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Camp Mariposa Unit Leader

Location: Altadena
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location
Mariposa - Altadena, CA

Position Type

Salary Range
$16.00 Hourly

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Position Purpose

The Unit Leader participates in the implementation of Girl Scout programming, ensures safety of the campers, and encourages the success of every camper. Unit Leaders are the primary caregivers for campers during camp. The Unit Leader is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, carrying out activities, and guiding campers in their personal growth.

Council Overview

Established in Los Angeles in 1922, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles ("GSGLA"), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serves 32,000 girls in partnership with nearly 16,000 adult members and volunteers throughout the communities of Los Angeles County, and parts of Kern and San Bernardino Counties. GSGLA is the largest girl-serving nonprofit agency in Los Angeles, with programs in entrepreneurship, life skills, outdoor, and STE(A)M, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

GSGLA Values

Our core values represent how we behave on a day-to-day basis. These values are the specific behaviors that are expected, encouraged, and rewarded within our GSGLA culture.

INTEGRITY:We do what we say we are going to do. We strive for our highest quality work and commit to doing what's right even when it's difficult.

CLARITY OF PURPOSE: We commit to and stay focused on the goals and priorities of GSGLA and hold ourselves responsible for keeping the scout at the center of everything we do.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We accept personal responsibility for our work, and we hold others accountable. We can be relied upon and can rely on others. We commit to mutual understanding and mutual problem solving and embrace the necessary tough conversations.

RESPECT:We practice respect by caring for the worth of ourselves, others, the environment, property, and policies. We listen well and honor diversity in ideas without judgements.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers throughout the camp to meet the intended camper outcomes.

    • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement, and empowerment of youth.

      • Assure campers are always properly supervised.

        • Be aware of and implement safety guidelines.

          • Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the mission and outcomes.

            • Responsible for leading and assisting with the teaching of activities.

              • Actively participate in all program areas as assigned.

                • Provide for the progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities.

                  • Assist in program areas such as archery, rock wall climbing and all camp activities, as directed.

                    • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.

                      • Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal health needs.

                        • Ensure that campers receive their medications as directed by the Health and Inclusion Director.

                          • Be alert to campers and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems and discuss with Health and Inclusion Director and/or Program Specialist when appropriate.

                            • Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to the Operations Director.

                              • Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.

                                • Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.

                                  • Set a good example to campers and others regarding general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.

                                    • Bring concerns to administrative staff in a timely fashion and in good faith

                                      • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver evening programs, special events, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.

                                        • Attend and participate in daily meetings.

                                          • Assist where needed on camper arrival and departure days.

                                            • Provide check in/out support and provide outstanding customer service to families.

                                              • Other duties as assigned.

                                                Skills/ Experience/ Other

                                                Qualifications & Requirements

                                                • Must be 18 years of age or a high school graduate by the start of camp.
                                                • Must be available for 9 weeks of day camp and pre-camp trainings.
                                                • Documented experience teaching or interacting with youth programs.
                                                • Must submit health history form prior to first day of work.

                                                  • Ability to pass a background check.
                                                  • Must be committed to work the entire camp season and attend all pre-camp trainings.

                                                    Additional Organizational Requirements

                                                    • Subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement.
                                                    • Demonstrate a strong work ethic, integrity, and honesty in all professional situations.
                                                    • Possess a positive attitude with strong work ethic, integrity. honesty, and sense of humor.

                                                      • Must be flexible, adaptable, and willing to thrive in an ever changing/fast-paced environment
                                                      • Develop and maintain sensitivity to employee diversity in the workplace.
                                                      • Behave in ways that demonstrate respectful treatment of other employees, volunteers, and Girl Scouts.
                                                      • Practice pluralism and be inclusive with the services provided.
                                                      • Compliance with State-mandated reporter requirements is an essential function of this position.

                                                        • Abide by a duty of loyalty to GSGLA and give preference to the business and mission of GSGLA over that of other organizations and your own business interests.

                                                          Physical Requirements & Certifications

                                                          • Ability to visually monitor and physically assist campers weighing up to 200 lbs.
                                                          • The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely, without endangering the health or safety of themselves or others.
                                                          • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
                                                          • Possess endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.
                                                          • Operate with daily exposure to various weather conditions and animals such as bugs, raccoons, and other wilderness animals common to the area.

                                                            Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access & Advocacy Statement

                                                            Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is committed to building a diverse staff that reflects the communities we work alongside, and we value equity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage applications from individuals in all groups and communities, different walks of life, and those belonging to communities historically excluded. As an organization committed to making the world a better place, it is essential that we incorporate a diverse, equitable and inclusive lens into all aspects of our work. We encourage applicants with a global perspective and a commitment to values around diversity, equity, and inclusion to apply.

                                                            Vaccination Policy

                                                            Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law. New hires working at Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles must be fully vaccinated upon hire. Please contact the Human Resources Department for a copy of the vaccination policy.

                                                            The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments.

                                                            To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER LOS ANGELES, Altadena , Camp Mariposa Unit Leader, Other , Altadena, California

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