EHC Camp/Retreat Worker

POSITION:       EHC Camp/Retreat Worker

REPORTS TO:   Site Manager

Enchanted Hills Camp located at 3410 Mt. Veeder Rd., eight miles from Napa, California is looking for a Seasonal/Part time Camp/Retreat Worker to fill a valued role in our growing organization. Under the direction of the Site Manager, assist in the maintenance and repair of the camp’s buildings, grounds, equipment and other facilities consistent with the mission and established policies and procedures of the camp. Serve as Lifeguard for pool and/or lake. Act as LightHouse liaison during the transition of the organization to owner/operator status from previous partnership agreement: This includes learning the recipes and amounts used for Retreat food service; menu planning for future rental groups, gathering and organizing facility institutional knowledge, developing a working knowledge of water treatment plant and provide direct supervision of the property for volunteer and agency partners during transition.

Role Overview:

  1. Maintain campgrounds
  • Operate necessary grounds care equipment such as mower, chain saws, etc., in safe and efficient manner.
  • Be aware and make necessary changes to hazards found on camp grounds.

2. Assist in the repair of buildings and facilities

  • Make minor repairs as needed.

3. Perform janitorial and general maintenance duties

  • Sweep, scrub, wax floors, wash windows and screens, put up and take down tables and chairs, bedding and program material
  • Dispose of trash and waste and manage recycling.

4. Performs all duties in accordance with prescribed regulatory compliance guidelines, including local, state and federal guidelines as well as American Camp Association accreditation standards.

Qualifications:

  • Education or equivalent: A high school diploma or its equivalent or two years of experience in a facility and site maintenance, construction, or grounds-keeping business. Current certification in first aid and CPR is desirable. American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (willing to obtain) desired.  Valid and current driver license.
  • Ability to work on a team, relate and work well with others.
  • Self-starter and organizer.
  • Ability to accept guidance, direction and supervision.
  • Proficiency in the safe and proper use of power equipment and tools, heavy and light machinery, and building materials.
  • Experience supervising aquatic facility (if necessary).
  • Ability to understand and implement safety regulations and procedures
  • Ability, both visual and auditory, to identify safety hazards and monitor guest and staff behavior and enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures
  • Ability to walk, stand, bend and stretch
  • Ability to lift, up to approximately 50 pounds, and occasional lifting of equipment weighing up to approximately 75 pounds may be required.
  • Ability to safely and properly use power tools and equipment
  • Ability to safely drive cars, light trucks, mowers and other motorized vehicles
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the camp operation.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness or injury).

Know the blindness community – or be fully prepared to research, get acquainted and interact

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with emergencies on site.
  • Assist in conducting initial and end-of-season inventory
  • Store equipment for safety.
  • Follow schedule for checking physical plant and equipment for safety, cleanliness and good repair.
  • Read, understand, and adhere to all Agency policies and procedures.
  • Conduct ourselves in a professional manner on and off the job, knowing that we are representatives of LightHouse.
  • Perform all job responsibilities.
  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude toward everyone.
  • Communicate regularly and appropriately with our supervisors, and colleagues within our own departments.
  • Demonstrate efficient time management and the ability to prioritize our assignments.
  • Consistently report to work on time, and be ready to begin performing our assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Work productively.
  • Continue to learn and communicate a blindness-positive philosophy based on best current practices in the field.
  • Other duties as assigned

Who We Are:

LightHouse has an audacious mission – to transform the lives of the 40,000 blind people in the greater Bay Area and beyond. We do this through tech design, disability advocacy, consultation, classes and community formation in San Francisco, our four satellite offices and Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa. We are a fun, fascinating, widely diverse, warm and friendly community. We work in downtown San Francisco in a 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art workspace renowned for its universal design, steps from Civic Center BART. LightHouse is working for nothing less than to change the future for blind people and the wider community.

Within a five-minute walk are the world headquarters for Twitter, Uber, Dolby, Zendesk and many other tech giants. Within three blocks are all of the principal building for Northern California’s federal, state and local government. Also in our neighborhood are many theaters, San Francisco Symphony and Opera, the Asian Art Museum and dozens of other key cultural anchors of the entire Bay Area.

The successful candidate will join a unique organization in which blind and sighted professionals work together at every level. Our governing Board of Directors, management and staff are all composed of roughly equal numbers of blind and sighted people, a parity unprecedented in our field.

Founded in 1902, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides skills, resources and community for the advancement of all individuals who are blind or have low vision. Our innovative programs have been featured in 60 Minutes, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal and beyond. The blind community comes to LightHouse to learn how to travel independently with a white cane, to rejoin the workforce, use accessible technology, and meet a community of mentors and peers. From unique tactile maps, to an unparalleled camp for blind campers, to a world prize for blind ambition, LightHouse offers programs unavailable elsewhere.

Learn About Us:

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1155 Market Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
www.lighthouse-sf.org

Employee Benefits:

The LightHouse offers a rich package of benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance. Employees are eligible for an employer-matched 401(k) plan and subsidized health club membership, among many other perks.

Compensation: 

Depending On Experience; industry competitive.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and résumé in word processing document attachments (no PDFs please) and employment application (downloads in a Word Document) to hr@lighthouse-sf.org, including the job title in the subject line. To fill out the application, please enable editing in the document.