Girl Scouts San Diego Council Overview
Girl Scouts San Diego serves 22,000 girls and 12,000 adult members. Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Girl Scouts San Diego is now accepting applications for Challenge Course Lead Facilitators. If you have experience working with children, have a passion for team building and enjoy the outdoors we want you on our team. Upon hire, we will train and certify you to run team building sessions at our Challenge Courses located in Julian and at our council in Balboa.
We are looking for individuals who…
- Are team players
- Have experience working with adults and children.
- Are looking for mostly weekend work
All candidates must be at least 18 years of age by time of hire & must be able to successfully complete a background screening prior to first day of employment.
The Challenge Course Lead Facilitator will manage all aspects of Challenge Course activities for each group attending the Challenge Course, both high and low elements. The facilitator will create and facilitate an experience for each group based on needs assessment, progression and group goals.
DEFINITION OF ADVENTURE ZONE
The Challenge Course is a creative combination of logs, platforms, ropes, climbing structures, games, and activities located at our Balboa Program Center, Escondido Program Center and mountain properties in Julian, CA. The aim of many of the activities is to allow the individual to see themselves and their team as increasingly capable and competent within the Challenge Course elements.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list may not include all of the duties assigned)
- Facilitates groups through team building games, initiatives, low elements and high elements.
- Participates in set-up, take down, and equipment check for each group. Reports any equipment or course concerns to Adventure Zone Coordinator. Properly stores equipment after each use.
- Develops appropriate combination of elements to achieve the groups' goals. Tailors the challenge course experience to the objectives and capabilities of the client.
- Cultivates learning among participants and groups, including technical skills as well as the experiential aspects of the course. Facilitates participants processing experiences in order to integrate what has been learned.
- Completes needs assessments, inspections, and post-course reports in a timely manner.
- Works as team with other facilitators and Adventure Zone Coordinator in planning, facilitating, operating, and evaluating the course.
- Contributes to the diversity emphasis of the council by ensuring that all materials, activities and programs are sensitive to and reflective of the interest, values and needs of persons of all racial/ethnic groups, cultures, religions and abilities.
- Performs physical tasks of position, including but not limited to tying specific knots, belaying clients, moving from element to element, setting up and taking down climbing ropes, and climbing structures as needed.
- Supervises all activities connected with the Challenge Course to ensure safety of participants, including but not limited to, executing safe and effective programming, using good judgment when making independent decisions and instructing clients in the proper use of all course elements and equipment.
- Perform other duties as assigned.