Job Title: Health Care Assistant
Reports to: Camp Nurse
Classification: Exempt, Temporary, Seasonal
Dates: June 19 – August 21


Organization Overview:

At Camp Fire Columbia, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark– a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future. Founded in 1910, our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the school year, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects. For more information, please visit:


Position Overview:

Have you always wanted to work at a summer camp? Did you grow up going to camp and couldn’t wait until you were old enough to apply? Camp Namanu could be the place for you. Camp Namanu hires about 70 staff for the summer, and you could be the person we’ve been looking for. We are currently looking for a Heath Care Assistant who is skilled, safety-conscious and loves working with youth of all ages! This position is responsible providing comprehensive health care to campers and staff at summer camp, observing regulations of nursing practice and compliance with policies established by Camp Fire Columbia. The Camp Nurse will remain on-site and on-call for 24-hour coverage to provide nursing, consultation and/or intervention to ill or injured campers and staff.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to communicate with, work with, and instruct groups and individuals.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the program.
  • Ability to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Must provide proof of current first aid, CPR, and Oregon food handler’s certifications.


Other Job Duties:

  • Coordinates weekly paid and volunteer nurses/physicians.
  • Provides orientation for healthcare volunteers.
  • Assists healthcare volunteers with check-in and check-out.
  • Provides support during healthcare time off.
  • Prepare weekly healthcare paperwork.
  • Coordinate communication with parents about healthcare needs.
  • Assists with organization of medications and disbursement.
  • Ensures that all healthcare practices meet ACA and county health codes.
  • Provides health-related support to staff and campers.
  • Works with supervisor to create schedule.
  • Knows and abides by the personnel and program policies of the camp.
  • Maintains integrity by following through on responsibility and by accepting and abiding by decisions regarding program and camp policy in a positive manner.
  • Ensures and maintains the cleanliness of camp facilities, equipment, and grounds.
  • Ensures policies and practices are followed that lead to safe and successful program experiences for all participants and staff.
  • Acts as a role model for enjoyment, integrity and dedication in the work of Camp Fire… we are in it for the kids!
  • Supports the mission, purpose and leadership of Camp Fire and projects a positive image of Camp Namanu.
  • Attends Camp meetings and events, as required.
  • Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Displays excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with co-workers, volunteers, parents, and contractors; including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
  • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • This position requires a valid Oregon Food Handler’s card and First Aid & CPR certification.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Open to receiving feedback and making on-going program adjustments
  • Ability to work in teams and independently
  • Ability to lead and motivate others
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and maintain satisfactory energy levels for duration of programming
  • Bi-lingual and/or multi-lingual encouraged to apply


Salary and Benefits:

  • Compensation: Position includes room and board and $40 per day


Application Process:

  • Send cover letter, resume and three references to Human Resources with subject line, “Health Care Assistant” to:
  • Positions will remain open until filled


Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all youth of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities. We are committed to creating a culturally-competent, inclusive, and safe environment for all children, families and staff.

Camp Fire Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, gender expression and identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.