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JOB SUMMARY: The Associate Cook/Shift Supervisor is responsible for supporting the Food Service Coordinator (FSC) in providing quality, nutritious food service for all programs at the Woodlands.  The Associate Cook/ Shift Supervisor must have ServSafe Certification and is responsible for all food safety and sanitation of the Dining Hall/Kitchen in the absence of the FSC.  This is a hands-on position and the Associate Cook/Shift Supervisor must have extensive experience in food preparation and service.

Essential Duties and Food Service Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the food preparation and service of all meals on shifts scheduled.
  • Assists Food Service Coordinator to ensure all special dietary needs and procedures are met.
  • Prepare meals and snacks as assigned by the FSC, ensuring quality in: safety, nutrition, appearance, taste, temperature, promptness, correct items and portions
  • Adapt to changes in menu, mealtime, and hours worked according to alterations in daily schedule made by Program Staff and/or FSC.
  • Delegate to Kitchen Support Staff in areas such as assisting with food preparation, set up, and clean up.
  • Assist FSC in creating food supply orders.
  • Assist FSC in maintaining acceptance and storage of deliveries.
  • Thoroughly clean and maintain all equipment and facilities utilized.
  • Follow standards set by all Public Health Department for cleaning, storing and preparation of foods.
  • Clean and store all table service and condiments after completion of meal.
  • Will report to work on time as scheduled, in proper clean work attire.
  • Attend all scheduled meetings.
  • Performs other duties assigned.

Qualification/Competency Requirements:

  • Two to four years’ experience in commercial or institutional food preparation or certification from an accredited program.
  • Servsafe Certification required within 3 months of hire.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including tact, patience, and courtesy especially in working with youth both as staff and participants.
  • Experience in supervision of teenage high school students in entry-level, first job position. Must be able to motivate in a positive manner with all levels of staff and varying ability levels.
  • “Safety Always” attitude which is practiced with integrity and a high degree of accountability for end results.
  • Ability to perform basic math skills including counting and documenting inventory items, properly calculating and measuring chemicals.
  • Computer literate with demonstrated skills with the following software applications: Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of people including but not limited to the management staff to ensure successful outcomes of planned initiatives.
  • PA Keep Kids Safe Clearances (Act 33/34 and Act 73, FBI Clearance)-required to be less than a year old from hire date.
  • Complete PA Act 31 Recognizing and Reporting Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting-online training.
  • First Aid/AED/CPR Certified

Behavioral Expectations:

  • Customer Service-demonstrate the ability to respond with a high degree of urgency to the needs & requests of others, internally and externally.
  • Understand the impact of their work on others.
  • Understand safety policies and actively promote safe practices in the workplace.
  • Maintain constructive relationships and demonstrate respect for everyone contacted.
  • Deal constructively with conflict and focus on the situation, issue or behavior and not on the person by diffusing the situation before conflict arise, resolving conflicts directly and actively promoting and gaining cooperation of others.
  • Accurately provide and receive information in oral and written communications. Consistently provide ideas, opinions, or information in an articulate, professional way.  Actively listen to others and demonstrate understanding of other points of view.
  • Willingness and ability to adjust to changing conditions and priorities.
  • Take the initiative to identify and act on problems and lead by example. Consistently make decisions that resolve problems.
  • Advocates for persons with disabilities.
  • Supports and carries out the philosophies, goals, objectives, and mission of the organization.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Considerable walking, standing, exposed to extreme temperatures as this role must go from interior to exterior of the building during all seasons and weather conditions.
  • Exposure to heat, cold, dust, pollen, and fumes.
  • Must be able to regularly lift, or move a minimum of 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to regularly sit, stand, climb, balance, stoop, walk, kneel, crouch, crawl, use hands to manipulate tools and equipment and repetitively reach with hands and arms.
  • Requires moving around the campus including climbing stairs and walking up to six blocks.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

NOTE: Nothing in this description restricts The Woodlands management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time; this description reflects The Woodlands 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.

