LIT Director (Leadership Team Role)
The Head Counsellor role is a leadership role at Camp Cooper - you will also be assisting with all aspects of running Camp. It is perfect for anyone that is looking for a new challenge at Camp
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an experienced Camp Counsellor who is looking for a new role at Summer Camp. The LIT Director is a leadership role at Camp Cooper - you will also be assisting with all aspects of running Camp and responsible for overseeing the Camp Counsellors.
The LIT Director is responsible for overseeing the Leaders-In-Training (LIT) Programme, which is a leadership development programme for 17 & 18 year olds
The LIT Director role is a leadership team role so is responsible for helping with the running of all of camp
Head Counsellor Key responsibilities
- Managing LITs - including pastoral care
- Running Training Programmes
- Dealing with LIT issues
- Scheduling activities for LITs
- Helping run large events
- Helping in the office and organising Camp logistics
- Writing and giving LIT evaluations
- Helping with all aspects of Camp
Other duties may be assigned.
- Able to assist to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, swimming, building campfires, physical games and activities.
- Must have the ability to physically support children when needed for safety in general camp activities (child weighing 85 kg)
- Able to walk one mile in under 14 minutes without assistance.
- Able to lift a 14” X 18” X 36” trunk/luggage weighing 18kg to a height of 48”.
- Able to climb stairs, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, stand for an extended period of time, walk, lift and/or move up to 18 kg, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, talk, hear and have visual acuity.
- Able to work outside and be in a natural environment that requires sitting on the ground and being outside in the rain.
- Able to sleep and live in a cabin, with minimal privacy, with other staff members
Candidates must demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:
- Experience working directly with groups of young people aged 7-17
- Have or willing to obtain a first aid certificate
- Fluent in English
- Ability to be a positive role model for young people
- Ability to lead training sessions
- Experience of working in a fast-paced and demanding environment
- Maturity to be responsible for the care, well-being and safety of young people
- Experience of working with young people from a range of nationalities
- Experience working at a summer camp
- Applicant must successfully pass full background and reference checks
- Applicant must be available to work the duration of the Camp, including staff training.
- Staff get 1 day off per week, scheduled by the Camp
Leadership Staff Training: Date tbd. Likely to be a weekend in May or June
Camp Cooper Crieff - Approximately a 7 Week Commitment
Summer Employment Dates (including staff training):
Start Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 (2pm)
End Date: Saturday, August 13th, 2022 (6pm)
These dates include a mandatory 4-day staff training period.
Pay: The salary for working at Camp Cooper Crieff is £2700. This includes room and board (the salary is subject to all normal UK taxes - e.g. PAYE and National Insurance Contributions)