Mental Health Staff
Position Type: Volunteer
Mental Health staff live and work full time at the camp for the duration of the session or sessions, and address ongoing mental health needs of campers. Mental health staff works closely with nursing staff and camp leadership, and may participate in development of camp policy to best support camper needs. This is a volunteer position.
Provide social and psychological support to campers
To train and support staff in accordance with the camp mission, guiding principles and medical plans
Assist with staff orientation, providing insight on various mental health related scenarios that typically arise at camp and how to handle them
Provide on-going support to campers and staff regarding behavioral/emotional issues
Assist with decisions on emotional/behavioral issues related to campers and staff
Assist in evaluating the entire camp operation with suggestions for the following season
As needed, speak with campers’ parents/guardians/caregivers, mental health professionals (e.g., camper’s counselor, case manager, etc), and medical professionals
Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Health & Camp Director
Ability to assist in staff training
Ability to observe staff and camper behavior
Ability to respond to situations that arise with campers (e.g. mental health issues, social conflicts, noncompliance, homesickness, anxiety)
Ability to work directly with campers
Ability to guide staff through the best way for staff to intervene/respond
A valid license to practice mental health care in Ohio
Licenses include LSW, LISW, LPC, LPCC, QMHS, LMFT or PHD, MD, PSYD in a mental health field.
Experience with patients ages 10 and up, especially adolescents
Experience with or willingness to learn about supporting trans and gender diverse youth and adults
Traversing up to half a mile at a time (with or without reasonable accommodation), likely multiple times a day
Navigating uneven terrain (with or without reasonable accommodation) such as muddy trails with tree roots, gravel paths, inclines, stairs
Accurately exchanging information with other staff members and with campers in a timely way
Remaining present for all assigned shifts.
Read our Accessibility Policy, including common and available accomodations and accomodations we are unable to provide.
Exceptions to these requirements can be made with permission from the director, and as long as all camper and staff needs are met.