Employment Opportunities

Working at camp can be physically and mentally demanding, however, it’s also extremely rewarding and sometimes even magical. Employment at Camp Tuolumne Trails offers an exceptional, often life-changing experience. With a minimum requirement of one staffer to every three campers, we look for dynamic adults with a love for the outdoors and a sincere interest working with individuals challenged by special medical needs.

We are built on 80 scenic acres of Sierra Nevada wilderness, seven miles from Groveland, an hour from Yosemite National Park, and about 2 1/2 hours from the Bay Area (San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose, Oakland) so there are many local and nearby sites to explore and enjoy.

Summer Employment

Hiring for our summer season begins in the fall and continues until positions are filled.

*We give top priority to staff who can commit for the full length of our individual programs, about 5 1/2 weeks from training to staff party, however we are receptive to prospective employees who have a passion and compassion for service but are unable to commit for the entire program. (Please refer to camp session dates below.)

Important notes:

  • References are thoroughly checked.
  • All potential employees are fingerprinted and undergo a background criminal screening administered through the FBI and Department of Justice.
  • New employees receive three days of intensive training.
  • Staff members live on site while camp is in session; Through this experience, many bonds are created and sustained for years to come.
  • We are still accepting applications for the following positions for Summer of 2017:
    • Registered Nurse (1)
    • Male Counselor (1)
    • Female Counselor (1)
    • Nature Program Leader (1)
    • Sports and Recreation Leader (1)
    • Camp Worker (2)

SUMMER PROGRAM DATES

Summer 2017
Tuolumne Trails Kick-off Camp  (18 and Older) June 25-29

Tuolumne Trails Independence Spirit Week (18 and Older) July 2-6

United Cerebral Palsy Summer Camp July 9-12

Tuolumne Trails Hanot and Friends (Adults)  July 16-20

Tuolumne Trails Nurture In Nature Youth Camp** July 23-26

 

CAMP COUNSELOR

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities is desired.
  • Physically capable of handling the rigors of day-to-day care for the severely disabled, ages seven to older adults. Campers may weigh from 35 to 300 pounds.
  • Must agree to abide by Camp Tuolumne Trails rules and policies.
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to reside on camp premises when camp is in session.
  • Must pass LIVESCAN fingerprinting and Department of Justice background check.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attends and participates in staff orientation and ongoing training sessions throughout the summer.
  • Responsible for the care and supervision of assigned campers. This includes providing and/or assisting as needed in the personal care needs of the campers: dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Directly responsible to the Unit Director.
  • Prepares written reports on each assigned camper and submits to Unit Director each session.
  • Performs cabin duty at night and afternoon rest periods according to a rotating schedule.
  • Assists program staff as needed during assigned activities as well as during evening programs. This includes assisting in: swimming, horse/donkey grooming, sports, hiking, crafts, performing arts, and nature studies.
  • On the last day of each session, assists in the cleaning and preparation of camp for the next incoming group of campers.
  • In an emergency, assumes responsibility for any job deemed necessary by the Camp Manager to ensure the safety of campers and staff.

PROGRAM LEADER: ARTS AND CRAFTS

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have previous experience in arts and crafts.
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities is desired.
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs., and perform the physically rigorous daily care tasks for individuals with minimum, moderate, and severe physical disabilities.
  • Must hold current American Red Cross CPR and First Aid certificates. (training will be offered during Supervisor/Program Staff training).
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills consistent with camp rules and policies.
  • Must agree to abide by Camp Tuolumne Trails rules and policies.
  • Must pass LIVESCAN fingerprinting and background check.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attends Supervisor/Program Staff Training prior to staff orientation to prepare program area and plan summer activities.
  • Attends and participates in staff orientation and ongoing training sessions throughout the summer.
  • During orientation, responsible for training staff in the rules and procedures of the program area. Safety and emergency procedures are to be emphasized and followed.
  • Responsible for maintaining program area and keeping equipment and supplies in order.
  • Plans and implements activities for program area adapted to the different ability levels of all campers. Supervises campers in area and utilizes staff in the most effective ways.
  • Directly responsible to the Program Coordinator, but works closely with all program staff in the planning of program activities and special events.
  • Prepares written reports at the end of each session evaluating program. Submits three complete lesson plans throughout the summer to add to the program resource files.
  • Assists counselors with camper care and supervision. This includes dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, feeding, lifting, and transferring.
  • Performs cabin duty at night and afternoon rest periods according to a rotating schedule.
  • In an emergency, assumes responsibility of any job deemed necessary by the Camp Manager to ensure the safety of all campers and staff.
  • At the end of the summer season:
    • Completes end of summer report.
    • Closes down program area and completes an inventory of supplies on hand with recommendations for the following year.

