Camp Health Care Specialist

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About This Position
Drumlin Farm Camp in Lincoln, MA is seeking an individual to provide healthcare and manage the health center for a summer camp program. We aim to promote positive youth development, stewardship for the environment, and a respectful and inclusive safe space for all our campers and staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide healthcare to your level of training for campers and staff; administer medications
  • Protect the physical and emotional welfare of campers and staff, and make independent safety decisions
  • Collect and review health records and communicate with families and relevant staff about questions and special needs
  • Maintain all healthcare paperwork including healthcare log, incident logs, and other documentation
  • Provide healthcare training and support to program staff throughout season
  • Maintains a clean, inviting healthcare center environment including inventory
  • Additional related duties may be requested

At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background.

Required qualifications as per Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH) regulations, American Camp Association standards and Mass Audubon Policy:

  • Must be 20+
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and communication skills
  • Have at least one year of experience working with children and/or youth (including, but not limited to: babysitting, volunteering, or experience with younger siblings)
  • Must hold current First Aid and CPR certifications or be willing to obtain them before the start of the summer (we will offer a free class)
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and respect diversity
  • Provide documented proof of immunity or vaccination record as mandated by MA DPH; complete camp health form and waiver
  • Participate in mandated, paid camp training and utilize learning including: communication and health and safety
  • Be willing to work outdoors for at least four hours a day in most weather conditions
  • Physically access sanctuary terrain easily by foot
  • Ability to effectively interact with others, especially children, in camp’s youth-centered environment
  • Ability to adapt to changes in schedule and work assignment

Desired Qualifications

  • Have experience or certification in medical or emergency management such as EMT, AFA, Firefighter, Wilderness First Aid/ Responder, PA, Counseling/Nursing/Medical Student, etc.
  • Have strong interest, education, or experience in Healthcare, Behavioral Health, Education, Nutrition, Counseling, Emergency Management or similar topics

Perks of Working at Mass Audubon

  • Free First Aid/CPR training class offered to staff in June
  • “Pro- Deal” discounts on outdoor clothing, equipment and more
  • Network with Mass Audubon staff (Conservation, Education, Climate Science, etc.)

Compensation and Benefits
This position’s pay rate starts at $23.00/hour; actual pay will reflect level of experience, qualifications relative to position requirements, and location of the position. This is not a benefits eligible position.

Work Schedule
This position starts on June 3 and ends on August 23, 2024 (camp prep and training: June 3-21; camp runs June 24-August 23). Hours for this position are Monday-Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm.

Other Requirements
Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

Mass Audubon’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice
Mass Audubon embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mass Audubon’s mission is to “protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife” by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.