Work for camp grassick
At Grassick, campers are surrounded by a vibrant team of role models who are chosen for their caring personalities, leadership abilities and strong desire to make a difference in the lives of our campers. These college age staff enthusiastically teach and guide their campers as cabin counselors, occupational and speech and language therapy staff, recreation personnel, craft and reading instructors, lifeguards, kitchen staff, cooks and maintenance staff. All day long, they teach from the heart, challenge campers and themselves to learn and grow, inspire kindness, and focus on each camper's individual strengths.
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Counselors must be someone of college age or older who is genuinely interested in working with children with special disabilities. This person should be patient, responsible, reliable, caring, understanding and willing to spend many hours with children as this will be a live-in situation with a number of children in each cabin group. A very rewarding job! $4,000.00 and up.
Speech Therapy Supervisor
The speech therapy supervisor must have a master's degree in speech pathology (and CCC). This person will supervise the speech and language program, help arrange caseloads, be a resource person for the other speech/language personnel, observe sessions, conduct sessions, and read and approve final reports. The speech supervisor will work closely with the camp director in scheduling speech and language sessions.
Communication Assitants or Speech/ Language Interns
The assistants or interns must be individuals with a BA or BS degree in communication disorders or a related field or be working towards a graduate level degree in this field of study. This person will work under the supervision of the speech/language supervisor and the camp director. This person will plan and conduct individual speech and language sessions with campers as well as conduct small group language enrichment programs with other speech and language personnel. This person will also be responsible for writing final reports at the end of the camping sessions. $4,000.00 and up. This position provides excellent experience working with a variety of ages and abilities as well as various speech and language disorders.
Occupational Therapy supervisor
The Occupational Therapy Supervisor must be a degreed person in the field of occupational therapy. This person, in cooperation with the camp director, will work with and supervise student occupational therapy assistants or COTA'S while conducting half-hour sessions for individual campers and small groups. The OT Supervisor will help set up therapy programs, supervise daily sessions, and read and approve final reports at the end of the camping sessions.
Occupational Therapy Assistant or Occupational therapy student
A COTA or student studying occupational therapy, will work under the supervision of an OTR. This person will assist in planning and conducting therapy activity sessions for individual campers and small groups. He or she will receive a lot of hands-on training and practical experience in the area of occupational therapy. This person will work with the campers on daily living skills, fine motor, handwriting, hygiene and other skills associated with OT. The occupational therapy assistant will also be responsible for writing final reports under the supervision of the OTR. $4,000.00 and up.
An individual who has a degree in education, ideally with experience in reading intervention. The reading instructor will follow IEP goals and school input to work with individual children, helping them maintain or improve their reading skills in specific areas of concentration over the summer. Final reports will be written at the end of the camping sessions concerning programs and campers’ progress or maintenance of reading skills. $4,000.00 and up.
Camp Grassick will hire an RN or LPN for the summer. The camp nurse will be responsible for administering daily medications to campers as well as treating any minor illnesses or injuries that occur. Our camp nurse also interacts with campers and other staff throughout the day by assisting in areas, with evening activities and other events as his/her schedule allows.
Rec staff should be college students or graduates who enjoy working outdoors and with children, preferably individuals working on a degree in a related field or those who thoroughly enjoy recreation and sports. The recreation staff will plan, schedule, and conduct daily and weekly recreational activities for the campers. They will supervise small groups in games, sporting activities and campouts. Recreation staff must have patience and energy! $4,000.00 and up.
The waterfront staff should be college age person or older who is a qualified water safety instructor (WSI). This person will be in charge of instructing small groups of children in swimming lessons and performing lifeguard duties throughout the day. This person should be familiar with all phases of boating and water safety procedures. Experience in working with children with special needs is desirable, but not necessary. $4,000.00 and up.
Craft instructors should be a college student or older with abilities and interests in this area, who has patience and enjoys working with children and adults with special needs. Crafts typically has two individuals working in this area. These individuals, with the help of the camp director, will plan projects suitable for different abilities, order materials, and conduct craft activities for small groups at the different camping sessions. $4,000.00 and up.
The head cook is a qualified person experienced in the preparation of meals for large groups. The head cook is responsible for planning a well-balanced menu and preparing nutritional meals for the campers and staff. Some ordering responsibilities may also be required
The assistant cook is a person hired to assist the head cook in the preparation of meals and to take full responsibility for preparing meals in the absence of the head cook. This person should also have some experience in preparing meals for large groups and enjoy cooking.
Kitchen assistants are high school or older individuals hired to assist the cooks with meal preparations, dishes, and general kitchen and dining hall duties before and after all meals. Kitchen staff are involved with the general camp activities as much as they wish. $3000 and up
In depth information concerning job descriptions will be explained and discussed during personal interviews. In addition to specific duties described in the job descriptions, employees will be responsible for helping out at all camp activities. All staff are responsible for the health, welfare, and supervision of all the campers in attendance at all times. Staff members will attend an orientation session and training before camp begins. Being a staff member at Elks Camp Grassick is a very demanding, yet very rewarding job.
Please contact Camp Director Jenny Hunt for more information.
Please contact Camp Director Jenny Hunt for more information.