JOB TITLE: Cabin Counselor Assistant
DEPARTMENT: Recreation Therapy
REPORTS TO: Cabin Head
Description of Position
The Cabin Counselor Assistant position involves working hands-on with children and adults with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses. Cabin Counselor Assistants will live in the cabins with participants and will be responsible for assisting participants, to whatever degree necessary, with their activities of daily living (showering, dressing, bathing, eating, and so forth). This will be performed with assistance and mentoring from the assistant cabin head and the cabin head as well as other cabin counselors. Cabin Counselor Assistants will also assist participants, on an as needed basis, in program areas (waterfront, creative arts, camp outs, etc). Documentation will be kept on all camper activities, for which cabin counselor assistants will be learning and assisting the other staff in the cabin. The Cabin Counselor Assistant will have the opportunity to meet with a designated staff member periodically who will act as a mentor and provide guidance as needed. Midway through the summer, this position will meet with TR Director and Program Specialist, at which point skills and performance will be evaluated and if essential function of a cabin counselor are met, then the person in this role could stay for a longer duration as a cabin counselor, stay on as a cabin counselor assistant, opt out for the rest of the summer, or be asked to end their commitment for the summer.
All counselors must be 18 years of age by the first day of camp.