Counsellor Job Description


Mission Statement

Camps that provide a safe week of happy memories, building self worth and confidence, learning life skills, and creating hope for the future, for children who have experienced abuse.

Role and responsibilities

  1. Support of children, buddies and staff as and when required.
  2. Provide a safe place for campers to talk confidentially.
  3. Avoid being alone with a child if at all possible. If not possible, session should be recorded, preferably on video for safety reasons.
  4. Hold a professional counselling qualification and be a member of a professional body.
  5. Take part/lead other activities to encourage natural relationship with children.
  6. Report all disclosures of abuse to appropriate authorities (CYFS/Police).
  7. Ensure the safety of children returning home following a disclosure of abuse.
  8. Remain at camp for the full duration.
  9. Attend daily staff meetings with the Camp Director.