| This position serves as 4-H Camp Owahta Waterfront Counselor/Lifeguard responsible to Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Cortland County. The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach and help coordinate 4-H Camp Owahta's waterfront and swimming activities, and to help maintain standards that lead to a quality program, to identify and meet camper needs, and to operate in compliance with the American Red Cross requirements for water safety. In addition, this position accepts and performs other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate by the 4-H Camp Owahta Director. (This position includes cabin responsibilities.)|
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All applicants must complete an application packet, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
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Please contact Barb Henza, Association HR Representative at 607-391-2660 with questions.
- Must be at least 18 years of age (according to NYSDOH we may have one 16 or 17 year old).
- Must have current American Red Cross Life Guard Certification.
- Must have current First Aid and CPR Certifications (will train if necessary).
- Must have current waterfront lifeguarding and other certifications as appropriate.
- Training and/or experience in waterfront activities.
- Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position.
- Must be willing and able to stay at 4-H Camp Owahta (including overnights) the entire time Camp is in session.
- Experience relevant to the role of the position.
- Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).
- Desire and demonstrated ability to work with children outdoors.
- Demonstrated ability to relate to one's peer group.
- Demonstrated ability to accept guidance and supervision.
- Demonstrated ability to follow directions.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain personal belongings in a neat and orderly manner.
- Good character, integrity and adaptability.
- Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control.
- Assist other cabin counselors in supervision of 6-16 campers in cabin.
- Provide for the safety and well-being of campers at all times by adhering to all camp health and safety standards.
- Assist campers in scheduling classes, and following the daily camp schedule.
- Provide a role model example that will ensure the campers' behavior is consistent with camp standards and that the counselor's behavior is according to camp standards.
- Review weekly camp medical bulletins and be aware of special medical requirements of campers under your supervision. Ensure that all special needs are met (medications, individual needs).
- Provide to all campers the opportunity for participation in all camp activities.
- Provide support for individual campers who have difficulties adjusting to other campers and camp life, keeping coordinators and directors aware of any concerns.
- Provide supervision of campers during all meals, recreation time, free time, swim time, evening programs and other camp activities.
- Maintain visibility and positive relationships of all campers.
- Cooperate with coordinators, directors and counselors in the development, planning and implementation of all 4-H Camp Owahta activities including evening activities and weekend camp.
- Carry out instruction and lifeguard duties during swim periods and serve as instructor in canoeing, boating, and kayaking.
- Follow the recommendations of Water Safety Instructor (WSI) for testing and classifying swimming abilities of campers and staff.
- Teach Red Cross certified waterfront classes and activities as outlined by the Waterfront Coordinator and Program Director.
- Award recognition and participation certificates to campers when earned.
- Notify the Waterfront Coordinator and 4-H Camp Owahta Director for reportable injuries and illness occurring in the waterfront area.
- During 4-H Camp Owahta staff training, work with 4-H Camp Owahta Waterfront Coordinator to set up waterfront area.
- Assist in checking equipment and making (or filing for) repairs.
- Conduct daily check of equipment and supplies in area for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
- Keep records on all participants and encourage them to participate in other 4-H programs.
- Maintain records on all instructional classes, including lesson plans.
- Assist with inventory of program area, pre and post season, and maintain materials and equipment needed for classes.
- Assist Program Coordinators in maintaining program equipment, program sites, and program safety.
- Evaluate current season and make suggestions for following season.
- Realize these are not the only duties performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as needed.
- Assist in the daily upkeep of camp facilities.
Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions.
- Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
- Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
- Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applied to all duties and functions.
- Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
- Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
- Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Cortland County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
- Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Job Title:Association Tmp Camp Couns Sr
Level:No Grade - Annual
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Jerilynn Sharrott
Number of Openings:5
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.