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The Salvation Army Northwest Division PROGRAM LEADER: SMALL ANIMAL FARM in Loon Lake, Washington

DescriptionDEPARTMENT: CAMP GIFFORD POSITION TITLE: PROGRAM LEADER: SMALL ANIMAL FARM STATUS: SEASONAL, FULL TIME SUPERVISOR: DISCOVERY CAMP DIRECTOR MISSION STATEMENT: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. SCOPE OF POSITION: Establish & administer a safe, enjoyable, and educational program of teaching campers about farm life using activities that are in harmony with the goals and objectives of Camp Gifford. EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE: High School Graduate, some college preferred but not mandatory Interest, knowledge, and skills in farming Experience working with children preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Possess good leadership skills Possess good verbal and written communication skills Be able to pass a child safety background check Be detail oriented and well organized Must be knowledgeable in the areas of children/personnel safety, planning, problem solving, and crisis intervention ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Plan, organize, and implement a daily Elective Program which teaches campers about small farm animals (goats, chickens, bunnies, etc.) and gardening Create an environment that leads groups to success Know the type of group and the specific needs of the group you're working with Maintain open, friendly, and professional relationships with participants Maintain an attitude of fun and excitement Use encouragement and positive reinforcement in all situations Teach fun and interesting activities for groups ranging from 8 to 20 campers and assume responsibility for supervision and instruction for Salvation Army Troop programs (badge classes & Music/art classes) as assigned by program schedule Write age-appropriate lessons that encourage hands on learning Clearly communicate the instructions for each project in a fun and creative manner Have all equipment and samples prepared before the campers' arrival Ensure the safety of campers and staff Lead briefing and debriefing sessions with each group Communicate the objective of the activities Observe groups' responses to each activity and formulate appropriate questions to encourage group learning and growth Initiate and facilitate final wrap-up session at the end of each session to sum up the experience and point campers to Christ in transferring their learning Maintain order and cleanliness in the farm and garden Maintain a high standard of safety, developing rules for conduct in program area Brief all campers on farm rules at the beginning of each camp session Maintain good organization of supplies and feed while ensuring that materials are not wasted or misused Maintain an inventory of supplies and materials to ensure that a good program is conducted for all sessions. Complete inventory of supplies and equipment at the end of summer. Conduct inventory prior to opening of camp, determine equipment and supply needs Conduct an inventory at the close of camp providing camp administration with a list of equipment and supplies to assist in projecting needs for following summer Train and assist counselors so that they will be familiar with the rules, programs, and crafts available to campers Provide ongoing care for the animals at the animal farm. Plan for the care of the animals when camp is not in session. GENERAL DUTIES: Exhibit effective Christ-like conduct and service as an appropriate example for campers and staff Give support to the total camping program performing all other duties required to provide a consistently excellent program Attend and participat