ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS:
Are you mission-driven, looking to work in a dynamic team
environment, and influence the lives of girls? If so, take the time
to check out Girl Scouts of Western New York.
Since 1912, Girl Scouts has empowered girls to develop the
skills and the voice to become successful and productive citizens.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who
make the world a better place.
If you are looking for a seasonal position whereby you can be
part of this exciting, empowering, and valuable experience, we
encourage you to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!
Summary: Responsible for recommending and providing
appropriate care to all staff and campers. Must provide care and
administer treatment in accordance with the NYDOH, GSUSA, HIPAA.
If interested in this full time seasonal salary position according
to Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) Section 13(a)(3) (29 U.S.C. §
213(a)(3) that may be available , please apply via this application process.
- Develops professional goals for the summer that will help support
and meet GSWNY’s mission and camp goals.
- Maintain health records for each camper and staff member.
- Administers first aid as necessary.
- Dispenses medication prescribed by physician to all campers and staff.
- Provides first aid in case of an accident and follows individual
camper standing orders in case of illness.
- Takes responsibility for calling camper’s parents and/or physician
- Maintains accurate records in bound notebook of all sick calls.
- Maintains and secures confidentiality of all health forms in
compliance with HIPPA. The health supervisor and the Camp
Director/Camp Manager have the only access to these securely locked
medical records. Decisions to release medical information to other
staff members will be based on the camper’s needs and parents’ authorization.
- Models and teaches good health practices for all staff and campers.
- Supplies and maintains first aid kits for specified areas in camp
and for out of camp trips and hikes.
- Refers campers and staff to physician’s care at clinic or
hospital, with approval of Camp Director.
- Confers with parents as necessary.
- Screens incoming campers for any illnesses, infections, bruises,
rashes and other health concerns.
- Notifies the appropriate staff members of camper allergies,
medications and health concerns.
- Establishes a system for health screening for arriving campers and
staff, as well as a system for health screening for trips out-of-camp.
- Conducts an inventory of supplies and places orders when
necessary, ensuring the timely arrival of supplies.
- Participate in and lead specific areas of staff training
pertaining to camp health and safety, including, but not limited to
standard precautions, how to administer aid and what type of aid
needs more then general first aid.
- Responsible for the safety and well-being of campers and staff
while in the infirmary.
- Responsible for maintaining a clean and sanitized infirmary at all times.
- Expected to stay on camp property while camp is in session,
including pre-camp training and Wednesday overnights.
- Participates in camp activities when possible and helps with
pre-camp training, open house and post camp.
- Apply behavior management techniques to conflicts with children.
- Report incidents/accidents to supervisor immediately.
- Report suspected child abuse to supervisor immediately.
- Accepts other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Camp
Director/Director of Camp Administration.
- Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality;
- Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities;
- Ability to project a high level of professionalism at all times;
- Ability to articulate organizational mission and its importance
with passion and conviction, and in a manner that resonates with the listener;
- Commitment to diversity and ability to interact with diverse populations;
- Strong time management skills with ability to work independently
and effectively prioritize duties and tasks.
- Capacity to manage stress effectively and work well under pressure;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to
- Proven capability to work in a collaborative, service-focused environment;
- Capacity to work well with others in a congenial and effective manner;
- Ability to effectively manage and foster relationships with
council staff, volunteers within the camp community;
- Subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement and become
a registered member of GSUSA;
- Successfully pass the required background checks at hire and thereafter;
- Maintain reliable transportation to and from home and work;
- If travel is required, must possess a valid driver’s license, meet
minimum state auto insurance requirements, and meet the insurance
carrier’s requirements for coverage.
- Assist the campers in emergency situations.
- Lift 35 pounds.
- Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers.
- Demonstrate enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-control and
ability to adapt well to changing situations.
- Participate in structured and unstructured activities.
- Accept and follow directions both in verbal and written form.
Hours & Travel:
- Required to stay on the property during hours of operation (Sunday
10:00am to Friday 9:00pm)
- Must be willing to work in an outdoor setting and in inclement weather.
Experience & Qualifications:
- Willingness to abide by the policies and practices of the Girl
Scouts of Western New York Inc.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Current New York certification in one or more of
the following is a must: EMT, LPN, RN or PA (New York State code
part 7-2 8A).
- Must have certification in Responding to Emergencies and CPR prior
to camp or willing to attain at designated training day.
- Certified Sex Offender Registry and Criminal Background Checks
will be completed for personnel file.
- Desire and ability to work with and relate to children and peers
in an outdoor environment.
- Prior camp experience and/or interest in the Girl Scout Camping program.
- Willingness to place the needs of girls and camp above personal desires.
- Good health and stamina necessary to work in the camp setting.
- The acceptance of irregular work hours.
- The acceptance and understanding that employment is at a resident
- Required to stay on the property during hours of operation (Sunday
10:00am to Friday 9:00pm). physician
GIRL SCOUT MEMBERSHIP:
All Employees of Girl Scouts must maintain an active, annual
membership in Girl Scouts of Western New York. This membership must
be renewed annually, and all newly hired employees are expected to
enroll with GSWNY within the first 30 days of their employment.
Girl Scouts of Western New York seasonal camps are subject to the
Federal and New York State exemption laws under Section 13(a)(3) of
the Fair Labor Standards Act. Seasonal staff working at camp may be
paid in accordance with this exemption. Seasonal employees are not
eligible for company-sponsored group benefits.
GSWNY is also very grateful to have many partnerships offering
special deals and incentives at local businesses to GSWNY employees
throughout Western New York.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested parties should submit their resume and application
by visiting the Girl Scouts of Western New York application system
website at: [ATS LINK].
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL:
Girl Scouts of Western New York celebrates diversity in all forms and
is committed to creating an inclusive, collaborative and supportive
environment for all. All employment decisions are based
qualifications, merit, performance and the needs of the organization.
As an equal opportunity employer, GSWNY does not discriminate on the
basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color,
national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability,
medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender,
gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military
or veteran status or any other groups or persons protected by federal,
state or local law.
Girl Scouts of Western New York seasonal camps are subject to
the Federal and New York State exemption laws under Section 13(a)(3)
of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Seasonal staff working at camp may
be paid in accordance with this exemption.