Internships – Camp Kostopulos

The Summer Recreational Therapy Intern is responsible to assess camper’s skill/ability level, plan, implement, and evaluate programs serving people with disabilities. A primary function of this and every other job at the Kostopulos Dream Foundation is to ensure that each member, guest and visitor receives the highest caliber of service.

1. Act as an integral member of the summer camp program team. Assist with paperwork such as camper histories 2. Provide supervision, instruction, and ongoing assistance to program staff, campers, and volunteers during programs. Facilitate and lead assigned groups and activities such as-arts and crafts, music, drama, horses, ropes course, and more 3. Assessments of Campers: including reviewing documentation, personal interview, and observation. Formal written interviews will be completed by TR interns 4. Develop individualized intervention plans for campers after assessments 5. Shadow a CTRS Program Coordinator 6. Complete evaluation forms after activities and review with supervisor 7. Evaluate campers who received an assessment during the week 8. Assist Program Manager and Coordinators in preparing program areas for summer. Plan and implement programs and activities: including writing goals and objectives, writing activity plans, and making necessary arrangements 9. Assist Program Manager and Coordinators in providing supervision and guidance to program by articulating expectations, displaying model behavior, maintaining open lines of communication and being clear about roles and relationships 10. Follow protocol regarding handling of behaviors and special needs; gives Program Manager and Coordinators input and feedback on effectiveness of behavior protocols 11. Assist in implementing schedules for all areas of assigned camp programs including; facilities, special events, staff, meetings, etc. 12. Lead and facilitate all Summer Camp activities (Ropes Course, Swimming, Canoeing, Fishing, Equestrian activities, etc.) 13. Respond to any critical situations that may arise with campers, staff or environment 14. Supervise and assist in the following tasks: supervision of campers, administering behavior protocol as directed, administering all medical protocol as directed, verbal and physical assistance, lifeguarding, and accomplishing all other tasks as directed 15. Monitors safety of all aspects of the program and campers 16. Communicate all pertinent issues affecting the programs to Program Manager and Coordinators (i.e. staff/client/ parent/transportation issues and concerns, etc.), in a timely manner 17. Responsible for implementing policies and procedures regarding facilities and van including but not limited to; ensuring proper paperwork is filled out prior to departing, reporting damages to Program Manager and Coordinators, using backer when exiting a parking spot, etc. 18. Participate in all required trainings and certifications in compliance with the organization’s standards 19. Create a nurturing, positive and professional environment while promoting program policies and procedures amongst staff, volunteers and community 20. Communicate clearly, honestly and respectfully with all staff, campers, parents and volunteers


Company / Organization Name: Kostopulos Dream Foundation/Camp Kostopulos
Type: Full Time
Position Title: Summer Recreational Therapy Intern
Minimum Requirements 1. Must be 21 years of age and have a clean criminal background check

2. Must be able to commit to contracted dates May-August for 14 weeks (Required dates: May 21-August 10, 2018)

3. Must live off-site and commute each day, room and board will not be provided 4. Must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, experience driving a 15 passenger van is preferred

5. Knowledgeable of Cognitive and Physical Disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delays, Spina Bifida, etc. (required)

6. Previous experience working with individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities required

7. Excellent interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated history of responsibility, dependability, and maturity; ability to be flexible, creative and adaptable to situations

8. Demonstrated history of responsibility, dependability, and maturity

9. Current First Aid/CPR and lifeguard certification

10. Ability to consistently lift, carry and load adaptive and other sports equipment that may weigh 50 or more pounds, and sustain physical activity for a minimum of 20 consecutive minutes

11. Commitment to a positive, fun and team-oriented working environment

12. Appropriate TR coursework

13. Ability to be flexible, creative and adaptable to situations

Application Deadline 5/1/2018
Contact Name: Kye James, M.S., TRS/CTRS
Application Instructions Application and Job Description can be found at campk.org/getinvolved/employment/ Fill out the application and send to kjames(at)campk(dot)org or fax in at (801) 583-5176 with a copy of your resume.
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

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