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Wediko Summer Program

The Wediko Summer Program is a 45-day therapeutic residential program serving boys and girls (ages 9-19) with social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. General Summer Staff are contracted to work June 27 – August 22, while some professional level positions are contracted to work from June 23 – August 28. Check out our Summer Program FAQs for more information.

We are looking for a diverse group of dedicated, energetic, flexible, and fun individuals who have skills and talents that they would like to share. Every summer Wediko hires:

Residential Counselors

The Residential Counselor, like all Summer Program staff, is assigned to a cabin group. The Residential Counselor is responsible for establishing a safe and therapeutic environment for our students in which they will be able to identify their strengths, and develop and practice new skills. They would develop skills working for a human services agency while making a difference in the lives of others. They should be able to establish relationships with our students while maintaining professional boundaries. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. Full Job Description

The Lead Staff is responsible for the oversight of the day to day needs of staff and students within a Clinical Cabin Group. The Lead Staff establishes consistency and predictability within the Clinical Cabin Group by utilizing and following programmatic structures, routines, and policies. Working under the direct supervision of the Clinical Group Supervisor, the Lead Staff is responsible for maintaining physical and psychological safety within a group in a short term residential setting. The Lead Staff will assist the Clinical Group Supervisor in creating and implementing treatment strategies and completing related administrative tasks. Full Job Description.

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Activity Instructors

The Activity Instructor, like all Summer Program staff, is assigned to a cabin group. The Activity Instructor is responsible for establishing a safe and therapeutic environment for our students in which they will be able to identify their strengths, and develop and practice new skills. They would develop skills working for a human services agency while making a difference in the lives of others. They should be able to establish relationships with our students while maintaining professional boundaries. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. In addition to their cabin group, the Activity Instructor is assigned to a specific therapeutic activity for 4-7 hours per day. The Activity Instructor creates and maintains lesson plans, engages the students in the activity, and documents gains made by the students. Full Job Description

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Clinical Team

The Clinical Group Supervisor provides direct leadership, management, and supervision of a Clinical Cabin. The Clinical Cabin Group consists of a staff team and a cohort of students in a short term residential setting. The Clinical Group Supervisor is responsible for creating and implementing interventions on an individual and group level. The Clinical Group Supervisor collaborates with other program leadership team members, family therapists, guardians, and outside providers to ensure that our students are receiving the best treatment and care possible. Full Job Description.

The Senior Clinical Supervisor first fulfills the responsibilities of a Clinical Group Supervisor, providing direct leadership, management, and supervision of a Clinical Cabin Group. In addition, the Senior Clinical Supervisor works under the supervision of the Program Director, Clinical Director, and Clinical Consultant, to provide leadership and consultation to a developmental group, provide direct supervision to one to two Clinical Group Supervisors, and share responsibility for developing and implementing orientation and training for Wediko Summer Staff. The Senior Clinical Supervisor (SPS) is a temporary, seasonal position. Ideally, there will be one SPS for each of the four major developmental groups: Master, Charter, Focus and Crossroads. Full Job Description

The Family Program Clinician is responsible for providing clinical support to families of children enrolled in the Wediko Summer Program. Working directly under the supervision of the Family Program Manager, the Family Program Clinician provides direct service to assigned families through weekly video-conferenced parent support groups and individual sessions as well as a minimum of 2 visits to campus to observe students, group dynamics, and consult with Clinical Group Supervisors. Full Job Description.

Clinical Consultant: Reporting to the Director of the Wediko Summer Program, the Clinical Consultant works collaboratively with the Program Director, Clinical Director,Program Operations Manager, and clinical staff to ensure the highest quality of clinical services provided by the Wediko Summer Program. This includes training, program development, and supervision of clinical staff. The Clinical Consultant is part of the senior management team, and supports compliance with all fiscal, ethical, and legal standards and best practices. Full Job Description.

