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Summer Day Camp Behavior Coach
Camp Fire Central Oregon Bend, OR

Summer Day Camp Behavior Coach

Camp Fire Central Oregon
Bend, OR
Expired: May 09, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Contractor

SummerKids Behavior Support Coach

  • Location: Bend, OR
  • Status: Summer Seasonal: 12-15 hours/week
  • Schedule: June 12th-August 16th, Monday - Friday, exact hours will vary but will be between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:30 pm, based on Coach's availability

Organization Background: Camp Fire Central Oregon connects youth to the outdoors, to others, and to themselves. We build strong relationships and provide powerful youth experiences in out-of-school time programs where youth can learn, lead, have fun and be themselves. This is how we support young people as they navigate the challenges of growing up in the world today and learn the life skills they need to thrive.

Our Commitment:
Camp Fire believes in the dignity and the intrinsic worth of every human being. We welcome, affirm, and support young people and adults of all abilities and disabilities, experiences, races, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, religion and non-religion, citizenship and immigration status, and any other category people use to define themselves or others. We strive to create safe and inclusive environments that celebrate diversity and foster positive relationships.

People of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ2S+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Camp Fire is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our applicants and employees with reasonable accommodations when requested. Camp Fire is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions.

Program Overview:

SummerKids is a weekly theme-based day camp for youth in 1st through 6th grade. The camp at Juniper Elementary School can have up to 100 or more youth each week, separated into individual groups of 8-12 kids of a similar age. The camp runs from 9 am-3:30 pm, with extended care options beginning as early as 7:30 am and ending by 5:30 pm.

All staff at SummerKids are invaluable members of our team who are role models, motivators, team builders, educators, and spark champions. They facilitate emotionally and physically safe places, implement social and emotional learning strategies, and focus on creating a confidence-building summer for all our campers. At Summer Kids, we strive to create an environment where each camper and staff member has a sense of belonging, opportunities to share passions, and a place to thrive.

Position Overview:

The SummerKids Behavior Support Coach is an integral part of the support team at SummerKids. The Coach will be present at SummerKids for a couple hours every day to support staff with youth who have higher behavior needs. As a support, the Coach may spend time with specific youth as they go about their day (activities, small group time, etc), offer advice to the counselors about how to interact with the youth, and follow-up with the youth themselves about how they're feeling at camp. The Coach will also facilitate time when staff can chat about youth behaviors they find particularly challenging in managing. At SummerKids, we provide weekly professional development sessions for staff; the Coach would work with the Camp Director to develop and lead a few behavior-focused sessions to help staff gain better skills in responding to behavior issues, including during staff training.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Proactively identify and address any behavioral support needs to ensure that the camp day runs smoothly for campers and staff. This could include responding to campers with big emotions, consulting and advising staff, and making suggestions for programmatic changes.
  • Manage a safe emotional space for youth through direct interactions with youth, staff and parents. This could include supporting staff who may be struggling with managing youth, talking to parents about challenging behaviors, working on behavior agreements with youth, or promoting a developmentally appropriate environment for social and emotional skills.
  • Oversee the Zen Zone, a space for campers to take time to self-regulate and have some personal space. This includes arranging and organizing the space to best promote usage.
  • Counselor support with behavior management, implementation of SEL skill building activities, and office hours.
  • Participate in professional development sessions throughout the summer.
  • Participate in planning and information sessions with the Camp Director prior to the start of summer (based on the Coach's availability)

  • Skills & Qualifications:
    Applicants who do not meet all of the qualifications listed below but present other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered. We strongly encourage anyone who feels passionate about this work, has a strong desire to grow their skills, and believes they have what it takes to thrive in this role to apply.
  • Camp Fire Values: Willingness to embrace and champion Camp Fire values of positive developmental relationships, cultural competency, and responsiveness and growth mindset
  • Youth Program Skills: Understanding of best practices in youth program effectiveness in regards to behavior management in addition to direct-service experience.
  • Leadership Skills: Including strong oral and written communication skills, ability to collaborate in teams and to motivate team members, willing to take initiative, provide feedback and suggestions, and ask for help when needed
  • Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in related field (Ex: psychology, education, or a related field); or 2+ years experience managing, planning and executing behavioral health youth plans, programs or events; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • The following professionals are encouraged to apply
      • School Psychologist or Counselor
      • School Behavior Coach
      • SPED Teacher
      • School Social Worker
      • Interns in any of the above fields
  • Certificates, Licenses and Registrations: Valid Driver's License, CPR/First Aid certification
  • Physical Demands: Employee will be walking, standing, running, bending, crouching or stooping. Employee will occasionally lift light and heavy objects. For some programs, employee must be able to spend the majority of time outdoors and tolerate a variety of weather conditions.

Compensation: $4,400 paid stipend to be paid in bi-weekly installments.

Benefits: Free programs for dependents / $50 referral bonus per additional staff recruit

To Apply: Camp Fire will begin reviewing applications immediately. Please list 3 references (2 professional and 1 personal). Learn more about Camp Fire Central Oregon at


Camp Fire Central Oregon

Bend, OR
97701 USA


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