Supervisor: Food Service Coordinator and Director of Programs and Marketing

Questions? Contact:

Clarissa Amond
Staffing & Volunteer Coordinator
724-935-5470
camond@woodlandsfoundation.org

JOB SUMMARY: The Kitchen Support Staff/Dishwasher is responsible for maintaining a clean work environment.  This involves washing and sanitizing dishes, food preparation equipment, utensils, and the kitchen in a safe and timely manner for all aspects of the Woodlands Foundation.  The Kitchen Support Staff/Dishwasher will be responsible for the tasks delegated to him or her by the Food Service Coordinator and the Associate Cook.

Essential Duties and Food Service Responsibilities:

  • Will report to work on time as scheduled, in clean proper work attire.
  • Adapt to changes in mealtime and hours worked according to alterations in daily schedule made by Program Staff and/or Food Service Coordinator
  • Perform delegated tasks such as assisting with food preparation, set up, and clean up.
  • Thoroughly clean and maintain all equipment and facilities utilized.
  • Follow standards set by the Public Health Department for cleaning, storing, and preparation of foods.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the dining room, food service areas, and keeping the beverage counter clean and well supplied.
  • Attend all scheduled meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualification/Competency Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including tact, patience and courtesy.
  • “Safety Always” attitude which is practiced with integrity and a high degree of accountability for end results.
  • Ability to read and understand written instructions.
  • Availability during the summer
  • Ability to meet Physical Demands
  • Flexibility in Scheduling
  • PA Keep Kids Safe Clearances (Act 33/34 and Act 73, FBI Clearance)-required to be less than a year old from hire date.
  • Complete PA Act 31 Recognizing and Reporting Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting-online training.
  • Drug testing required.

Behavioral Expectations:

  • Customer Service-demonstrate the ability to respond with a high degree of urgency to the needs & requests of others, internally and externally.
  • Understand the impact of their work on others.
  • Understand safety policies and actively promote safe practices in the workplace.
  • Maintain constructive relationships and demonstrate respect for everyone contacted.
  • Deal constructively with conflict and focus on the situation, issue or behavior and not on the person by diffusing the situation before conflict arise, resolving conflicts directly and actively promoting and gaining cooperation of others.
  • Accurately provide and receive information in oral and written communications. Consistently provide ideas, opinions, or information in an articulate, professional way.  Actively listen to others and demonstrate understanding of other points of view.
  • Willingness and ability to adjust to changing conditions and priorities.
  • Take the initiative to identify and act on problems and lead by example. Consistently make decisions that resolve problems.
  • Advocates for persons with disabilities.
  • Supports and carries out the philosophies, goals, objectives, and mission of the organization.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Considerable walking, standing, exposed to extreme temperatures as this role must go from interior to exterior of the building during all seasons and weather conditions.
  • Exposure to heat, cold, dust, pollen, and fumes.
  • Must be able to regularly lift, or move a minimum of 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to regularly sit, stand, climb, balance, stoop, walk, kneel, crouch, crawl, use hands to manipulate tools and equipment and repetitively reach with hands and arms.
  • Requires moving around the campus including climbing stairs and walking up to six blocks.

NOTE: Nothing in this description restricts The Woodlands management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time; this description reflects The Woodlands 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.

Supervisor:Food Service Coordinator, Associate Cook/Shift Supervisor and Director of Programs and Marketing

Questions? Contact:

Clarissa Amond
Staffing & Volunteer Coordinator
724-935-5470
camond@woodlandsfoundation.org

JOB SUMMARY: The lifeguard is responsible for supervising all the swimming events that take place in the pool.  Assist the Wellness and Fitness Manager in the maintenance of the aquatic facility and equipment; serves as a resource person for evening programs and special events.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Program Responsibilities:

  • Provide pool supervision and perform lifeguard duties in accordance with established national procedures.
  • Ensure the safety of others: inform participants and staff of safety precautions and waterfront regulations and enforce these regulations.

Record Keeping and Documentation:

  • Assist the Wellness and Fitness Manager in keeping ongoing records of the pool conditions.
  • Assist in the organization and maintenance of records according to the public bathing codes.

Staff Responsibilities:

  • Uphold program policies and regulations and follow program procedures
  • Attend all scheduled staff meetings
  • Provide ongoing instruction for staff as it relates to your program.
  • Participate and assist in all activities and programs when not required to fulfill other job responsibilities.
  • ALWAYS keep in mind the safety of the participants and staff when planning a program or activity. AT NO TIME should the safety of others be jeopardized for the sake of an activity.

