Pay Status: Exempt, $200/day
Schedule: 1-3 days per week
Dates of Employment/Start Date: June 1, 2021 – August 14, 2021
Reports To: Program Manager
Housing Available: Yes
Number of Positions Available: 1
At Keystone Science School, we believe that the power of inspiring curiosity and critical thinking, through the lens of science, changes lives and strengthens communities. We create future leaders who can problem solve and work together in an ever-evolving world and workplace environment.
Located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Keystone Science School’s historic campus serves as base camp for our diverse suite of inquiry-based learning programs. We combine hands-on science education with outdoor adventure to create engaging experiences for our students. At KSS, we change lives, we bring fun and laughter to everything we do, we care about each other and those we serve, we strive for excellence, we offer competitive compensation and generous benefits, and we are committed to serving students from diverse backgrounds. We’re proud to be Summit County’s #1 Best Non-Profit and #2 Best Place to Work (2019)! Visit KeystoneScienceSchool.org to learn more!
Program Overview and Job Summary:
KSS offers a range of programs that provide a balance of hands-on science activities, field-based exploration, and adventure programming. All programs are based upon a theme including but not limited to aquatic ecology, forest ecology, earth science, naturalization, health, and leadership.
The Summer Healthcare Assistant engages with our day, residential, and teen leadership programs. This position supports the Summer Health Care Provider during drop-off and pick-up and mid-week when they are on break. When the Summer Healthcare Assistant is on shift, they work on the KSS campus and are responsible for planning, administering, and documenting all staff and child health-related situations. All summer healthcare providers will be expected to adhere to dynamic health guidance and policy set forth by KSS while working with children during a global pandemic, which will include elements of a communal living environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
● Health care professional who will provide care to campers and staff in day, residential, and expeditionary programming near and throughout Summit County Colorado;
● Uphold health care provider rules and regulations as outlined by Colorado Office of Early Childhood licensing and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for operating a Colorado residential and day camp;
● Work with children and staff during a pandemic and stay informed on public health standards/practices to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 & other communicable illnesses.
● Assess and manage the illnesses and/or injuries of program participants and staff;
● Manage and coach incidents in person/on-the-phone and coach staff trained in basic & wilderness first aid;
● Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of care;
● Work with KSS Customer Experience Team to screen and ensure accurate health information/documentation and communicate with guardians as necessary;
● Work directly with program managers, Child Care Health Consultant, Summer Health Care Worker, EMS, fire department, and hospital, as necessary;
● Attend and participate in camp programming when available;
● Candidates age 21+ with a minimum of 5 years driving experience will be required to participate in and pass Van Driver Training, and they will be required to drive a 15-passenger van;
● Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – Minimum Requirements:
● Have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with children;
● Strong work ethic and will work until the job is complete;
● Motivation to contribute positively to the KSS at-large community;
● Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form;
● Multi-task efficiently while managing a high-volume workload in a fast-paced, changing environment;
● Superior customer service skills, with the ability to be creative and think ‘outside the box’;
● Strong command of communication, writing, and organizational skills;
● Effectively interact with people of diverse backgrounds and different levels of experience;
● Ability to work in a busy environment with many distractions;
● Write incident reports with attention to detail.
Required education, experience, and certifications:
● Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check;
● A licensed practical nurse, a licensed physician’s assistant, a certified nursing assistant, emergency medical technician;
● Excellent driving record and a valid driver’s license; Candidates age 21+ with a minimum of 5 years driving experience will be required to participate in and pass Van Driver Training, and they will be required to drive a 15-passenger van.
● Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and Adobe;
● Comprehension of the Spanish language via written and/or verbal form;
● Excellent driving record and a valid driver’s license.
In many situations, KSS will provide transportation to satellite programming locations. However, staff may be asked to use personal vehicles to travel within Summit County. Any travel mileage outside Summit County may be reimbursed.
The physical demands of this position:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or hold objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee must be able to lift and carry at least 40 pounds for an extended duration. The employee is occasionally required to travel for extended periods over rugged backcountry terrain. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Our work environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires the employee to work in close contact with their teammates and children. Staff will be expected to adhere to dynamic health guidance and policy set forth by KSS while working with children during a global pandemic. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but varies seasonally due to programs and staffing on campus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee often works outside and drives vehicles in various weather conditions.
Housing and food are provided at no additional cost. A housing deposit may be collected.
Ready to find yourself at the heart of Science. Adventure. Fun? Apply now!
Please submit the Employment Application found at KeystoneScienceSchool.org/Employment. All applications will require a cover letter, resume, and 3 references. In your cover letter, please indicate your desired salary/wage. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. For more information, please contact the Human Resources department at HR@KeystoneScienceSchool.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Keystone Science School is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.