Boy Scouts of America - Orange County Council
  • 12-Feb-2020 to 31-Mar-2020 (MST)
  • Orange, CA, USA
  • Part Time

Overnight Chaperone

Reports to:   School Director/Program Leads

Status:  Part Time OVERNIGHT, 8:45pm-8:00am

             Application Filing Period: January 2020 -April 2020

             Projected end date: June 12, 2020

Benefits        Some meals included

Supervises:   Students assigned


The mission of The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center is to serve all youth of Orange County by providing quality outdoor educational programs that instill in them an appreciation of the outdoors and the environment, teach effective teamwork, instruct about the cultural history of Orange County and provide access to the natural resources of the surrounding areas. This 210-acre outdoor education center owned and operated by the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America, is located in Orange, California and accessible through Irvine Regional Park. The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC) features half-day through five-day overnight academic and recreational programming. Our hands-on approach to outdoor education allows participants to explore the outdoors and science while developing creativity, leadership skills and a respect for the environment.

An effective chaperone is one who is fair, firm, and consistent. You must be comfortable with students of varying ages and backgrounds, and familiar with the IROEC behavioral expectations. An essential trait for anyone chaperoning Outdoor Science School trips is a genuine comfort with and desire to interact with elementary/middle/high school students. Chaperone responsibilities are substantial: a rapid, non-stop series of constant duties,throughout the night. As a chaperone you will be scheduled with another Instructor. Please be aware, we do expect you to sleep and awaken only if assistance is needed from either your fellow Instructor and or a participant.


  • Must be able to fulfill the Essential requirements of the Chaperone Instructor position
  • Minimum age requirement is 18.
  • Demonstrated experience working with children in an organized cabin setting.
  • Ability to work overnight programs
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Implement quality wellness checks for each and every participant.
  • Maintains certification in Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED.


  • Organize and maintain wellness checks for each and every participant.
  • Ensure that hygiene is a priority for each and every participant, ensuring that they shower, brush teeth, and dress accordingly based on the IROEC expectations.
  • Ability to positively maintain a focused learning environment in a variety of situations and settings.
  • Assisting with homesickness and other evening aliments.
  • Exceptional attention to detail concerning participants needs.
  • Comfortable leading songs, skits, and large group games.
  • Ensure that safety and protocol are followed in accordance to American Camp. Association and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Works with supervisors to resolve participant behavior problems.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the property.
  • Participates in Irvine Ranch and Orange County Boy Scouts Of America staff meetings, trainings, and enhancement activities.
  • Interacts professionally with colleagues and public.
  • Works as part of a team with other IROEC staff members and uses interpersonal communication techniques to ensure the success of the program and positive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


The physical demands described here 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.

  • Sleeping, either in a bunk bed/cot/sleeping bag separate from minors
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee might stand for extended period of times.
  • This job requires the use of hands to handle, control or feel objects or tools.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move moderate to heavy objects, which requires frequent and proper bending.
  • The employee must frequently be on their feet walking and hiking for distances up to 4 miles at a time.
  • Employee must be able to lift or move items weighing up to 25 pounds unassisted.
  • This position requires the employee to work outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions as well as dust, pollen, plant life, insects, and wildlife.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Requires occasional work where the sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
  • Requires face-to-face discussions with individuals.
  • Requires occasional dealing with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous people.
  • Requires making decisions which affect co-workers, guests and the image of the company, soliciting help from managers as needed to improve decision-making skills.
  • Requires work with others on a group or team.
  • Includes responsibility for work outcomes and results.
  • Includes responsibility for the health and safety of self and others.
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