Health Center Coordinator

Health Center Coordinator

About Camp Mountain Chai
Camp Mountain Chai is a premier Jewish summer camp nestled in the scenic beauty of the San Bernardino National Forest in Angelus Oaks, California. Our mission is to provide a vibrant, safe, and inclusive community where campers can grow, learn, and create lasting memories while embracing Jewish values and traditions. We are committed to upholding the highest standards in camp management and operations set forth by the American Camp Association (ACA).

Position Summary:
Camp Mountain Chai is searching for dedicated individuals to join our team as seasonal Health Center Specialist for the summer season. As a Health Center Specialist, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the health and well-being of our campers and staff. This position is ideal for individuals with a strong background and/or interest in healthcare, nursing, or related fields, who are passionate about working in a camp setting and providing quality medical care. The Health Center Specialist will be responsible for managing the health center, coordinating medical staff schedules, and maintaining a safe and clean environment.

Job Responsibilities:
1. Responsibilities as Staff at Camp Mountain Chai:
• Participate in the mandatory pre-summer meeting, specialist orientation, and staff week.
• Attend regular supervisory meetings (one-on-ones) with the Directors.
• Assist with closing camp at the end of each session and summer.
• Assist with end-of-summer inventory for the health center.

2. Environmental Stewardship:
• Instill in campers and staff respect for nature and the environment.
• Lead by example in eco-friendly practices.
• Ensure campers and staff follow guidelines to prevent damage to camp property.
• Promote a clean and eco-friendly camp environment.

3. Communication:
• Maintain open and effective communication with the CMC full-time team, summer Leadership team, and fellow staff members.
• Attend walkie-talkie training to use communication devices effectively.
• Charge walkie-talkies nightly to facilitate communication within the Leadership team.
• Assist medical staff with documentation of Health Center visitors using the CampMinder database.
• Communicate with parents and guardians regarding camper-related medical updates.
• Immediately communicate with the Assistant Director for Health Center supplies or medical equipment needs.

4. Health and Wellness:
• Ensure the Health Center operates safely and in accordance with guidelines.
• Lead the day-to-day operations of the Health Center.
• Provide basic first aid when necessary, following camp health and safety policies.
• Refill the First Aid Kit weekly.
• Promote good hygiene practices and encourage campers to stay hydrated and eat nutritious meals.
• Document and report incidents or issues promptly by filling out accident/injury reports.

5. Group Dynamics:
• Foster a sense of belonging and inclusivity within campers.
• Build positive relationships with every camper who comes to the Health Center.
• Assist with resolving conflicts and create a supportive, respectful, and positive atmosphere.

6. Program Activity Leadership:
• Assist and support all-camp programs as necessary.

7. Camper Supervision and Safety:
• Maintain a high level of safety for all campers throughout the day and at the health center.
• Build positive relationships with all campers. Responsible for the health, safety, and happiness of campers always.
• Attend and actively participate in camp-wide safety and emergency response training sessions and protocols.

Physical Demands:
• The ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 35 pounds, such as coolers, medical equipment, and medical supplies.
• The ability to frequently stoop, kneel, bend, crouch, and crawl, especially when assisting campers with various activities.
• The ability to stand and walk for extended periods, often while leading campers on hikes, nature walks, and field trips.
• The ability to sit for extended periods, especially when instructing campers in arts and crafts, storytelling, and other sedentary activities.
• The ability to operate machinery and equipment, such as camp grills, canoes, and archery equipment, with proper training and safety precautions.
• The ability to work in a variety of environments, including indoors, outdoors, and in confined spaces, such as tents, cabins, and camp buses.
• The ability to work in a variety of weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, and sun exposure.
• Swim and/or pass a swim test to ensure the safety of campers during water activities.
• Maintain attention and high levels of energy or excitement for extended periods to keep campers engaged and entertained.
• Spend most of the time outdoors and tolerate a variety of weather conditions, including heat, humidity, and insects.
• Be able to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out to assist campers with various activities, such as tying shoelaces, helping with bathroom needs, and participating in physical games.

Camp Mountain Chai is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We value diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Please note that this job description is not all-encompassing. Other duties may be assigned, and the requirements of this position may change at any time.