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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.

Physical Demands:

  • 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.

Work Environment:

  • 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

About You

Candidates must demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:

Essential:

  • 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

Beneficial:

  • Experience of working with young people from a range of nationalities
  • Experience working at a summer camp
  • Other Information

    1. Applicant must successfully pass full background and reference checks
    2. Applicant must be available to work the duration of the Camp, including staff training.
    3. 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)

There is no LIT Programme at Camp Cooper Edinburgh