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Camp Mariposa could be the place for you! We are looking for Medical Mentors that love to be outside, participate with campers, and eat some S'mores while providing medical services as needed for our campers.

Camp Mariposa(r) is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been impacted by substance abuse in their families.

Camp Mariposa is offered free of charge to all families.

Children ages 9-12 attend transformational weekend camps multiple times a year. Campers participate in fun traditional camp activities combined with education and support exercises led by mental health professionals and trained mentors. Teens ages 13-17 participated in the same activities as our youth, with an additional leadership component added to their program.

Additional educational, social, and mentoring activities are offered for campers, teens, and their families throughout the year. These activities build knowledge, coping skills, confidence, and an opportunity to connect with one another. Led by mental health professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Mariposa provides a safe, fun, and supportive environment critical to help break the cycle of addiction.

Camp Mariposa is looking for an energetic and positive medical mentor (Rn or above) for four to six weekends a year. The medical mentor is onsite for the entire weekend and will work with the Camp Director and other mentors during the check-in and check-out of the campers.

The medical mentor's primary responsibilities are all health-related issues at Camp Mariposa weekends. Your license should be able to dispense medication to youth at camp. The Nurse is always required to be onsite during the camper weekend:

  • Pre-Camp Nurse will review campers' medical/health information, make recommendations to the Program and Clinical Director as needed.
  • The Nurse is responsible for all health-related issues at Camp Mariposa to include illness, injury, health emergencies, lice checks if needed, and dispensing medication. The Nurse collects all medication and health-related items during check-in, logs the medication, and safely stores them in the Nurse's quarters. The Nurse distributes all prescription and over-the-counter medications as necessary to all campers and will be expected to respond to all medical situations/emergencies at camp.
  • Outside of nursing responsibilities, the camp nurse serves in a mentor/staff role at camp by participating in educational and recreational activities and meals.
  • Proof of license will be required.

Traditional camp activities could include but are not limited to:

  • arts and crafts
  • camp songs
  • games
  • team building
  • yoga-mindfulness
  • archery
  • canoeing
  • swimming
  • sports
  • and more.....

All Mentors will be required to:

  • submit a current mentor application
  • be 18 years of age or older
  • pass a criminal background screening
  • provided 2-3 references
  • make a commitment of one year; to attend at least four camp sessions and additional activities.
  • Attend a total of 3 hours of training a year. IT will be a mix of virtual and in-person.

Electronic Mentor application- https://tmf.tfaforms.net/423443

https://elunanetwork.org/camps-programs/camp-mariposa/ -information about Camp Mariposa

https://youtu.be/sj43g27W3tA - Camp Mariposa video-what it is about.

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About WestCare

Location:

1735 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St S, St Petersburg, FL 33705, US

Mission Statement

Mission WestCare empowers everyone with whom we come into contact to engage in a process of healing, growth and change benefiting themselves, their families, coworkers and communities. Vision WestCare devotes our best collective and individual efforts toward "uplifting the human spirit" by consistently improving, expanding and strengthening the quality, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of everything we do in building for the future.

Description

Established nationally in 1973, and in the Tampa Bay Area in 2001, WestCare, recognizes addiction to alcohol and drugs as a chronic disease. Like many diseases, a simple cure does not exist. Treatment at WestCare begins with an individualized plan that is tailored to address all aspects of addiction and co-occurring disorders. We value each client as an individual with the potential for lifelong recovery. Our substance abuse and mental health clinicians have extensive experience in working with a variety of populations (e.g., youth, veterans, homeless, etc.). Today, WestCare serves thousands of individuals in 17 U.S. states and 3 U.S. territories.

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Palm Harbor, FL 34683

(28.09104,-82.76168)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Mentoring
  • Children Medical Services

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Pre-Post Camp Mentor touch base, short zoom meetings usually under 1 hour. 1 weekend every other month 4-6 times a year. Additional activities may occur on the non-camp months-day events only.
  • Be a positive role model for all campers, teens, alumni, families and mentors. Minimum of a year commitment to the program-our youth deserve consistency. Ride/Drive to camp location, this could be by bus, carpool or personal vehicle use.

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