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Conservatory Counselor-E_Camp-Overnight-711 FEMALE

AOK - Welling, OK 23122 E. SALVATION ROAD 74471, WELLING, Oklahoma, United States of America Req #5698
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Salvation Army, an Internationally recognized non-profit, faith based organization, has a job opening for a Camp Music Conservatory Female Counselor for the Arkansas and Oklahoma Conservatory of Music and Arts, located in Welling, OK.

Job Summary

This is a summer position at Camp Heart O’ Hills. Dates of employment are June 4, 2019 – July 14, 2019. This position summary should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this position summary.

Plans, implements, coordinates, and supervises an assigned group of female children and youth; promotes quality of programs and safety of campers at all times; provides guidance and role modeling to campers; promotes and stimulates camper participation; coordinates and leads campers through their daily schedule ensuring punctuality and responsibility; supervises campers during unscheduled program time and evenings; ensures compliance with camp rules and regulations at all times.  Supervises and organizes an assigned group of campers during scheduled activities and unscheduled blocks of time in cooperation with camp rules and regulations; Promotes and stimulates participation of campers to ensure a pleasant camp experience; Supervise cabin clean up and work details; Coordinates and leads campers through their daily schedule ensuring punctuality and responsibility;  Live with a group of campers and help each camper adjust and get to know other campers and camp life;  Interpret and maintain camper compliance with camp rules and of the camp safety and health regulations;  Assist with program activities and other activities as assigned; working closely with the music and arts staff;  Be prepared with rainy day activities as needed;  Inspect your fire extinguisher and report to Conservatory Director if any extinguisher has been dispensed;  Make sure all cleaning solutions are locked up except during use and are used only with your supervision;  Assure that all beds in cabin have at least 30 inches between sides of beds; there should be adequate space to provide freedom of movement and allow for exit in emergency;  Stay in your cabin with your campers at night. You may leave your cabin for a legitimate reason, but only if you have another staff member of age, who does not have camper responsibility at the time, to cover for you; Counselors must accompany campers back to cabin and prepare for bedtime;  No camper or campers should be left alone in the cabin without proper staff supervision;  Keep door to your room open at night so that you can maintain order;  Maintain an incident report book on all your campers for each camp session. Turn in the incident report book to your Conservatory Director at the conclusion of camp.  Notify Conservatory Director immediately of any serious situation;  You may be asked to teach a class according to your experiences or expertise or to assist with one;  At the end of the camp session, wipe down all mattresses, sinks, showers, toilets and mop floors with bleach water to control germs;  Provides constant care for the needs of the campers in an efficient, clean, loving, safe, secure, and healthy manner;  Exhibits control of the campers and, when needed, display proper discipline techniques;  Determines appropriate supplies and materials for activities; ensures the campers’ safety in utilizing the same; Maintains the camp materials in an orderly fashion; maintains accountability for any laundry, money and supplies necessary for camp programs;  Prepares and maintains up-to-date records and required reports (attendance, development progress, discipline reports, etc.);  Assists in leading campers during waterfront, nature, outdoor, arts & crafts or other activities; Ensures the accountability, security and safety of children participating in camp activities (including free time and evenings); reports all accidents to the Conservatory Director in an accurate and timely manner.

Coordinates several night programs as part of a rotation of other conservatory counselors.   Participate enthusiastically 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;  Sit with camper tables during meals and serve as a table monitor when needed; Keep personal living quarters neat, clean and ready for inspection;  Be available to participate and assist with camp programs and activities as directed by the Divisional Music Director; May assist in cleaning the cabins, kitchen, tables, floors, etc. in accordance with established sanitary standards;

May assist in preparing and serving snacks and meals; ensures that campers receive nutritional and tasteful food; provides positive, relaxed atmosphere during mealtime and encourages conversation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of child and youth behavior and development; Ability to ensure the safety of campers and other staff; Ability to plan, develop, facilitate, and supervise children and youth programs and activities; Ability to build and maintain effective mentor relationships with children and youth;  Ability to communicate effectively with campers and camp staff; Ability to plan, develop, and implement effective childhood and youth programs and activities.


Education and Experience

Six months experience teaching child development or youth programs in a church preferred, OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Licenses and Certifications

CPR and First Aid Certified. Training will be provided at camp.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Ability to communicate, work with and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff;  Ability 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 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;  Ability to meet attendance requirements;  Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.

Some physical requirements of the Counselor position could include climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate activities are required. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering a program in the facility available. The conservatory schedule operates 7 days a week, and all staff members are expected to be available for duty at all times unless otherwise noted by the Conservatory Director. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions.


Additional Information

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Other details

  • Job Family AOK-EXEMPT
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
  • Job Start Date Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  • Job End Date Sunday, July 14, 2019
  • AOK - Welling, OK 23122 E. SALVATION ROAD 74471, WELLING, Oklahoma, United States of America