PROGRAM LEADER: LIFEGUARD

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must hold current Lifeguard certification issued by the American Red Cross.
  • Must hold current CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Title 22 First AID certificates issued by the American Red Cross.
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities is desired.
  • Must agree to abide by Camp Tuolumne Trails rules and policies.
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs. and perform the physically rigorous daily tasks for individuals with severe physical disabilities.
  • Must pass LIVESCAN fingerprinting and background check.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attends Supervisor/Program Staff Training prior to staff orientation to prepare program area and plan summer activities.
  • Attend and participates in staff orientation and ongoing training sessions throughout the summer.
  • During orientation, responsible for training staff in the rules and procedures of the program area. Safety and emergency procedures are to be emphasized and followed.
  • Responsible for maintaining pool area, and keeping equipment and supplies in order. This includes cleaning the deck area, swimming pool, checking the chemical balance daily and keeping accurate records.
  • Plans and implements activities for swimming program adapted to the different ability levels of campers. Supervises campers in area and utilizes staff in the most effective ways.
  • Directly responsible to the Program Coordinator, but works closely with all program staff in the planning of program activities and special events.
  • Consults with Facilities Manager on a regular basis regarding pool maintenance.
  • Prepares written report at the end of each session evaluating program. Submits three complete lesson plans throughout the summer to add to the program resource files.
  • Assists counselors with camper care and supervision. This includes dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, feeding, lifting, and transferring.
  • Performs cabin duty at night and afternoon rest periods according to a rotating schedule.
  • In an emergency, assumes responsibility of any job deemed necessary by the Camp Manager to ensure the safety of all campers and staff.
  • At the end of the summer season:
    • Completes end of summer report.
    • Closes down pool area and completes an inventory of supplies on hand with recommendations for the following year.

PROGRAM LEADER: NATURE

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have previous experience in the field of nature studies.
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities is desired.
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs., and perform the physically rigorous daily care tasks for individuals with severe physical disabilities.
  • Must hold current American Red Cross CPR and First Aid certificates.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills consistent with camp rules and policies.
  • Must agree to abide by Camp Tuolumne Trails rules and policies.
  • Must pass LIVESCAN fingerprinting and background check.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attends Supervisor/Program Staff Training prior to staff orientation to prepare program area and plan summer activities.
  • Attends and participates in staff orientation and ongoing training sessions throughout the summer.
  • During orientation, responsible for training staff in the rules and procedures of the program area. Safety and emergency procedures are to be emphasized and followed.
  • Responsible for maintaining program area and keeping equipment and supplies in order.
  • Plans and implements activities for program area adapted to the different ability levels of all campers. Supervises campers in area and utilizes staff in the most effective ways.
  • Directly responsible to the Program Coordinator, but works closely with all program staff in the planning of program activities and special events.
  • Prepares written reports at the end of each session evaluating program. Submits three complete lesson plans throughout the summer to add to the program resource files.
  • Assists counselors with camper care and supervision. This includes dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, feeding, lifting, and transferring.
  • Performs cabin duty at night and afternoon rest periods according to a rotating schedule.
  • In an emergency, assumes responsibility for any job deemed necessary by the Camp Manager to ensure the safety of all campers and staff.
  • At the end of the summer season:
    • Completes end of summer report.
    • Closes down program area and completes an inventory of supplies on hand with recommendations for the following year.

