The mission of 4-H Camp Bristol Hills is to provide youth with a unique, fun outdoor experience under the guidance of positive role models, emphasizing positive social interaction, environmental awareness and skill building.
The CIT Specialist is responsible for the review and implementation of the CIT curriculum for campers 16 years of age, using 4-H and Positive Youth Development practices. The CIT Specialist is required to live on camp property for duration of the camp season.
The CIT Specialist will assume this role on June 27, 2021. The CIT Specialist will work one week of preparation, staff training week, and 6 weeks of residential camp that run from Sunday morning to Friday evening each week. Specific dates of camp are July 3 - August 13, 2021.
Implement the CIT Curriculum for enrolled CIT campers.
Coordinate with the Camp Leadership Team for select staff to facilitate components of the CIT curriculum
Provide support and feedback to CIT campers that will help them to grow and learn what it takes to be a positive role model and future employee
Provide effective feedback to the Camp Director related to the ongoing performance of each of the CIT's, including any specific causes of concern relating to future employment
Enforce camp rules and regulations; model standards for conduct as they pertain to camp staff and campers
Establish good rapport and communicate with parents or guardians of campers on all matters related to camper experience
Serve as a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior
Support and embrace diversity in all interactions with campers, other staff members, volunteers and parents. Implement programs that engage diverse backgrounds, interests and learning styles
Other duties may be assigned as required
Be physically able to accompany the campers to any of the camp activities
Assure campers are properly supervised at all times
Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, and involvement and empowerment of youth
Have visual ability to recognize hazards in the camp setting as well as physical symptoms of camper injury or illness
Have auditory ability to respond appropriately to hazards and any camper concerns
Be able to observe camper behavior in daily camp life, to respond verbally to health and safety concerns, and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior
18 years of age by the start of the summer season
Experience working with youth in an outdoor camp setting
Previous experience in camp leadership, and knowledge of 4-H and Positive Youth Development
Residential camp experience desired
CPR for the Professional Rescuer and/or First Aid Responding to Emergencies desired
Ability to communicate effectively with Camp Director, entire camp staff, campers and camp families
Incorporates teamwork and flexibility into their daily work style
Ability to supervise and organize youth
Salary and Benefit Details
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits are not available for this position.
Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
To be considered for this position, all candidates must:
Complete *ALL* sections of the online application and questionnaires.
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