CNA - Behavioral and Wellness Specialist (Camp Juniper Knoll)

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest IN
W5091 State Road 20 Camp Juniper Knoll
East Troy, WI 53120
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Sleep-Away Camp
Some Travel

Job Description

Looking for a summer job that makes a difference, join our 2022 camp staff today! Our resident camp is a place where energetic and passionate staff come together to provide a safe and positive learning environment for girls ages 6-17. At Girl Scouts of GCNWI camps we have a wide variety of opportunities for you. Campers and staff alike spend the summer living outdoors, trying new activities, gaining independence, and building long-lasting relationships.

As camp’s Behavioral and Wellness Specialist you will be critical to the success of the summer. In your role you are responsible for the overall health and safety of campers and staff with a focus on mental health, behavior management, and self-care. They will provide behavioral, mental, and emotional support to campers and staff and assist individuals to eliminate or replace ineffective or negative interactions with appropriate and positive interactions.

Work commitment:

Our summer season runs from early June through mid-August, including staff training and excluding our fourth of July break.

Our resident camp staff work from 11 a.m. Sunday morning until 10 p.m. Friday evening every week.

Camp Staff Benefits:

This is a paid summer camp position which includes room and board. At camp you will quickly discover that the more you put into the experience, the more rewarding it will be. Throughout staff training and everyday rigors at camp, you will experience countless opportunities to be challenged and held to higher standard. These experiences and challenges will help build your resume with health care organizational practices, day and evening youth health care, youth and adult mental health care experiences, and communication with staff and camper families.

Pay rate: Dependent on qualifications and experience


Behavioral and Wellness Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Create a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for campers and staff
  • Help build a supportive environment where campers can grow, make new friends, and try new things
  • Assist in developing behavior management guidelines and positive behavioral intervention strategies appropriate for our camp environment
  • Review camper and staff health histories to anticipate individual needs and determine camp support needed, connecting with the leadership team and/or camper families as necessary
  • Support campers and staff with empathy, open communication, guidance, and encouragement while providing strategies and activities for behavior management as desired, including stress-relief, self-esteem growth, and de-escalation
  • Provide support to campers and staff in individual and group settings to examine and assist with pertinent issues or behaviors, including anxiety, anger, depression, conflict, group morale, homesickness, peer pressure, relationships, self-care, self-image, stress, and more
  • Assist in the development and delivery of mental/emotional health education and behavior management staff training sessions
  • Provide support and guidance to staff as they manage camper behavior while also staying informed and prepared to directly step in to help resolve when appropriate
  • Assume shared responsibility for the physical health, safety, and mental welfare of the camp community
  • Other duties as assigned


Apply today to join our summer camp team! (Your future self will thank you!)

Job Requirements
Behavioral and Wellness Specialist Qualifications:

Loves to interact with children and has prior experience working with children of various ages experiencing behavioral, mental, or emotional health challenges
Enjoys spending time outdoors and has prior experience working in an outdoor setting
Certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid or a similar MESH training (CAN, LPN, RN, EMT, PA, or Licensed Paramedic with credentials to work in state where camp is located may also be considered)
3+ years of relevant experience in related field (Ideally candidate is in third or fourth year of, or has graduated with, a BA in Social Work or Psychology; Licensed Clinical Social Work, Psychologist, or Psychiatrist preferred)
21 years of age or older by June 22nd (23 years of age with valid driver’s license preferred)
Proof of health physical clearing the candidate for work in a camp setting
Willingness to live and work in an indoor and outdoor camp setting, which includes working irregular hours with limited or simple equipment, rustic facilities, wildlife and insects; limited technology while at camp, and daily exposure to sun, rain, and other weather conditions
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest IN
Sam Lucheck
20 S. Clark Street Suite 200 Main Office Location
Chicago IL 60603
United States
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