Camp Beausite is now hiring for the following positions for Summer Camp 2017!, which will run July 3-August 4, plus a paid week of mandatory training June 26-29.

We are hiring for the following positions:

Summer Camp Coordinator

Senior Counselor (scroll down)

16 Camp Counselors (scroll down)

Camp Nurse (scroll down)

Food Service Manager (scroll down)

part-time laundry/housekeeping

Position: Senior Counselor

Reports to: Director of Programs

 Location: Jefferson County, WA.

Duration: June 26 through August 4, 2017

 Salary:  $400 per week plus room & meals, and $200 for 4 days of training (June 26-29) and $200 for prep week in June. Last Updated:  November 1, 2016 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This is a rewarding opportunity to work in a team environment, helping youth and adults with physical and developmental disabilities participate in and enjoy their summer camp experience. Senior Counselor will assist campers with daily recreation activities, under the supervision of the Director of Programs and in accordance with policies, procedures and standards established by the Camp Beausite Northwest Board of Directors. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability and compassion for working with children and adults with developmental, physical, and medical disabilities; prior experience preferred. Must be enthusiastic, compassionate, and possess good communication skills and the ability to work, live, and play in a close-knit team setting.  Being energetic is also advantageous.  Must be able and willing to help campers as needed with Activities of Daily Living, outlined below.  Must adhere to, uphold and model safety policies and procedures at all times. Must be at least 20. Must pass a criminal background check per RCW43.43.830- 43.43.845 prior to arriving at Camp (by June 26). CPR/First Aid certification and a food-handling permit are a plus.   

ACCOUNTABILITIES *Under the direction of the Director of Programs and Summer Camp Coordinator, welcome and train camp counselors, help develop camp activities, and adhere to daily schedule throughout all weeks of camp.  Co-lead group activities and songs. Set up activities. Drive camp bus on field trips. Relieve counselors for breaks. Assume counselor duties when necessary: Assisting campers as needed with meals, grooming, dressing, ambulation, bathroom and bedtime tasks. *Focus attention and priorities on campers’ needs, interests, and safety at all times. *Teach and encourage campers to do and achieve their personal best. *Accompany, participate, and assist campers in all activities, on-site and on field trips, including helping with lifting and transferring campers as needed. *Create and contribute to a happy, nurturing, safe, positive environment and experience for every camper, guest, visitor, and volunteer. *Model respect and kindness for others at all times. *Maintain camper confidentiality at all times. *Assist with cadre breaks, rest times, and bunkhouse duties. *Maintain professional, clean appearance, wearing Camp-issued shirt. Speak, listen and act in a manner that conveys respect for each individual, including those of differing backgrounds and abilities. *Help keep the bunkhouses, vans, and all indoor and outdoor areas neat and clear of hazards. *Participate in daily dress-up themes. *Attend and help lead team meetings to review and debrief at the end of each day/week. Additional tasks and setup as assigned by Director of Programs or Summer Camp Coordinator.  *Reside on-site during pre-season training (June 26-29) and Camp season (Sunday eves through Friday, July 3-August 4th)

To apply: visit www.campbeausitenw.org to apply on-line. Also please print out the background check form, and mail in with application (if not completed online), cover letter, and three references to: AssistantDirector@campbeausitenw.org or mail to Camp Beausite, attn. Assistant Director, P.O. Box 1227, Port Hadlock, WA  98339 . 

About Camp Beausite Northwest: Nestled in the woods at Beausite Lake on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula of northwest Washington, we are just 12 miles from the Victorian seaside town of Port Townsend; minutes from the ferries to Seattle; and only a few miles to the trails, rain forests, waterfalls, beaches and stunning wilderness of Olympic National Park. Your new adventure, and the most rewarding work of your career, awaits!

Camp Counselors (16)

Position: Counselor
Reports to: Summer Camp Coordinator
Location: Jefferson County
Duration: Mondays thru Fridays, July 3-August 4
Salary: $350/week for new counselors. $375/week for returning counselors, plus $200 for training week

General Description

This is a rewarding opportunity to work in a team environment, helping youth and adults with physical and developmental disabilities participate in and enjoy their summer camp experience. Counselors will assist campers with daily recreation activities, under the supervision of the Summer Camp Coordinator and in accordance with policies, procedures and standards established by the Camp Beausite Northwest Board of Directors.