PROGRAM LEADER: PERFORMING ARTS/MUSIC

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have previous experience in the field of performing arts.
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities is desired.
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs., and perform the physically rigorous daily care tasks for individuals with severe physical disabilities.
  • Must hold current American Red Cross CPR and First Aid certificates.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills consistent with camp rules and policies.
  • Must agree to abide by Camp Tuolumne Trails rules and policies.
  • Must pass LIVESCAN fingerprinting and background check.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attends Supervisor/Program Staff Training prior to staff orientation to prepare program area and plan summer activities.
  • Attends and participates in staff orientation and ongoing training sessions throughout the summer.
  • During orientation, responsible for training staff in the rules and procedures of the program area. Safety and emergency procedures are to be emphasized and followed.
  • Responsible for maintaining program area and keeping equipment and supplies in order.
  • Plans and implements music and performing arts activities adapted to the different ability levels of campers. Supervises campers in area and utilizes staff in the most effective ways.
  • Directly responsible to the Program Coordinator, but works closely with all program staff in the planning of program activities and special events.
  • Prepares written reports at the end of each session evaluating program. Submits three complete lesson plans throughout the summer to add to the program resource files.
  • Assists counselors with camper care and supervision. This includes dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, feeding, lifting, and transferring.
  • Performs cabin duty at night and afternoon rest periods according to a rotating schedule.
  • In an emergency, assumes responsibility of any job deemed necessary by the Camp Manager to ensure the safety of all campers and staff.
  • At the end of the summer season:
    • Completes end of summer report.
    • Closes down program area and completes an inventory of supplies on hand with recommendations for the following year.

PROGRAM LEADER: SPORTS AND RECREATION

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have previous experience in the field of recreation.
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities is desired.
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs., and perform the physically rigorous daily care tasks for individuals with severe physical disabilities.
  • Must hold current American Red Cross CPR and First Aid certificates. (training will be offered during Supervisor/Program Staff training).
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills consistent with camp rules and policies.
  • Must agree to abide by Camp Tuolumne Trails rules and policies.
  • Must pass LIVESCAN fingerprinting and background check.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attends Supervisor/Program Staff Training prior to staff orientation to prepare program area and plan summer activities.
  • Attends and participates in staff orientation and ongoing training sessions throughout the summer.
  • During orientation, responsible for training staff in the rules and procedures of the program area. Safety and emergency procedures are to be emphasized and followed.
  • Responsible for maintaining program area and keeping equipment and supplies in order.
  • Plans and implements sports and recreation activities adapted to the different ability levels of all campers. Supervises campers in area and utilizes staff in the most effective ways.
  • Directly responsible to the Program Coordinator, but works closely with all program staff in the planning of program activities and special events.
  • Prepares written reports at the end of each session evaluating program. Submits three complete lesson plans throughout the summer to add to the program resource files.
  • Assists counselors with camper care and supervision. This includes dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, feeding, lifting, and transferring.
  • Performs cabin duty at night and afternoon rest periods according to a rotating schedule.
  • In an emergency, assumes responsibility of any job deemed necessary by the Camp Director to ensure the safety of all campers and staff.
  • At the end of the summer season:
    • Completes end of summer report.
    • Closes down program area and completes an inventory of supplies on hand with recommendations for the following year.

CAMP WORKER

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to lift 75lbs., and perform the physically rigorous daily duties commonly assigned in a camp environment.
  • Must agree to abide by Camp Tuolumne Trails rules and policies.
  • Must passs LIVESCAN fingerprinting and background check.

Duties and Responsiblities

Food Service

  • Assist in meal preparation according to pre-planned menus and recipes.
  • Assist in unloading, moving and storing supplies.
  • Perform cleaning functions.

Housekeeping 

  • Prepare sleeping and meeting areas.
  • Perform cleaning functions.
  • Respond to housekeeping request of guest.

Maintenance

  • Assist in moving materials and supplies.
  • Assist in maintaining buildings and equipment in good repair and operating condition.
  • Performs janitorial and general maintenance duties.

