Mount Hermon

  • Kidder Lifeguard & Health Support Staff

    Job Location US-CA-Etna
    Posted Date 7 months ago(9/28/2017 11:39 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Summer Staff
    Projected Position End Date
  • Overview

    Summer Staff - Organized Camp

    Position Objective:


    The Kidder Lifeguard/Health Support Staff assists with maintenance and supervision of all activities and equipment in the Kidder Creek waterfront and pond area to ensure the safety and well-being of campers and staff during all water-based activities enabling students to have an experience consistent with MHA’s mission, vision and values.


    Key Job Accountabilities:


    • Ensure safety and well-being of all campers and staff using the waterfront, while enforcing pond rules within the discipline philosophy of Kidder Creek.
    • Assist with care and maintenance of waterfront and surrounding arenas, keeping logs accurate and up to date. Promptly report any hazards or dangerous situations.
    • Assist the Kidder Creek program with health and medical needs.
    • Distribute camper medication in accordance with writing MHA policy and procedure.
    • Attend all staff meetings and events.
    • Assist in kitchen and housekeeping needs when able/requested.
    • Share in the responsibilities of keeping camp areas (including cabins, living areas, workspaces and supplies) clean and orderly.
    • Actively participate in and contribute to the broader program, serving in both primary and secondary roles with enthusiasm.
    • Actively engage and help build the summer staff community with attitude, words, and actions.
    • Ensure smooth execution of the program specifically by being on time, prepared, and willing to assist with immediate and/or unforeseen needs.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors.


    Supervisory Responsibilities:


    • None.


    General Qualifications:


    A mature follower of Jesus, still growing and developing in their faith.  Fully in accord with Mount Hermon Association, Inc.’s (“MHA”) mission, vision, values and statement of beliefs.  Committed to living these out personally, and instilling them in the organization.  Of strong moral character and integrity.




    • At least 1 year college experience preferred.
    • Possess a minimum of CPR for the Professional Rescuer (infant, child, adult), AED and First Aid prior to arriving to camp.
    • Must have a current waterfront Lifeguard Certification prior to summer.

    Work Experience:


    • Prior lifeguard experience preferred.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


    • Ability to articulate the gospel of Jesus Christ as communicated in Scripture.
    • Ability to demonstrate a personal, committed and thought-through faith in Christ.
    • Positive role model, listener, enthusiastic leader, and friend.
    • Ability to supervise and lead a group of peers.
    • Attention to detail and follow-through, creative, flexible and able to adjust to challenges of the program.
    • Able to engage in a variety of outdoor activities.
    • Attention to detail and follow-through, creative and able to adjust to challenges of the program.
    • Flexible and adaptable to changing job assignments and schedules with short notice.


    Key Job Accountabilities

    Physical Demands:


    • The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.
    • The employee is frequently required to run, swim, stand, sit for long periods and use steep trails and stairs.
    • The employee is frequently required climb, balance, stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl.
    • The physical environment requires the employee to talk and hear both in person from close and long distances and by phone or radio.
    • The employee may be required to lift, push or pull persons or equipment over 100 pounds.
    • Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision, distance vision, use of both eyes, ability to distinguish basic colors and shades; depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus
    • Must be able to be in the sun for extended periods of time.

    Additional Requirements/Skills:


    • Adherence to company dress code and professional standards for personal grooming and appearance.
    • Adherence to the basic principles as expressed in Mount Hermon’s Mission, Vision, Values and Commitment statements.
    • Assist in service needs (maintenance, food service, and housekeeping) at camp as a secondary assignment.  


    *This job description reflects essential functions of this position. It does not restrict management’s right to reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.




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