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Program Assistant


Thursday, September 27, 2018


Pathfinder Ranch

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Mountain Center, CA


Job Description

Under the supervision of the Outdoor Education Director (OED) and Outdoor Education Coordinator (OEC), the Program Assistant (PA) provides and oversees health services for school groups, assists with program and medical policy development, and assists with other program tasks as needed. The major responsibilities include:

• Provide positive public relations and serve as a spokesperson on behalf of Pathfinder Ranch
• Serve as the medical liaison between Pathfinder Ranch and clients
• Ensure compliance with camp policies, accreditation standards, and health and safety codes
• Constantly evaluate and provide recommendations for the OED to revise medical policies and procedures
• Help train and monitor other program employees to ensure adherence of medical policies and procedures
• Participate in weekly program meetings to communicate medical-related updates
• Create, foster and maintain a working relationship with an overseeing physician to renew medical policies and procedures in accordance with American Camps Association standards
• Aid in creating and enforcing risk management procedures
• Conduct monthly program area safety inspections
• Inspect medical facilities (e.g. Health Center) and equipment (e.g. supply cabinets) for functionality and safety
• Provide medical care to clients and Ranch employees as needed
• Maintain accurate medical records and logs
• Assist with program and facility-related projects (e.g. supply inventory, animal care, painting, weed removal) as needed
• Create a medical supply budget, maintain/organize the supplies, and submit supply requests to the OED
• Assist with emergency response procedures in case of an alarm or other emergency
• Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

• Advanced medical training certificate or license (e.g. Wilderness First Responder, Medical Assistant, EMT, RN, etc.)
• Current First Aid/CPR/AED certifications (see for approved certifying organizations)
• Previous experience working in and/or managing a health service center is preferred
• Ability to work and communicate (verbal/written) politely and effectively with colleagues and clients
• Bilingual with Spanish speaking skills is preferred
• Self-motivated and complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner
• Must be detail-oriented, flexible and can prioritize tasks well
• Proficient with office equipment (e.g. copier, phones), computers, and Microsoft Office
• Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle
• 21 years of age or older
• Must provide proof of legal ability to work in the U.S.
• Must reside on campus
• Must be able work in an outdoor setting under occasional harsh weather conditions (e.g. snow, heat)
• Ability to walk/hike up to 5 miles at a time on steep and uneven terrain in a variety of weather conditions
• Ability to stand and sit for prolonged periods, plus have the mobility to kneel, bend, and twist
• Must be able to safely lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
• Ability to work in excess of 10 hours per day

Compensation Information:

• Starting salary is $470/week
• Meals while working and a group is on site
• Private room with shared bathroom, laundry, TV, kitchen and common area
• Paid time off
• Professional development stipend for workshops, training and/or conferences
• No cabin cleaning, no meal supervision, and no free time supervision
• Professional equipment deals (e.g. Chaco, Promotive)
• Workers compensation and limited personal healthcare benefits for full time seasonal staff that work here year round

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