Behavioral Health Specialist
Role Purpose: To use behavioral health counseling frameworks to help campers be successful for a 1-2 week stay at Camp WaMaVa.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Learning camper stories
Supporting campers with special needs
Helping campers adjust to a new environment
Developing behavioral intervention strategies and plans
Completes documentation relevant to activities performed. Complies with and ensures adherence to documentation standards.
Familiarity with camp counselor job description so you can cover for them if needed
Contributing insightful, practical, and meaningful information to support the camper’s behavior, mood, and stability through program
Role-modeling appropriate and supportive behavior based on your training and experience
Maintaining a safe, clean, and inviting environment
Provides effective individual and group interventions as needed
Provides support to camp counseling staff for camper behavioral health issues as needed
Utilizes coaching and prompting techniques to foster self-care. Reports any camper care needs to the director.
On call, for potential overnight emergencies
Be familiar with WaMaVa’s mission, scheduled events, and culture
Be perceived as the defacto camper advocate
When issues arise, inform necessary parties as appropriate and within limits of confidentiality
Perform other duties as assigned
$400 per week for seven weeks (Jun 21 – Aug 6)
Room and board available
Currently enrolled in an accredited clinical mental health counseling graduate program
No professional experience necessary
Ability to provide therapeutic interventions
Ability to make independent clinical decisions
Strong organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication
Camp WaMaVa is a Christian overnight camp located in Linden, VA; about an hour’s drive west of DC. We serve approximately 400 children each summer of various ages, backgrounds, and needs. Our mission is to provide a safe environment where each camper is appreciated, where play is important, where lifelong friendships are forged, and where a relationship with God is strengthened.
Please submit your resume to with "Camp WaMaVa Behavioral Health Specialist" in the subject line.