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POSITION TITLE: Unit Leader/Senior Counselor
LOCATION/DEPT: Wonderland Camp and Conference Center
REPORTS TO: Program Manager
Unit Leaders are responsible for program and counseling leadership within their assigned
unit of three to five counselors, assigned support staff, and approximately 18-45 campers. Leaders attend a leadership orientation session, assist in the general staff orientation, provide transportation leadership for campers on arrival and departure dates, give support and
guidance for camper and staff discipline when needed.
The Unit Leaders helps coordinate evening programming with the Program Director. Leaders conduct assessment interviews with their staff, both at mid‑season and end of season. They will encourage attendance at staff devotions and attend meetings as scheduled by the Program Director. Unit Leaders work with aquatics, nature, pioneer, crafts, ropes, archery, health services, and Program Director in guiding staff in complying with camp guidelines (curfews, procedures), goals, and objectives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
*Wonderland offers ARC CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Standard First Aid certifications at camp.
Minimum 1 year of college or equivalent.
Minimum 1 year of previous experience as a camp counselor.
Some supervisory experience.
Minimum age of 21 preferred.
Must be an individual of the Christian faith who has a strong personal relationship with the Lord, attends church on a regular basis, and a desire to lead others spiritually.
In agreement with the philosophy, goals and objectives of The Salvation Army Wonderland Camp and Conference Center.
A commitment to support and promote the mission of The Salvation Army and a passion for camp ministry.
Able to relate God’s handiwork through various activities and in relationship with the Word of God in programming initiatives.
Able to live on camp grounds throughout duration of employment.
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
An attention to detail
A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self-starter.
Knowledge and skills in archery concepts and principals (safety guidelines, skills and ability to instruct).
Current ARC CPR for Professional Rescuer and Standard First Aid*.
Some supervisory experience.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
Must have good physical health and stamina and is required to do light to strenuous physical work.
In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to interact with and supervise staff and campers.
Must frequently lift or move up to 50 lbs.
The work environment for this position includes an office and outdoor environment with a low to high noise level.