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Lead Camp Counselor

Company: The Salvation Army USA Western Territory
Location: Loon Lake
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

  • High School graduate, some college preferred.
  • Must have summer camp counselor experience.
  • Self-motivation, good communication and people skills are also necessary.
  • Experience working with children preferred.
  • Experience supervising others.


    • Possess good leadership skills
    • Possess good verbal and written communication skills
    • Be able to pass a child safety background check.
    • Be detail oriented and well organized.
    • Must be knowledgeable in the areas of children/personnel safety, planning, problem solving and crisis intervention.


      • Ensure Counselors conduct themselves appropriately and carry out their assigned duties.
      • Hold mid-week devotions with your counselors.
      • Ensure counselors are holding adequate nightly devotions with their campers.
      • Provide Mentorship and assist counselors when issues arise.
      • Meet with your counselors frequently to disseminate information, provide feedback, and debrief camping sessions.
      • Maintain open lines of communication with counselors and supervisors. Be the intermediary between the other Program Staff and your counselors.
      • Correct inappropriate behavior and remind counselors of the correct approach. Report counselor's unwillingness to correct unsafe/inappropriate behavior.
      • Fulfill Counselor duties in the absence of a counselor or as required by program needs.
      • Ensure night watch is being done properly.
      • Work actively with the Program Staff to quickly resolve any issues of concern.


        • Exhibit effective Christ-like conduct and service as an appropriate example for campers and
        • Give support to the total camping program performing all other duties required to provide a consistently excellent program.
        • Attend and participate in all camp programs as required including, but not limited to evening programs, chapel activities and staff meetings.
        • Follow all policies and procedures.
        • Maintain cleanliness and order in your person and living quarters.
        • Assist with cleanup of the total camp at the end of teach session and at the conclusion of the summer.


          • Sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis.
          • Grasp, push, pull objects, and reach overhead.
          • Operate telephone and computer.
          • Lift up to 25 lbs.
          • Understand verbal and written information.
          • Sweep, clean and perform other janitorial tasks as needed.

            Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.
            The employee acknowledges that he/she has been informed and understands The Salvation Army's religious purpose and status as a church. The employee agrees that he/she shall do nothing in his/her relationship with The Salvation Army as an employee to undermine its religious mission. The employee agrees and understands that his/her work-related conduct must not conflict with, interfere with, or undermine such religious programs or the Army's religious purposes.
            A generous benefits package is included with full-time positions: paid holidays, vacation time, sick time, and medical, vision, and dental insurance.

            Health Insurance: Low bi-weekly premiums for employee-only coverage, Kaiser HMO for those residing in a Kaiser service area, Anthem EPO/PPO is available for those residing outside a Kaiser service area. Voluntary +1 and +family coverage at additional cost. Delta Dental DHMO and DPPO dental insurance are offered.
            Life and Voluntary Options. An employer-paid life insurance policy covers employees. Voluntary supplemental life, short-term and long-term disability plans are available.
            Retirement Plans: Employer-funded Money Purchase Pension Plan (Defined Contribution Plan) 50% vested at five years eligible service time. Plus, an employee-funded voluntary 403(b) option.
            Parental Leave: The benefit is 40 hours of Paid Leave for qualifying events.
            Sick Leave: 12 days of Sick Leave annually accruing from day one, eligible for use after three months' service time.
            Paid Vacation:

            • Two weeks annually, accruing from day one, for non-exempt positions.
            • Four weeks annually, accruing from day one, for exempt positions.
            • Accrued vacation is eligible for use after six months' service time.

              Paid Holidays: 13 designated holidays + 1 floating holiday per year

              The Salvation Army will comply with all governmental orders and any contractual obligations relative to COVID-19 safety measures, including mandatory vaccination of staff, if required. The Salvation Army will consider requests for exemptions from any such requirements on either religious or medical grounds.

              Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/People with Disabilities.

              Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: The Salvation Army USA Western Territory, Spokane , Lead Camp Counselor, Other , Loon Lake, Washington

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