REGISTERED NURSE

Qualifications

Qualifications
• Must be a registered nurse with a current, valid California nursing license.
• Experience working with individuals with special needs and/or camp experience is desirable.
• Must hold current CPR certification.
• Must have demonstrated leadership skills consistent with Camp Tuolumne Trails rules and policies.
• Must be able to lift 75 lbs. and perform the physically rigorous daily care tasks for individuals with severe physical disabilities.
• Must be able to reside on site when camp is in session.
• Must agree to abide by Camp Tuolumne Trails rules and policies.
• Must pass Live Scan background check.

Duties and Responsibilities
• May attend Supervisor/Program Staff Training prior to staff orientation.
1. Responsible for training staff in the following:
o Physical Care of Campers: pressure sores, accidents, seizures, bowel & bladder care, personal hygiene.
o Allergies, special diets, medications & medication procedures.
• Follows procedures outlined in the Camp Nursing Manual and Physician’s Standing Orders.
• Directly responsible to the Camp Manager but works closely with the Unit Directors in the management of camper care. Consults daily with the Camp Manager and other supervisors regarding camper concerns.
• Responsible for all medical care administered to assigned campers and staff and the daily documentation of such care. Nursing notes are to be kept current and thorough and are to be added to the camper files at the end of each session.
• Responsible for the distribution and immediate charting of all medications distributed to assigned campers and staff.
• Responsible for pre-camp screening (temperature, throat, and general physical condition) of assigned campers and medication check-in and verification.
• Conducts pre-camp screening of staff, each session, prior to camper arrival.
• In an emergency, assumes responsibility for any job deemed necessary by the Camp Manager to ensure the safety of campers and staff.
• Acts with professionalism in all circumstances.
• At the end of the summer season:
1. Completes end of summer report.
2. Completes inventory of all medical supplies and submits a list of recommended supplies for the next year.
3. Insures that all medical records and pertinent documentation is complete and turned in to the Camp Manager.

UNIT DIRECTOR

Qualifications

      Qualifications

 

      • Must be at least 21 years of age.

 

      • Completed college courses with major field of study dealing with people with disabilities is desired.

 

      • Must have at least one year of previous experience working with special needs populations.

 

      • Experience at special needs camps and or other camps is preferred.

 

      • Must hold a current driver’s license. A written DMV check will be made. Driving is required.

 

      • Must hold current American Red Cross CPR and First Aid certificates.

 

      • Must have demonstrated leadership skills consistent with camp rules and policies.

 

      • Must be able to lift 75 lbs., and perform the physically rigorous daily care tasks for individuals with severe physical disabilities.

 

      • Must agree to abide by Camp Tuolumne Trails rules and policies.

 

      • Must pass Livescan background check.

 

    • All offers of employment are contingent on passing Livescan background check.

Qualifications
• Attends Supervisor/Program Staff training prior to staff orientation to assist Camp Director and other staff in the planning of staff training and summer preparation.
• During orientation, responsible for training staff in all aspects of camper care in addition to other sessions assigned by the Camp Director.
• Supervises, directs, and evaluates the work of the counseling staff.
• Consults daily with the Camp Director in all issues pertaining to camper management:
o Briefing and camper assignments.
o Special needs: diet, restrictions, etc.
o Behavior management.
o Personal care requirements.
o Complications, problems, emergencies.
• Works closely with the camp nursing staff in the management of camper care.
• Directly responsible to the Camp Director, but consults daily with other supervisors regarding camper concerns and issues.
• Assists when needed in program areas, cabins, and with camper care. Care may include: dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, lifting, and feeding.
• Performs ”Supervisor on Duty” duties during staff off time, two times per session.
• In an emergency, assumes responsibility for any job deemed necessary by the Camp Director to ensure the safety of all campers and staff.
• At the end of the summer program:
o Completes end of summer report
o Ensures that all documentation is complete and given to the Camp Director.
o Completes counselor performance evaluations and reviews individually with each counselor.

 

 

 

 

 

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