Camp SunSparrow Team Leader
Stanwood, WA Disabilities Ministries
Job Type
Contract, Temporary
Description

SUMMARY

The Camp SunSparrow Team Leader is responsible for ministering to the spiritual, emotional, relational, and physical needs of campers and volunteers. The Team Leader is responsible for leadership and organization in all Camp SunSparrow functions and activities for the utmost gratification of the campers, parents, staff, and volunteers. Overnight stay in camp lodging is essential for this position.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Includes the following; other duties may be assigned:

  1. Have ability and desire to disciple and supervise Camp SunSparrow volunteers, as well as campers.
  2. Have ability to creatively schedule, organize, and implement programs, facilities, staff, and volunteers.
  3. Keep Camp SunSparrow volunteers accountable in performing their ministry via teaching, training, coaching and supporting.
  4. Maintain healthy staff and volunteer relations through exercising principles of love, forgiveness, reproof, and honest communication.
  5. Maintain integrity of camp standards and support staff and volunteers in any camper discipline problems.
  6. Maintain an atmosphere of love, openness, and care among staff, volunteers, and campers.
  7. Supervise, organize, and implement evening volunteer programming.
  8. Maintain cleanliness, neatness, and orderliness of camp facility before, during and at the close of camp.
  9. Oversee program components; communications with Camp SunSparrow nurses, chaplains, Small Group Leaders, special events and guests, campfires and circle-ups, music, chapel, and skits. Oversee all activities, crafts, morning recreation, pool, and mini golf, drive the train for camp rides, provide support to check-in and check-out people, interdepartmental communication with rec staff, food services, and accommodations. 
  10. Work cooperatively with the Developmental Disabilities Ministries Coordinator for the establishment of a friendly, open atmosphere for campers, parents, staff, and volunteers. 
  11. Be willing and able to replace or supplement staff and volunteer team members in an emergency.
  12. Monitor food service and eating habits, coordinate servers for camp lunchtime.
  13. Prepare for and participate in staff orientation, meetings, and functions.
  14. Co-lead staff and volunteer meetings with other Team Leader(s) and Developmental Disabilities Ministries Coordinator.
  15. Possess ability to communicate with and lead high school, college age and adult staff and volunteers in their various camp activities and responsibilities; provide necessary instruction to the staff, volunteers, and campers.
  16. Possess ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce applicable safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply effective behavior-management techniques.
  17. Be a positive role model for the staff, volunteers and campers in his/her spiritual walk, self-respect, love, and consideration of others, enthusiasm, and work ethic.
  18. Organize, delegate, and be responsible for cleanliness and maintenance of restrooms, dining areas, activity stations, and surrounding areas utilized by Camp SunSparrow campers and volunteers. 
  19. Obey and enforce all camp safety rules and regulations.
  20. Report information regarding unusual behaviors, rule infractions, medical issues, etc. to the Developmental Disabilities Ministries Coordinator daily (immediately if emergency).
  21. Other duties may be assigned


MINISTRY STATEMENT

Warm Beach Camp Ministries exists to share the hope and love of Christ through camping ministries and experiences in the Pacific Northwest.

At Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center, we exist to provide

Christ-centered environments, experiences, and resources to draw people to God through camping ministries, conferences, and events.


CLASSIFICATION

This is a seasonal, contract or hourly position.

Requirements

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Camp SunSparrow Team Leader is responsible for supervising volunteer Small Group Leaders and Hospitality Team Members.


QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Growing relationship with Christ and demonstrated ability to provide spiritual leadership to the ministry.
  • Proven leadership and team-building ability. 
  • Servant’s attitude, teachable and flexible. 
  • Positive attitude, sociable, clear, and effective communicator. 
  • Demonstrates a heart for ministry and committed to upholding the mission and values at Warm Beach Camp.
  • Must be at least 18 Years of age. 
  • Have a desire to serve and lead individuals with disabilities and volunteers. 
  • Have a desire to cultivate personal and spiritual growth in individuals with disabilities and volunteers. 


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous work experience in a camp setting is also preferred.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  1. A valid driver’s license is preferred.
  2. Current CPR/First-Aid certification. 


LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of campers, staff/volunteers, and parents.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.


REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and listen.

The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, run, and jump on level and uneven ground; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, color and depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is frequently required to transfer campers from wheelchairs to toilets or swimming pools and assist in cleaning or dressing campers. These abilities are necessary to help the Counselor protect the safety of campers while they are involved in various camp activities may be made to enable qualified individuals.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.


ON-CAMP HOUSING CONDITION

The employee in this position is required to live on the camp premises in camp housing in order to provide round-the-clock supervision of volunteers.