Camp Counsellor

Camp Counselor Position Description

Overview

The Educational Summer Camp is organized by the American University in Bulgaria for high school student with the aim to improve their English language conversational skills while gaining or improving skills in other areas of study. The camp is international; it usually gathers students from 10 to 15 countries.

General Description:

Counselors’ primary responsibility is to provide supervision for campers outside of class times and ensure their safety and well-being. The Counselors supervise campers during meals, free time, field trips, evenings and nights. They are available to campers and staff 24 hours per day during the camp. The Counselors play a vital role in developing a positive, safe, and enriching camp experience for every camper. All counselors live in the Skaptopara II Residence Halls one or two per room.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide supervision to approximately 12-14 camp students in the Residence Halls. Enforce cleaning of campers’ rooms; check the rooms on a daily basis. Provide supervision during meal times according to a schedule approved by the Camp Director. Assist the camp teachers in sports and other organized camp activities. Enforce camp rules fairly and consistently; talk to campers about their safety; look out for potentially harmful behaviors and situations in order to prevent them. Enforce the 11 p.m.-6 a.m. quiet hours in the Residence Halls; check all the campers in their assigned rooms at 11 p.m.; monitor corridors and the lobbies after 12 a.m. with other counsellors according to a schedule to make sure that there are no parties/gatherings in camper rooms and on the balconies; report immediately any misbehavior (alcohol consumption, loud music, fighting, etc.) to the guard on duty or Residence Hall Director. Be a positive role model for the campers. Attend the scheduled training sessions and staff meetings. Keep an accurate record of campers’ names, room assignments, class absences and tardies, and inappropriate behavior. Report any illness, accident, or behavior problem to the Camp Director, report cases of damaged University property to the Camp Director. Establish good relationships with camp students; communicate with students in their group on a daily basis. Promote a sense of community within the groups and across the camp by teaching and modeling cooperation, respect, and responsibility in the camp environment. Seek assistance when needed from colleagues, camp teachers, and Camp Director. Other duties, as assigned by the Camp Director and the teachers.

Desired Skills and Experience: Excellent command of English; good interpersonal skills; good communication and leadership skills; previous experience with students 14 – 18 years old – strongly desired.

Compensation:  Room, board and a stipend of 300 BGN for the duration of the camp.

To apply:

Please send a resume/CV and a short (1-2 paragraphs) cover letter in a password - protected e - mail (send password in a separate e - mail!) to Radosveta Miltcheva at rmiltcheva@aubg.edu .  

Acceptance of applications is on-going, review will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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