Camp Security Specialist - Camp Hidden Lake
The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith based organization, has a temporary Camp Security Specialist job opening for Camp Hidden Lake located in Lexington, MS.
Monitors and ensures the safety and well-being of camp facilities and buildings to ensure compliance with housing rules and policies and to protect the safety of camp staff and children.
Essential Functions: Ensures buildings are unlocked in the morning for camp activities. Ensures all staff and campers are in their quarters by curfew and remain in their personal living quarters throughout the night. Secures and locks all buildings after curfew. Monitors camp facilities throughout the night. Maintains the security of all sleeping areas and buildings by conducting security checks throughout the night. Keeps security log of all incidents. Log to be turned into Camp Director each morning and bring to the Camp Directors attention of any incidents that need immediate attention. Serves as a transport person for emergency trips. Keeps personal living quarters neat, clean and ready for inspection.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of security practices and procedures. Ability to influence and control human behavior and enforce security rules and guidelines. Ability to respond to emergencies in a calm and effective manner. Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff. Ability to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity. Ability to meet attendance requirements. Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid; Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
Education and Experience
Six months experience working with the public with experience work in a security or social service environment preferred OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Licenses and Certifications
Valid and Current State Driver’s License
CPR and First Aid Certification
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Some physical requirements of the Camp Security position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate security equipment and activities are required. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering a program in the facility available.
Camp Staff Orientation will be held 06/12/2023 – 06/18/2023 and participation is required.
The 2023 summer Camp program will be held 06/19/2023 – 07/22/2023. If you are unable to work the entire program session, please let us know on your
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Application Submittal Period: January 9, 2023 - April 30, 2023
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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- Job Family ALM-EXEMPT
- Job Function Camp
- Pay Type Salary
- Employment Indicator Seasonal
- Job Start Date Monday, June 12, 2023
- Job End Date Saturday, July 22, 2023
- ALM - Lexington, MS 626 Oregon Road 39095, 626 Oregon Road, Lexington, Mississippi, United States of America