Turning Rivers (Hometown Heroes, Inc.).
Turning Rivers is looking for bright, fun, and caring young adults who are seeking opportunities of working with children/teens who have experienced a trauma in their young lives. Turning Rivers has expanded their programming for children that are facing the following:
-Loss of a parent from Military Service
-Family Violence and Abuse
-Children with Hemophilia
Turning Rivers also hosts additional camps throughout the summer season, including camps that celebrate different backgrounds, camp for a Muslim faith based group, school retreats, day campers, etc.
Seasonal Resident Camp Counselor: (450/week plus housing and 3 meals a day) – Great way to save!!
Dates: June 14th to August 13th
– Must be working toward a bachelor’s degree or higher in the following: Education, Human Services, Nursing, and Criminal Justice or other related fields.
– Must be at least 18 years of age.
– Organized, outgoing and responsible person that is a positive role models for campers, staff and volunteers.
– Must be able to work with kids and families from diverse backgrounds through our different camps that are specific to “trauma-related,” experiences (family violence, loss of a loved one, parental incarceration).
– Must be trained or willing to become trained in the following: Lifeguard Certification, Belay Certification, Trauma-Informed Care Certification (Belay and Trauma-informed Care certifications will be a part of the 10-day staff training) (Lifeguard training will be paid by Turning Rivers, but must be obtained on your own time).
– Must be comfortable in intervening appropriately in interpersonal conflicts that may arise
To directly supervise the basic cabin group, encourage campers to participate in all activities and be a general guide and example to all other campers at camp.
1. To understand and help implement the goals and mission of Turning Rivers.
2. To help each camper have a quality, safe, inspirational, and enjoyable camping experience.
3. To facilitate your cabin’s campers in setting mutually agreed upon, clear, and realistic cabin rules upon the first day of camp, and to consistently enforce these cabin rules as needed throughout the week at camp.
4. To effectively manage cabin and activity groups by emphasizing cooperation, support, and problem solving.
5. To represent camp in a mature and respectful manner.
6. Follow all aspects of the signed contract including dates and understanding of the job (which includes being present during staff training and partnership camps and summer camp).