Program Area and Equipment:

  • Take inventory and maintain all equipment and supplies pertaining to the program. Inventory prior to opening and after every session.
  • Clean and maintain the equipment and program area daily. Assure that all equipment is in good condition for safe use by participants and staff.
  • Sanitize equipment when necessary
  • Serve as a resource person for others. Provide materials and physical assistance as required.
  • Secure supplies as needed or assigned.

Performs other duties as assigned to support the overall operations of the Woodlands.

NOTE: Nothing in this description restricts The Woodlands management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time; this description reflects The Woodlands 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.

Supervisor: Wellness and Fitness Manager

Questions? Contact:

Clarissa Amond
Staffing & Volunteer Coordinator
724-935-5470
camond@woodlandsfoundation.org

JOB SUMMARY: The Healthcare Associate is primarily responsible for distributing medication, providing appropriate professional medical support, and supporting personal care routines. Healthcare Associates remain on campus with participants overnight during all camps and retreats at The Woodlands.

Healthcare Associates at The Woodlands are Expected To:

  • Oversee the distribution of all medicine prescribed by program participant’s physician. All medications must be stored under double lock and key stored in the Healthcare Medication Carts.
  • Review program participants’ applications and health physical reports with program manager and/or RN prior at the beginning of the program.
  • Review pertinent health care needs with participant’s parent/legal guardian.
  • Function as a medical resource for The Woodlands staff members.
  • Conduct participant examinations as necessary; note any changes in health condition; take corrective action as required.
  • Assist The Woodlands staff members with advanced personal care routines including but not limited to: medication administration, catheterization, wound and skin care, and urine and bowel programs.

NOTE: Nothing in this description restricts The Woodlands management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time; this description reflects The Woodlands 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.

Essential Qualifications:

  • 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 ascend 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 The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands equipment weighing at least 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Pursing a Healthcare degree or (RN, EMT, MD or related).
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities and providing invasive personal care.

Supervisor: Program Manager

Questions? Contact:

Clarissa Amond
Staffing & Volunteer Coordinator
724-935-5470
camond@woodlandsfoundation.org

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 camps and retreats at The Woodlands.

Counselors at The Woodlands are Expected To:

  • 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 programming at The Woodlands.
  • 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.*

NOTE: Nothing in this description restricts The Woodlands management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time; this description reflects The Woodlands 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.

Essential Qualifications:

  • 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 ascend 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 The Woodlands equipment.
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information with all The Woodlands staff, participants, families, and guests.
  • Ability to safely, securely and frequently: grasp, lift, transport, position, and place participants and The Woodlands equipment weighing at least 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities

Supervisor:

Questions? Contact:

Clarissa Amond
Staffing & Volunteer Coordinator
724-935-5470
camond@woodlandsfoundation.org

Weekend Staff

We hire our Weekend Retreat Staff on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis.

To apply, complete our employment application (bottom right of this page) and send it, along with a copy of your resume, to Clarissa Amond, Staffing & Volunteer Coordinator, at camond@woodlandsfoundation.org.

Summer Positions

We hire our summer camp staff through individual interviews that take place at The Woodlands’ campus. This allows potential staff members to meet the staff of The Woodlands and see his/her home for the summer.

All Staff Members at The Woodlands 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 policies and procedures of The Woodlands.
  • Maintain strict participant confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA.
  • Serve as a beneficial model to participants in all personal habits; maintain positive professional relationships with all staff members, participants, families, and guests of The Woodlands.
  • Communicate thoroughly and actively, providing constructive feedback to supervisors and all The Woodlands staff members.
  • Possess and demonstrate enthusiasm and positivity towards all The Woodlands staff members, participants, families, guests and assigned or scheduled tasks and activities.
  • Willingly adjust to changing priorities or conditions.
  • Advocate for all participants at The Woodlands.
  • Supports and carries out the mission of the The Woodlands Foundation.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

To apply for employment, please submit your resume and completed application to:

Clarissa Amond
Staffing & Volunteer Coordinator to Program Services
camond@woodlandsfoundation.org
724-935-5470, ext. 231

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