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The Bridge Center relies on paid and volunteer staff to support all of its programs and operations.

In addition to our year-round professional staff, we hire a strong team of counselors and instructors both year-round and during the Summer.

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Current Job Openings:


Camp Lifeguard
Classification: Non-Exempt
Work Schedule: 33.75 hours per week, 8:30AM-3:15PM
Start Date: June 29-August 28, 2015


DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
The Lifeguard will assist the Head Lifeguard in supervising and leading aquatic activities, implementing activity lesson plans, conducting pre and post aquatic equipment checks as well as constant pool and waterfront equipment checks to ensure the safety of all camp participants. The primary duties include but are not limited to: follow TBC policies and procedures, assist with crisis interventions for participants, assist with participants ADL’s when necessary, implement and instruct water based programming to meet the need of each summer camp participant and reporting structural, safety or concerns to the Head Lifeguard and/or Program Coordinator.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
• Must have Lifeguard Certification as well as CPR and First Aid Certifications
• Ability and desire to work with individuals with disabilities in an outdoor setting where “campers come first”
• Ability and desire to work with persons of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds in a dynamic outdoor environment which values growth and change of self and others
• Consistently communicate with counselors, instructors, and parents regarding camper’s daily experiences at the pool and pond
• Ability and desire to plan and lead aquatic activities for campers of varying ages and ability levels
• Comfortable assuming responsibility for camper safety, pool cleanliness, and aquatic facility management
• Responsible for utilizing visual schedules, communication boards, positive behavior plans and other child specific throughout the day
• Enforce Camp rules, regulations, and policies to assure safety of all children in attendance
• Build relationship with campers to foster friendly, supportive and nurturing group dynamics
• Ability to complete accurate documentation forms on participants as required on a regular basis
• Weekly hours are subject to change depending on extended day campers


Supervision
This individual will work under and report directly to the Head Lifeguard and Program Coordinator.

Job Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work environments may include a business office, outdoor and indoor recreation venues.

Physical Requirements
Moderate physical effort generally required in performing duties under typical office conditions. Some physical effort required when performing duties in the field. This person must demonstrate the ability to, maintain a high level of energy, be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities and the ability to lift and carry (short distances; up to 15’) up to 80 pound occasionally. Requires the ability to physically maneuver over and/or upon terrain, surfaces or physical structures.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
• Must have Lifeguard Certification
• Must have prior lifeguard experience
Special Requirements
• Mandatory attendance, Monday thru Friday, June 29-August 28, 8:30am-3:15pm
• Must have a valid driver’s license
• Must be 18+ years of age
• Must complete and pass CORI/SORI/NSOPW
• CPR and first aid certified (recertification available during staff training)

Interested candidates should submit the following:
o Job application (https://bridgecenter.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App)
o Resume

Please mail/email/fax to:
Leigh Carloni, M.S. Ed, CTRS
The Bridge Center
470 Pine Street
Bridgewater, MA 02324
LCarloni@thebridgectr.org
Fax: (508) 697-1529
Position open until filled




SUMMER CAMP - Counselors
Classification: Non-Exempt
Work Schedule: 32.50 hours per week, 8:45AM-3:15PM
Start Date: June 29-August 28, 2015
Report to: Program Coordinator
Work Site: The Bridge Center, 470 Pine Street Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Camp Counselors provide daily direct support for campers with disabilities and are responsible for ensuring that our children have a safe, fun and rewarding time. Counselors lead children through their daily activity schedule while encouraging and empowering them to participate in activities such as swimming, sports, cooking, archery, music, field games and horseback riding. We are looking for individuals who will provide support for our students while providing enriching programming and activities during our Saturday Programs. The right candidates should possess patience, consistency and flexibility. The Bridge Center will provide staff training and instruction.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
  • Ability and desire to work with individuals with disabilities in an outdoor setting where “campers come first”
  • Ability and desire to work with persons of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds in a dynamic outdoor environment which values growth and change of self and others
  • Provide daily support to one or multiple campers with disabilities including activities of daily living, facilitating friendships, and navigating the day (emotionally, physically, and socially)
  • Consistently communicate with counselors, instructors, and parents regarding camper’s daily experiences
  • Act as a social role model for all children and staff at camp
  • Responsible for utilizing visual schedules, communication boards, positive behavior plans and other child specific throughout the day
  • Enforce Camp rules, regulations, and policies to assure safety of all children in attendance
  • Build relationship with campers to foster friendly, supportive and nurturing group dynamics
  • Lead campers through their daily schedule in a safe and orderly manner
  • Encourage and empower campers to enjoy a summer of fun by participating in all camp activities
  • Prepare daily write-ups for each camper in your care for review by group leaders
  • Help children learn and practice positive social skills and assist in developing individual camper goals
  • Attend all trainings and staff meetings

Supervision:
This individual will work under and report directly to their camp Director and the Program Coordinator.

Job Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work environments may include a business office, outdoor and indoor recreation venues.

Physical Requirements:
Moderate physical effort generally required in performing duties under typical office conditions. Some physical effort required when performing duties in the field. This person must demonstrate the ability to, maintain a high level of energy, be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities and the ability to lift and carry (short distances; up to 15’) up to 80 pound occasionally. Requires the ability to physically maneuver over and/or upon terrain, surfaces or physical structures.

