Naturalists and Site Directors

Catholic Youth Organization / CYO Camp Published: April 15, 2019
Location
Occidental, California
Job Type
Part-time
Categories
Education / Natural Resources/ Restoration /

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Description

~ For over 110 years, Catholic Charities has reached out to all people in need regardless of religion, race, creed or gender. In fact, the majority of our clients and employees are not Catholic. We regularly partner with community, business, and interfaith groups to reach out to anyone who needs help, including the homeless, single moms, people with HIV/AIDS, immigrants, and seniors. ~

Though associated with the San Francisco Archdiocese, we operate as an independent organization and do not directly contribute funds to the church.

Our Mission: Founded in 1907 and rooted in our faith traditions of charity and justice, Catholic Charities supports families, aging adults and adults with disabilities, and youth through human services and opportunities for healthy growth and development.

For more than 110 years, the donors, volunteers, and staff of Catholic Charities have offered solutions and support to vulnerable people, responding to society’s most critical issues with compassion and opportunity. Together, we provide youth, families, homeless individuals and families, and seniors with strength and hope through stabilization, empowerment, and enrichment programs.

Position Overview

  • Ready for the adventure of a lifetime?
  • Do you want to live and work in the Redwood Forest of West Sonoma County in a community of 15 fun people dedicated to holistic education, making a difference in kid’s lives and changing the world?
  • Are you interested in delivering innovative science curriculum developed by the BEETLES Program of the Lawrence Hall of Science: research based, field tested and aligned with Next Generation Science Standards?
  • Would you like to spend each week with your own Exploration Group of 11-13 students facilitating an experience that deepens their connection to self, others, nature and God (or “Spirit of Love” or “Source energy” or “Universe” or “Insert name that suits you here!”)
  • Caritas Creek at CYO Camp offers a unique combination of science curriculum aligned with Next Generation Science Standards, retreat style activities and group challenges for classes of students in the 5-8 grades. During the week, they are exposed to a series of themes, hikes, activities and lessons designed to promote learning, awareness and character development on multiple levels: personal, social, environmental and spiritual.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in education, environmental studies, geography, biology,   psychology, sociology, or related disciplines
  • Experience in working with children ages 10‑14 (experience working with children from a variety of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds helpful)
  • First Aid/CPR Certification

Compensation

  • $81.60 per day plus $500 medical reimbursement
  • Cost-free housing and Board

To Apply

  • Please click here to email your resume, cover letter and questions to Paul Raia – Associate Director.

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