Seasonal Camp Coordinator/First Aid Counselor

Job Locations
US-CT-Greenwich
Type
Seasonal, Full-Time
Job Category
Education/Teaching
ID
2021-4666
City
Greenwich
State/Province
CT

Overview

Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus chapters, 17 state and regional offices, 34 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. 

 

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

 

The National Audubon Society endeavors to make https://careers-audubon.icims.com/ accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

 

Position Summary

The Greenwich Audubon Center opened in 1943 as the National Audubon Society’s first environmental education center in the United States. The 285-acre sanctuary has approximately seven miles of trails that lead to a hardwood forest, old fields, a lake, streams and vernal ponds. Each year, over tens of thousands of adults and children visit Audubon to hike and participate in school, family and adult programs, including citizen science surveys and counts, land stewardship projects, summer camps, lectures and presentations, and natural history and ecology education programs. Ultimately, our programs give people the information they need to make informed decisions about how they interact with nature. Through education, public policy, and science, we hope to build a culture of conservation and environmental stewards for now and in the future.

 

The Seasonal Camp Coordinator/First Aid Counselor will be responsible for responding to all first aid/CPR incidences and emergencies that take place during the Audubon Greenwich Summer Camp hours (9:30 AM - 3:30 PM – July 12 – August 20). In addition, The Seasonal First Aid Counselor will coordinate the Eco-Leadership Corp Internship program.

 

Summer camp staff will work as needed based on any restrictions required because of COVID-19 requirements. Summer programming will primarily be 100% outdoors, with the exception of thunderstorms or other potentially dangerous hazards. All camp staff will be required to complete and pass a COVID-19 health questionnaire each day before the start of camp. At the discretion of the Center Director, summer staff will be required to receive a COVID-19 test multiple times throughout the summer.  Staff showing/feeling any signs of COVID-19, will be asked to be tested for COVID-19 and remain home until results are received. If the counselor tests positive, they will be required to not return to camp until they have complied with current State guidelines for quarantine. If there are any campers and/or counselors who become ill with COVID symptoms during camp, they will be required to be tested and their small group cohort will need to quarantine for the recommended amount of time.

Essential Functions

Core responsibilities prior to the start of camp:

  • Organize the First Aid and CPR supplies and First Aid packs
  • Update the emergency contact information, and the summer camp staff roster
  • Secure camp doctor and all related paperwork, including a first aid instructions manual
  • Facilitate the Eco-leadership Corp Internship orientation training with the camp director
  • Assist with the preparations of the summer camp staff training

Core responsibilities during camp:

  • Inform the camp staff regarding all camper allergies and medications in their prospective camp groups
  • Support summer camp staff as needed
  • Enter summer camper health information into the camp roster spreadsheets
  • Maintain the outstanding paperwork log and contact parents to remind them about their outstanding paperwork
  • Coordinate, with the camp director, daily schedules and program outcomes for the Eco-Leadership Corp Interns
  • Take photographs of camp activities whenever possible and posting them on Facebook
  • Attend weekly summer camp staff meetings

Daily responsibilities:

  • Respond to all First Aid and CPR Emergencies
  • Contact parents when needed i.e.: if a camper is late, forgotten their lunch, or needs to go home, etc.
  • Enter all first aid injuries into the health log
  • Drop-off accident report log at camp physician’s office each week to be signed off on
  • Monitor first aid supplies and alert the camp director when supplies are getting low
  • Collect all camp medications at the end of each day and store them in the designated locked cabinet
  • Perform all first aid director duties as outlined by the CT Youth Camp Policy
  • Follow all Audubon and CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety, including mandating proper distancing between campers and staff, mask-wearing, not sharing materials, keeping groups separated, cleaning and disinfecting, etc.
  • Deep cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, materials, tables and chairs and other items used during the day will be expected at the end of each camp day or as needed. The Seasonal First Aid Counselor will be required to wear a mask at all times while on the Audubon grounds, with many built-in mask breaks at safe distances throughout the day

All Audubon staff are required to use their best judgement in determination of the safety of personal activities outside of camp hours. By joining the Greenwich Audubon team, staff commit to refrain from crowded, unmasked or indoor activities where the CDC has established there is a greater likelihood of COVID transmission

Qualifications and Experience

  • Good communicator and team player with a great attention to detail
  • 21 years old or older
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Knowledge of local ecology and natural history
  • Ability to teach natural history concepts, as well as the desire to work outdoors and lead hikes
  • Experience working with children preferred
  • Strong oral communication skills, especially when speaking with camp parents and/or guardians
  • Ability to work well as part of the team
  • Must be able to commit to the entire period of work
  • Must have current immunizations/medical forms; CPR and First Aid certification a plus
  • Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license

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