Follow all camp rules and regulations and enforce them among peers.

· Maintain positive public relations with parents, visitors, and the general public at all times.

· Submit all required paperwork and an End of the Year Report on time.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

· Desire and ability to work with and relate to children and one's peers outdoors

· Prior camp staff experience for three years

· Background in social work, psychology, or previous experience with troubled youth

· Sound judgment, effective listener and communicator, and discrete

· Good role model, high integrity, and adaptable

· College senior or equivalent and at least 21 years old

· Current First Aid and Adult and Child CPR certifications

· Valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record

Essential Functions

· Ability to communicate, supervise, and work with assigned ages and skill levels and provide necessary instructions.

· Abilities to observe camper and staff 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 assigned activities.

· Physical ability to respond appropriately to emergencies and situations requiring first aid.

· Physical ability to communicate with parents and state agencies and review and maintain confidential written records.

· Ability to live on-site for the duration of the season.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

· Critical Thinking & Decision Making: Makes informed decisions based on logic, data, and sound judgment.

· Communication & Influence: Listens and expresses self effectively and in such a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y’s cause.

· Program/Project Management: Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs.

· Emotional Maturity: Demonstrates ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations.

· Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence.

· Developing Self & Others: Develops self and supports others (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential.

Required Certifications

Must complete online New Employee Orientation, Child Abuse Prevention, Mandated Reporter, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication, and Employee Safety trainings prior to start of position.

Must hold and maintain CPR, AED, First Aid, and Oxygen Administration certifications - required for job placement.

Room and board provided

Yes

How to Apply

Apply Online

Opens in a new window http://camphirock.org/staff/summer-jobs/

Apply by Email

heather@camphirock.org

Apply by Mail to:

Heather Neaz-Nibur
544 East Street
Mount Washington, MA 01258

Resumes Accepted Until

June 30, 2021

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