CLINICAL DIRECTOR Do you have a helping heart? Love working with youth? Want to be impactful?

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Camp Mariposa could be the place for you!

We are looking for a Clinical Director who wants to lead our campers and mentors in educational and support camp sessions. The Clinical Director will oversee the teachings, so our campers and mentors utilize the skills of building resiliency, learning life skills, and ultimately breaking the addiction cycle. Be a positive role model, and of course, eat some S’mores.

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 helping break the cycle of addiction.

Strongly recommend a MA-level degree in counseling, social work, or related field

The Clinical Director can receive a paid stipend and is responsible and will work with the Program Director to support prevention and educational activities for Camp Mariposa weekend sessions. It is the responsibility of this individual along with the Program Director and Mentors, to:

  1. In collaboration with the Program Director, plan and implement mentor and staff trainings.
  2. Plan, coordinate, and implement at least four education and support activities (including the Letter to Addiction) during the camp weekend, and provide guidance to the clinical support staff, mentors, and volunteers as they prepare and facilitate assigned activities.
  3. Provide clinical and emotional support for all campers, JC’s, staff, mentors, and volunteers during the camp weekends, including overseeing all educational support activities as well as Too Good for Drugs, suicide prevention activities, regularly checking in with the mentors throughout the weekend and provide clinical assistance and appropriate documentation during crisis situation. (Much of the program will organized by the Program Director).
  4. In coordination with the Program Director, implement continued care programming for campers including referrals for needed services.
  5. Work with the Program Director to assess campers’ readiness for the Camp Mariposa Program.

Educational and suppose programs could include but not limited to:

  • TGFD (Too Good for Drugs)
  • TGFV (Too Good for Violence)
  • O.S. Signs of Suicide
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Roses & Thorns, Your story-My story-Our story, toothpaste are like words...
  • Other programs where we can tie a lesson in but have some traditional camp fun

Traditional camp activities could include but not limited to:

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

All Mentors will be required to:

  • submit a 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.

Mentor digital 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 its 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
Community
Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Saint Petersburg, FL 33710

(27.79196,-82.72392)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Program Management
  • Child Development
  • Adult Education
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 weekend every other month 6 times a year. Additional activities may occur on the non-camp months-day events only. Pre-Post Camp Mentor touch base, short zoom meetings usually under 1 hour. Additional Pre-Post meeting with the PD if needed.
  • Strongly recommend a MA-level degree in counseling, social work, or related field. Ability to be a leader & team member. Ability to committee to a year- six camp weekends a year.

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