Scout Village Leader
General Overview: The Scout Leaders develop and implement a discovery day program for children of camp staff (generally ages 3 to 12). Some evening duties may also be required as the needs of the program dictate. Summer 2023 will include 2 to 3 weeks of paid staff training, followed by two three-week camp sessions ending August 6.
- Create an environment where the Scout Village campers are safe and are encouraged to explore, create, use their imaginations, and positively interact with one another.
- Set up existing childcare area, inventorying current supplies and prepare list of additional materials needed to be purchased.
- Working with co-leader, establish the daily routine/program schedule for the young people in the program. Routines may vary based on the age of children and may include free play, crafts, reading, music, nature exploration, etc.
- Work with Activities Team and Waterfront Coordinators to access to the many program resources of the site (ex: use of sports areas, equipment, arts and crafts, etc.).
- Communicate with the staff families of Scout Village campers regarding any special needs or emerging issues involving their children.
- When not with Scout Village, participate in all community activities, such as Flag Raising, meals, Evening Reflection, special days, and Night’s Doings.
- Promptly discuss any difficult situations that arise in camper or staff relationships, discipline, and other areas of concern with the Coordinator and Director
- Establish personal and professional goals for the summer and work toward those goals
- Complete all job functions, including requested records, written reports, and other duties as assigned.
- Encourage leadership development, healthy community living, Best Self practices and balanced Four-Fold growth according to the philosophy of AYF by instruction and example.
- Protect the safety and health of campers by adhering to community expectations and following all policies and procedures outlined in the Staff Handbook, including our alcohol-, drug-, and tobacco-free camp policy and AYF COVID-19 Staff Eligibility and Expectations.
- Fully participate in and be present at all community activities and staff training
- Strong emotional and mental health. Must be adaptable and exhibit good judgement to determine what is in best interest of the campers in their care.
- Effective communication with youth participants and adult staff across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Ability to foster positive relationships.
- Ability to understand, promote, actively include, and work effectively with diverse perspectives and identities
- Thorough understanding of critical issues shaping the lives of young people in the U.S., especially racial and gender equity, inclusivity, justice, ethics, and cultural competency
Education, Experience, or Certifications
- Must be 18 or older and one year post-high school graduation experience
- Early childhood education experience preferred; experience working with children, adolescents and/or young adults required
- Strong teaching/facilitating and leadership skills preferred
- Current certification in CPR and First Aid (training available for accepted applicants)
- Weekly pay: $600
- Referral Bonus: $200 paid at the end of summer for each hired employee the applicant refers
- Scout Leaders will receive one day off for every six days worked.