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Unit Heads
Oct. 25, 2012

UNIT HEAD

EXPERIENCE: Must have completed at least junior year of college. A BA is preferred. Must have experience working with youth and in a summer camp environment.

GENERAL COMMENTS:A unit head must be a self-starter and able to work with a minimum level of supervision. He or she needs the ability to give and receive criticism. A unit head must have leadership skills and be able to motivate, manage and counsel other unit staff. The ability to act and think independently, especially on the spur of the moment, is crucial.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Serve as a member of the leadership staff, attend meetings each afternoon, be involved in the formulation and implementation of camp policies as they affect campers and staff members, and assist in the enforcement of these policies.

- Conform to and help carry out all camp policies

- Act as the chief role model for counselors

- Conduct the administrative duties of the unit

- Plan, coordinate and carry out all the unit programming-social, educational, recreational and other.

- Coordinate the activities of boy’s and girl’s cabins in the unit

- Act in the capacity of counselor’s counselor, one to whom a staff member can bring their cabin problems and questions.

- Conduct a process of regular evaluation with each counselor in the unit

- Mediate and settle disputes of misunderstandings between campers and campers, campers and counselors, counselors and counselors.

- Become directly involved with all campers and staff members. Ongoing camper problems are a particular concern

- Communicate with the Director, Assistant Director and parents

- Oversee and facilitate communication with assistant unit heads

- Prepare and submit report forms, injury reports, parent letters and evaluations as needed Create a sense of community among the unit staff

Responsible to Director and Assistant Director

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