Employment Opportunities

Our 2017 Summer Camp Applications for Staff & Buddies are now closed.

Group Leader
The Group Leader will have an extremely active role in the school year and camp programs. The responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
• Supervise and support several counselors and buddies within his/her assigned group
• Supervise and assist participants assigned to small group
• Motivate and encourage the group members and staff as they participate in all activities
• Oversee the small group at all times while reinforcing the daily schedule for the participants
• Responsible along with her/his staff to help in planning for the summer programs
• Manage and monitor the goals and outcomes of the children during the program sessions

Job qualifications include the following:
• Degree in special education, social work, psychology, occupational therapy with a focus on children with developmental disabilities
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in working with children who have special needs
• Required child clearances must be provided prior to start of session

Counselor
The Counselor will have an extremely active role in the school year and camp programs. The responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
• Encourage and motivate each child to participate as much as possible in the various activities at program (and encouraging as much independence as possible)
• Ensure that children within group are safe at all times by providing ongoing supervision to children within group
• Responsible along with other staff within group to help in planning for the summer programs
• Provide appropriate feedback to group leader in order to monitor the goals and outcomes of the children during the program sessions

Preferred qualifications include the following:
• Undergraduate students studying social work, special education, music therapy,
occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology or other related field
• Required child clearances must be provided prior to start of session

Buddy (this is a volunteer position for high school students)
Students between ages 14-17 volunteer to be “buddies” for the children with special needs. Each buddy is paired with a child and works hand in hand with the professional staff. The Buddy’s job is to act as a positive role model. Buddies help staff with the children, but more importantly, Buddies gain an experience and perspective of the life of a child who has special needs. Barriers are broken down, fears that some of the typical children have of those with special needs fade away, and friendships develop among children and adolescents with all different abilities. Click here to watch a video and learn more about becoming a Buddy!