Support kids affected by childhood cancer as a Camper Care Specialist!
ORGANIZATION: CAMP CASCO INC
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SCOPE OF JOB DUTIES
Our Camp Planning Committee is seeking an individual with a background in supporting children with special needs who is interested in helping to support siblings of childhood cancer patients ages 13-17 at our 2022 Sibling Retreat, 9/3-5, in Westwood, MA.
Prior to your camp session, you will be responsible for working with your Program Director to review camper records, identify potential behavioral challenges, and suggest solutions to best support these children during the week of camp. During your camp session, you will serve as a member of the camp’s Leadership Team, providing additional support where needed to help children with behavioral challenges thrive in the camp environment. Most importantly, you will get the unique opportunity to help give childhood cancer patients and survivors an incredible week of camp: experiencing independence, having fun, and building friendships to last a lifetime.
The successful candidate must possess the following core skills:
- Experience providing childcare
- Experience working with children with behavioral challenges
- Strong communication skills
- Creativity and resourcefulness
REQUIREMENTS & COMMITMENT
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, pass a background check, and have demonstrated experience working with children with special needs. Applicants must be able to commit to help with this role for the entirety of the camp week. Preparation before the camp session can be done remotely.
All participants must be up-to-date on all immunizations at the time of camp, including COVID-19.
About CAMP CASCO INC
PO BOX 330, SUDBURY, MA 01776, US
Camp Casco creates amazing camp experiences that build lifelong connections for children with cancer and their families.
Camp Casco builds community for childhood cancer patients, survivors, and families in New England through amazing camp experiences. We create a space for kids to reclaim their childhood- to laugh and play. All of our campers have been affected by childhood cancer, and this unifying environment is liberating. At camp, cancer instantly becomes the least remarkable thing about you - a welcome relief for those who have felt defined by this label in everyday life.
Research shows that summer camps for children with cancer reduce disease-related anxiety, improve self-image, increase independence, build social skills, and ultimately improve psychosocial outcomes. We provide these benefits to New England kids free-of-cost, giving patients, survivors, and siblings the chance to make lasting memories and build lifelong friendships.
80 Carby StreetWestwood, MA 02090
May 12, 2022
- Youth Services
- Mental Health
- Child Development
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Special Needs
- Social Work
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21