Autism Camp Lead

Summary:

Provide leadership and supervision of support staff and campers; insure health safety and general wellbeing of campers. Implement and maintain a highly structured safe appropriate fun-filled program.

 

Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
� Directly supervise and be responsible for his/her group of children; leading the group in age appropriate activities and making modifications/ adjustments to the day/schedule to promote maximum participation of all campers.
� Prepare group environment by following camp cabin set-up guide and keep cabin clean at all times. Breakdown of cabin/materials at the end of each week in an organized method and completion of inventory checklist.
� Provide feedback and insight to grouping of campers to Director and request additional materials needed as indicated for each camper.
� Support 1:1 staff/campers as needed and provide guidance/therapeutic tools as needed to maximize camper/staff experience.
� Ensure the health and safety of all the children and group staff by using appropriate methods to caution them regarding unsafe practices behaviors and conditions. Follow Camp protocols and Report accidents and injuries and complete incident reports.
� Plan and lead activities with a group in accordance with the camp schedule. Assign support staff/volunteers appropriate jobs/duties to be performed for the week.
� Maintain good public relations with parents. Understand that you represent the Autism Project and maintain a positive disposition demeanor and attire. Attempt to answer parent concerns or make appropriate referrals to the Director.
� Set and maintain supports for campers using positive reinforcement.
� Treat campers with dignity and respect. Recognize their individuality and diversity.
� Assist in maintaining the necessary records involving attendance and sign-in and sign out sheets and related Medicaid billing paperwork. When releasing children ensure that the proper release procedures are followed and appropriate identification is shown.
� Report concerns of parents or of children to direct supervisor; complete necessary child abuse report forms as needed.
� Arrive prepared for the scheduled shift prepared for constant concentration and visual surveillance of program participants with no distractions.
� Work in harmony and cooperation with staff volunteers members of the Autism Project
� Responsible for attending and participating in staff training and orientation.

 

Other information:

Requirements
o Bachelor�s degree in Special Education or related field or extensive experience working with the people with an intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder.
o Knowledge of autism spectrum disorders is a must along with training in current best practices for supporting individuals with autism.
o Experience directing adult employees in daily responsibilities and schedules.
o Ability to stand walk run and get into a pool with campers.
o Willingness to work as a team member in a rapidly expanding NON-PROFIT agency.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: RI Autism Project Inc. USA:RI:Johnston

 

Work Type: Per Diem

 

Shift: Shift 2

 

Union: Non-Union