Health Counselor Position Description


per session
(Sunday 3:00 p.m. through Saturday 10:30 a.m.)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Health Counselor's main role is to help program participants with health and diet needs. This counselor has the opportunity to interact with the youth, helping them maintain their physical well-being. Health Counselors work closely with the Coordinators, Team Counselors, and Dorm Counselors in fulfilling their responsibilities.

  • Strive to achieve the Habits for Life program objectives and adhere to policies and procedures.
  • Work directly with, take direction from, and report to the Camp Director and camp coordinators.
  • Work responsibly to ensure the safety and well-being of each participant.
  • Execute various duties of the Habits for Life program as assigned.
  • Seek, receive, and follow instructions from professional medical superiors.
  • Encourage healthy mental attitudes and behaviors.
  • Maintain accurate records of medical services and medicines provided.
  • When necessary, respond to parental questions and concerns.
  • Assist in organizing and executing various aspects of the program as directed.


  • Have an understanding of, and the ability to successfully model, Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits.
  • Stay in campus housing and be available as needed 24-7 during camp session.
  • Cell phone accessibility during camp session.
  • Current driver's license.
  • Be willing to accept as a condition of employment compliance with the Church Educational System Honor Code, Dress and Grooming Standards and Residential Living Standards.
  • Receive approval through the BYU Ecclesiastical Office clearance process.
  • Have one year of college, or one year of work experience out of high school.
  • Be at least 19 years old by July 10, 2016.
  • Be no more then 28 years old by September 1, 2016.
  • Completion of a first-aid training program.
  • Relate well to and enjoy working with youth.
  • Be able to work well independently and as a team member with minimal supervision.
  • Have good public relations and communication skills.
  • Ability to use education, experience, and sound reasoning to respond to health needs.
  • Be organized, teachable, dependable, friendly, and accountable.
  • Complete all mandatory training requirements requirements, including a formal training meeting on Saturday, July 9, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • If hired, must be able to legally work in the United States of America.
  • Criminal background checks will be performed on applicants hired for this position.