The Salvation Army - Metro Division Head Counselor in Leonard, Michigan
The Salvation Army Mission Statement The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Vision Statement Echo Grove Camp will be a redemptive force in Eastern Michigan by offering excellent resources to Salvation Army units, to churches, educational entities, organizations and area residents – centered on the Gospel of Jesus and capitalizing on the natural beauty of the setting and the creativity, talent and dedication of the Echo Grove team.
Specific Responsibilities 1. Assist the Program Director in the preparation of each camp 2. Supervise counselors in all areas of camp programs. 3. Serve as a trainer and supervisor to counselors and other staff through discipleship ministry and instruction. 4. Assist with mealtime activities such as singing, birthday recognition, distribution of camper mail, etc. 5. Be prepared to inspect cabins for cleanliness on a daily bases. 6. Assist the counselors as needed. 7. Help maintain discipline with campers and counselors. 8. Fulfill the duties described in the Counselor job description. 9. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required
Desire and ability to work with children and adults outdoors Ability and experience in supervising staff and campers Ability to relate to one’s peer group Ability to accept guidance and supervision Ability to work with others Ability to assist in teaching an activity Ideally 20 years of age or older, with a minimum of 2 years of summer camp counselor experience Christian exhibiting the principles of Christian living
Essential Functions Must be able to train staff; observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques; identify and respond to hazards; work with different age and skill levels; plan and conduct activities; physical ability to assist campers in emergency (fire, severe weather, evacuation, illness, or injury); and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of children.