Mental Health Professional Position Description
Mental Health Professional Position Requirements:
- Master's-level degree, licensed or working toward licensure(minimum) in counseling, social work, or related field. Two years of experience is also preferable.
Mental Health Professional Responsibilities:
- Is a resource for camp staff and leaders to help them better interact and communicate with campers and each other.
- Is a "mandated reporter" in charge of helping communicate reportable offenses that we are required by state law to report to law enforcement or social services.
- Is responsible for any major psychological issues that arise during the week of camp that fall outside of a counselor's control and expertise. Counselors should be open to sharing difficult situations with the therapist and while the therapist will first work to coach and support the counselor or staff member, s/he may need to intercede if the safety of the camper is in danger or if the counselor, camp advisor, and therapist agree that this is the best course of action.
- Is present for at least a part of counselor training (if possible) and all parts of camp in which campers will be present. Must remain at camp the entire session.
- The mental health professional should complete all of the required staff forms and position training.
More Mental Health Professional information:
- The mental health professional should always be available in case needed by a counselor or staff member. In this manner, the mental health professional will do their best to meet with each counselor individually throughout the week for "counselor check-ins" which are outlined in the "Counselor Check-in" document.
- The mental health professional is an integral part of the camp staff. He/she should be included in camp activities. This is a great way for the MHP to get involved with camp programs and to be interacting with campers, counselors, and staff.
- The mental health professional, as a professional and responsible, respected adult can be used as a resource for a variety of issues. Counselors and staff should feel comfortable consulting with him/her regularly on matters of camper behavior, counselor issues, etc. The mental health professional should do his/her best to help the counselor or camp leader manage the situation. The mental health professional should provide support to counselors working through difficult situations, and may be asked to directly step in to help resolve behavioral or personnel issues.
$500 stipend provided.
3200 Mar Lu Ridge Rd
Jefferson, MD, US 21755
Start and end dates:August 14th-20th or August 21st-27th, 2016
Duration:Less than 3 months
Time commitment:Full time (30-40 hours/week)
Times of day:Mornings Afternoons Evenings Late nights
Days of week:Weekdays Weekends
Extra details:Stipend provided