Health Supervisor - Camp Farnsworth/Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains


Job Description

The Resident Camp Health Supervisor is responsible for the health and safety of all campers and staff. She is responsible for interpreting, practicing and enforcing all health and safety policies and procedures. The Camp program occurs in many locations with varying terrain from flat to hilly. The Program often requires movement from one activity area to another, involving some distances. Girls are placed in units by age level and then placed in smaller groups to plan and carry out the program. Each day varies. The program is flexible and must be creative. The position requires the ability to work with children and adults 24hours a day, with a minimum of privacy, while maintaining a high level of energy and enthusiasm. The position will begin on January 1 and continue through August 30.


1. Ensure that the Girl Scout mission, vision and program goals are carried out.

2. Responsible for implementing the GSGWM Health Care Plan, and for complying with all applicable American Camp Association (ACA) standards, state regulations and Girl Scout standards. Serves as a liaison to the camp’s physician on call.

3. Available to campers and staff at regularly scheduled hours of each day.

4. Gives first aid and nursing care in all cases of illness and accident as directed by physician. Calls physician when necessary. Accompanies camper or staff on trips to hospital or physician. Calls parents as directed by the Camp Director.

5. Maintains accurate medication and treatment records as required.

6. Checks in all campers and staff.

7. Collects and reviews all camper medical information, and prepares health information for staff.

8. Completes all accident reports and insurance reports in a timely manner.

9. Educates staff and campers in emergency prevention, sanitation, and general health and safety.

10. Prepares first aid kits for units, waterfront, barn, kitchen, vehicles, trips and other areas as needed.

11. Inspects camp on a regular basis for safety and sanitary hazards; reports findings to Camp Director.

12. Orders necessary equipment and supplies before and during camp.

13. Develops and maintains camp bulletin boards with safety rules and health education.

14. Works to support staff and maintain staff camper relationships.

15. Assists in planning and conducts pre-camp training and ongoing in-service training.

16. Meets daily with Administrative Team to share problems, needs, successes, schedules, etc.

17. Interacts with parents and visitors both on the phone and in person to resolve conflicts, provide information and coordinate camper illness, behavior issues and camper removal from a camp in a professional manner.

18. Serves as a member of the Camp Administrative Team and Crisis Team.

19. Is a role model for staff and campers at all times as to appropriate actions, words and conflict resolution.

20. Performs other duties as assigned by the Camp Director, which may include unit or administrative responsibilities.

Apply by: April 10 2016


Camp/Organization: Camp Farnsworth/Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (ACA Accredited)

Location: Thetford, VT

Type of Position: Director

Time Frame: Seasonal


Minimum Qualifications:

• A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a Registered Nursing License in the state of Vermont

• Must be at least 25 years of age

• Registered adult member or willing to become a member of Girls Scouts of the USA.

• Resident or Day Camp experience; at least 2 years preferred

• A valid driver’s license and good driving record

• Current American Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification or equivalent

• Current ARC Blood Borne Pathogens and Prevention of Disease Transmission or documented equivalent

• Must have, or request to waive the right to have, Hepatitis B vaccination

• Must have medical practice insurance, or waiver


Essential Skills:

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

• Ability to interpret and carry out health care plan and standing orders

• Ability to use good judgment regarding health, safety and personnel

• Ability to respond immediately and with calmness and good judgment to all emergency situations

• Ability to communicate quickly and efficiently with staff members and campers

• Ability to participate in a strenuous camp program with the campers, while maintaining a high level of energy and enthusiasm

• Adheres to, and ability to carry out, all personnel policies and camp procedures.

Additional Information

Training - Participates in all applicable training. Assists in the planning and implementation of staff training. Work Schedule - Works from home from January 1 until Camp Season begins. Lives and works at camp during the Camp Season. Works from home after the completion of Camp Season until August 30. Software/Equipment Experience - General Office Equipment and Microsoft Office Suite. Working Conditions - Outdoors over varying terrain. Evening and weekend work commitments.


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Matthew Chmielewski

One Commerce Drive PO Box 10832
Bedford, New Hampshire 03110-0832