Qualifications

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability and compassion for working with children and adults with developmental, physical, and medical disabilities; prior experience preferred. Must be enthusiastic, compassionate, and possess good communication skills and the ability to work, live, and play in a team setting. Must be able and willing to help campers as needed with Activities of Daily Living, outlined below. Must adhere to, uphold and model safety policies and procedures at all times. Must be at least 18. Must pass a criminal background check per RCW43.43.830- 43.43.845 prior to arriving at Camp (by June 26). CPR/First Aid certification and a food-handling permit are a plus.

Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of 1 or 2 campers each day of Camp (Monday-Friday throughout July) from morning till evening, sleeping on-site.
  • Assist campers in your cadre as needed with meals, grooming, dressing, ambulation, bathroom and bedtime tasks.
  • Focus attention and priorities on campers’ needs, interests, and safety.
  • Teach and encourage campers to do and achieve their personal best.
  • Accompany and assist campers in all activities, on-site and on field trips, including helping with lifting and transferring campers as needed.
  • Create and contribute to a happy, nurturing, safe, positive environment and experience for every camper, guest, visitor, and volunteer.
  • Model respect and kindness for others at all times.
  • Maintain camper confidentiality at all times.
  • Assist with cadre breaks, rest times, and tent duties.
  • Speak, listen and act in a manner that conveys respect for each individual, including those of differing backgrounds and abilities.
  • Help keep bunkhouses, vans, and all indoor and outdoor areas neat and clear of hazards.
  • Participate in daily dress-up themes.
  • Attend team meetings to review and present progress reports.
  • Reside on-site during pre-season training (June 26-29) and Camp season (Sunday eves-Fridays, July 3-August 4th)

To Apply:

Method 1

  1. Please fill out the: Employment Application 
  2. Download Background Check Form and mail with three references and cover letter to address below

Method 2

  1. Download the PDF Application  and return to by email as a PDF to AssistantDirector@campbeausitenw.org
  2. Download Background Check Form and mail with three references and cover letter to address below

Method 3

  1. Download the PDF Application   and return by mail
  2. Download Background Check Form and mail with three references and cover letter to:

Camp Beausite NW
attn. Director of Programs
PO Box 1227
Port Hadlock, Wa. 98339



Camp Nurse

Title: Camp Nurse
Dates: June 26-29 (training); Sunday eves-Fridays, July 3-August 4th
Salary: DOE

General Description:

This position serves as camp nurse for adults and children with developmental and/or physical disabilities. The nurse supervises health and cleanliness standards, obtains and maintains health records, performs health screenings, administers medications, responds to emergencies and administers first aid. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • At least 21 years of age
  • RN with current licensure in Washington State
  • Prefer 1-2 years nursing experience
  • Prefer experience working with persons with physical and/or developmental disabilities
  • Applicants must, as a condition of employment, pass the following pre-employment processes: reference checks, licensure verification, state background screening and sex-offender registry check

Required Certification & Training

  • Must participate in Camp’s staff orientation to provide health related trainings. Must attend and participate in staff meetings and any scheduled education or skills sessions throughout the camp sessions.
  • Must possess current CPR and 1st Aide certifications that remain valid throughout camp sessions. (Training can be provided).

Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The Camp Nurse must be able to perform all the essential functions required of a registered nurse and be able to demonstrate the following essential functions, knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Function as a nurse during designated times 24/7 (in the nursing office, at activity sites and overnight.)
  • Carry out medical orders of physicians, including medication administration and ordered medical treatments.
  • Follow established routines including record keeping, accident/incident reports, managing and safeguarding medications, proper disposal of medical waste and utilizing approved standing orders.
  • Become familiar with and act in compliance with CBNW Medical Policies. Submit all required paper work on time.
  • Obtain and maintain health records on all camp staff and campers. Become familiar with each camper and his/her chart, maintaining confidentiality.
  • Monitor health of staff. Become familiar with each staff person and his/her health history, maintaining confidentiality.
  • Make a physical check of all campers on their arrival and departure from camp and review all health records, discussing particular items of concern with family/caregivers. Pertinent information should be relayed to camp staff in a timely manner.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory of supplies, place orders or purchase replacements, including first aid kits in activity areas of camp.
  • Lead staff training pertaining to camp health and safety, routines for medication administration and nursing care, universal precautions for infection control.
  • Learn and follow through with safety procedures and emergency procedures specific to CBNW, including but not limited to intruder, dangerous animals, and evacuation of camp.
  • Complete required close-of-camp evaluations, inventory, treatment records and any other necessary paperwork.
  • Possess working knowledge of current principles, techniques and procedures relating to nursing, first aid, and CPR. Ability to perform first aid and CPR when necessary.
  • Report all medical emergencies and medical errors to the Executive Director immediately after contacting 911.
  • Flexible and creative thinker with the ability to react quickly and appropriately to challenging situations; is proactive, dependable and cooperative.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other camp employees and volunteers. Display a positive, responsible, courteous and friendly manner at all times and exhibit willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Communicate with parents/caregivers as needed regarding camper health issues during camp sessions. Arrange for discharge of campers when medically indicated.
  • Desire and ability to work with developmentally and/or physically disabled adults and children. Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving in the group. Monitor camper behavior and prevent problems as able.
  • Effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Communicate clearly and concisely in English, verbally and in writing. Must understand and follow written and oral instructions and procedures.
  • Perform work in an efficient, effective, safe and timely manner. Focus attention on tasks in spite of distractions; adapt to interruptions, equipment failures, unusual demands or changing priorities
  • Set a good example for campers and staff including demonstration of camp rules, attitude, punctuality, table manners, sportsmanship, cooperation, support, etc.
  • Other duties as appropriate

