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HomeFront Summer Associates VISTA - Camp Counselor
For many years, HomeFront has run Camp Mercer, a day camp that keeps our area’s poorest kids safe and engaged while giving them a summer of social, intellectual, and personal enrichment. We anticipate running a 2022 summer program with as much in-person interaction as the pandemic will permit and lots of virtual engagement. The Summer Associates will be a critical part of bringing the Summer Program to life by planning in-person and virtual experiences of a lifetime for homeless and at-risk HomeFront kids. Children’s Program Summer Associates will utilize a trauma informed care approach to walk alongside campers. They have an understanding of challenges faced by homeless children and want to dedicate their summer to alleviating those challenges. They will serve as a role model, an advisor, a confidant, and a supervisor to the campers. The Associates will be directly responsible for all campers in their assigned group, and indirectly responsible for all campers within the camp. The Associates will assist in creating a safe, fun and educational experience and active devotion to the well being and happiness of each camper.
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Member Duties : a. Research best practices to develop meaningful and fun activities. b. Partner with HomeFront staff, volunteers, and community partners to ensure that programs are well-rounded and include educational enrichment, fun, good nutrition, physical activity, and emotional support. c. Learn and utilize best practices for walking alongside children utilizing a trauma informed care approach. d. Familiarize themselves with and adhere to HomeFront and Camp Mercer policies and procedures. e. Lead small and large group activities including crafts, outdoor recreation, games, corporate/foundation sponsored camp events, and virtual events. f. Strive to handle all conflicts with patience, compassion and consistency. g. Monitor and enforce compliance with all health and safety protocols including COVID-19 requirements and injury reporting. h. Identify and meet participants physical and emotional needs. i. Coach and rectify inappropriate behavior in a respectful and sensitive manner.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  First Aid ,  Communications ,  Counseling ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  General Skills ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Education ,  Youth Development . 
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HomeFront Summer Associates VISTA - Camp Counselor

Program Start/End Date
06/06/2022  -   08/12/2022

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW JERSEY   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Accepting Applications
From  03/31/2022  To  06/01/2022 

Contact Tracey Daniels
1880 Princeton Ave
Lawrenceville   NJ   08648

Listing ID 102769