Senior Group Leader – Camp Sorensen


This position involves coordination of all activities and functions within each unit area. The Senior Group Leader is expected to work within the philosophy, aims, goals and operating procedures of the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches.

The Senior Group Leader is directly responsible to the Camp Director.

This position is not eligible for overtime pay.


The following duties and responsibilities are given as examples of the various types of work performed in this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

1. Demonstrates alertness and discretion while supervising group leaders in order to maintain a safe camping experience for all participants and staff.

2. Displays compassion, patience, tolerance, and gentleness when acting as mediator to help resolve conflicts between campers and/or staff.

3. Practices virtue and truthfulness in keeping the Camp Director informed of all program related activities and concerns.

4. Uses creativity, enthusiasm, and initiative when scheduling group activities and coordinating activities with Senior Program Leader.

5. Exercises discretion and self control while maintaining the character trait of virtue in order to be an appropriate role model for group leaders and youth at all times.

6. Uses hospitality and attentiveness to make all donors, deputies, and guests feel included and comfortable at all camping programs.

7. Exercises flexibility and availability when faced with change and displays a willingness to assist in any Camping Services program when requested.

8. Demonstrates resourcefulness and thriftiness in the wise stewardship of the agency’s resources including all equipment, buildings, vehicles and other assets are maintained at Youth Ranches’ standards.

9. Practices diligence and orderliness when completing required paperwork such as supervisor conferences, mileage logs, travel expense vouchers, incident reports, and time sheets.

10. Displays honor, obedience, and flexibility when direction is given or success of the Youth Ranches programs.


The person filling this position and have a high school diploma or its equivalent with at least one year of college or work experience preferred. Must be at least 18 years of age.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each area of responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

1. Must have the ability to establish and maintain warm, consistent relationships with you, parents and/or guardians and other Youth Ranches personnel.

2. Must possess a basic knowledge of group dynamics, child development and group living.

3. Must have a willingness to work as a team member for the development of youth and families served.

4. Must have the ability to work under pressure and in crisis situations.

5. Must have the ability to communicate with people utilizing verbal and written skills.

6. Must have the ability to work in an outdoor environment. Prior camping experience would be helpful but not required.

7. Must have a valid Florida Driver License with a driving record representative of the Youth Ranches policy and be able to maintain a safe driving record consistent with agency policy.

8. Must pass a physical driving test administered by a Youth Ranches staff member or representative.


The physical requirements described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, hear and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Specific vision requirements include close vision, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Work is generally performed in an outdoor environment with exposure to various weather conditions. Also, while performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts or livestock. Travel may be occasionally required.


$360 Weekly.


Open until filled.

For more information, please contact:
Austin Hatten, Camp Director –

Job Category: Senior Group Leader
Job Type: Full Time - Seasonal
Job Location: Camp Sorensen - Hilliard - FL

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