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Counselor-Specialist Slasher
Oct. 28, 2010

Qualifications:

  • Available to attend proper certification training prior to the summer.
  • Prior experience in activity area; preferably in a teaching or leadership role.
  • Skill and ability in working with children. Ability to communicate with, relate to, and serve as an example.
  • Ability to serve as an adult role model -- surrogate parent -- for all chanichim.
  • Willingness and ability to take full responsibility for the lives of chanichim. Common sense, safety-consciousness, and high moral character required.
  • Ability to accept guidance and support. Willingness and ability to ask for help.
  • Ability to assist in teaching activities.
  • Counselors must be a high school graduate.

Responsibilities:

  • A Slasher is a specialist who lives in cabin.
  • Directly responsible for all chanichim living in one’s assigned cabin: day-to-day involvement with chanichim as individuals, imparting of camp rules, policies and traditions. Help every chanichim make friends, become acclimated to life at Camp, grow towards his or her potential, and become part of the community.
  • Responsible for the health, safety, and happiness of ALL chanichim at ALL times.
  • Act as "early-warning system" for chanichim with problems. Refer to other staff when appropriate.
  • Ensure chanichim exercise good hygiene and health practices. Notify Nurse of problems.
  • Help chanichim keep track of belongings.
  • Directly responsible for cleanliness and good repair of the cabin.
  • Participate regularly and enthusiastically in all Camp programs.
  • Teach or assist in teaching electives and specialties. Plan and lead cabin activities.
  • Take an active role in evening program and/or Z’Man Eidah planning.
  • Attend in-camp training sessions and staff meetings as required.
  • Be totally familiar with all emergency procedures and first aid.
  • Able and willing to work with a variety of staff members in a calm, collected manner at all times.
  • Is responsible for technical and programmatic support of the Department Head; including but not limited to setup and takedown, prep, camper supervision, and safety.
  • Under the direction of the Department Head, should inventory, maintain, setup and takedown program area.
  • Be available to be a support teacher for various other related activities, and lead them if necessary.
  • Follows all Camp and ACA guidelines for course activities.

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