Counselor (Overnight)

JOB SUMMARY:  The Counselor ensures that participants reside in a clean, healthy, and safe environment while supporting and attending to participant needs. Counselors remain on campus with participants overnight during all WFI camps and retreats.

Counselors Will:

  • Fulfill all personal care needs (including but not limited to: showering, toileting, feeding, daily morning/evening routines, and transferring) of assigned participants for the duration of all WFI programming.
  • Provide adequate supervision at all times, including frequent and accurate head counts.
  • Encourage participation in all program activities.
  • Lead scheduled program activities and encourage enthusiasm and participant involvement during programming.
  • Provide participant support as required in his/her Individual Support Plan (ISP), where applicable.*

All Woodlands Staff are Expected To:

  • Provide individualized adaptations, accommodations, and modifications based on participant needs.
  • Complete all documentation completely and accurately within the allotted timeframe; report all incidents to the Camps and Retreats Program Coordinator.
  • Attend all scheduled staff meetings and training sessions as assigned.
  • Demonstrate responsible use of facilities and maintain a clean and sanitary environment.
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of all WFI policies and procedures.
  • Maintain strict participant confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA.
  • Serve as a beneficial model to campers in all personal habits; maintain positive professional relationships with all WFI staff members, participants, families, and guests.
  • Communicate thoroughly and actively, providing constructive feedback to supervisors and all WFI staff members.
  • Possess and demonstrate enthusiasm and positivity towards all WFI staff members, participants, families, guests and assigned or scheduled tasks and activities.
  • Willingly adjust to changing priorities or conditions.
  • Advocate for all WFI participants.
  • Support and carry out the mission of the Woodlands Foundation.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


NOTE: Nothing in this description restricts WFI management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time; this description reflects WFI management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; this description is subject to change at any time.


      • Must be at least 18 years of age.
      • High school graduate or equivalency.
      • Flexibility in scheduling.
      • Procured PA Acts 33/34/73/31 upon hire.
      • Unexpired CPR/ First Aid/ AED certification upon hire.
      • Ability to pass a Drug Screening.
      • Ability to ascending and descend slopes and transverse a variety of indoor and outdoor settings and uneven terrains.
      • Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions and in swimming pools up to eight (8) feet deep.
      • Ability to stoop, kneel, and crouch in order to assist participants or work with WFI equipment.
      • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information with all WFI staff, participants, families, and guests.
      • Ability to safely, securely and frequently: grasp, lift, transport, position, and place participants and WFI equipment weighing at least 50 lbs.



  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities