Summer Camp Tag Along Nanny & Counselor at Sky High Ranch
Make a difference in the lives of children and spend an unforgettable summer in the Rocky Mountains! Sky High Ranch is located forty-five minutes west of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Activities include arts and crafts, backpacking, boating, horseback riding, zip lining, farm with ranch animals, dance & drama, archery and sports, low-ropes, international cultures, nature and science, astronomy, homesteading, gardening, and outdoor skills. Sky High Ranch is licensed by the State of Colorado and accredited by the American Camp Association.
Summer camp is a great way to add work experience and desirable skills to your resume – especially for those pursuing a degree in education or recreation!
DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: Late May to Mid-August 2024 (approximate dates TBD)
Pay: $510/wk (plus food and lodging valued at $200)
- Employee Assistance Program – 100% Employer Paid.
- Sick Pay in accordance with Colorado Law.
Tag Along Nanny & Counselor Duties: The primary duties of the Tag Along Nanny-Counselor include creating fun and engaging program for staff children, as well as providing age-appropriate childcare. Children range in age from 6 months-8 years. When not supervising staff children, Camp Tag Along Counselors will help in units as Cabin Staff. A primary function of this, and every other job at the Sky High Ranch, is to ensure that each member, guest and visitor receives the highest caliber of service.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- When not supervising staff children, Camp Tag Along Counselors will help in units as Cabin Staff.
- Create and maintain a positive rapport and communication with children, parent(s)/guardian(s), and staff.
- Guide children in developing peer relationships which includes and appreciates all members and accepts individual differences.
- Consistently show interest in the children.
- Talk to parent(s)/guardian(s) to share information, to get input, to reassure them and to promote a positive image of camp.
- Provide support to staff and volunteers as needed.
- Participate in and provide engaging, educational, and fun programs.
- Implement program plans to provide a quality outdoor experience for children based on camp program goals, policies, and procedures.
- Direct and supervise programs that are challenging and appropriate to age, ability, and readiness and which encourage personal growth.
- Supervise children at meals.
- Be prepared with activities for all kinds of weather and/or other changes in the usual routine.
- Maintain awareness for an effective implementation of health, safety and emergency policy and procedures.
- Maintain high standards of health, sanitation, safety, and security to prevent accidents and to respond appropriately in emergency situations.
- Use safe practices in all activities in accordance with camp procedures and guidelines.
- Practice and direct good housekeeping and sanitation practices in all areas (including staff areas). Encourage good hygiene practices by children.
- Use methods of discipline that are appropriate and in accordance with policies of Girl Scouts of Colorado.
- Teach and participate in rehearsals of emergency procedures.
- See that children are properly dressed for camp activities.
- Administer first aid until the Health Supervisor or other professionals arrive (if necessary).
- Implement security procedures and inspect site daily for hazards. Alert supervisor to potentially hazardous conditions or security situations and take steps to minimize risk.
- Keep records, write reports, and submit recommendations as directed.
- Maintain, use, and store equipment and facilities properly; report needed repairs. Inventory equipment as directed.
- Respect the confidential nature of all information pertaining to staff, volunteers, or children.
- Adhere to all safety and security procedures at all times.
- Demonstrate responsibility, accountability, and overall maturity of judgement.
- Supervise and participate with children in their activities.
- Present a positive image to children, parent(s)/guardian(s) and visitors through attitude, dress, and courtesy.
- Perform other duties to foster a cooperative climate and a smoothly operating camp.
- Participate in pre-camp and in-service trainings, attend staff meetings and contribute to the planning and coordinating of the work of the total staff team.
- Participate in supervisory conferences and in the staff evaluation process.
- Keep records and files as necessary to carry out the job.
PRIMARY CROSS-FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
- Consistently reports to work as scheduled, and in a timely manner.
- In accordance with the philosophy of Girl Scouts of Colorado, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.
- Upon your first day of employment, you will be registered as an adult member of Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO). In becoming a member of Girl Scouts, you will be expected to uphold the policies and guidelines set forward by Girl Scouts of U.S.A. As a role model and representative of GSCO you will be expected to:
- Participate as a professional member of the total staff in providing effective staff service to GSCO.
- Be an active member of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., demonstrating the principles of the Girl Scout Promise and Law in all activities of the job.
- Contribute to positive relationships and demonstrate sensitivity regarding diverse racial, ethnic, and social individuals and groups in GSCO as a whole, and between the diverse individuals employed by GSCO or giving volunteer service.
- Support the efforts and commitments of GSCO in the area of pluralism.
- Support the efforts and commitments of Girl Scouts of Colorado in pluralism and diversity throughout the organization and within each community served.
- Embrace diversity and inclusiveness by contributing to positive relationships between diverse racial, ethnic, and social groups in the Council as a whole and between employees and volunteers.
Education and/or Formal Training
- High school diploma or GED, preferred.
- Must possess, or be willing to obtain, current First Aid/CPR certification.
- Must be willing to obtain any other certification and/or training sessions as required by GSCO.
- Experience with group and behavior management.
- Experience with developmental needs of children.
- Experience creating fun and engaging programs preferred.
- Experience in record keeping.
- Experience working with children (under age 8)
- Experience with organization and delegation.
- Experience working the in the outdoors.
- Experience with problem solving and conflict resolution.
- Camp experience as a counselor in any program.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
- Adaptable to the camp setting and community life.
- Ability to work as a team member.
- Ability to meet emergencies with good judgment.
- Ability to work with children and adults of diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to recognize potentially hazardous conditions.
- Ability to provide documentation of legal employment status.
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Must be 18, preferably 21+.
- If over 21 years of age, may be required to drive and pass driving requirements.
- At least four years of college or post-high school work experience, preferred.
- A desire to work with children.
- Documented training, experience or certification in program areas which satisfies ACA, ACCT, Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints and/or Childcare Licensing standards where applicable.
- Must pass any and all background checks required by GSCO, ACA, and CDHS.
- Must be able to work non-traditional hours including early mornings, evenings, nights, and/or weekends.
For more information about Sky High Ranch please visit our website!
We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities. Our workplace is inclusive, and we strive to create an accessible and accommodating environment for all employees. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding accommodations for disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are invited to interview and require accommodations, please inform us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth and accessible interview experience. If you have questions about accessibility or need assistance with the application process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected] or 877-404-5708. We are here to help.
Girl Scouts of Colorado celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse community. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: GSCO is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at GSCO are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations where we operate. GSCO will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Employee Assistance Program - 100% Employer Paid. Sick Pay in accordance with Colorado Law.