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job:

  • CBNW is a residential summer camp with building and program sites located throughout a 50+ acre wooded campus. Terrain is hilly in some areas and program areas are accessible by ADA compliant paved paths. The majority of camp programs are designed as physically active with significant outdoor programming.
  • The camp nurse resides at camp while camp is in session and sleeps in a private or semi-private room within a building.
  • The camp nurse will work a variety of hours, including early mornings, afternoons, evenings and overnight. This is a 24/7 hour round the clock position while camp is in session. There will be a volunteer nurse to assist in some of the related duties.
  • The Camp Nurse will be exposed to outdoor weather conditions, including heat and/or cold, and will have exposure to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • The Camp Nurse may be exposed to potential hazards including blood borne pathogens and toxic/caustic chemicals.
  • While performing the duties of this job the Camp Nurse is required to sit, stand, walk and hear. He/she is required to reach with arms and use hands to utilize tools /objects. Bimanual dexterity is needed to put on gloves, administer medications (oral, eye drops, ear drops, suppositories, and topicals), check and record vital signs, and produce written documentation.
  • Due to the nature of potential activities, the full range of physical movements is required in this position, including running, walking, lifting, bending, squatting, twisting, lifting, pulling and pushing. The Camp Nurse must be able to lift up to 50 pounds if necessary.
  • Vision, which may be corrected, includes the following required abilities; close vision, distance vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus, and peripheral vision to see: patient skin color, nail bed color, eye color, tissue appearance; read temperatures on various thermometers; read orders and notes on computer and/or paper; read label on medications; note markings on medications; reading measurements on syringes, medication cups, droppers, pumps, drainage bags, etc.
  • Hearing, which must be in the normal range as measured by a standard audiogram, must allow the Camp Nurse to hear the following: heart, lungs and bowel sounds; blood pressure, respiratory sounds without a stethoscope, and patient verbalizations such as speech, crying, moaning, etc.

This job description may not list all duties and responsibilities of the position. The Camp Nurse will answer to the Executive Director, and may be asked to perform other duties. The Camp Nurse will be evaluated, in part, based upon the performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

To apply send the following:

To:

Camp Beausite NW
P.O. Box 1227
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

 


Food Service Manager

Title: Food Service Manager
Reports To: Executive Director
Salary:

General Description

Develop and implement food service plan during summer camp. Supervise all aspects of food service for camp sessions under the supervision of the Program Director in accordance with the policies, procedures and standards established by the Camp Beausite Northwest Board of Directors.

Qualifications

  • Must have (or can obtain) a current Washington State Department of Health Food Handler’s Permit, and a current Washington State Driver’s License.
  • Food service planning and preparation experience required.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Camp experience and experience working with persons with disabilities preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Must pass a background check.

Accountabilities

  • Create menus and plan all meals for camp.
  • Review any camper dietary restrictions with campers, caregivers, counselors, and nurse as required.
  • Assure food is purchased and prepared to meet any camper dietary restrictions.
  • Supervise preparation and service of daily meals and snacks.
  • Supervise and coordinate services provided by volunteers.
    • Volunteers prepare, and serve all breakfasts.
    • Volunteers prepare a BBQ every Thursday night during camp. They provide all food and supplies, and clean up after the meals they are in charge of.
    • Volunteers assist with food service and clean-up.
    • Volunteers pick-up food donations.
  • Purchase/order all food and food related items and supplies.
  • Schedule donations of food and/or food service from area vendors, restaurants and retailers.
  • Ensure food service assistants and volunteers follow all health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Supervise daily refrigerator temperature readings.

To apply send the following:

To:

Claudia Edmondson
Ex. Director
Camp Beausite NW
PO Box 1227
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

For questions, call:  360-390-8081