Individuals interested in Outdoor Education are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be friendly, comfortable in the outdoors, with a desire to learn from others. Campo del Oeste uses outdoor education, nature-based learning, animal-assisted interventions, and other modalities to teach eco-ethics and positive social development skills.
The position is generally Monday - Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm, with some flexibility required for overnight trips and meetings.
Strong written and oral communication is a must. Communicating with parents, staff, and Child and Family Team members are essential when working with youth, many of whom are attending camp for behavioral health reasons.
Must be able to work collaboratively with co-workers and supervisor to effectively coordinate youth programs.
Creative problem solving is essential for developing dynamic, innovative, and forward-thinking youth programs, and for coordinating logistics of project timelines.
Must be able to work independently and without direct supervision to complete tasks as outlined by team members.
A range of technology skills is important for effectively communicating via web applications, email, and faxing, etc.
Must possess a willingness to attend professional development trainings.
Must be dedicated to learning and overcoming challenges as they present.
Associates degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience working in a with youth. Any combination of education and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and ability will be considered.
Must have CPR/FA certification. Will provide training if needed
Have exceptional ability to understand and relate well to others, especially children.
Have exceptional ability to listen to and communicate with others.
Be a team player; be flexible, positive, outgoing, and enthusiastic.
Be extremely alert and safety conscious.
Be willing to participate in and or lead camp activities.
Be patient, sensitive and accepting of others.
Able to clear a Central Registry and LEIE background checks.
Able to obtain a DPS Fingerprint clearance card.
Degree or seeing degree in Education, Social Work, or Related Field.
Experience working with youth in outdoor programming or therapy.
Credentials in wilderness first aid, and/or leading groups in outdoor activities specifically in the wilderness.
Experience working with horses
Employees are responsible and accountable for:
Compliance with workplace policies and procedures for risk identification, risk assessment, and risk control.
Active participation in activities associated with the management of workplace health and safety.
Identification and reporting of health and safety risks, accidents, incidents, injuries, and property damage at the workplace.
Correct utilization of appropriate personal protective equipment.
Facilitate Campo del Oeste youth programs.
Work one-on-one and in group settings as a mentor to youth, as needed.
Complete required reports and notes about youths’ progress toward meeting treatment and camp goals.
Assist in achieving the goals of the program through mentoring and leadership.
Address behaviors that are detrimental and implementing successful behavior management through positive behavior support.
Provide on-going support and communicate with staff and supervisors to continuously improve quality of processes.
Perform additional duties as assigned, consistent with the general responsibilities of the position.
HOW TO APPLY
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