RECOMMENDED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience
1. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
2. Associate/Bachelor Degree is preferred in the study fields of Education, Therapeutic Recreation, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology and Recreation.
3. Experience working directly with people with disabilities preferred
4. Prior experience working at a summer camp is preferred
5. Mandatory attendance, Monday thru Friday, June 29-August 28, 8:30am-3:15pm

Special Requirements
1. Comfortable working with people with disabilities in a camp setting
2. Must be able to work 9 weeks, June 29-August 28, 2015
3. Must have a valid driver’s license
4. Must be 16+ years of age
4. Must complete and pass CORI/SORI/NSOPW
5. CPR and first aid certified (recertification available during staff training)
6. CPI or equivalent certification in de-escalation and crisis prevention techniques

Interested candidates should submit the following:
o Job application (https://bridgecenter.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App)
o Resume

Please mail/email/fax to:
Leigh Carloni, M.S. Ed, CTRS
The Bridge Center
470 Pine Street
Bridgewater, MA 02324
LCarloni@thebridgectr.org
Fax: (508) 697-1529
Positions open until filled

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Posted on 1/15/2014



SUMMER CAMP - CAMP DIRECTOR
Summer Camp Director

Position Purpose:
The Bridge Center is looking for an experienced, patient, outgoing, and professional individual to serve as Director of four summer camps. This Multi-Camp Director position involves working hands-on with children and adults with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses. He/she will be in charge of Camp Sunshine, a camp for children without disabilities, Camp Stepping Stone, a camp for adults with disabilities, and Camp Strong, a camp for children with neuromuscular disorders. Each camp will have a maximum of 20 campers and will consist of 4-7 campers and 2-3 staff per group. The staff to camper ratio is 1:1 or 1:2 ratio. The Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of these four Camps including ongoing camper assessments, group placement, staff pairings, program development, activity analysis, and direct communication with families. The Multi-Camp Director will report directly to the Program Director and will be responsible for supervising all camp staff (12) as well as offering support to other summer camp staff and/or participants as needed. Through the camp season the Director will be expected to develop rapport with each camper and staff, offering support to campers in need on a daily basis.

CAMP SUNSHINE
We want everyone to come and enjoy our beautiful 22 acre campus! Camp Sunshine is for campers ages 4-16 without disabilities who are looking for an active and eventful summer camp! Campers will fish and boat on the pond, explore our nature trails, play on our soccer and baseball fields, swim in the pool, and more! During each session, staff will assure campers have fun in the sun while developing tolerance, positive peer relationships and more.

CAMP STEPPING STONE
Camp Stepping Stone is a one week summer camp designed to meet the developmental, social, and behavioral needs of campers ages 22+, with
Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, or other related disorders. Camp Stepping Stone offers traditional recreational camp activities such as swimming, archery and horseback riding as well as therapeutic activities such as team-building exercises and social skills groups. All activities are designed to promote communication and social skill development while meeting the individual goals of our participants. Adults who apply and are accepted into this camp are placed in small groups and are supported by our staff in a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio.

CAMP ENDEAVOR
Camp Endeavor is open to campers ages 4-22 diagnosed with Neuromuscular Diseases and other related disorders. Endeavor campers enjoy traditional summer camp activities such as archery, sports, swimming, music, and outdoor education while enjoying the sunshine! Throughout the session, staff will help campers facilitate friendships while exploring ways that they can successfully and comfortably recreate and engage in leisure activities with peers. Campers are provided 1:1 support from staff to assure that they are able to comfortably and successfully navigate the day.

CAMP SUMMIT
Camp Summit creates opportunities for success among campers ages 4-16 with emotional and psychiatric disorders who exhibit aggressive behaviours, impulse control, the ability to irritate others, and an inability to self-regulate. Camp Summit staff provide 1:1 mentorship to assure that all aspects of the day are structured, safe, and engaging. Staff work closely with campers to build and reinforce positive responses while facilitating friendships and
encouraging self-regulation. Campers engage in two coping skill lessons per week and are coached in learning the skills needed to build self-confidence and enjoy a safe summer camp experience.
The Bridge Center is looking for an experienced, patient, outgoing, and professional individual to serve as the Camp Connect Director. Camp Connect is a 9 week summer camp program designed for children and young adults diagnosed with high functioning Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and related social challenges requiring a ratio of 1:4 staff to camper support. The Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Camp Connect including ongoing camper assessments, group placement, staff pairings, program development, activity analysis, and direct communication with families. In addition, the Director will create and implement social skills lesson plans on a biweekly basis, with assistance from the Program Coordinator. The Camp Connect Director will report directly to the Program Coordinator and will be responsible for supervising all Camp Connect staff, as well as offering support to other summer camp staff as needed. Through the camp season the Director will be expected to develop rapport with each camper and staff, offering support to campers in need on a daily basis.

Responsibilities:
• Oversee day-to-day operations of Camp Connect
• Ability and desire to work with individuals with disabilities in an outdoor setting where “campers come first”
• Ability and desire to work with persons of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds in a dynamic outdoor environment which values growth and change of self and others
• Plan curriculum and daily schedules for Camp Connect in collaboration with the Program Coordinator
• Conduct training specific to Camp Connect during staff training week and throughout the summer
• Oversee new camper assessments and proper camper placements (in collaboration with the other camp directors and the Program Director)
• Create weekly staff schedules ensuring adequate coverage for the highest level of safety
• Provide daily leadership for staff (i.e. positive attitude, high energy, enthusiastic, effective problem solving skills, etc)
• Oversee crisis intervention to ensure the highest level of safety for campers and staff
• Develop rapport and effective consistent communication with parents and families
• Conduct mid-summer and end of summer staff evaluations
• Willing to ride the Boston Bus during high enrollment weeks, if necessary
• Supervise extended day from 3-5pm one-two times per week, if needed
• Plan morning meetings with staff and campers
• Conduct camp specific morning songs and end of the day camper rewards
• Collaborate with Program Coordinator to ensure group schedules
• Create Camp Connect Pick up/Drop off signs for parents and documentation sheet

To apply, please email your resume to Leigh Carloni at LCarloni@thebridgectr.org
Posted on 3/18/2015
My son always talked about his day and how nice the counselors were!
- Saturday Program Camper parent