Camp Blue Ridge
Job Title: Program Specialist
To develop and deliver activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ ages and abilities.
Essential Job Functions:
- Develop and deliver a program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers.
- Write lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers.
- Evaluate abilities of campers and staff.
- Deliver progressive activities.
- Evaluate the success of the program.
- Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures.
- Assist in the implementation of staff training.
- Train other staff in their responsibilities.
- Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures.
- Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment.
- Maintain the equipment.
- Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety and cleanliness.
- Clean area daily, keeping it free of hazards and debris.
Other Job Duties:
- Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as 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.
- Assist in the planning of any special events.
Program Specialists often have direct relationships with the counseling staff and may serve as a Counselor with a camper group.
Qualifications: (Minimum Qualifications and Experience)
- Certification or documented training and experience (TBD).
- Current certification in first aid and CPR.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Training and experience in teaching children.
- Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in varied conditions.
Physical Aspects of the Position:
- Ability to communicate 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.
- Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate 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.
Some physical requirements of the position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requirement for eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/program. 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.