2024 Winter/Spring Season (January – May)
Under the supervision of the Health Services Coordinator and Program Manager, the Program Assistant will facilitate activities, assist with program projects, 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


Hold and maintain the one of the following certifications issued by a nationally recognized provider: C-PRO, Wilderness First-Aid, Wilderness First Responder, OR higher medical certification

Required Skills:

Physical Requirements
Lift and carry 30 lbs. with reasonable accommodations
Work a varied shift schedule in excess of 10 hours per day
Traverse several miles per day on steep and uneven terrain in a variety of weather conditions
Physically assist with relocation of injured/ill clients and/or staff from remote locations

Preferred Skills:

Bilingual in Spanish and English

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 only require that applicants fill out an application. You can submit a cover letter and a resume, but only the application is required. The online application will appear after you register using the information fields to the right of the job description. PLEASE NOTE: Do not use the “Apply with Indeed” link, you will not be taken to the application.