Cabin Coordinator

*Full for Summer 2016*


The Cabin Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all issues related to Cabin Life. The Cabin Coordinator Supervisor works as part of the Leadership team with the Program Supervisor and the Program Manager/Director. He/she is accountable for camper wellness, safety, adjustment, welfare and growth while at camp. In general, the job consists of handling all immediate issues related to Camp Life which do not require the direct attention of the Program Manager/Director. Must be 21 years of age.

Functions and Responsibilities

• Provide a safe and fun camp experience.
• Before the beginning of each session, assign both campers and counselors to their respective cabins. Before each session, review camper’s applications and medical forms with the Health Center staff and Cabin Leaders. At the beginning of each session, arrange a general watch schedule and staff night out schedule. Communicate problems/concerns the cabin groups are experiencing to the appropriate supervisor as assigned in an expedient and accurate manner.
• Act as liaison for caregivers and counselors, in supporting campers.
• Read, assess and follow up on camper written and verbal reports such as “Report to caregivers” and “Behavior logs”. Work with cabin staff to take actions to decrease the chances of re-occurrence. Report information to supervisor and complete the report.
• Read, assess and process the end of the week Experience Summary. Provide guidance, and feed back to village staff.
• Record certain participant information (placements, red flags, caregiver concern, etc.) by relaying it to a supervisor in a written document so it can be entered into that person’s camp file.
• In a timely manner will process of returning misplaced personal property of clientele after attending. Assist
• Laundry staff in monitoring care of client clothing.
• Response to camper / caregiver “Experience Surveys” as assigned by the Program Director / Manager.
• Staff
• Assist with staff training. Responsible for conduct and welfare of Cabin Leaders, Counselors and campers.
• Responsible for the cabin assignments of all Village staff. Provide variety of experiences and determine teams that work well together. Responsible for problem solving and team building for cabin staff.
• Supervision and support to all cabin staff. Provide daily support and encouragement by helping in the cabin, problems solving, promoting team work and open communication.
• Conduct staff evaluations with the assistance of the Program Supervisor and (Assistant) Program Manager. Conduct post-camp evaluations and recommendations.
• Responsible for performance evaluations of cabin staff. Observe their interactions with other cabin staff and participants. Offer feedback, suggestions in a supportive and timely manner.
• Responsible for the scheduling time-off for cabin staff
• Ensure that established organizational structures, systems and processes are adhered to by staff under his/her supervision.
• Assist with directing camp clean-up, assist in changeovers
• Work with Program Coordinator in the planning and implantation of all staff meetings weekly

Physical Demands

• As an employee, you may also need to perform duties that involve a variety of physical challenges. Appropriate training will be given to ensure that correct techniques and precautions are used in this area.
These may include
1. Extreme heat or cold
2. High decibel noises
3. Physically exerting activities (walking, lifting, crouching, sitting for lengthy periods)
4. Exposure to ionizing/non ionizing radiation (from radios, walkie talkies, microwaves etc)
5. Physical aggression from campers who may display challenging behaviors

Work Environment

• You may also be exposed to some hazardous substances and harmful physical agents on a routine basis, meaning you may be exposed during the normal course of your work assignments. You will receive training on how to avoid illness or injury in this area.
These areas may include
1. Hazardous materials for cleaning (MSDS sheets available at each site)
2. Chemicals associated with protection of others (bug spray, sunscreen etc)
3. Environmental factors (Poison ivy, pollen, insect bites etc)
4. Gasoline or exhaust fumes from vehicles
5. Infectious agents such as blood or other bodily fluids
This job description is intended to describe the general nature of this job. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all requirements for this position, nor does it constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.