American Camp Association (ACA)

Camp Health Officer

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Palestine, Texas, United States
30+ days ago


About Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas: 

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX) offers amazing opportunities for talented, forward-thinking individuals who share our vision of helping girls and young women change the world for the better. 

Here's your opportunity to enhance your career while making a difference in girls’ lives and in the world. At Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, you can build a rewarding career in everything from working hands-on with girls, to accounting, human resources and project management, to marketing, research—and more. 

Job summary: 

The Camp Health Officer is responsible for implementing camp health care in our overnight summer camp programs during June and July. This team member will follow camp processes to oversee the physical and mental wellbeing of campers and staff for the best camp experience possible. The position reports to the Camp Program Manager. 


Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Review incoming camper health records and notify appropriate staff of any health precautions, maintaining compliance with HIPPA
  • Oversee camper health check-in and check-out, including health screening, medication intake, and medication return
  • Secure and administer all camper and staff medications on schedule
  • Monitor and support camper and staff physical and mental health and promote interest in basic self-care and sanitation, including providing care and observation for sick or injured campers and staff as needed
  • Carry out health care procedures and standing orders as designated by camp doctor on call to make health care recommendations for campers and staff
  • Evaluate health care incidents and provide first aid treatment or seek appropriate external medical assistance
  • Maintain required records of medical treatments, accident reports, insurance claims, and health documents/exams, including daily treatment log, health department reports, and incident reports as appropriate
  • Maintain first aid equipment and supplies and maintain designated health care spaces at camp
  • Review and implement general sanitation and safety practices throughout camp, and identify potential risks to camper and staff health and well-being, addressing mitigation with camp management
  • Follow established emergency procedures
  • Serve as crisis prevention and intervention consultant for camp staff, including providing camp management techniques and tools for prevention and intervention in areas of bullying, anger management, suicide, LGBTQ issues, self-harm, and appropriate social interactions
  • Consult with camp management on mental health and behavior issues, including determining level of crisis, recommending course of action, communicating with parent/guardian, and determining follow-up steps with affected campers and staff
  • Document all mental and behavioral health consultations and support 


  • This position works Sunday morning through Friday evening for program weeks in June and July, with one short week for July 4 
  • Onsite rooming is available, or stay at your own home nearby and commute into camp each day 
  • On call overnights during camp, even if returning to home at night 
  • Willingness to work long days, partially in an outdoor environment with variable weather conditions and rough terrain 
  • Willingness to be welcoming, respectful, enthusiastic, and professional with staff, campers, and families at all times 
  • Must be able to travel within established geographic areas and council camps as necessary
  • Must have reliable transportation, hold a valid drivers’ license and meet GSNETX driving record & automobile insurance requirements
  • Performs other duties, as assigned
  • The employee must sometimes lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Must hold membership in the Girl Scout organization and subscribe to the tenets of the Girl Scout Promise and Law
  • Attendance is an essential job requirement defined as having regular, consistent, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance including the ability to work regular hours and shifts, before and after hours, and on weekends, when required
  • Must complete and pass a criminal background check
  • Demonstrate and promote a climate of courtesy, respect and professionalism to coworkers, parents, the volunteers served by this council, campers, and others with whom her/his job puts her/him in contact
  • Adheres to the GSNETX’s equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies, which ensure that there will be no discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, creed, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or age 



Minimum requirements: 

  • Current RN, LVN, or EMT license 
  • Certification and experience in CPR, AED, and first aid 
  • Experience with mental, emotional, and social health and ability to make efficient, accurate assessments of concerning situations 
  • Ability to remain calm, execute decisions in emergency situations, and handle confrontational situations professionally 
  • Experience with conflict resolution
  • Comfortable interacting with diverse campers, families, and staff
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision 

Preferred qualifications 

  • Preference given to candidates who can commit to two or more weeks of work 

Our organization’s cultural values: 

  • We are relevant. 
  • We strive for equity. 
  • We put our stakeholders first. 
  • We collaborate to get the best results. 
  • We own our work. 

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or age. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, work in an office environment, work in a seated position, and work with computers. 

The employee must be able to drive and have a valid driver’s license.  The employee must be able to lift or move 25 pounds or perform light work exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Activities occur both inside and outside and employee is subject to both environmental conditions; however, employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. 


Protecting Our Girls 

CPR/AED and First Aid 


Job Information

  • Job ID: 61297588
  • Location:
    Palestine, Texas, United States
    Denison, Texas, United States
    Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
  • Position Title: Camp Health Officer
  • Position: Health
  • Setting: Overnight Camp
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • ACA Accredited: Yes
  • Season of Job: Summer
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • ONLY Accepting Applicants Inside the U.S.: Yes

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