The Salvation Army

  • Head Counselor

    Job Locations US-NJ-Bloomingdale
    Job ID
    Youth Work
    Compensation Min
    USD $2,250.00/Yr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $2,400.00/Yr.
    Temporary Full-Time
  • Overview

    To supervise counseling staff and ensure that children are properly cared for.


    • Cabin assignments; assign Counselors to cabin with assistance and direction of the Caseworker.
    • Overall supervision of Senior & Relief Counselors. This is to include scheduling cabin coverage, conflict resolution, and in-service training. Communicate daily with Camp Director any issues related to the counselors.
    • Assume responsibility for overseeing the scheduling of time-off for all counselor staff.
    • Coordinate evening programs as assigned by Program Director.
    • Evaluate Counselors under your supervision at the end of the second and fourth sessions.
    • Insure that all Counselors complete their camper’s reports.
    • Share responsibility for routine chores between camping sessions.
    • Help plan and conduct staff meetings.
    • Awaken campers and staff on time, know and communicate proper attire for the day and activity.
    • Conduct or delegate responsibility for inspection of cabins and areas.


    • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to share your faith with others
    • College degree and/or equivalent experience in camping; preferably at Star Lake
    • Minimum of one year of camp supervisory experience
    • Minimum of one year administrative and supervisory experience in a field other than camping
    • Ability to assume responsibility of Assistant Program Director in their absence
    • Desire and ability to work with children and adults outdoors
    • Self-motivated, responsible an independent worker, and organized
    • Ability to relate to one’s peer group
    • Ability to accept supervision
    • Good character, integrity, and adaptability
    • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
    • Current CPR and first aid certifications



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