Located in the mountains of upstate South Carolina, Camp Ghigau serves male adolescents, ages 13-18, referred by the Department of Juvenile Justice. These boys have been termed status offenders (status offenses are things such as truancy, behavior problems, breaking of school policies, etc.). The program will work with a maximum of 28 boys at a time. The primary educational goals for the program: behavior modification, improve study skills, and to create a passion for learning. From social skills training to recreational activities, we work with these boys in hopes of enabling them to trust, grow, and lead. Staff will have flexible work schedules, and there will be many chances to pick up trainings and experience that add to an instructor’s knowledge.
Scheduling, supervising, and coordinating juvenile activities at the camp
Provide teaching, crisis intervention, orientation of new juveniles, and serves as a treatment team member
Perform administrative duties as required, including oral or written reports, headcounts, clinical notes, etc.
Assigns and supervises duties and activities of volunteers; make community contacts as needed
Provides or arranges transportation to facilitate activities and off-site services
Supervises sanitation and maintenance procedures to ensure cleanliness and orderliness of the facility and the general health/safety of the residents
Residential duties on certain nights
Monitors safety and security procedures for the facility
BA or BS in Outdoor Education, Adventure Programming, Social Sciences, Youth Development, or other related field is preferred
Experience working with at-risk students preferred
Must have patience, understanding, flexibility, and a lot of energy
Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative “hands-on” teaching methods
Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt, and work hard as part of a team pursuing an objective
Must be physically able to perform the tasks required to teach outdoors
Pay: $19,990/year plus room, board and sickness/accidental insurance
Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or genetic information
Additional Salary Information: Housing is provided.
The Youth Learning Institute's mission is to create and deliver unique hands-on learning opportunities through non-traditional delivery system that builds relationships and improves life-skills. Our vision is to be recognized as the nation's foremost authority on the delivery of innovative experiential learning activities in nature-based settings by promoting the development of quality relationsh...ips and building effective life skills.
To accomplish this, The Youth Learning Institute uses an active, energetic environment that extends learning beyond the classroom and provides real-life opportunities that support a culture of scholarship. Inquiry-based experiences create a passion for learning, unlocking a 'magic classroom.' Various modes of programming can be used to deliver academic learning in a variety of ways. Participants are immersed in activities throughout the day where even the routine becomes an opportunity for learning.