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Girl Scouts of Western NY CIT Director - Seven Hills Resident Camp in Holland, New York

Job Descriptions:

ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS:Are you mission-driven, looking to work in a dynamic team environment, and influence the lives of girls? If so, take the time to check out Girl Scouts of Western New York.Since 1912, Girl Scouts has empowered girls to develop the skills and the voice to become successful and productive citizens. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.If you are looking for a seasonal position whereby you can be part of this exciting, empowering, and valuable experience, we encourage you to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

Summary: To provide a comprehensive Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program.

Essential Functions:

  • Attend mandatory supervisors weekend in May (date and time to be determined)

  • Is a positive role model for CIT’s.

  • Review Camp Staff Manual and CIT Manual with CIT’s and carry out trainings and programs.

  • Present CIT’s with different teaching methods and the opportunity to practice these methods with campers and other staff.

  • Presents CIT’s with the following workshops: Ages and Stages, Behavior Management, Girl Scout Program, Time Management and Organization at Camp and Outdoor Cooking, Conflict Resolution and Bully Prevention.

  • Supervises CIT’s when they are working in units or activity areas.

  • Completes a mid and end of season evaluation for each CIT.

  • Emphasizes the importance of teaching campers skills in a progression.

  • Familiarize CIT’s with the camp and its resources, both natural and human.

  • Introduces CIT’s to the roles and duties of both unit staff and activity counselors through experiential learning opportunities.

  • Encourages critical thinking and decision making in CIT’s.

  • Participates in all aspects of camp including pre-camp, open house and post camp.

  • Apply behavior management techniques to conflicts with children when necessary.

  • Report incidents/accidents to supervisor or health supervisor immediately.

  • Report suspected child abuse to supervisor immediately.

  • Required to stay on the property during hours of operation (Sunday 10:00 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.

Required Experience:

Qualifications:

  • 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)

  • Must have at least 3 years of summer camp experience or equivalent.

  • Certified Sex Offender Registry and Criminal Background Checks will be completed for personnel file.

  • Demonstrate the ability to guide/supervise other adults.

  • Desire and ability to work with and relate to children and peers in an outdoor environment.

  • Current certification in Responding to Emergencies and CPR or individual is willing to complete certification course during designated training day.

  • Prior camp experience and/or interest in the Girl Scout Camping program.

  • 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.

Physical Requirements:

  • Assist the campers in emergency situations.

  • Lift 35 pounds.

  • Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision.

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers.

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-control and ability to adapt well to changing situations.

  • Participate in structured and unstructured activities.

  • Provides excellent customer service to other staff members, campers, parents and visitors to camp.

  • Accept and follow directions both in verbal and written form.

    Girl Scout Membership: All Employees of Girl Scouts must maintain an active, annual membership in Girl Scouts of Western New York. This membership must be renewed annually, and all newly hired employees are expected to enroll with GSWNY within the first 30 days of their employment.Girl Scouts of Western New York celebrates diversity in all forms and is committed to creating an inclusive, collaborative and supportive environment for all. All employment decisions are based qualifications, merit, performance and the needs of the organization. As an equal opportunity employer, GSWNY does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other groups or persons protected by federal, state or local law.

Keyword: CIT Director

From: Girl Scouts of Western NY

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