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Swiss Outdoor Camp / Boarding Assistant (replacement) - 30th June - 13th August 2017

Why work for the Swiss Outdoor Camp?
JFK Swiss Outdoor Camp offers opportunities for children of 6 to 13 years old to enjoy first-hand experience outdoor learning in Saanenland’s Alpine environment with all its natural resources available.
Such experiences inspire passion, motivating our children to become successful learners and to develop as healthy, confident, enterprising
and responsible citizens.
The core values of JFK Swiss Outdoor Camp echo the key concepts of outdoor learning: challenge, enjoyment, relevance, depth, development of the whole person and an adventurous approach to learning.
Swiss Outdoor Camp / Boarding Assistant (replacement)- from 30th June - 13th August 2017
The Camp and Boarding House Assistant reports directly to the Camp Manager with whom he/she will meet regularly, providing advice, feedback and information as required.
The Camp and Boarding House Assistant is to act as a leader and provide participants with a fun and educational camp experience. He/She will provide guidance and support for all camp staff and maintain a positive relationship with staff, parents and campers.
Key Responsibilities
·     Active involvement in the operation and delivery of the camp programs
·     Participate in daytime activities coordinated by AlpineZentrum
·     Assist with planning and implement camp programs (daytime and night time)
·     Ensure all inventories are maintained and kept orderly (i.e. stationery, games, snacks, etc)
·     Participate in daily/weekly staff meetings with Camp Manager & AlpineZentrum
·     Assist with responding to parent questions and concerns promptly to ensure customer
·     Contribute to and create photo / video collages with Camp Manager
·     Help track attendance (sign in/sign out sheets)
·     Ensure programs run on schedule and all required supplies are purchased
·     Monitor and ensure the safety of all campers at all times
·     Review, complete and follow up on incident/accident reports and report to Camp Manager
·     Positively support campers in keeping with the camp agreements and code of conduct
·     Be a positive role model to all campers
·     Ensure neatness and cleanliness at all times in personal room and in the boarding house
·     Help to keep premises clean and operating smoothly as needed
·     Ensure First Aid is administered promptly
·     Must hold a current First Aid certificate and a valid Swiss Driving License
·     Other duties as assigned
Person Specification:    
·     An effective manager of people.
·     A person with efficient organisational skills.
·     An ability to communicate effectively with children, parents and staff.
·     Excellent ICT skills.
·     Enthusiasm and willingness to contribute to the life of the school / camp.
·     Empathy for children’s needs and feelings across the age range
·     Must hold a current First Aid certificate and a valid Swiss / European Driving License
·     A person prepared to actively promote the school’s / camp's values and to be fully involved in
       the extra-curricular life of the school.
·     A sense of humour and the ability to work as part of a team.
·     A person suitable to work with children.

Swiss Outdoor Camp is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will therefore be subject to an criminal check and reference checks.

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Our New Library

We are very happy to announce that our library is now open!  Ms Emma and other staff spent many hours cataloguing and moving all the books from the old library to the new library at the end of last term.  If you have not seen the result for yourself, please come.  
We are happy to have so much more space to display our many and varied books. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this move.  Happy reading to everyone!

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