2020 Winter Camp Staff (Weekend Residential)
To be a facilitator for Children’s or Youth winter programs, working alongside Forest Home Winter Camp Staff to provide a welcoming environment, host meals, offer biblical teaching, recreation, support and encouragement to campers and counselors.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Must be able to attend either one of our Staff Training Days on Saturday December 7th or Tuesday December 10th (Specified dates to be determined depending on the independent discretion of Children's or Youth departments).
- Must be able to commit to a minimum of three weekends throughout the eight-week program.
- Actively supports and participates in staff spiritual life activities.
- Demonstrates a deep commitment to the Forest Home staff community.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Children's Program Specific:
- Assists with the planning of the assigned Winter Program.
- Prepares and presents Bible studies and/or Break Out Groups.
- Conducts Staff/Counselor meeting when required.
- Host/supervise meals when required.
- Provides encouragement and support to each counselor.
- Prepares and presents games/recreation when required.
- Prepares and participates in morning and evening gathering activities each day.
- Works to integrate related activities into the life of the program.
- Ensures that assigned group is present at all scheduled activities.
- Ensure activities begin in a timely manner.
- Provides rotational coverage of the program supervision.
- Assists health tech in making sure that each camper gets prescribed medication when required.
Youth Program Specific:
- Understanding of all programmatic elements
- Checks cabins on a nightly basis, offering announcements and spending intentional time with campers and counselors
- Meets daily with counselors to encourage, minister, and pray
- Participates and assists in all Youth Winter Camp program elements, including but not limited to:
- Hosting Meals
- Stage Games
- Worship Experience
- Coaches and encourages campers through behavioral issues
- Leads group discussions, debriefs, and conversations while giving students opportunities to process their camp experience support and problem-solving abilities in executing Winter Camp program
- Ensures that assigned church groups are present at all scheduled activities
- Assists Health Tech in making sure that each camper gets prescribed medication when required
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Experience working with children/youth.
QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Uphold and support the Mission, Vision and Core Values of Forest Home
- Actively supports and participates in the staff spiritual life activities
- Agree with and sign the Statement of Faith
- Ability to hear from God and pray for people, both in person or on the phone
- Maintain regular, timely attendance
- Be teachable.
- Be a self-starter.
- Enjoy outdoor activities.
- Demonstrate a strong ability to work well in a variety of team environments.
- Possess excellent people and service skills, with the ability to provide service and streamline processes through necessary skill sets, without compromising the integrity of the department or Forest Home and its policies and procedures.
- Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform high-quality, detailed work and accomplish assigned projects
- Previous experience at Forest Home preferred.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, which requires sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate office machines. Requires medium to heavy physical work; some lifting, pushing, or pulling objects over 20 pounds. Requires visual acuity to read words and numbers, as well as speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate in person or over the phone.
ADA: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud at times.
FOREST HOME EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. All terms and conditions of Forest Home’s at-will employment, duties, and responsibilities are subject to the Forest Home Employee Handbook.
FOREST HOME CORE VALUES
Surrender to Christ (Romans 12:1-2)
- Abide with the Lord daily through study of His Word and prayer
- Surrender to the Lord daily through obedience to His Word
- Worship the Lord with the Forest Home Community
- Commit to grow in your faith through regular attendance at a local church
- Prioritize God, Family, and Work appropriately
- Be prepared to share your testimony with staff or guests
- Walk in Biblical purity (1 Timothy 4:12) by rejecting one’s sinful nature
Love (I Corinthians 13)
- Display the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5:22)
- Be respectful to others
- Demonstrate compassion
Serve (Philippians 2:3-11)
- Give generously to God and others through time, talent and treasure
- Seek to put others’ needs above your own
- Demonstrate humility in both spirit and deed
- Actively look for ways to serve
Walk in Integrity (Titus 2:11-12, Proverbs 4:23-27)
- Show loyalty to others, even when they are not present
- Do the right thing, even when others are not present
- Extend trust and seek to believe the best in others
- Ask for forgiveness quickly when necessary
- Be truthful and transparent with others
Strive for Excellence (Colossians 3:23-24)
- Demonstrate accountability with time and resources
- Request and receive training
- Desire to improve, and challenge others to do the same
- Commit to exceeding guest expectations
- Refuse mediocrity
Engage in Community (I Thessalonians 5:11-13)
- Seek first to understand before being understood
- Communicate clearly, empathetically and respectfully
- Work through conflict Biblically (Matthew 18-15-17)
- Participate in intentional and purposeful community activities
- Partner with teammates for the goal of unity and team effectiveness
- Play and appreciate “campy” fun
- Faithfully pray for one another
Innovate (Ephesians 3:20-21)
- Dream Big
- Proactively seek solutions
- Think outside the box
- Dream, plan and execute new ideas
- Acknowledge and trust that all things are possible through Jesus Christ our Lord (Matthew 19:26)