Location: Mountain Center, California
Dates of Work:
Fall Season: September 3 – November 23, 2024
Spring Season: January 13 – May 23, 2025
• $640.00 – $760.00 per week
• Housing
• Paid Time Off
• Health insurance options for those working multiple season

Under the supervision of the Health Services Coordinator and Program Manager, the Program Assistant will facilitate program and provide for the health, wellbeing, and facility needs of programs. The major responsibilities of this position include the following but are not limited to:

Medical Duties
• Administer regularly scheduled medications in alignment with accompanying medication orders
• Administer as needed over-the-counter medications as described in camp’s standing orders
• Administer first-aid as described in camp’s standing orders
• Conduct thorough health assessments, determining a course of action under the guidance of the camp’s standing orders, keeping detailed documentation
• Maintain health center supplies, including staff first-aid kits, notifying the Health Services
• Coordinator of issues regarding inventory or expiration of medications
• Ensure a clean and hygienic infirmary environment by performing basic housekeeping tasks
• Communicate (written log and directly) to the Health Services Coordinator all incidents affecting medication administration, participants’ health and wellbeing, and any interventions provided to participants
• Communicate medical information with staff clearly and in line with HIPAA regulations and company policies as needed
Program Duties
• Facilitate program including classes, evening programs and meals for client groups and special events, including some weekends and holidays
• Work independently and cooperatively to update and develop programs and curriculum as assigned
• Participate in staff training sessions and program in-services
• Inventory and recommend equipment acquisitions as needed
• Accurately complete program records, logs, and reports
• Provide care for animals and the garden, and maintain compost and recycling areas.
• Address basic facility issues if needed when on call (e.g. cabin temperatures, plumbing issues, etc.)
• Perform assigned role(s) in the emergency action plan
• Communicate client’ needs to Health Services Coordinator and/or Program Manager, as appropriate
• Be “on-call” overnight at least 2 nights a week

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Medical, Teaching/Education


Job Requirements
• 18 years of age or older
• Be onsite and “on call” at least 2 nights a week
• Hold and maintain the one of the following certifications issued by a nationally recognized provider: Lifeguard, C-PRO, Wilderness First Responder, OR higher medical certification
• Sincere interest and ability to work with children in the outdoors
• Communicate effectively with colleagues and provide high quality customer service to clients
• Complete tasks both independently and collaboratively

About Pathfinder Ranch

The Outdoor Education Program at Pathfinder Ranch is a residential program that provides safe, fun, and challenging learning experiences for underserved 5th and 6th graders from urban areas all across southern California. Our organization began as a summer retreat for the Boys Club of Palm Springs in 1964, and now offer outdoor education for schools, summer camp for youth, and retreat opportunities for all types of groups.

Application Instructions

We do not require a cover letter or a resume. We only need the application. Go to https://pathfinderranch.com/employment/ to apply. Do not use the “Apply with Indeed” link, you will not be taken to the application. Instead, fill out the fields on the right side of the job description page and hit apply, it will take you to the application. If you have questions, please email Elizabeth at [email protected].