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At-Risk Field Instructor - Camp Ghigau

Tamassee SC


Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Tamassee SC, Camp Ghigau serves male adolescents, ages 13-18, referred by the Department of Juvenile Justice. These boys have been termed status offenders (status offenses are things such as truancy, behavior problems, breaking of school policies, etc.). The primary educational goals for the program: behavior modification, improve study skills, and to create a passion for learning. Learning is enhanced by focusing on some of the following areas: experiential based learning, social skills, vocational skills, daily living skills, recreational (both traditional activities as well as low and high ropes activities) etc. These areas are focused on in hopes of enabling them to trust, grow, and lead. The program will work with a maximum of 28 boys at a time and staff will have flexible work schedules. There will be many chances to pick up trainings and experience that add to an instructor’s knowledge.


Principle Duties:

Scheduling, supervising, and coordinating juvenile activities at the camp

Provide teaching, crisis intervention, orientation of new juveniles, and serves as a treatment team member

Perform administrative duties as required, including oral or written reports, headcounts, clinical notes, etc.

Assigns and supervises duties and activities of volunteers; make community contacts as needed

Provides or arranges transportation to facilitate activities and off-site services

Supervises sanitation and maintenance procedures to ensure cleanliness and orderliness of the facility and the general health/safety of the residents

Residential duties on certain nights

Monitors safety and security procedures for the facility



BA or BS in Outdoor Education, Adventure Programming, Social Sciences, Youth Development, or other related field is preferred

Experience working with at-risk students preferred

Must have patience, understanding, flexibility, and a lot of energy

Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative “hands-on” teaching methods

Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt, and work hard as part of a team pursuing an objective

Must be physically able to perform the tasks required to teach outdoors


Pay: $10.00/hour with room, board and sickness/accidental insurance included


Contact: You can send resumes and personal references to either Micale Chandler micalec@clemosn.edu or Julie Donnan-James at jdonnan@clemson.edu / 864-944-9875


Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or genetic information

Posted January 2, 2018

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