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Academic Team

Teachers

The Lead Teacher is a key member of Think City, the academic component of the Wediko Summer Program. The Lead Teacher is responsible for overseeing all aspects of instruction and classroom management within assigned classes. The Lead Teacher works under the direct supervision of the Think City Governor to provide academic instruction for students ranging in age from 9-19, with various academic skills and challenges. The Lead Teacher will be responsible for creating lesson plans that align with the program wide curriculum created by Think City Governors and Mayors. The Lead Teacher will create learning bench marks for students, measure academic gains made during the program, and make adjustments to teaching strategies accordingly. Lead Teachers work closely with Assistant Teachers and Residential Counselors assigned to the classroom to establish a safe and therapeutic environment for students in which they will be able to identify their strengths, develop, and practice new skills within the classroom. Full Job Description.

The Assistant Teacher, like all Summer Program staff, is assigned to a cabin group. The Assistant Teacher is responsible for establishing a safe and therapeutic environment for our students in which they will be able to identify their strengths, and develop and practice new skills. They would develop skills working for a human services agency while making a difference in the lives of others. They should be able to establish relationships with our students while maintaining professional boundaries. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. In addition to their cabin group, the Assistant Teacher is specifically assigned to Think City, the academic component of the Wediko Summer Program, for 8 hour daily shifts. The Assistant Teacher works under the direct supervision of the assigned classroom Lead Teacher and Think City Administrators to provide academic instruction for students with various academic skills and challenges. The Assistant Teacher is responsible for helping create lesson plans that align with the program wide curriculum. The Assistant Teacher helps create learning bench marks for students, measure academic gains made during the program, and make adjustments to teaching strategies accordingly. Full Job Description

The Mayor manages all essential functions of the academic component of The Wediko Summer Program which is known as Think City. The Mayor provides direct leadership, management, and supervision of all academic components related to Think City. The Mayor is responsible for structuring and managing classrooms that are conducive to learning for all students. The Mayor is responsible for creating and implementing a program wide curriculum that will allow students to practice skills in a classroom setting. The Mayor collaborates with other program leadership team members and outside providers as needed to ensure that our students are able to experience academic success in the classroom. Full Job Description.

The Assistant Mayor is responsible for the oversight of the day to day needs of staff and students within Think City, the academic component within the Wediko Summer Program. Working under the direct supervision of the Think City Mayor, the Assistant Mayor will support staff and students to ensure the classroom environment is conducive to learning. The Assistant Mayor will assist in the creation and implementation of a program wide curriculum. The Assistant Mayor will be required to complete administrative tasks as required to carry out essential functions. Full Job Description.

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School Affiliate

The School Affiliate, like all Summer Program staff, is assigned to a cabin group. The School Affiliate is responsible for establishing a safe and therapeutic environment for our students in which they will be able to identify their strengths, and develop and practice new skills. They would develop skills working for a human services agency while making a difference in the lives of others. They should be able to establish relationships with our students while maintaining professional boundaries. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. In addition to their cabin group, the School Affiliate is specifically assigned to the Wediko School, as an academic support staff or a residential/dorm staff for 8 or 9 hour daily shifts respectively. The School Affiliate works and communicates with the Wediko School Administrators, Teachers, Clinical Supervisors, Dorm Supervisors and Dorm Lead Staff to ensure the safety and structures of the program are implemented and monitored. Full Job Description

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Office Affiliate

The Office Affiliate, like all Summer Program staff, is assigned to a cabin group. The Office Affiliate is responsible for establishing a safe and therapeutic environment for our students in which they will be able to identify their strengths, and develop and practice new skills. They would develop skills working for a human services agency while making a difference in the lives of others. They should be able to establish relationships with our students while maintaining professional boundaries. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. In addition to their cabin group, the Office Affiliate is specifically assigned to the Wediko New Hampshire main office, for 5 hour daily shifts. Under the supervision of the Office Manager, the Office Affiliate provides administrative support to the program and campus. This support includes but is not limited to: answering phones, filing, sorting high volume of mail, maintaining, and coordinating and processing of confidential paperwork. Full Job Description

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Medical Team

The Nurse Manager oversees all aspects of the medical programming for the Wediko Summer Program. The Nurse Manager works under the supervision of the Director of the Summer Program and collaborates with Wediko leadership team members to ensure the physical safety of students and staff members by providing medical treatment as well as making referrals to urgent care and emergency facilities as needed. The Nurse Manager is responsible for administrative functions associated with recruiting and staffing logistics, performance management, medication administration, tracking medical paperwork for students and staff, and compliance to regulatory concerns including documentation and reporting. The Nurse Manager is responsible for the supervision of all nursing staff. Full Job Description.

