Camp Counselor

Roanoke County   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on April 29, 2022
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs a variety of services in leading and guiding campers in outdoor programs and activities. Provides daily guidance in personal safety and camper participation. Interprets rules, policies and traditions of the camp to the camper. Counselors receive paid training and orientation, CPR and First Aid certifications. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Must be available to work Monday - Friday through the months of May - August.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Lead and assist activities in archery, arts and crafts, canoeing, caving, rock climbing, kayaking, challenge course, climbing/rappel tower, mountain boarding, hiking, environmental education, disc golf, sports and/or backpacking
  • Prepare, organize, repair and maintain equipment
  • Monitor eating habits of participants well-being
  • Help each participant meet the goals established by the camp for camper development
  • Communicate with parents, caregivers, guardians and participants related to program issues
  • Interpret rules, policies and traditions of camp to campers

NON ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assists in preparing and serving meals

REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES

 
Education
Required: Completion of the tenth grade in High School 
 
Experience
 
Required: Some summer camp experience
Preferred: Previous Camp Roanoke experience
 
Certifications/ Licenses
 
Required: Valid Virginia driver’s license with good driving record.
Upon employment will be provided training for certification in CPR and First Aid
 
Additional Requirements
Must be 16 years of age or older. Must attend preseason training and orientation from late May till mid June and be able to work a flexible schedule
 
Supervisory 
Responsibilities
None
 

OTHER INFORMATION

 
OVERALL PHYSICAL STRENGTH
 
MEDIUM
 
Lift and/or exert force of 20-50 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
C = Continuously
5.5 to 8+ hours daily
F = Frequently
2.5 to 5.5 hours daily
O = Occasionally
Up to 2.5 hours daily
R = Rarely
Less than 1 hour per week
N = Never
Never occurs
Code
Physical Demand
Code
Physical Demand
C
Standing
F
Sitting
C
Walking
F
Lifting
C
Carrying
R
Pushing/Pulling
C
Reaching
R
Handling
O
Fine Dexterity
F
Kneeling
C
Crouching
R
Crawling
C
Bending
O
Twisting
F
Climbing
O
Balancing
C
Vision (Correction Required: Yes)
C
Hearing
C
Talking
O
Foot Controls (driving, operation of equip, etc.)
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
D = Daily
W = Several Times Per Week
M = Several Times Per Month
S = Seasonally
R - Rarely
N = Never
Code
Health and Safety
Code
Environmental Factors
R
Mechanical Hazards
D
Dirt and Dust
W
Chemical Hazards
S
Extreme Temperatures
N
Electrical Hazards
R
Noise and Vibration
W
Fire Hazards
R
Fumes and Odors
N
Explosives
S
Wetness/Humidity
D
Communicable Diseases
D
Darkness or Poor Lighting
R
Physical Danger or Abuse
 
Other (specify) 
PRIMARY WORK LOCATION
Outdoors
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, WORK AIDS
Playground equipment and camping equipment and supplies
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
First aid equipment and safety equipment appropriate to activities 

Benefits are available to full-time positions only.