Nurses at the Wediko Summer Program work collaboratively to address all aspects of the medical programming for the Wediko Summer Program, including medication distribution, first aid, hygiene, drop in and on-going medical issues, individual food programing, Nurses work under the supervision of the Head Nurse and the Director of the Summer Program. Nurses work collaboratively with all senior Wediko staff to ensure the physical safety of the students and staff participating in the Wediko Summer Program. Full Job Description

Nurses Affiliate, like all Summer Program staff, is assigned to a cabin group. Nurse Affiliates are responsible for establishing a safe and therapeutic environment for our students in which they will be able to identify their strengths, and develop and practice new skills. They would develop skills working for a human services agency while making a difference in the lives of others. They should be able to establish relationships with our students while maintaining professional boundaries. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. In addition to their cabin group, the Nurse Affiliate is specifically assigned to the Nursing Station for 5 hour daily shifts. Under the supervision and direction of the Nurse Manager, the Nurse Affiliate aids in all aspects of the medical programming for the Wediko Summer Program, including medication distribution, first aid, hygiene, and the facilitation of urgent care or other medical related transports. Full Job Description

The Asleep Overnight Medical Support are responsible for responding to medical emergencies on campus. Staff must be able to hear requests for medical support via a walkie talkie which is provided. Staff must also be able to respond to requests for medical support by going to the site of the medical emergency, assessing the situation and attending to the medical needs. Should the medical emergency warrant off site medical care, it is the Asleep Overnight Medical Support staff responsibility to notify off-site medical personnel as well as the Wediko Summer Program Director. Full Job Description.

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Program Coordinator Team

The Program Coordinators form a group of individuals who work under the supervision of the Senior Program Coordinator. Each Program Coordinator is responsible for helping create, plan, and implement program structures for the academic, clinical, activities, and facilities components of the program. The Program Coordinator is responsible for creating schedules for all Clinical Cabin Groups and organizing critical program days like Child Arrival Day and Visitor’s Day. The ideal candidate will be able to be creative to implement program structures as well as be able to help students ranging in ages from 9-19 get excited about program activities. The Program Coordinator is responsible for establishing a safe and therapeutic environment for our students in which they will be able to identify their strengths, develop and practice new skills. Full Job Description.

Senior Coordinator: Under the supervision of the Wediko Summer Program Director, the Senior Program Coordinator is responsible for working collaboratively with the staff and leadership team to plan and coordinate the operations of the Wediko Summer Program. This involves a diverse set of responsibilities including leading and supervising a team of Program Coordinators, in planning, coordinating, and implementing program structures for the academic, clinical, activities, and facilities components of the program. The Senior Program Coordinator ensures that schedules are created and followed for all Clinical Cabin Groups and critical program days like Child Arrival Day, Visitor’s Day, and Special Sundays. As a member of the leadership team, the Senior Program Coordinator is responsible for establishing a safe and therapeutic environment for our students in which they will be able to identify their strengths, develop and practice new skills. Full Job Description.

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How To Apply

New Wediko staff: application will be live mid-January.

Returning Wediko staff: application will be live mid-December.

If you have any questions, please email wedikosummer@wediko.org.


Testimonials

image06“I would describe the Wediko Summer Program as an intense and life changing experience. Every day is so full that the days feel like weeks and the weeks feels like days.”
Michael G., Summer Program Alumni

image07“One of the last days of the summer program, a young man in my group told me that coming to Wediko was the best thing he had ever done. At first he came off as a big tough guy who wasn’t interested, but once I got to know him I realized that he needed somebody he could trust.”
Emily N., Summer Program Alumni

image01“The support from other staff members, being isolated in the woods of New Hampshire, and having the opportunity to process one on one with children and youth who have real issues/disabilities (emotional, mental, behavioral). These three things made my summers at Wediko unforgettable.”
Michael R., Summer Program Alumni

image08“The Wediko Summer Program is an irreplaceable and unbelievable opportunity to provide support to children who do not necessarily know what support feels like. It is also a chance to learn about yourself and what it takes to enter the field of behavioral and emotional management.”
Chelsea D., Summer Program Alumni

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